A Network of around 350 Members

Renowed Northern German companies cooperate across state boundaries and benefit from the cross-industry network.

Maritime Cluster Northern Germany

The platform of the maritime industry in Northern Germany.

Maritime Expertise in the MCN Specialist Groups

Intensive exchange between the economy and science across different industries.

Maritime Cluster Northern Germany: By members for members

Five Northern German countries – one maritime cluster! The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN) promotes and develops cooperations in the Northern German maritime industry. It creates platforms so that stakeholders are able to interact with each other and it also promotes interfaces with other industries.


symbolic shipping GbR

symbolic shipping GbR
Rothenbaumchaussee 140
20149 Hamburg

symbolic shipping is your partner for modern software solutions and cloud computing applications in the maritime sector – on and off-shore. We optimise your workflow and help your shipping company to stay competitive. symbolic shipping combines its expertise in modern digital communication technology with the challenging demands of today's shipping market.

Main Objectives

  • Software
  • Integration
  • Support
  • Consulting
  • Trainings


symbolic shipping comes with a wide line-up of complete software solutions. Our products cover the sea personnel, crewing, fleet management, QM/ ISM and office management areas.


Whatever your professional IT requirements are, we will be there for you.


Because of our professional team we can give our customers individual service for their needs. Depending on your software or IT solution we guarantee different services to guard and protect your workflow.


symbolic shipping analyses your IT infrastructure to optimise your business processes.

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Cross-state Network of the Maritime Industry

The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany promotes an consolidates the collaboration in the industry. We link up forces across federal state boundaries. We promote cooperation across various industries.

A Maritime Network

Around 350 companies and institutions in the maritime industry are already members of the MCN. The members.

Input and Exchange on Topics That Concern You

Receive valuable information and professional exchange in our interdisciplinary specialist groups.

Maritime Calendar

Whether specialist congresses, workshops or participation in trade fairs - our event programme is comprehensive and versatile.

Become a Member

We advise our members on project ideas, funding programmes and help finding the right project partners. More Information on membership.

Serving Northern Germany and the Maritime Industry

We have regional offices in Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein. Contact us.

Our Newsletter

News, projects and events from the maritime industry and the MCN with our newsletter (in German).

Transnationally Cooperations

Hansestadt Bremen Hansestadt Hamburg Mecklenburg Vorpommern Niedersachsen Schleswig Holstein