The Port of Mannheim

This, the largest inland port in Germany covering an area of 1,131 ha, extends along the Rhine and the mouth of the Neckar. With its 420 commercial units, it represents an important economic site for the Rhine-Neckar region as a whole and serves as an attractive distribution and logistics centre underpinned by its trimodal structure. The port connects Mannheim to international sea and inland ports in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Switzerland and to the rest of the world via sea ports.

The handling facilities

2 trimodal container terminals with 4 container bridges  
1 heavy cargo loading terminal  
1 heavy cargo handling area (Goliathplatz)  
1 roll-on-roll-off system  
1 KLV terminal (combined load traffic) (DUSS)  
6 charging stations  
3 landing stages with energy terminals for 5 passenger ships  
2 secure mooring areas for 2 tapered ships  
Extinguishing device for liquid gas  
Loading and unloading system for grain  

 Access via the waterways

The port of Mannheim can be reached from the Rhine by four-layer and from the Neckar with two-layer container ships. Redistribution is possible at the MCT on the Neckar. There are no access restrictions.

 Rail connections

For centuries, the port of Mannheim has been one of the oldest and best-developed railway intersections in Germany. The railway is connected to the Rhine and the Neckar. The RoRo system connects the railway and roads to the inland waterways. Trains can be put together and carriages weighed and parked up in group E in the Rheinau port. The infrastructure consists of 96 km of track and 272 junction plates in track category D4 (axle load = maximum 22.5 t; meter load = maximum 8 t /m). The ports are connected directly with the central station in Mannheim and Rangierbahnhof Mannheim.

The transport identification and calculation system (TrAbSy) records all carriages and automatically establishes a statement of account.

Access by road

The port can be accessed by road via the federal motorways A 6 (E 50), A 61 (E 31), A 67 (E 451), A 650, A 656 and A 659 and the federal roads B 9, B 36, B 37, B 38, B 38a and B 44.

The terminal operators

Contargo Rhein-Neckar GmbH

DP World Mannheim

Deutsche Umschlaggesellschaft Schiene-Straße (DUSS) mbH

Real estate

Site and building rentals and leases are dealt with by the state-owned Rhein-Neckar-Hafengesellschaft Mannheim mbH


All types of goods can be stored in the 4 ports. The port residents’ directory can be consulted in order to contact firms directly.

The port company may also act as an intermediary if necessary.

All types of goods are stored on port premises. Special capacity is available for:

  • Liquids (crude oil products)
  • Solid goods (foodstuffs)
  • Goods stored in containers


Cruises are becoming increasingly popular. Up to 5 passenger ships can dock at the same time in the port on the Rhine waterfront. The ships will be supplied with electricity and drinking water at energy terminals during your stay in order to keep emissions to a minimum at the landing stages.


 Rhein-Neckar-Hafengesellschaft Mannheim mbH, 

Rheinvorlandstr. 5

68159 Mannheim

+49 (0)621-292-2166

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Mannheim logo

Hafen Mannheim Containerterminal

Container terminal

Mannheim Muehlauhafen

Mühlau port

Mannheim Containerterminal von Bruecke

Trimodal structure

Mannheim Anlegestelle Kreuzfahrtschiff

Cruise ship landing stage