Port of Cuxhaven
The seaport of Cuxhaven is situated directly on the Elbe estuary facing the North Sea approx. 104 km (56 nm) north-west of Hamburg. Cuxhaven's excellent location on the international shipping route Elbe is enhanced by its position opposite the westerly entrance to the North Sea/Baltic Sea canal. The complete port covers an area of 319 ha, 231 ha of which are areas of land and 88 ha areas of water.
In the eastern section of the Amerika Port, situated on a quay with an overall length of 840m, is a multi-purpose transshipment centre with a total of 3 berths, whereby a fourth berth is planned and construction expected to begin shortly. Furthermore, the terminal has a heavy load platform of 85,000 mē from where the offshore elements which weigh tons can be loaded directly onto the vessel. Additionally, there are transshipment and equipment facilities in the Amerika Port for the transshipment of general cargo, motor vehicles, and bulk cargo. There is also the Steubenhöft with, among other things, two berths for ro-ro transshipment on the river Elbe. Further parts of the port comprise the Neue Fischereihafen (New Fishery Port) with fitting-out quays for fishery as well as for offshore supply vessels and crew change vessels.
The offshore base Cuxhaven with six berths (in part suitable for jacking-up) for the transshipment of heavy and large-volume components for the offshore wind energy industry is of particular importance.