A Network of more than 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: the network for the maritime industry

Five Northern German countries – one maritime cluster! The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN) promotes and develops cooperation in the Northern German maritime industry. MCN creates dialogue platforms for stakeholders, so they can interact with each other, and it promotes interfaces with other industries.

ISL – Institut für Seeverkehrswirtschaft und Logistik

Universitätsallee 11-13
28359 Bremen

ISL - the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics - connects tradition and modern science since 1954. ISL is one of Europe´s leading institutes for maritime research, consultancy and transfer of know-how.
Based in the German cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven, we work on projects in the area of maritime markets and logistics on a global scale in interdiscipinary teams. We serve clients in the private and public sector. 

Main Objectives

  • Maritime Markets (statistics & forecasts on shipping, ship bulding and ports)
  • Information and communication (ICT) systems for the maritime industry
  • Simulation of logistics processes (container terminals, corridors, cargo flows, mounting of offshore wind parks)
  • Logistics cooperations (freight villages)
  • Security issues in maritime transport chains
  • Sustainability/Environmental aspects of maritime transports

Competent Advice

You have questions on maritime markets? We advise you in a competent way.

Combined Capabilities

You have an innovative idea? Please contact us. We are looking forward to discuss it with you and support you in designing joint project proposals.

Information Centre

You want to exploit our long-standing know-how built in numerous projects? Our staff members and our information centre are at your disposal.

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Cross-state network of the maritime industry

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

A maritime network

More than 350 companies and institutions in the maritime industry are already MCN members. The members.

Input and exchange on topics that concern you

Benefit from 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 them find 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 MCN with our newsletter (in German).

Transnationally Cooperations

Hansestadt Bremen Hansestadt Hamburg Mecklenburg Vorpommern Niedersachsen Schleswig Holstein