Seaport of Wilhelmshaven
The location Wilhelmshaven is the site, where Germany’s only deep-water container port can be found. Located on the west side of the Jade estuary between the rivers Weser and Ems, the port location is divided into an exterior and a tide-independent interior port that can be reached via a sea lock. Here, short approach travel distances facilitate the processing of ships of all sizes.
The goods processed here are diverse: Wilhelmshaven has long established itself as an energy hub and as the largest German import port for crude oil. In addition, the seaport is an important hub for petroleum products, coal and chemical products. Another focus is on the handling and storage of temperature-controlled goods. Wilhelmshaven also offers optimal conditions as a base, service and logistics location for the offshore wind energy industry, while the JadeWeserPort Container Terminal handles the world’s largest container ships on a 24/7 basis.
On top of its ideal location and its many specializations, the Seaport of Wilhelmshaven also offers infrastructural advantages: Its optimal connection to the Federal Freeway system (Autobahn) and to rail network ensures the timely transport of the handled cargoes. In addition, the GVZ (Cargo Transport Center) provides comprehensive settlement opportunities for port-related service companies.