The port of Bremen’s official name is Freie Hansestadt Bremen and it stretches to about 70 kilometres inland from the North Sea. The Port of Bremen actually contains two ports: Bremen and Bremerhaven. Together, they are called the Bremenports.
The Bremenports are the main ports serving Germany’s agriculture and industry which marks its economic value. Together the ports flaunt 33.9 kilometres of the quay and 186 kilometres of port railway tracks. As per the 2010 statistics, 7,136 vessels can enter and leave the port at any time. The container terminal covers a huge land of about 64 acres, with the capacity to handle 16.3 million tons of non-containerized cargo.
The Bremenports were given its right to market in 888 AD by Saxon King Arnuf. With the onset of 1541, the Bremenports acquired their stacking rights, thus boosting the trade market. Today, the ports have become a busy modern hub quickly spreading out along the coastline.
The railway infrastructure within the Bremenports is one of the best in Germany. The port's rail connection facilitates in bringing heavy freight train traffic to Germany. Though not a well-known tourist destination, it does not fail to offer the travellers with a wonderful place to relax and delve into the distant past.