Infrastructure of the port

Infrastructure of the portThe Rhein-Neckar Port of Mannheim consists of four port areas (Trade Port, Rheinau Port, Altrhein Port and Industrial Port) with 14 port basins and 3 river docks. With a total area of 1,131 hectares (2,795 acres), the Port of Mannheim is Germany’s largest inland port in terms of area.

As a trimodal transport node at the junction of road and rail inks and two national waterways, the Port of Mannheim offers various transhipment facilities such as three container terminals, a roll-on-roll-off terminal in the Rheinau Port and a combined load transport terminal in the Trade Port.

The port has overnight rail connections to all German and many important European commercial centres. Daily connections for combined transport run to the seaports of Hamburg, Bremen/Bremerhaven, Antwerp, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

The port can be accessed by road via the motorways A 6 (E 50), A 61 (E 31), A 67 (E 451), A 650, A 656 and A 659, and the major roads B 9, B 36, B 37, B 38, B 38a and B 44.

The port company maintains a functional infrastructure within the port area in line with the needs of the economy. Its area of responsibility extends not only to the actual port and transhipment facilities such as navigation channels, bridges, locks and cranes, but to everything required to ensure efficient port operations. This includes a waste water network with pumping stations, river embankments and quay walls, nine transformer stations, six charging stations and a rail network of 148 kilometres including points units, and 35.7 kilometres of port roads with modern, energy-saving road lighting.

To meet the requirements of the port infrastructure, the Port of Mannheim maintains its own workshops, enabling it to react rapidly as the situation demands. The advantages for the benefit of our customers are clear: Short reaction times to technical problems and dedicated know-how on all relevant systems, which also includes a round-the-clock on-call service.

Further facts on the infrastructure of the port:

  • 78 loading and crane gantries (24 on the quayside)
  • 37 portal cranes (25 on the quayside)
  • 14 heavy-duty cranes up to 150 t (10 on the quayside)
  • 4 special transhipment systems for containers
  • 52 mobile cranes
  • 210 other lifting systems
  • 24 marine loaders
  • 226 hectares of outside storage and handling area
  • 119 hectares of roofed storage area
  • 1,527 storage silos and bunkers for grain, coal, gravel, cement, fruit, feed and other bulk goods with a total capacity of over 385,000 tonnes.
  • 1,078 tanks for mineral and edible oils with a total capacity of almost 1.5 million tonnes.