Facts & Figures

Individual handling statistics

1.519 ships called at the Port of Kiel in 2016, with a total tonnage of 37,097,915 NT. The total amount of handled cargo, i.e. 6,479,727 tons includes goods movement via public quay facilities (6,052,388 tons) and private facilities (427,339 tons). The public facilities mostly handled vehicles, grains, animal feed, stone chippings, general goods, forest products, oilseeds and fertilizer; the private facilities handled petroleum, scrap and coal.

Total turnaround

  2015 2016
Bulk 1,174,250 tons 993,427 tons
General cargo 4,980,794 tons 5,486,300 tons
Total 6,155,044 tons 6,479,727 tons
Share of ferry traffic 4,955,969 tons 5,472,623 tons

With 3,824,838 tons of incoming cargo and 2,654,889 tons of outgoing cargo, the ratio of receipt to dispatch shifted from 56.83 % : 43.17 % in 2015 to
59.03 % : 40.97 % in 2016.

Ferry traffic

In ferry traffic, the various check-in facilities have handled about 67.12 million passengers and 128.43 million tons of freight cargo since their commissioning. The number of passengers in ferry traffic in the year under review amounted to 1,599,375 and therefore exceeded the results of 2015 by 2.7 %, i.e. 42,032 passengers. In the freight sector, 5,472,623 tons of freight cargo were transhipped via the facilities managed by the PORT OF KIEL in 2016. This represents an increase of 512,688 tons (+10.3 %) compared to 2015.

The statistics for the different traffics are as follows:

  Passengers Cargo
Cargo- and liner services 2015 2016 2015 2016
Norway 1,094,516 1,115,099 709,034 762,700
Sweden 382,412 400,332 1,965,450 2,300,586
Russia/Baltic States 80,415 83,944 2,285,451 2,409,337
Total 1,557,343 1,599,375 4,959,935 5,472,623

 

Combined cargo transport (rail/ship)

In 2016, a total of 29,316 units (2015: 28,145 units) was handled at the transhipment facilities at Ostuferhafen and Schwedenkai - an increase of 1,168 units
(4.2 %).

Container handling

In comparison to the previous year, the amount of handled containers increased by 930 TEU to 24,369 TEU, i.e. by 4.0 % in the year under review. The container tonnage decreased by 18,088 tons to 318,203 tons of cargo, i.e. 5.4 %.

 

Cruise ships & excursion traffic

In the year under review, 147 cruise ships called at the Port of Kiel (2015: 132). A total of 485,497 passengers boarded or disembarked.
Passenger transport in ship excursion traffic offered in the Port of Kiel decreased by 3,509 passengers/5.77 %: 57,339 passengers were carried from and to Kiel.

 

Kiel, 15th January 2017