Services: We move almost everything

Our services

Container handling is our core business. However, our entire range of services is even more versatile: we offer comprehensive services in the areas of storage, maintenance and repair. Seaworthy packaging and the transportation of goods round off the professional overall container package.

The operation of intermodal terminals is a fundamental part of our service chain.

Here we facilitate a smooth transition between the various modes of transport – whether by ship, rail or truck.

EUROGATE – an essential interface in the supply chain for the transportation of goods in Europe.

We don’t just get goods on their way with container ships: in addition to our comprehensive terminal services, intermodal transport is also one of our areas of expertise. Together with our partners, we provide reliable and cost-effective transport solutions for connections between the North Sea ports and the industrial centers of Europe at all times.

EUROGATE Intermodal primarily serves destinations in Germany and Hungary. As an intermodal company, Contship Italia focuses on efficient transport services between Italy and Central Europe.

EUROGATE Intermodal, or EGIM for short, offers regular connections for container transportation between the North Sea ports, southern Germany and south-eastern Europe.

The Contship Italia Group has an extensive network of intermodal connections between Italian ports and various markets in Central Europe.

The container expert: REMAIN offers top service for all aspects of steel boxes. From renting or storing empty, full and refrigerated containers to cleaning and repairing used containers.

Our services:

  • Container inspection according to CSC, ICCL, UCIRL or VW criteria
  • Container repairs
  • Container cleaning

Our services:

  • Handling of empty and full containers with modern handling equipment
  • Above-average storage capacities for empty and full containers
  • Optimal connections to road and rail transport at all locations
  • Terminal proximity and presence in the German seaports

Our portfolio:

  • 24/7 monitoring and refrigerated container emergency service 365 days a year
  • 200 connections for refrigerated containers

Our portfolio:

  • Purchase of new and used containers
  • Sale and rental of new and used containers
  • Conversion and equipment according to individual requirements

Whether sea or land transportation: we bring goods safely to their destination. At the EUROGATE container terminals in Bremerhaven, Hamburg and Wilhelmshaven, our subsidiaries ensure that goods are packed appropriately for transportation – and protected from external influences. Our experts develop tailor-made packaging solutions to ensure the reliable transportation of project loads, oversized and particularly heavy or sensitive goods.

Container packing station – CFS

Stowing containers, securing loads, storing goods: our packing station offers the right solution for every container. As a professional service provider, our range of services also includes the handling of individual projects, bulk transactions and break-bulk – in connection with all modes of transport.

Full-service partner for freight management

Expert full-service provider: Our EUROGATE Container Terminal in Bremerhaven operates its own Container Freight Station – directly on the terminal site. The packing station has a total area of approx. 100,000 m2 – 35,000 m2 of which is covered. This means that goods can be processed regardless of the weather.


Inbound/outbound delivery
– Inbound/outbound delivery by truck, wagon or barge

Warehouse management
– Storage of all goods, including in the security area (provided the IMO class allows temporary storage)

Break-bulk handling
– Inbound/outbound delivery of break-bulk by truck, wagon or barge
– Handling with reachstacker (up to 40 tons) or container gantry crane (up to 90 tons)
– Break-bulk interim storage
– Transport of service trailers to and from the power quay
– Floating crane mooring (from 95.1 tons)

Management of
– Repackaging/repacking
– Customs/forwarding services

IT solutions
– Direct access to terminal software
– Customized IT solutions (WLAN/scanner)

Additional services
– BHT (Bremen port telematics) order creation
– Gassing/degassing of containers
– Bundling/unbundling flats

EUROGATE Container Terminal Bremerhaven – Container Freight Station
Senator-Borttscheller-Str. 6
27568 Bremerhaven
Phone: +49 471 1425-4443

Lashing of containers and break-bulk

We have a firm grip on containers: with lashing, SWOP ensures that containers and non-containerized goods on board ocean-going vessels are secured for transport. Especially in heavy seas, the lashing protects the containers from shifting or even tipping over. This not only guarantees the integrity of the cargo, but also the safety of the crew. Additional special services at the terminal, such as the re-lashing of general cargo onto roll trailers or flatracks, are also part of our range of services.

Import and export

The right partner when it comes to import and export: SWOP. We guarantee reliable transportation of goods. With C-type customs warehouses, we have extensive storage space in Hamburg and Bremerhaven. In addition, our high-performance IT applications enable seamless documentation of all processes.

Export packaging and stowage services

Our priority: getting every load safely to its destination. Our team of trained specialists finds the optimal and standard-compliant packaging solution for every cargo – this applies to both sea and land transportation. Even heavy cargo, bulk goods or oversized loads are no challenge for our specialists: With the help of the latest technology at the EUROGATE terminals in Hamburg and Bremerhaven, we ensure that the packaging is suitable for transportation, optimally protecting every load from external influences, even during intermodal transport.

Our packaging and shipping processes are based on the respective guidelines of our clients. We work directly on site or at our terminals on flat racks, platforms, open tops or in closed containers. We provide our customers with all the necessary packaging materials directly, including prefabricated boxes and crates.


Whether export containers or flats: We weigh with an appropriate weighing system in accordance with SOLAS guidelines and method 1. This means that we determine the gross weight by weighing the entire container after packing. Our customers receive the weighing result by e-mail immediately after weighing.


Our company is AEO F and ISO certified.

– AEO certificate, pdf, 288,22 kB
– Certificate ISO 9001, pdf, 450,39 kB

SWOP Seaworthy Packing GmbH
Kurt-Eckelmann-Straße 1
21129 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 7405-2218
Fax: +49 40 7405-2217