The Elbe/Mittelland/Ems axis is an important part of the comprehensive inland waterway network in Europe. It also provides hinterland connections for seaports at the North and Baltic Sea.
While important traffic already takes place on the canals in the Ruhr region as well as on the Lower Elbe, navigation on the Middle and Upper Elbe still has considerable development potential.
The Elbe/Mittelland/Ems axis will be part of the planned North Sea-Baltic and Orient/East-Med corridors of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T).
Picture: Port of Berlin
|Length of the navigable section:||Dortmund-Ems-Kanal; 223 km; Elbe (Germany) 727 km|
|Markets in important development:||Sand, soil & building materials|
|Inland port of the corridor||Tonnage (mio t/year)||Specialisation|
|Dormund www.dortmunder-hafen.de||>3||Coal, Iron and metal products|
|Magdeburg www.magdeburg-hafen.de||>3||Mineral oil, agricultural products, building materials|
|Hannover www.hannover.de||>2||Mineral oil, metal wastes, building materials|
|Salzgitter||>2||Mineral oil, building materials, agricultural products, coal|
|Riesa||>1||Agricultural products, building materials|