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Central location in the heart of Europe

Excellent motorway links on the north-south axis from Scandinavia to Italy, and on the west-east axis from Amsterdam/Paris/London via Berlin to Warsaw and beyond

Ranked second for rail cargo handling in Germany

Niedersachsen boasts 9 seaports along 300 kilometres of North Sea coast

Hanover Airport has flights 24/7 moving over 6 million passengers every year

Ports in Niedersachsen

The ports in Niedersachsen are a gateway to the world. They are key hubs for the export economy and for imports. There are optimal solutions here for every type of goods thanks to multiple port handling companies, interregional logistics networks and specialists in a wide range of port services.

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Vast commercial and industrial sites with port access

The port areas along the German North Sea coast boast an extensive range of commercial and industrial sites. You are sure to find unbeatable advantages for your business alongside one of Niedersachsen’s ports.

Niedersachsen Ports: Largest port operator on the North Sea coast Visit the nports website



JadeWeserPort in Niedersachsen is Germany’s only deepwater port. The advantages and potential of JadeWeserPort are clear. It is the only port in Germany easily accessible to the biggest container ships in the world at all times, regardless of the tide. Another advantage: The GVZ JadeWeserPort freight centre right next to the port offers ample contiguous land for development.

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Inland ports for the full logistics package

Inland ports in Niedersachsen complete the network of sea ports for industry and logistics. They are part of closed logistics chains in sectors such as bulk commodities and liquid bulk.

The main inland ports in Niedersachsen lie along the Mittelland Canal and its branch canals: Osnabrück, Hannover, Hildesheim, Salzgitter, Wolfsburg and Braunschweig.

The shift towards environmentally-friendly modes of transport contributes significantly toward reducing carbon emissions.

Start-up centres in Niedersachsen

Niedersachsen has been supporting start-up centres since 2018, thus promoting the regional growth of fledgling companies. These centres offer start-ups free premises, professional and individualised help as well as support in the pre-seed and seed phase. Consultants with experience in setting up businesses are at hand to help start-ups and provide them with access to regional and industry-specific networks.

More information about our start-up centres can be found at Startup.Niedersachsen