The Network for the Maritime Industry

Shipbuilding, ship suppliers, marine engineering, shipping, offshore and more: the maritime sector has many facets – and enormous future potential. It is a key industry in Northern Germany and is playing a decisive role in shaping the region’s future economic development.

The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN) is an association that promotes and consolidates collaboration within this industry. We bring partners together across federal state boundaries. We promote cooperations and innovations across various industries. We assist in the search for innovation partners, advise on incentives and grant and arrange contacts in the maritime sector.

Regionally active across state boundaries

The MCN is a maritime network with about 350 members from the areas of business, research and politics. With regional offices in Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein, we have a local presence across the whole region. After all, only through ongoing dialogue with the whole cast of players can we find out which course to plot, which sluice gates to open and which ports to call at.

The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany was founded in 2011. Initially, the federal states of Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein worked together in the cross-state cluster; in September 2014, Bremen and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania joined as well. Since the beginning of 2017, the MCN has been operating in the form of an association.

Structure of the MCN