Welcome to HAM Air cargo at Hamburg Airport

Air cargo at Hamburg Airport


More than 150 air cargo companies have their headquarters in the area around Hamburg Airport, employing more than 1,500 people. Alongside the world’s leading cargo airlines and freight forwarding companies are other service providers, specialising in express freight. They deliver spare parts for aircraft and ships, electronic entertainment devices, and chemical products. There is also a healthy volume of clothing products.

Hamburg Airport Cargo Center (HACC)

Hamburg Airport has made itself ready for the future of air freight with the new Hamburg Airport Cargo Center (HACC). The facility, constructed at a cost of around 50 million euros, was opened in May 2016. In total, around 20,000 square meters have been allocated to logistics space for handling companies and forwarding agents. Directly adjacent to the large freight hall are 44 loading ramp positions for trucks and 36 for articulated truck-trailer combinations. A 60-meter underpass under the street “Weg beim Jäger” links the new airfreight facility directly with the airport’s apron. HACC is based on a concept that allows for an annual capacity of around 150,000 tonnes of airfreight.

The special benefits of HACC include:

  • On-site veterinary and import border inspection post
  • Own customs inspection area
  • Temperature-controlled zones especially for pharmaceutical products
  • Multi-user concept: Freight forwarding agent handling in center of hall, integration of handling agents via ramp
  • Direct connection to apron
  • State-of-the-art technology (e.g. truck docks, palletising station, cold store and deep-freeze store, safes, radioactive rooms, hazardous goods store)

Our air cargo catchment area

Hamburg Airport connects a region of continual growth with new markets.

As an air cargo location, Hamburg Airport depends on its catchment area, with a radius of 200 kilometers. It stretches across the entirety of Schleswig-Holstein and extends into large sections of Lower Saxony and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and northern Saxony-Anhalt. Southern Denmark, too, relies on cargo flights from Hamburg. The total annual transport demand is around 250,000 tonnes. And because the Hamburg Metropolitan Region is growing at an above average weight, an annual growth rate of five percent is forecast for the medium term.

Hamburg Forwarding Agents Association

VHSp has been there for Hamburg’s forwarding agents for over a century.

As early as 1884, a number of Hamburg transport operators recognised that the best way to achieve the industry’s goals was to a group. And so the Hamburg Forwarding Agents Association (“Verein Hamburger Spediteure”, or “VHSp”) was born. This career and employer association represents the interests of its 350 members at regional, national, and even international levels. The association’s internal committees discuss the industry’s priorities. Working together with the responsible union, the association negotiates wages, salaries and collective agreements for the employees of forwarding agents. Companies also benefit from comprehensive advice relating to labour and social security law. Employees can undertake in-service training at the associated “Hamburg Transport Industry Academy” (“Akademie Hamburger Verkehrswirtschaft”). Weekly circulars, an electronic newsletter, and the continually updated website provide information on the latest developments in the freight forwarding business. Membership in VHSp is voluntary. The benefits are many. Further information and contact details for Verein Hamburger Spediteure e.V.  are available at: Hamburg Forwarding Agents Association

Logistics Initiative Hamburg

A public-private partnership secure’s Hamburg’s leading role in logistics in northern Europe.

Hamburg, in the far north, has developed to become one of the most dynamic logistics locations. Europe’s second-largest container port is here, with double digit growth in transshipment volumes. Road traffic, too, is growing at an above average rate here. A superb rail network makes Hamburg northern Europe’s central rail hub. And then there’s Hamburg Airport, serving the consistently growing demand for air cargo. To expand Hamburg’s role as northern Europe’s leading logistics location, more than 400 companies and institutions from the Metropolitan Region have joined forces to establish Germany’s largest industry network. Members of the Logistics Initiative Hamburg cover the industrial, trade and service sectors along with research and development. A total of eight working groups deal with such issues as enhancing the local profile, innovation and technology, commercial real estate, and human resources and qualification. As the first point of contact for the logistics business, the Logistics Initiative Hamburg conducts PR, organises networking events, and supports companies looking to locate here – to name just a few of its activities. Further information and membership forms are available online at Home | Logistik-Initiative Hamburg (hamburg-logistik.net)

Customs and border security

Customs and food and animal quarantine are the first stage of protection, and they are based at Hamburg Airport.


