Specifically, Hamburg is linked with Sweden by eleven liner services that are in operation on a weekly basis as a rule.

Along with Stockholm, these serve the ports of Ahus, Gävle, Gothenburg, Halmstad, Helsingborg, Malmö, Norrköping, Pitea and Södertalje.


Following Hamburg, the North German ports of Kiel and Brunsbüttel also profit from Sweden’s economic strength. Nine weekly sailings link the Port of Kiel with those of Gothenburg, Malmö, Sundsvall, Umeå and Iggesund.

From March 2017, SCHRAMM Ports & Logistics Sweden, a subsidiary of Brunsbüttel Ports, has held a majority stake in Swedish port operator and logistics provider Söderhamns Stuveri & Hamn AB - SSHAB. In the Söderhamn region, SSHAB is the operator or logistics provider of six port terminals.

The Port of Hamburg Marketing joined the port of Kiel and SCHRAMM Ports & Logistics, in hosting a “German-Swedish Port Event in Stockholm”, with the goal to boost its existing links.

Moreover, Ingo Egloff, Joint CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing, commented that even from the Hanse era, Hamburg and Sweden have a close relationship.

Concluding, Timo Rosenberg, Director Marketing/Sales for the Port of Kiel highlighted that their future goal is to expand intermodal services and marketing of new sites in the port.