A Network of More Than 300 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.

E.R. Schiffahrt GmbH & Cie. KG

E.R. Schiffahrt GmbH & Cie. KG

Hohe Bleichen 12

20354 Hamburg


E.R. Schiffahrt is an international maritime services provider for container ships and bulk carriers with more than 80 vessels under management. Established in 1998 by Erck Rickmers the company employs around 3,000 people on land and at sea. DNV GL awarded E.R. Schiffahrt with its ‘Excellence – 5 Stars’ certificate for exceptional safety, environmental and quality standards. In 2012 the company joined the UN Global Compact, a voluntary initiative to promote sustainable development.

Main Objectives


a dedicated ship manager offering a comprehensive and state-of-the-art ship management product portfolio with particular focus on performance, efficiency, digitisation and advanced customer care

service approach with the perspective of a shipowner: We put as much emphasis on maintaining the value of each ship as on its efficient operation, applying our customers’ preferred KPIs.

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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

More than 300 companies and institutions in the maritime industry are already members of the MCN. The members.

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

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

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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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