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Container terminals in Germany – EUROGATE Container Terminal in Wilhelmshaven

EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven aka JadeWeserPort is Germany’s only deep-water container terminal. The world’s biggest ocean carriers have unrestricted access to port’s navigation channel 18 m deep and the world’s biggest container gantries. The 3rd port facility on the North Sea in Germany after Hamburg and Bremerhaven to be operated by the EUROGATE Group, offers ideal conditions for loading and unloading ULCVs of any size. As a common-user terminal, all shipping lines worldwide will be able to use the terminal.

EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven is a popular transhipment hub for feeder services to Scandinavia, the Baltic and Russia. Optimum location guarantees transporation links the Rhine/Ruhr region thanks to a direct link to the A29 motorway, so that truck transports do not have to contend with congested traffic intersections.

An intermodal rail terminal directly adjacent to the terminal site additionally provides connections to the European rail network. Several rail operators have already incorporated Germany’s only deep-water container terminal into their network.

A logistics zone directly adjoins the terminal. The EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven is altogether a modern facility offering shipping companies a high standard of service in ship handling processes.

The EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven is located only 23 nautical miles from the pilot station at the open sea – something that facilitates the approach of mega ocean carriers, avoiding a time-consuming river passage. It is Germany’s only deep-water port, with a waterdepth of the shipping channel 0f 18 metres. It can be accessed tide-independently, at any time.

On the approach of Jade Bay to Wilhelmshaven pilotage is organised by the „Lotsenbrüderschaft Weser II / Jade“ and are taking over the responsibility up to the time, the vessel is moored at the EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven with no extra order for port pilots.

:: Length of quay: 1,725 metres
:: Water depth: 18 metres (MLW)
:: Depth on the river at mean low water, all tides.
:: Tidal range at pier: 3.46 metres
:: Tidal current: Tidal current runs in the direction of the navigation channel at a maximum rate of 3 knots.
:: Quay wall: The quay wall is a steel construction carrying fender arrangements. Neoprene (synthetic rubber) rolls are placed horizontally on each steel construction at 30-metre intervals. The quay wall is partly equipped with floating fenders. The quay has no overhang.
:: Height of quay above L.W. level: 9.33 metres
:: Height of quay above H.W. level: 5.87 metres
:: Mooring on double bollards at 14-metre intervals (250 tons).
:: Obstructions: No obstructions on the river, in turning areas or in the docking area, no overhead cables or bridges, no tunnels and fairway

Uncontainerised cargo may be loaded or discharged on/off board a container vessel by gantry or floating crane. Floating cranes must be ordered in advance; early notice is advisable.

Loading/Discharging by gantry:
:: Working load (without spreader): 115.00 tons
:: Maximum loading length along ship: 18.00 metres
:: Maximum loading length athwart ship: 48.00 metres
:: Height of quay above L.W. level: 9.40 metres
:: Height of quay above H.W. level: 5.85 metres

A lashing crew is available on board the container vessel for lashing and securing uncontainerised cargo on request.