Port of Emden

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The Port of Emden is the seaport of the German city of Emden at the mouth of the Ems to the North Sea. It is the westernmost seaport on the coast of Germany; in 2011, it reached an annual turnover of about 6.29 million tons. Major transhipment products include motor vehicles, forest products and, increasingly, wind turbines. In motor vehicles, the Emden port is the third largest in Europe after Zeebrugge and Bremerhaven (2017: 1.92 million vehicles,[1] 2015: 1.406.807 vehicles[2]).

Volkswagen at Emden harbor, River Ems in the background
Cassens shipbuilding company

The sea freight turnover in 2017 was 5.08 million tons[3]) (2016: 4.33 million tons,[4] 2015: 4.29 million tons). These figures included components for the wind energy sector.

The operator of the Port of Emden is Niedersachsen Ports [de].[5]

In addition, Emden is an important ferry port to the North Sea island Borkum. The port is connected to the railway network with the Emden Außenhafen station via Emden main station.

Large industry and shipbuilding companies are located at Emden harbor, among them Volkswagen, Nordseewerke, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, Cassens and many others.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Deutsche Seehäfen melden stabile Umschlagentwicklung, Schiff & Hafen, Vol. 4, 2018, p. 32–36, here p. 34
  2. ^ Eckhard-Herbert Arndt: Emden bleibt Europas Autohub Nummer 3, Täglicher Hafenbericht, 13 July 2016, p. 3
  3. ^ Deutsche Seehäfen melden stabile Umschlagentwicklung, Schiff & Hafen, Vol. 4, 2018, p. 32–36, here p. 34
  4. ^ Peter Kleinort: Wirtschaftlicher Umbau lastet auf Häfen, Täglicher Hafenbericht, 28 February 2017, p. 3
  5. ^ "Emden". Niedersachsen Ports. Retrieved 30 April 2018.

Coordinates: 53°20′40″N 7°11′48″E / 53.34444°N 7.19667°E / 53.34444; 7.19667