Kiel, March 9th 2018: A second handling centre for cruise ship passengers and their luggage is being built at Kiel’s Ostseekai Cruise Shipping Terminal. Artist’s impressions of how the new building will look when complete have been made public for the first time at the ITB Berlin.
Kiel, March 9th 2018: Good opportunities for local port cities are up for grabs as a cruise shipping boom sweeps the Baltic. Both Rostock and Kiel are already profiting from it. Between them they are expecting 1.3 million cruise ship visitors during this year’s season – an increase of 12.5% over last year.
Kiel, March 7th 2018: Sea cruises are being rated ever higher on the tourism scale in Schleswig-Holstein. This year, more than 2 .1 million sea travellers are expected in Kiel and 600.000 of them – or 17 % more than last year - will be cruise ship passengers. More than 1.5 million ferry ship passengers are also expected.
Kiel, January 15th 2018: In 2017 Kiel again posted record handling while also passing the seven million ton mark for the first time. Overall, 7,407.376 tons were loaded or unloaded. That represents an increase of 14.3 % over the previous year and is the best annual result ever achieved by the port.
Kiel, January 9th 2018: Another warehouse for Russian forestry products was inaugurated in the Ostuferhafen on Tuesday January 9th. The new Shed 12 was built inside just six months and represents an investment of € 1.5 million.
Kiel, December 14th 2017: Knud Sörensen (63), the Marketing Director of the Port of Kiel (SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co. KG) and Managing Director of Kombi Port GmbH is being seen off into retirement today at a reception in his honour in Kiel’s traditional Eckmannspeicher.
Kiel, October 23rd, 2017: The 2017 cruise shipping season ended in Kiel on October 21st with a visit from the “AIDAvita”. This year the port was visited on 143 separate occasions by 29 different cruise ships. For the first time the number of passengers embarking or disembarking at the port’s cruise shipping terminals passed the half million mark.
Kiel, September 15th, 2017: The 2017 annual Port of Kiel Prize has been awarded to Jörn Grage, Managing Director of SCA Logistics GmbH. The award was presented on Thursday evening, September 14th, as part of celebrations to mark the “Sprottenback”.
Kiel, September 2nd 2017: The “MSC Fantasia” arrived at the Ostseekai from St Petersburg in Russia early on Saturday September 2nd for what is the 350th visit by an MSC cruise ship to the port of Kiel. Marking the anniversary Captain Galano unveiled a bronze plaque on Kiel’s Cruise Ship Walk of Fame.
Kiel, August 3rd, 2017: Dr Bernd Buchholz, Minister of Economics, Transport, Labour, Technology and Tourism in the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein, paid an official visit to the port of Kiel on August 1st.
Kiel, June 22nd, 2017: The Kieler Woche sailing regatta - the biggest maritime folk festival and sail sport event in northern Europe – is a big draw for cruise ships as well as many other vessels. Between the 17th and the 25th of June Kiel expects visits by a total of fifteen different luxury liners.
Kiel, June 14th, 2017: Europe’s most modern ship waste-water reception facility went into operation at Kiel’s Ostseekai on June 14th. During an inauguration ceremony the new plant’s valves were symbolically opened.
Kiel, May 12th, 2017: The latest newbuilding to join TUI Cruises – “Mein Schiff 6” – has berthed in Kiel for the first time. Kiel is the ship’s first passenger port of call in Germany she has visited since she was handed over just a few days ago in Turku in Finland.
Kiel, May 12th, 2017: On Friday, May 12th, Kiel welcomed two very special cruise ships for their first ever visits to the port. The elegant “Le Soléal” berthed directly next to the TUI Cruises newbuilding “Mein Schiff 6” at the Ostseekai Terminal.
Kiel, May 9th, 2017: The PORT OF KIEL, along with Color Line Cargo and SCA Logistics, is putting its service pallet on display May 9-12th on Stand 113, Hall B3 at ‘transport logistic’ in Munich – the world’s leading trade fair for logistics and supply chain management.
Kiel, April 29th, 2017: The biggest cruise ship to visit the Port of Kiel during this year’s summer season arrived on Saturday April 29th from Zeebrugge. The 138,000 GT “MSC Fantasia”, which is 333 m long, reached the Kiel Fiord in the early morning and was given a water fountain welcome and escorted to her berth at the Ostseekai Cruise Shipping Terminal.
Kiel, April 27th, 2017: The expansion of Kiel’s Ostuferhafen is being funded by the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein out of its Forward Planning Programme: Economy. On Thursday April 27th, State Premier Torsten Albig handed over notification of the relevant approval for EUR 9.9 million to the Lord Mayor of the State Capital of Kiel Dr Ulf Kämpfer.