Port navigation in the Port of Hamburg

Launches, ferries and supply ships: Just like the inner-city traffic the traffic in the port can get pretty hectic. To guarantee everything like the passenger tranportation and its rules operates smoothly, we look after the relevant authorizations and the necessary port watercraft master's certificate.

Special regulations and filing periods can be found here. 

Port of Hamburg GTC 2019

Port of Hamburg special terms and conditions for inland waterway shipping 2019

Port of Hamburg pricelist for inland waterway shipping 2019

Port of Hamburg GTC 2018

Port of Hamburg special terms and conditions for inland waterway shipping 2018

Port of Hamburg pricelist for inland waterway shipping 2018

Port vessels that mainly run within the Port of Hamburg throughout the year establish contact by telephone with the remuneration office for inland and port shipping.

The harbour master's office of the Hamburg Port Authority has a large number of seagoing ships' berths at its disposal which are made available by the harbour master's office. The public berths can be made available temporarily and for a fee, for laytimes without cargo transfer (with the exception of the taking on of provisions or equipment supplies) upon application to the harbour master's office. 

Berths: 
Floating pontoon systems at the Überseebrücke and St. Pauli Landing Bridges. 

Information about all berthing queries is provided by the relevant port authority.

Port authority West
Port authority East
Port authority South

To be able to provide a water-borne 'taxi service' within the port, alongside a valid Port of Hamburg licence, the corresponding permit, similar to a land-based taxi licence, is required.

Remunerated conveyance of passengers (German)

Passenger ships, tugs and pusher tugs, motor freight vessels, barges, floating equipment and miscellaneous vessels may, upon application be authorised as a port vessel, insofar as they are operated solely in the Port of Hamburg. For this purpose, appropriate ships papers are prepared, the so-called port vessel certificate. The conditions to be observed are regulated in the port vessel ordinance. 

The conditions to be observed are regulated in the ordinance on remunerated conveyance of passengers. The duties are comparable with those of a motor vehicle testing centre.

Port vessel regulations (German)

Remunerated conveyance of passengers (German)

 

So that the above-mentioned vessels can be responsibly operated, the necessary certificate of competence, the port watercraft master's certificate, is issued. The conditions to be observed are regulated in the port patent ordinance.

Port patent ordinance (German)

Your contact for berths

The prevailing Hafenamt (port authority) provides information about all berths:

Hafenamt West
Tel: 040 42847-2578

Hafenamt Ost
Tel: 040 42847-2581

Hafenamt Süd
Tel: 040 42847-1390

Hafenmant West

Hafenamt Ost

Hafenmant Süd

Questions concerning port patents

Contact for information about port patents:

Mr. Kühlke
Tel: 040 42847-2586

Mr. Kühlke

What to do in case of a storm surge

If your residence or business is located in an endangered area, you should be aware of the dangers, the warning channels and escape routes from the danger zone. You can get all the information here.
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Bridges and locks

A total of 133 bridges link the islands on the River Elbe. We are responsible for their conversion and new construction. In order to have a free journey, you will find all opening and operating times as well as contact details for the registration.
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HPA infoPORT

Current traffic reports, downloads of forms and more as well as contact persons at the HPA- here you will find everything.
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