Wilhelmshaven Port (DEWVN)

Port Code DEWVN City Wilhelmshaven
Port Name WILHELMSHAVEN Country/Region Germany
Category Port City Route EUROPEAN BRANCH PORT
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Main Port

Introduction of Wilhelmshaven Port (DEWVN)


The Port of Wilhelmshaven (Port of Wilhelmshaven, port code: DEWVN) is the third largest port in Germany, the largest oil port and an important deep-water container port in Germany. It is located in the Gulf of Yade (JADEBUSEN) on the North Sea coast of northwestern Germany, with coordinates: latitude and longitude: 53°31′N, 008°08′E. It is about 100 kilometers from the Port of Hamburg to the east and 300 kilometers from the Port of Rotterdam in the west. In 1991, the Port of Wilhelmshaven established a friendly port relationship with the Port of Qingdao, China.

The construction of the port facilities in Wilhelmshaven first began in the 1850s, when the Kingdom of Prussia established a military base here. Since the middle of the 20th century, the civilian function of Wilhelmshaven has been continuously strengthened, taking on the task of transshipment of important materials such as German oil, coal, and chemical products.

Wilhelmshaven is the only deep-water container terminal in Germany The world's largest shipping company has unrestricted access to the port at any time, unaffected by tidal conditions. For the navigation channel with a depth of 18 meters and the largest container gantry in the world, it is the third port facility operated by EUROGATE Group in the North Sea for loading and unloading ULCV> 10,000 TUE. As a common user terminal, a terminal that all shipping companies in the world will be able to use.

EUROGATE's container terminal Wilhelmshaven is an ideal transshipment center, providing delivery services to Scandinavia, the Baltic Sea and Russia. Its strategic location and the best connections to the hinterland also make it an ideal center for the Rhine/Ruhr region. The terminal has a direct connection to the A29 highway, so that truck transportation does not have to confront congested traffic intersections. The intermodal rail terminal directly adjacent to the terminal station also provides a connection to the European rail network. Due to the 16-track marshalling site, fast and easy train configuration and diversion are guaranteed. Several railway operators have incorporated Germany's only deep-water container terminal into their network. The logistics area is directly adjacent to the terminal.The Wilhelmshaven container terminal is wide enough to accommodate 4 ultra-large container ships (ULCV) at the same time, and 16 container cranes (gantry cranes) can span 25 rows of containers. Behind the dock is a storage space of 130 hectares. On the western border, the multi-mode railway station is directly adjacent to the terminal, with 6 loading stations, and the 16-track marshalling yard allows flexible train diversion.

The port in the mid-1950s was mainly used for the construction of civil tanker terminals and the Northwest oil pipeline. 3,000 hectares of new land were created for industrial use in successive stages of wasteland reclamation: three large-scale transfer facilities were built.
Today, Wilhelmshaven is the only deep-water port in Germany and the terminal with the largest import volume of crude oil. The transportation commodities include petroleum products and coal chemical products. The container terminal Wilhelmshaven began operations in August 2012. The non-tidal inner pier is joined to the outer pier by a double-chamber ocean lock. The inner terminal is equipped with a variety of modern terminal facilities for handling bulk materials, containers, refrigerated containers, food and general cargo, and commodity loading and unloading.

Location advantage of Wilhelmshaven

  • The only deep-water port in Germany (LAT -18m)
  • Short channel navigation (23nm) and low-density traffic
  • Large industrial land adjacent to deep water channel
  • 8 km shore wharf
  • Direct road (highway) and railway connection to port facilities
  • The largest container ship-including the future EEE type (18,000 TEU), can be fully loaded here at night or at any time of the day.

Port data

  • The length of the pier is 1725 meters
  • 1.3 million square meters of wharf area
  • Water depth of 18 meters
  • Container Gantry Crane 8 (all completed as 16)
  • Annual processing capacity of 2.7 million TEUs
  • Pier tide: 3.46 meters
  • Jumper:
    -36 SC
    -Maximum weight lift: 56 tons
    -Equipped with double spreaders
  • Other equipment:
    -Over-standard and bulk cargo
      trailers with a capacity of up to 100 tons
    -Forklifts up to 10 tons
    -Container forklifts
  • Refrigerated containers: 1,000; voltage: 400; frequency: 50 Hz
  • Container terminal operation time: 24 hours a day, 7 days

In order to give full play to the advantages of the natural port and further improve the port function, the Wilhelmshaven Port Enterprise Federation proposed the construction of a container terminal in Wilhelmshaven in 1993. After several years of project demonstration, the JadeWeserPort construction company responsible for project implementation came into being in 2003. In 2006, the port group "EUROGATE", headquartered in Bremen, Germany, obtained the right to operate the Wilhelmshaven container terminal, which was officially opened in August 2012.

