A brief overview of the terminal

  • Parking spaces for approx. 380 cars directly at the terminal and approx. 500 parking spaces within 1.000 meters
  • Public bus stop directly in front of the terminal
  • covered bus terminal with parking space for 20 busses and a digital guidance system
  • a dedicated railway connection
  • Taxi rank in front of the building
  • Baggagetrolly station in and outside of the building
  • Reception hall
  • Baggage hall
  • Elevators
  • Equipment for discharging and loadingbaggage
  • Weather-protected gangways of different length
  • Vehicles for baggage loading and unloading
  • Weather-protected conveyors for baggage loading and unloading
  • Three waiting-rooms on different levels for approx. 4.000 passengers
  • Information
  • Telephone center
  • Stocks possibilities
  • internet café
  • café with a view of the cruise vessels and the Weser

Nautical and berth specifications

  • Very close to the open sea
  • 9,80 meters (32 ft.) draft at low tide in front of the Cruise Center
  • 500 meters of quay in front of the Center as part of the over 1.000 meters total length of the Columbus quay (2 berths guaranteed)
  • 2 cranes with a lifting capacity of up to 8 tons
  • Over the entire length: recesses and projections for loading of provisions onto ships with low storage entrances
  • 35 meters wide quay for convenient operation


Harbour: free port
Opening Time: 24 hours


Anchorage: available, not compulsory
Ship tenders allowed: yes
Pilotage compulsory: yes
Tugs available: yes
Tidal movement/range: 3,66 meters
plus from quay to hightide level: 3,53 meters

Maximum ship dimension for berth

Length: no limit
Width: no limit
Draught: 9.80 meters
Air draugth: no limit


Number of quays: 1 riverside, 1 harbourside
Total lentgh of quays :1.000 meters riverside 160 meters harbourside
Quay depth: 9,80 meters / 7,00 meters
Ship stay min: none
Ship stay max: none


Clearence time: 5 minutes
Procedure: Clearence according to ISPS-Code, Customs

Vessel service

Ship repair: several available (e.g. Lloyd Ship Yard)
Bunkering: available
Garbage disposal: yes
Water: yes
Provisions: yes

Passenger service

Banking at pier / terminal: possible on demand
Shuttle service: possible on demand
Taxis: yes
Car valet parking: yes, via Kühne & Nagel (AG & Co.) <br>phone : + 49 (04 71) 9 45 41-0


City center: 2 kilometers
Airport (regional): 15 minutes to Bremehaven
Airport (international): 25 minutes to Nordholz, 45 minutes to Bremen
Railwaystation: direct at the cruise terminal, Bremerhaven main station 10 minutes