Port of Ludwigshafen

The metropolitan area Rhine-Neckar

is one  of the leading logistics sites in Germany. The Rhine port, consisting of the subareas Nordhafen, Stromhafen, Luitpoldhafen, Mundenheimer Altrheinhafen and Kaiserwörthhafen is an indespensable element in terms of cargo handling, and ranges no. 5 nationwide according to present handling figures.

With its powerful trimodal container terminal, the multifunctional Rhine port is incorporated in various national and international logistics networks.

Moreover, the inland port incorporates one of the most modern and safest tanker ports of Europe. Its function as a platform at the fork of Rhine and Neckar, as well as the optimate connection to the supra-regional road and rail network, turn this port to a preferred location not only for providers of logistics services, but also for the producing industry with its world-wide markets.

The port of Ludwigshafen operates its own rail networkwith an overall length of 14.451 km and connection to the regional and supra-regional railway network via the responsible cargo sortation section: Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Hauptbahnhof.

The terms of use of the service facilities are herewith published according to § 10 railway infrastructure user regulation(EIBV).
Persons authorized for access may direct their written application for access to the service facility to:
Hafenbetriebe Ludwigshafen am Rhein GmbH
Zollhofstraße 4
67061 Ludwigshafen

Statistics 2022

Cargo handling 5.718.665 tons
Container handling71.098 TEU 
(ship and rail)
(Foto: Upper Rhine Ports – Ludwigshafen am Rhein)
(Foto: Upper Rhine Ports – Ludwigshafen am Rhein)

Port profile:

Limited winter service
The Hafenbetriebe Ludwigshafen am Rhein GmbH/Rheinland-Pfalz GmbH expressly point out that in the state ports of Ludwigshafen, Wörth, Nieder- and Oberlahnstein, due to the extensive port areas, the winter service (roads, paths, quay walls, landings, embankment and quay wall stairs, etc.) ) cannot be carried out comprehensively, but must remain restricted.
Shipping in particular is asked to adapt to this.

LocationRhine km 419.77 – 431.0 l
Transport connectionA 6, A 61, B 9, B 36, B37, B 38
Port area120 ha
Length of quay14.451 km
Port railway14.45 km
Handling terminals2 container bridges with 
62 t at the hook
1 gantry crane for railway handling
(52 t at the hook)
9 crane facilities lifting capacity up to 25 t
mobile port crane lifting capacitiy 104 t
1 hydraulic excavator
3 belt conveyor systems with conductor pipe 
1 bulk and suction pipe 
19 risers with liquid handling arms/pipes 
Storage390,000 sqm outdoor storage
38,200 sqm covered storage
31,000 t corn warehouse
140,000 cubic meters tank warehouse
Handling operatorHafenbetriebe Ludwigshafen am Rhein GmbH
ICL Ludwigshafen Service GmbH
Contargo Rhein-Neckar GmbH
Dyckerhoff Beton GmbH & Co. KG
Frischbeton GmbH
Raschig GmbH
OQEMA Terminal GmbH & Co. KG
Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH
Scherer & Kohl GmbH
Theo Steil GmbH
OtherHeavy cargo handling