Since its buy in 2007, the historical freighter MS Bleichen is moored at Bremen quay, where it is being restored diligently. It will be preserved as a museum ship in running order. The MS Bleichen is a traditional cargo ship. By using the characteristic onboard cargo gear, the transfer of individually packaged goods before the invention of the container can be demonstrated. Owner of the MS Bleichen as well as of different railway carriages at the quay is the foundation Hamburg Maritime.
On request, the Stiftung Hamburg Maritime offers guided tours on the deck and into the engine room of the 50 years old cargo ship. At several weekends, the ship is loaded and unloaded with the onboard cargo gear. Furthermore, the MS Bleichen can be rented for celebrations and events.