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Maritime economy and logistics

Maritime economy and logistics: two traditional Bremen industries that have a big future

In terms of its geography, economy and its culture, the Bremen region has close connections with the sea. Thanks to its favourable location on the Weser river and North Sea and its centuries of history as a Hanseatic trading power, Bremen has become of the most important locations in Germany and around the world for the maritime economy. The fourth-largest container port in Europe (second-largest in Germany) handles huge volumes of goods, which are processed and transported by some 40,000 people working for more than 1,300 companies across Bremen and Bremerhaven.

The maritime sector accounts for more than 30 per cent of Bremen's economy. It is a pillar of the local and regional economy and is hugely important for the rest of Germany and for Europe as a whole. The Bremen ports are a key hub for intercontinental trade and are driving growth in the maritime sector.

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