With an 18-meter-deep navigation channel (~59 ft), tide-independent approachability for large container vessels with a draft of up to 16.5 m (~54 ft), a turn-around radius of 700 m (~2297 ft) inside the Jade Bay, and a short approach travel of only 23 nautical miles, the container terminal site Wilhelmshaven boasts some clear nautical advantages compared to the other ports along the German Bight. With the help of the world’s largest container bridges at the 1,725-meter-long quay (~1.07 miles), the terminal operator EUROGATE provides a state-of-the-art superstructure for the cargo handling and processing of large container ships of today’s generation.
The Güterverkehrszentrum (Cargo Transport Center/GVZ) JadeWeserPort in the immediate vicinity of the EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven comprises a total of 160 hectares (~395 acres) of surface area. This combination may well be called unrivaled and offers the entire bandwidth of infrastructural location advantages: a traffic light-free connection to the Federal Freeway (Autobahn) A29, which leads straight to the port area, connection to the rail grid of the German railroad company Deutsche Bahn, and a terminal for Kombinierter Verkehr (multi-modal transport hub) that is connected to the 16-track staging/shunting yard, able to accommodate full-length trains. Further information: JadeWeserPort