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.


Dornbusch 2
20095 Hamburg

Located in Hamburg, Germany, Nauticor GmbH & Co. KG is a leading provider of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as marine fuel. Nauticor and the group companies of its shareholder The Linde Group haveaccess to a broad range of expertise in cryogenic engineering, logistics and fuel supply. Nauticor's strategy is to cover the complete LNG value chain – from sourcing and transport through storageand distribution to refueling ships with LNG in strategically important ports.

Main Objectives

  • LNG
  • LNG supply
  • LNG bunker vessel
  • LNG infrastructure
  • Ship fuel


Tailormade LNG supply solutions with trucks and bunker vessel in European ports.


Belieferung der ersten zwei LNG-betriebenen Fähren in Deutschland. Regelmäßige Lieferungen an Werften und Schiffe in verschiedenen Häfen in Nordeuropa.


LNG is the most environmentalfriendly fuel with lontime potential due to a significant reduction of emissions.

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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.

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

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