Open port tour day - port companies invite you

The port industry opens the gates and invites visitors to the Braker Binnenhafenfest on Sunday, 06.08.2023, from 13:00 to 17:00, for guided, free harbor bus tours. The offer is aimed at all interested parties and is an addition to this year's Binnenhafenfest program.

Special insights into port activities

The bus tours start in the so-called old port, past the silo facilities and warehouses of the J. Müller company, pass the growing company premises of the Olenex Edible Oils company and show the dimensions of the newest and constantly developing port area, the Niedersachsenkai in the north. The one-hour tours will be accompanied by experts who work at the port and act as tour guides for the Braker Tourismus- und Marketing-Verein. Due to current security regulations, it will not be possible to get off the bus during the tour. A valid identification document must be carried.

In front of the port entrance at Südgate, there will also be the opportunity to meet many companies involved in port activities. The port infrastructure operator Nieder-sachsen Ports, the handling company J. Müller, which has been based in the port for over 200 years, the refinery company Olenex Edible Oils, the freight forwarder L.I.T., the service company Thieling, the Water and Shipping Authority and the Brake Volunteer Fire Department will be showing how they work day and night for the port.  

The whole is more than the sum of the parts

While on the first weekend in August (August 4 to 6, 2023) the Braker Binnenhafen will once again show itself as a festival and entertainment mile with maritime flair within the framework of the Binnenhafenfest and prove itself as a roaring competition venue for the Kutterpull regatta, on the other days of the year it will complement the range of services offered by the Braker Seaport.

The port is a leader on the German North Sea coast not only in handling grain and feedstuffs, but also in conventional general cargo handling. Europe's largest silo facility for grain and feedstuffs extends to the south of the port, while the ultra-modern heavy-load terminal, Niedersachsenkai, is lined up to the north of the Brake seaport. The importance of the seaport of Brake is enormous. Goods from A for agricultural goods to K for components for wind energy production and P for vegetable oils to Z for cellulose and many more are handled there. The port stands for the security of supra-regional supply in the food sector. It is also Germany's largest import port for pulp and an important transshipment point for wood, iron and steel as well as wind power and project cargo. Thanks to its many years of expertise in the handling and storage of onshore wind power elements, it will make a significant contribution to the energy turnaround in the future.

In order to do justice to this importance and task again and again, the port of Brak has made great strides in development in recent years. It has grown and been constantly modernized in the spirit of sustaina

Queues for the tour of the port. Copyright: J. Müller

Michaela Stolper