Kalikai – heart & engine in the K+S logistics network

The storage and handling of dry bulk goods has been our core business since October 1927. In our port operation in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg, the Kalikai, most of the potash and salt products from the German mines of the K+S Group are stored and handled for worldwide shipping.

Site Facts

Kalikai Hamburg at a glance

Total area: 95,000 m2
Dock length: 500 m
Water depth: 11.30 m (at average low tide)
Storage capacity: 405,000 tonnes in 12 halls and 6 silo cells
Railway tracks:

Landside 2,800 m
Waterside 1,500 m

Conveyor systems: approx. 12,000 m
Rail unloading capacity: up to 1,200 tonnes/hour, or 26,000 tonnes/day
Ship loaders: 3 (capacity 2,000-3,000 tonnes/hour)
Grabbers: 2 (capacity 12 and 20 tonnes)
Bagging equipment:

3 lines for 25/50 kg bags in containers

1,000 kg big bags

Bulk loading container:

approx. 100 containers (20') per shift/loading station

Several loading stations possible at the same time

Technical handling capacity: max. 45,000 tonnes/day
Site Focus

The site at a glance


The Kalikai is known among shippers and ship owners as a particularly efficient, flexible, and reliable storage and handling facility. We maintain warehouses and silo cells for dry bulk materials with a total capacity of 405,000 tonnes on a property of over 95,000 m2.

At the 500 m long quay we handle about 500 sea and inland vessels per year. 3.5 - 4.5 million tonnes are handled each year, of which more than 1 million tonnes in containers. They are distributed by truck from the Kalikai to the various terminals and from there mainly shipped to the Far East. The Kalikai is the leading port in Hamburg for the export of bulk goods.

Within the framework of our business activities, partnership and long-term cooperation with shipping companies, railway and haulage companies as well as warehousing and handling companies is an integral part of our logistics management. It is supplemented by close cooperation with port authorities, pilots and moorings, tug services and ship suppliers, associations and political bodies.

Working at the Hamburg site

One employer – many opportunites


Discover attractive and varied job opportunities at K+S and get to know us as an employer. In motivated teams, you will have the opportunity to contribute your knowledge, strengths and ideas in a targeted way. In addition, we offer you attractive social benefits, extensive development opportunities, company health management and much more.

We are looking forward to getting to know you!



International standards & norms

Our products are certified according to international standards and norms. Here you can find our current certificates.

GMP+ FC Scheme 2020

Hamburg plant

ISO 50001 Certificate K+S Aktiengesellschaft

K+S Aktiengesellschaft Certificate with enclosure

ISO 50001 Certificate

K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH

Sicher mit System Certificate

Hamburg plant (K+S Transport GmbH)
Contact & Route

Your contact

If you have any questions about the Hamburg site, please use our contact options and we will take care of your request immediately!

K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH Handling facility Kalikai
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Blumensand 27
21107 Hamburg
+49 40 75275 122