Hamburg Harbour

more than a year ago

Hamburg would be nothing without its harbour. The shipping business has been very influential on the development of the city, and still is the most important activity in town. And it's still booming - in 2006, Hamburg's harbour had 134.900 tonnes of cargo turnover, more than double the amount of 1991. The switch that was made to container shipping in recent decades has proved essential, as now 97% of all cargo passing through Hamburg is in containers, compared to 68% in 1990.

Hamburg had only 200 residents when the harbour was first mentioned in