Wilhelmshaven Container Terminal (JadeWeser Port for short: JadeWeserPort) is the largest container port in Germany. It is state-backed Lower Saxony (50.1% stake) and Bremen (49.9% stake). This new container port is located in Emerald Bay in Wilhelmshaven, on the North Sea coast of the Gulf. It has a natural water depth of more than 18 meters and can dock a container ship of 430 meters in length with a draft of 16.5 meters and will be able to call JadeWeserPort on any tide. Construction work began in March 2008, and the port was opened on September 21, 2012. At first, the port failed to attract any significant cargo volume of container liners, which largely laid idle. However, in 2014, container loading and unloading can satisfy 60,000 to 426,700 20-foot standard containers (TEU). By 2015, the water depth is 18 meters, 23 nautical miles from the open sea, and the annual throughput capacity is 2.7 million TEU . The wharf covers an area of ​​130 hectares, and the four berths are arranged along the shore on the 1725-meter wharf shoreline. Because many shipowners have ordered container ships with a capacity of more than 10,000 TEUs, this terminal is also specially equipped with container quay cranes with an extension of 78 meters, which can operate ultra-large container ships with a width of 25 rows. Behind the terminal is a cold storage and a 160-hectare modern logistics park with densely distributed processing, warehousing, and freight forwarding companies. The Wilhelmshaven container port area is connected to the hinterland of Europe by highways and railways. Its feeder shipping network covers feeder ports in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Russia and other countries, and it is expected to develop into another important Northwestern Europe. Transshipment center.

Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven GmbH & EUROGATE Co. KG
Ozean-Pier 1 26388 Wilhelmshaven 
Phone: +49 4421 7744-0 

Port Yad

The port area of ​​Port Yad includes container handling area, logistics area and main railway facilities. There will be 16 main cranes for loading and unloading ships. These cranes are the largest in the world under construction and can handle the date of the ship in parallel with 25 rows of containers.

The logistics area allows the establishment of cargo handling facilities. The first installation was the open end of the Nordfrost Fruit and Cold Storage Terminal in July 2012It also houses some departments, such as customs and agricultural services.

A marshalling station with 16 tracks is located on the northern edge of the port area, while the cargo station with six tracks for loading and train unloading is located in the center of the port area between the handling and logistics areas.

Jadeweserport official website:

Introduction to Wilhelmshaven

Wilhelmshaven (German: Wilhelmshaven) has a population of about 80,000 people. It is a medium-sized city on the coast of the Gulf of Yard in the North Sea of ​​Germany. It is part of the second largest federal state of Lower Saxony in Germany and is directly administered by the state government. Wilhelmshaven is one of the central cities of Lower Saxony. In 2006, it joined the "Bremen-Oldenburg Metropolitan Area", a city cooperation alliance in northwestern Germany.

Wilhelmshaven is Germany's deepest natural water port and Germany's largest oil transshipment port. The deep water advantage of Yard Bay is the reason why large enterprises from other maritime-related industries such as petrochemical, electric power, logistics and ship repair choose to settle in Wilhelmshaven. Crude oil transported through Wilhelmshaven accounted for 72% of the crude oil transshipment volume at German ports and 27% of the German crude oil imports. The oil pipeline extends from Wilhelmshaven to the refineries in the Rhine-Lur region and Hamburg. In September 2012, the JadeWeserPort container port area was completed and put into production. This is the only German container port for super-large ships that can call at full load all-weather without being restricted by tides. In 2015, the container throughput of Wilhelmshaven was 430,000 TEUs  .

Wilhelmshaven has benefited greatly from tourism on the German North Sea coast. The coastal shallows in this area are part of the Lower Saxony National Shoal Park (Nationalpark Nieders?chsisches Wattenmeer). Shopping centers, tourist facilities and ferries to coastal islands attract people who are on vacation in the surrounding area to visit.

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Summary of DEWVN

Wilhelmshaven Port (Port Code: DEWVN) is Germany's only deep-water port, which is situated between the rivers Ems and Weser, on the western banks of the Jade delta. The port consists of two sections: the outer deep-water port with its characteristic transshipment bridges, and the inner port, independent from the tides and located behind a dual chamber sea lock. The port is equipped with modern quay facilities for the transshipment of bulk cargo, containers, refrigerated cargo, food, general cargo and project shipments.
Wilhelmshaven Harbor is an essential hub for crude oil, petroleum products, coal and chemical products, which makes a key contribution towards ensuring a secure energy supply in Germany.