In Brake, the handling of agricultural products has steadily increased over the years. Each year, more than three million metric tons are brought ashore. To adjust the port's capacities to accommodate the rising turnover quantities, Niedersachsen Ports built a second large ship berth at the Südkai (South Piers) in 2017. This will ensure an increased cargo handling capacity of 4.3 million metric tons annually. This means that in the future, two large ships with a length of up to 270 meters can be processed simultaneously. After dredging the bed in the course of the expansion of the river Weser, the new berth will be suited for ships with a draft of up to 12.80 meters. This means that fully loaded Panamax class sized ships would be able to reach or leave the port of Brake.