Germany has a social market economy with a highly skilled labour force, a large capital stock, a low level of corruption, and a high level of innovation. It is the world’s third-largest exporter of goods, and has the largest national economy in Europe. Bremen is one of Germany’s premier cities for industry and business, and is home to an important port. Exporters who want access to the large and vital German market should explore ocean freight to Bremen.
A commercial and industrial city with a major port on the River Weser, Bremen has a population of 2.4 million. It is the second most-populous city in Northern Germany, and is a major cultural and economic hub in the northern regions of the country.
Bremen is home to a large number of multinational companies and manufacturing centers, and is the second-largest Airbus site in Germany, with over 3,100 Airbus employees. Other major companies including Beck’s brewers and Mercedes-Benz have a major presence in Bremen. If you’re an entrepreneur, you should make ocean freight to Bremen part of your export strategy.
Any shipment of six or more standard pallets will fill more than half of a 20-foot container, which can take a maximum of ten standard pallets; in such cases, we encourage you to choose a full container load (FCL). A 40-foot container can carry up to 22 standard pallets. We also recommend that you choose FCL if you want to keep your goods from coming in contact with those of other exporters, and thus minimize the risk of contact damage.
If you do not need to keep your goods isolated, a shared container (LCL)-known as groupage-is a good choice for shipments of fewer than six standard pallets. Sharing means you pay only for the space you use. Consult iContainers for rates and other important information.
The ports of Bremen are among Europe’s most important. They are managed by Bremenports GmbH & Co. KG, a private company that manages public funds and property, and serve both Bremen and Bremerhaven.
Almost 80 percent of all the port’s freight comes through Bremerhaven, which specializes in container vessels, car carriers and refrigerated fruit carriers. Bremen, for its part, focuses on handling conventional general cargo and heavy lift, as well as bulk cargo. The terminals in both locations handle almost all kinds of freight, and are extremely well-connected and well-managed.