The airport and the surrounding region represent a single customs area. The customs office at Hamburg Airport administers passenger and goods traffic, in order to ensure that its guidelines and regulations are observed. Working with great care and flexibility at all times, the office facilitates speedy import and export handling for the logistics companies on the site.

Veterinary and import unit – Hamburg Airport Border Control Point

Every day, live animals, animal products, and food products from both animal and non-animal sources arrive in Hamburg by plane. Whenever these animals and goods do not originate in an EU state, the Hamburg Veterinary and Import Unit is to be notified before arrival. Import inspections are in place to ensure food safety and consumer protection as well as animal protection and animal health at the time of entry. At the same time, they serve to prevent the introduction of animal disease pathogens and to ensure transport appropriate to the type of product and/or the species of animal.

Alexander Müller
Concept and marketing & Air Cargo Center

Cargo service providers – contact details:

Cargo A-C

Air Cargo Professionals (Hamburg) GmbH
Air cargo, sea cargo, import, export, truck transport operations

Contact person: Herr Patrick Keding

Fax: +49 (0)40 5075 3079

Air Cargo Support & Services GmbH

Contact: Andreas Findeisen

Fax: +49 (0)40 5075 3350

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo

Contact person: Hans-Peter Hildebrand (management) or Wolfgang Kaffka (sales)

Fax: +49 (0)40 210064 229

Handling Partner: Swissport Cargo Services Deutschland GmbH

Air Hamburg Luftverkehrsgesellschaft mbH
Cargo Airlines

Contact person: Floris Helmers (management), Nathalie Vesper, Mike Ulka

Fax: +49 (0)40 70708 8999

airport-courier apc GmbH & Co. KG

Contact person: Hans-Jürgen Soppa

Fax: +49(0)40 5075 2896

24/h Hotline:  +49 (0)171 214 5678

Modern international logistics

Contact person: Wolfgang Filter (Management) +49 (0)40 5075 1984 orPetra Wendebourg (Branch Manager) +49 (0)40 5075 2290

Fax: +49 (0)40 5075 2966

Becker Transporte

Contact person: Roman Becker

B.P.L. GmbH
Biotech & pharma logistics

Contact person: Oliver Nitzsch

Fax: +49 (0)40 52560 5819

Central Global Cargo GmbH

Contact person: Christopher von Lagiewski

24h Hotline: +49 (0)6107 9048 45

Fax: +49 (0)40 5075 1904

Cargo D-H

Delta-Logistik GmbH & Co. KG
Logistics service provider

Contact person: Jasmin von Bastian (Head of Office)

Fax: +49 (0)40 5238 5283

Warehouse: +49 (0)40 5075 3830

Delta-Stallion Internationale Transport GmbH
Customs processing for import and export, air cargo, sea cargo

Contact persons:

Air freight export
Martina Harder

Tel.: +49 (0)40 555 03 – 105

Air freight import
Frank Bellmann
 +49 (0)40 555 03 – 101

Sea freight
Sabine Soppa
: +49 (0)40 555 03 – 109

DSV Air & Sea GmbH
Global Transport and Logistics

Contact person: Martin Bartels

Leitung: +49 (0)40 529067910

Import: +49 (0)40 529067920

Export: +49 (0)40 529067930

Express: +49 (0)40 529067940

Embassy Freight Services Europe (Germany) GmbH

Contact person: Olaf Griem

Fax: +49 (0)40 5075 1758

Emirates SkyCargo

Contact person: Gerrit Grimm

Fax: +49 (0)40 5075 3084

Federal Express Europe, Inc.
GEODIS Wilson Germany GmbH & Co. KG

Contact person: Ulf Kleinsorge Ulf.kleinsorge@de.geodiswilson.com

Fax: +49(0)40 5509 9160

Globe Air Cargo GmbH

Contact person: Nicole Fuhrberg

Fax: +49 (0)40 20934 6899

HAC Hanseatic Air Cargo und Logistik GmbH
Transport and logistics

Fax: +49 (0)40 5009 9250

Hamburg Express Luft- und Seespeditionsgesellschaft mbH
German air and sea cargo forwarding

