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Hamburg Port Authority

Hamburg Port Authority

Since 2005 the Hamburg Port Authority has been providing future-oriented port management services offering one face to the customer. As an institution under public law, the HPA is in charge of paving the way for the efficient, resource-friendly and sustainable implementation of infrastructure projects in the port. The HPA is the contact point for all kinds of questions concerning the waterside and the landside infrastructure, the navigational safety of vessel traffic, port railway facilities, port property management and the economic conditions within the port area.
Hamburg Port Authority

Hamburg Port Authority

Single stop port development: Where previously various Hamburg authorities were in charge, since 2005 the Hamburg Port Authority has had sole responsibility for port management. Our path to growth and development is based on safe, efficient and economic processes.
Hamburg Port

The Port of Hamburg

This is where we are – this is what we do. The activities of the HPA cover the whole port and all its processes. Our work is as varied as the port itself.
Port Customers

For port customers

The better all the cogs in the port operation mesh together, the more efficient is Hamburg's port. We ensure everything runs smoothly, so everybody else can use the port's infrastructure daily in just the same smooth way.

Port of the future

As the largest German port and the second largest container port of Europe, the port of Hamburg is a major economic factor. The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) is responsible for ensuring that the port works and develops further in the future. A complex task with many facets. The motto is "Port of Hamburg 2025”.


There is a lot to discover about the HPA. Our history, the latest and future plans, including concrete figures and interesting details. To find out more just visit our press area. The latest news for journalists; informative for port customers; interesting for the purely inquisitive.


HPA latest


Press release - Basic Maintenance Programme at Köhlbrandbrücke: Maintenance work extended by one week


Press release - Straightening out Traffic: HPA opens Northern Access Road to Altenwerder to Traffic

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