Brake Port (DEBRA)

Port Code DEBRA / DEBKE City Brake
Port Name BRAKE Country/Region Germany
Category Port City Route EUROPEAN BRANCH PORT
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Brake Port (DEBRA)


The seaport city of Brak is the county seat of Wesermash County, directly located between Bremerhaven, Oldenburg and Bremen’s Weser River triangle.

The Port of Brake is a very attractive location for Brake as a business location. The port of Brak has an annual throughput of more than 6 million tons. It is the second largest port in Lower Saxony and the major ports in Europe. The successful use of its features, speed, flexibility and a wide range of services occupies a modern multi-functional special port.

Port Brak has one of the largest continuous warehouses in Europe, making it the largest feed import port in Germany. In addition, the Port of Brak is the leading terminal on the German North Sea coast when it comes to the handling of traditional cargo, especially large-scale cargo. In addition to the packaging of agricultural products located in the port and further product quality, Braque is one of the most modern used to produce vegetable edible oils. A global company, which is leading the processing center of plastics and polymer solutions, is keeping Braque a great industry. The logistics industry is the headquarters of Braque, a pan-European logistics companyrepresented by Braque. More diversified small and medium-sized companies have run successful businesses in Braque.

The large granaries, cranes, warehouses and open spaces at the Brak harbour starting in the north of the city center, it extends more than 2 kilometers down the Weser River. Here are large sea vessels and load or unload their cargo. 

Braque within the dry ports self-locking connection in the Weser River, which can transport up to 90 meters long, 5.5 meters draft is currently being processed. Part of it is used as a dock. The deep-water port of Brak has a general draft of 11.9 meters.

Overview of Port Development

The deep water location of the port of Unterweser is a decisive part of the historical development and competitiveness of the city.

The port of Braque can be used as a traditional bulk material transfer point for grain, feed, fertilizer, sulfur and general cargo timber, papermaking, steel and so on. In addition, the handling of project cargo, groceries and heavy-duty and acquired containers is more important than ever and is another focus.

Today, the port of Brac has a draft of 11.9 meters and a capacity of up to 45,000 tons is underway. At LASH-Barges, an independent "inland port" (base port), coastal and inland vessels cleared European traffic. Every barge is regularly transported extensively at Weser or Hunter and Coastal Passages, and executes from Braque.

In 2003, some 5.27 million metric tons of commodities were processed at sea. Coupled with the inland waterway, the transaction rate reached 6.28 million tons. In 2009, only 4,676,593 tons were handled due to the impact of the economic crisis at sea, which was 19% less than last year. The domestic traffic envelope dropped by 42%. In 2010, some people believe that the recovery, traffic volume increased by 11% to 5.19 million metric tons, in 2011, the result reached 5.34 million tons, an increase of 3.1% over the previous year. In 2012, increased by 15% at sea and handled more cargoes from various places reaching 6.1 million tons. In 2013, the volume of seaborne cargo handling dropped by 5%, and in 2014 it increased by 11% again to rise to 6.27 million metric tons  , of which 3.4 million tons were in the agricultural sector (mainly imported grains and feed). In 2015, the cargo handling capacity at sea was over 6.72 million tons, and cargo transshipment increased by 7.2% compared with the previous year. Internal traffic transshipment increased from 1.14 million tons to 1.33 million tons.

In 2004, so far free access to the terminal is part of the ISPS full fence agreement implemented. On North Avenue is the public transportation withdrawal, serving as the address of the former Naval Academy.

It has been extended at the northern port since 2007. By the spring of 2012, two large ocean-going ships (Panama type) with two origin berths have a new 450-meter-long "Niedersachsenkai" and tracking system, warehouse and further extension. The growing infrastructure here has been strengthened-public transportation provided by Beihai.

The main industrial companies and employers' branches are Rehau Group, Port Authority J. Miller, and the process of large and medium-sized enterprises is Barghorn LIT and Fatty Oil Refinery Wilmar International Edible Oil. Located in the inland port Mineralmahlwerk SIBELCO (formerly known as North Point Minerals and MANDT&CO). Early in 2007, the construction of interested biorefineries attracted their plans.

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Summary of DEBRA

Brake Port (port code: DEBRA / DEBKE) is the second largest port in Lower Saxony, the largest feed import port in Germany and one of the major ports in Europe. It is located between Bremen and Bremerhaven, 26 kilometers upstream from the entrance of the River Weser.
The port’s modern handling and silo facilities stretch along the approximately 2.5 kilometers long river quay with a total of eight ship berths on the water, which is deep for seagoing ships. The southern port area with the striking silos is used for handling grain and animal feed. To the north is an area where forest products such as cellulose and wood as well as iron and bulk goods that can be grabbed are handled. Next to it are areas for handling sulfur and vegetable oils. The Niedersachsenkai for steel and project cargo as well as wind energy components and cellulose is located in the very north of the port. The inland port is used by sea, inland and fishing vessels.
The port handles approximately 6.4 million tons of cargo, 2,330TEU and 880 vessels annually. The type of vessels regularly calling at this port is cargo vessel, accounting for about 67%. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 230 meters. The maximum draught is 11.9 meters. The maximum deadweight is 92,567t.