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.

Briese Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG

Hafenstraße 12
26789 Leer

The Briese Group combines the chartering networks of BBC Chartering, the global market leader for the carriage of heavy-lift and project cargoes, and Briese Chartering, a leading provider of European short sea shipping services, with the technical management of the world’s largest multipurpose fleet. Additional activities include the financing of ships, the realization of innovative newbuilding programs, the sale and purchase of vessels and the technical management of research vessels.

Main Objectives

  • Global carriage of break bulk, heavy lift and project cargoes
  • Ship management of multipurpose and research vessels
  • Ship financing, ship newbuilding, Sale & Purchase of vessels
  • Other strategic investments

Market access

We offer customers the premier commercialization of their multipurpose and heavy lift tonnage.


We ensure highest technical uptime and capture value for any group managed vessel.


We develop game changing new-building programs for multipurpose vessels.

Added value

We operate a sustainable businesses model to create and capture value for customers and investors.

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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

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