As Germany's largest and Europe's third largest container port Hamburg takes on an important distribution function for worldwide flows of goods. Four high performance container terminals make possible an annual handling capacity of some 12 million TEU (20-foot standard containers). Added to this is the capacity of the numerous multi-purpose terminals where alongside conventional general cargo containerised goods are handled. All container terminals are equipped with integrated rail terminals - that adds decisively to Hamburg's leading position among rail ports in Europe. As the large container terminals themselves fall under the int. port security code and are closed to the public they are not suited for on location shooting but provide the typical backdrops for Hamburg's harbour impressions, as well as the iconic Köhlbrandbrücke or the dockyards Blohm & Voss and Norderwerft.