JadeWeserPort joins SPC


Germany’s only deep-water container port, JadeWeserPort in Wilhelmshaven, represented by Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven JadeWeserPort-Marketing GmbH & Co. KG, will join the sponsoring organisation of the Shortseashipping Inland Waterway Promotion Center (SPC) on 1 March 2024. The port’s location on the Jade makes it the only port that can handle any size of container ship without restrictions, regardless of the tide.

The quay has four berths for ships up to 430 metres in length and a loading capacity of over 22,000 TEU. The water depth of 18 metres means the ships can be handled fully loaded regardless of the tide

“By joining, we want to emphasise the opportunities within our European maritime transport network, in addition to the deep-sea connections. JadeWeserPort is an ideal transhipment hub for container transport to Scandinavia and the Baltic States, which are served by feeders. It is just as important for us to strengthen our links to the hinterland via the SPC network, as Wilhelmshaven’s strategic location also makes it an ideal hub for cargo transport to the Rhine/Ruhr region, for example,” says Marc-Oliver Hauswald, Managing Director of Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven JadeWeserPort-Marketinggesellschaft, explaining the motivation for joining.

On a total area of 340 hectares, 180 hectares are available in the JadeWeserPort freight village with 130 hectares in the container terminal, which is operated by EUROGATE.

16 electrified storage tracks in the area of the freight village enable trains to be assembled and shunted quickly and easily, connecting the port to the European rail network. The six-track intermodal terminal with currently three transhipment bridges is located directly on the container terminal. Numerous rail operators include Germany’s only deep-water container port in their networks. The freight village offers the logistics sector and the processing industry high-quality settlement areas directly adjacent to the container terminal. Companies offering crucial container-related services through to heavy goods activities for the handling of OOG loads have already established themselves within the village

“With the JadeWeserPort, we can further increase the number of seaports in the SPC. This is very important for us, as seaports and inland ports are the central interface when it comes to transshipment by water or rail. The SPC is a very good place to network seaports and inland ports,” says Wolfgang Nowak, SPC CEO.