Fax: +49(0)40 59 0292

HAM Company GbR
Handling, transport and logistics

Contact person: Markus Held

Cargo I-P

In Time Forwarding & Courier
Air cargo, sea cargo and truck transport for motorcycles

Contact person: Olaf J. Kleinknecht

Fax: +49 (0)40 5075 1657

Mobile: +49 (0)172 511 4011

Kroll Internationale Spedition GmbH
Air, sea and rail cargo


Stefan Kubatz (Branch Manager)

Tel: +49 (0)40/ 5075 2057


Alessio Amelsberg (air freight import / export)

Tel: +49 (0)40/ 5075 3021 


Oliver Arhelger (sea freight import)

Tel: +49 (0)40/ 5075 3723 


Perry Ibendorf (sea freight export) 

Tel: +49 (0)40/ 5075 3778 



Contact person: Martin Strunck

Tel: +49(0)40 5075 21 15 / -16

Fax: +49 (0)40 5075 3061

Logwin Air + Ocean Deutschland GmbH
Air cargo, sea cargo and land transport

Contact person: Thomas Meister (Branch Manager)

Fax: +49(0)40 59 9962

Lufthansa Cargo AG

Contact person: Wenzel Scholpp (Head of Sales & Handling Hamburg)

Handling partner: Austrian Airlines, Sun Express, Tunis Air

LUG aircargo handling GmbH, Niederlassung Hamburg

Contact person: Manfred Bayer

Fax: +49 (0)40 5075 1226

Mairon Cargo System GmbH
Innovative air and sea cargo forwarding agent

Contact person: Sabrina Domnick

NAVIS Schifffahrts- und Speditions-Aktiengesellschaft

Contact person: Ilona Birkenhagen

Fax: +49 (0)40 7894 8547

Patsis Transport eK

Contact person: Fred Patsis

Pauly Trans e.K. - NordCargo Logistik
Road traffic, air cargo, sea cargo

Contact person: Volker Pruske

Fax: +49 (0)40 55434 8389

PIT-Pelican Int. Transporte GmbH
Road traffic, air cargo, sea cargo

Contact persons: Claus-Jürgen Lange, Elisabeth Lange, Elke Junge, Hendrik Lange

Fax: +49 (0)40 599988

Mobile: +49 (0)172 4511236

Cargo O-Z

QCS Quick Cargo Service GmbH

Contact person: Regina Sünkel

Fax: +49 (0)40 59 6469

Simon Internationale Luftfracht GmbH
Transport company specialising in air, water and road traffic

Contact persons: G. Holst, S. Bruhns, W. Rühl (Export), S. Herlt (Import), M. Mikeska (Accounting)

Fax: +49(0)40 3999 9289

Mobile: +49(0)170 249 4574

Sovereign Aircargo Services GmbH
Air Cargo Services
Swissport Cargo Services Deutschland GmbH
Cargo Services

Contact person: Markus Eberhardt

Fax: +49 (0)40 7566 49110

Mobile: +49 (0)176 1227 0495

S.Z. Transport Express GmbH
International freight forwarding

Contact persons:

CEO: Mr. Ilja Stusser
Tel.: +49 (0) 40 180100-515
Mobile: +49 (0) 172 8516326
Email: ilja.stusser@sz-trans.de

Sales: Mr. Zoran Subotic
Tel.: +49 (0) 40 180100-514
Mobile: +49 (0) 172 4598799
Email: z.subotic@sz-trans.de

Tel.: +49 (0) 40 180100-514, -516, -517 
Email: info@sz-trans.de

TCA Globe Freight Logistic GmbH

Contact person: Stephanie Kiehn

Fax: +49 (0)40 50 4042

Mobil: +49 (0)171 938 0376

Transnautic Aircargo Agency

Contact person: Ronald Elsenberg

Fax: +49(0)40 5071 1599

Turkish Cargo
Air Cargo Transportation

Contact person: Cengiz Aygün      

Uwe Marx Transporte GmbH

Contact: Robert Michler (CEO)

Fax: +49(0) 40 52476 1620

WISAG Cargo Service Hamburg GmbH & Co. KG

Contact person: Ingolf Buresch

Fax: +49 (0)40 2109 194 03

Zell & Mohr Luftfracht GmbH
International freight forwarding

Contact person: Frank Armbrust

Fax: +49 (0)40 5075 1566