The small city Haren with a population of 25.000 is also called the “shipping town “

 With over 300 registered ocean-going vessels and 26 domiciled shipping companies, Haren is the third most important shipping location of Germany.

The headquarter of the Transatlantische Schifffahrts GmbH & Co. KG is located in Haren (Ems), centrally between the Dutch ports of Rotterdam, Amsterdam in the west and the ports of Bremerhaven, Hamburg in the north.