Frankfurt Port (DEFRA)

Port Code DEFRA City Frankfurt
Port Name FRANKFURT Country/Region Germany
Category Port City Route EUROPEAN BRANCH PORT
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Dry Port

Introduction of Frankfurt Port (DEFRA)


Frankfurt, the official full name: Frankfurt am Main, is the fifth largest city in Germany and an important industrial, commercial, financial and transportation center in Germany and even Europe. It is located in the Hessen state of western Germany, and is located in the lower reaches of the Main River, a tributary of the central Rhine.

Frankfurt has Germany's largest aviation and railway hub. Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) has become one of the most important international airports and air transport hubs in the world, and the third largest airport in Europe after London Heathrow International Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport.

Frankfurt is an important industrial, commercial, financial service and transportation center in Germany and even Europe. There are more than 324 banks in the city, operating 85% of German stock exchanges, and Europe's largest international auto show.

The University of Frankfurt is one of the top international universities in Germany. It is the university with the most Leibniz-Award recipients, Germany's most famous research award. The number of elite clusters is the second in Germany. Max Planck has three cooperation units at the University of Frankfurt. According to the 2012 Global Graduate Employment Survey, the University of Frankfurt's graduate employment competitiveness ranks tenth in the world and Germany's first.

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Summary of DEFRA

Frankfurt port (port code: DEFRA), also known as Frankfurt an Main port, is a large port in Germany. It is situated on the River Main, 30 kilometers from its junction with the Rhine.
The port has facilities for handling break bulk, containers, liquid and dry bulk. It deals with approximately 6 million tons of cargo annually. The cargo handled include a wide range of general cargoes and also wet and dry bulks.
Each year about 4,000 vessels visit this port, among which about 67% are cargo vessels and 20% are tankers. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 187 meters. The maximum draught is 5.4 meters. The maximum deadweight is 6,500t.