Seaport Emden

East Frisian culture meets efficient maritime industries

Emden – the most westerly German port and also the third-largest North Sea port is located right at the mouth of the Ems in the North Sea. This universal port, rich in tradition, consists of two parts: The tidal outer harbour as well as the tide-free inner harbour accessible via two sea locks. In the last 25 years it has developed into one of the most important RoRo ports in Europe. A strategic location and an outstanding infrastructure has made Emden Port an important starting point for the offshore sector. 

EMO employs almost 30 people at its headquarters. In the port itself EMO has at its disposal several berths in the inner harbour immediately behind the lock and in the outer harbour at the AG “EMS” terminal.  

Facts and Figures about Seaport Emden

Total pier length 9000 m
Water depth5 - 11,9 m 
Max. vessel length260 m in the outer harbour / 250 m in the inner harbour
Tidal range3 m
Distance from motorway3 km
Rail connectionYes, in part
Distance to airport6 km Emden Airport / 130 km Bremen Airport
Locks to inner harbourL 260 m / W 40 m / D 11,76 m

The seaport is able to handle heavy loads, allowing installation ships to be jacked up.