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Port tunnel

Hafentunnel (Port tunnel project) Cherbourger Straße

Expansion of transport links between the ports and the A27 freeway

Bremerhaven is one of the most important seaports in Europe and a major port location for Germany's global foreign trade. In addition to handling containers and vehicles of all kinds, the Bremen ports are also an important transshipment point for foodstuffs and heavy goods.

The federal government, the state of Bremen and the city of Bremerhaven see not only the maintenance and expansion of the port infrastructure as a major task, but also the securing of a high-performance hinterland connection. In Bremerhaven, the port tunnel - one of the central transport infrastructure projects - will in future provide an efficient link between the overseas port and the commercial areas near the port and the A27 freeway.

At the same time, it will provide a great deal of relief for local residents, who have been exposed to the enormous volume of traffic here on a daily basis up to now. The tunnel will greatly reduce noise and exhaust emissions.

Films about the Hafentunnel project (german language)

Hafentunnel Bremerhaven - Überblick zum Projekt (2017)
Baubeginn Hafentunnel Bremerhaven (auf YouTube)
Hafentunnel Bremerhaven -Projektstand 2018 (auf YouTube)
Aufweitung der Cherbourger Str. (auf YouTube)
Hafentunnel Bremerhaven - Neuer Skater- und BMX Park (auf YouTube)
Neue Fußgängerbrücke Hanna Wolff (auf Youtube)


At a glance

Financing:       Federal government, State of Bremen, City of Bremerhaven, port industry
Client: City of Bremerhaven
Planning and realization: BIS Bremerhavener Gesellschaft für Investitionsförderung und Stadtentwicklung mbH
Objective:      To secure the hinterland connection and efficient transport links between the overseas port and the commercial areas near the port and the A 27 freeway.


The construction site in numbers

Earthworks excavation  400,000 m³
Soil movement approx. 500,000 m³
Construction material concrete (total quantity) approx. 200,000 m³
 Steel (total quantity) approx. 24,000 t
Diaphragm wall area 110,000 m²



Contact person

Project port connection A27
Dirk Thies

Fon: +49 (0)471 9 46 46-730
Fax: +49 (0)471 9 46 46-290


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