The port of Schwelgern is mainly used for inbound logistics, and forms part of an integrated raw material process chain. With its annual handling capacity of around 20 million metric tons – most of which are raw materials – it is one of the most efficient inland ports in Germany. Around 10,000 push barges with up to 2,700 metric tons of raw materials for the iron and steel industry arrive there every year.
Ship unloaders for handling ores and sintered fuels are located on both the south and east banks. Slewing cranes to supply the coking plant with coking coal stand on the west bank. Rail wagons are loaded at the loading bridge.
Mill byproducts are loaded into motor vessels at the loading facilities.