Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany, the economic powerhouse of Europe. The city lies on the river Elbe, and the Hamburg Metropolitan Region has a population of over five million. Hamburg is an important transport hub, a center for media and industry, and a city with many high-income residents. Its port is one of the most important in the world. You cannot afford to ignore the benefits of ocean freight transportation to Hamburg if you are an entrepreneur or exporter.
Hamburg has for centuries been a major commercial center of northern Europe, and is the most important banking city in northern Germany. After German reunification, Hamburg’s port became the fastest-growing in Europe. The city is also home to a large number of consulates because of its importance as a hub for international trade. Hamburg’s heavy industry includes the making of steel, aluminium, and copper, as well as ship-building
The Hamburg metropolitan region offers a great quality of life in a city with strong purchasing power, a superb pool of potential employees, and business-friendly policies. All entrepreneurs interested in the European market should thus want to learn more about ocean freight transportation to Hamburg.
You’ll have two options when planning to a shipment to Hamburg. Your shipping volume may call for a full container load (FCL), or you may be able to use a less-than-container load (LCL) by sharing a container. Sharing a container with other exporters is also called groupage. Groupage offers substantial cost savings by allowing you to pay only for the container space you need.
A 20-foot shipping container allows you to ship up to 10 standard pallets; a 40-foot container accommodates 22 standard pallets. If your shipping volume is at least six standard pallets, you’ll require a full container load (FCL). FCL is also best if you wish your goods to remain isolated from those of other exporters in order to avoid any potential for damage that may result from contact with others’ goods. Contact iContainers for more information on the shipment of containers to Hamburg or your international moving to Germany, after you’ve reviewed our rates.
Hamburg is a port of vital importance to Germany and Europe in general.
If you’re on a tight schedule and it is crucial that your shipment does not arrive by any means late, air freight may be more appropriate for you than ocean freight. Air freight does impose certain limitations in terms of volume and weight; iContainers provides a calculator to help you determine whether this is the right option for you.