The Hafen und Markt Frankfurt (HMF) is a financially-independent, market-focused enterprise established in 2001 to strengthen trade and industry in the Port of Frankfurt and nearby Gutleuthafen.
The Port of Frankfurt’s East Port 1 is the oldest and biggest part of the port. It contains two harbor basins. East Port handles bulk and containerized cargoes and is the logistics center for bulk cargo handling and cargo storage and disposal.
East Port 2 in the Port of Frankfurt has easy access to the roadways. It also contains two harbor basins. The East Port is the logistics center for auto-transportation and bulk materials and the home of the silo shipping company.
The Port of Frankfurt is long been an important port for bulk materials, handling sand and gravel for many years. Its container terminal has capacity to store 45 thousand TEUs, and efforts are underway to expand that capacity.
In addition to bulk and containerized cargoes, the Port of Frankfurt handles large volumes of grain, waste paper, steel scrap, and new vehicles. With over 200 thousand square meters of storage space, the Port of Frankfurt is well-equipped for fast turn-around of cargo, including hazardous materials.
In 2007, more than 1600 ships carried over 2.2 million tons of cargo through the Port of Frankfurt, including almost 36 thousand TEUs of containerized cargo. The Port of Frankfurt covers over 1.6 million square meters and 249 thousand square meters of water surfaces. It contains 56 kilometers of railway tracks and allots 399 thousand square meters to the harbor railway system. The Port of Frankfurt also has 706 thousand square meters of rentable surfaces.