The Volkswagen plant in Emden produces the Passat range. The models currently built in Emden are the Passat saloon and the eighth generation of the Passat Variant as well as the GTE, the Alltrack and the Volkswagen Arteon. Approx. 234,000 vehicles rolled off the assembly line at the plant in 2017. The Port of Emden is the Volkswagen Group’s most important harbor complex. It is Europe’s third largest port for automotive distribution and the key hub for new vehicle imports and exports. Every year, about 950 ships, 150,000 railcars and 40,000 trucks come to the estuary of the Ems to deliver or collect some 1.4 million vehicles.