History of the port

1247
First mention in records of river tolls at the confluence of the Neckar
1349
Rhein toll station above the fishing village of Mannheim
1607
Foundation of Mannheim, development into a trading and depot centre
1825
The first steamship, the paddle-steamer "Friedrich Wilhelm", reaches Mannheim.
1828
Opening of the free port of Mannheim
1831
Rhein Shipping Act (Mainz Act)
1840
Opening of the "New Port of Mannheim", consisting of the inland and foreign port
1854
Connection of the port to the railway system
1868
Revised Rhein Shipping Act (Mannheim Act)
1870 – 1875
Construction of the Mühlau Port
1892 – 1895
Construction of the Rhein Quay
1896 – 1901
Construction of the Rheinau Port, private company;
Taken over by the state in 1903
1896 – 1907
Construction of the Municipal Industrial Port
1912 – 1913
Construction of the Thyssen Port, private company;
Taken over by the state in 1958 (Rheinau Port, Basin 24)
1962 – 1964
Construction of the Oil Terminal (Friesenheim Basin)
1968
Container terminal in the Trade Port
1983
Ro-Ro system in the Rheinau Port
1984
Opening of the new lock between the Neckar and Industrial Port to shipping
1986/87
Reconstruction of the roads in the Trade Port
1987
Extension of the Container terminal by approx. 40 %
1989
Reconstruction of the extended Dortmunder Straße in the Rheinau Port and connection to the port rail system
1990
Founding of the Staatliche Rhein-Neckar-Hafengesellschaft Mannheim mbH
1990 – 1995
Extensive environmental protection and safety measures to storage warehouses in the Trade Port and Rheinau Port
1991
Combined load transport terminal in the Trade Port
1994
Eight charging stations in the Trade Port
1995
Construction of a secure mooring for 2-beam ships in the Altrhein Port-Oil terminal (preventive environmental protection)
1996
2nd extension of the Container terminal now to 32,500 m² and third container crane (50 t)
1997
3rd extension of the Container terminal now to 44,000 m²
1998
Commissioning of the Mannheim port lock remote control, The Mannheim Rhein-Neckar Port becomes Inland Port of the Year 1998.
2001
Cooperation contract with the Hafenbetrieben Ludwigshafen/Rhein GmbH
2002
2nd access to the Mannheim Rheinau Port
2004
Extension of the Ro-Ro system
2007
Construction of a new Container terminal (18,700 m²), Installation of a photovoltaic system on 5,000 m² of roof area
2008
Photovoltaic systems installed on a total of 7,000 m² of roof area