Hamburg Metropolitan Region – Maritime economy
The sector – Maritime North Germany
The ports of Hamburg, Brunsbüttel, Stade, Cuxhaven and Glückstadt look back on a long maritime tradition. Proximity to the sea has shaped the region over the centuries and forms the basis of their economic success. The ports are the motor for this. Ocean-going shipping, shipbuilding, steel and metal construction, electronics, plant construction, navigation technology, environmental technology, marine and offshore technology, hydrography and hydraulic engineering, as well as the complementary services and research areas, are amongst the Hamburg Metropolitan Region’s most significant economic factors.
The innovative core of the sector consists of shipbuilding, suppliers, marine and offshore technology, complemented by services and research institutions. The Hamburg Metropolitan Region has outstanding expertise in these sectors and, in view of the growing global demand for maritime technologies, good chances of development, too.