Cuxhaven is situated in a favorable transport location at the maritime crossroads between North Sea and Baltic Sea. As an important transshipment port for RoRo traffic and for the handling of general cargo, steel products, project cargo and passenger cars, Cuxhaven is a key logistics center on Germany's North Sea coast.
In addition to a growing volume of RoRo traffic, Cuxhaven enjoys a long-standing tradition as a fishing port and supply port for the islands of Helgoland and Neuwerk.
Through the construction and subsequent supply needs of wind farms out at sea, the port was able to garner a market segment with good prospects for the future. Since breaking ground for the offshore base with its efficient infrastructure, this base has put its focus particularly on catering to the needs of the offshore wind power industry. East of the Offshore Terminal 1, the construction of the Offshore Terminal 2 was completed. Starting in 2017, this will be the place, from which the offshore wind energy facilities, that are produced in its immediate vicinity, will ship out to their future sites of operation all over the world.
The offshore base in Cuxhaven will continue to grow – and so will the future-oriented enterprises, which have settled there. These companies contribute in a major way to the development of innovative environmental technologies.