Our Terminals

Names, facts and figures about the port areas on the Kiel Fjord.

Overview port areas PORT OF KEIL and Airport
Picture: Tom Körber


The PORT OF KIEL consists of the city ports (Schwedenkai, Sartorikai, Ostseekai and Norwegenkai), the Ostuferhafen, the canal ports (Nordhafen and Nordmole) as well as Kiel Airport. The largest coherent part of the port is situated on the east bank of the Kiel Fjord. This is where the ferry lines to Northern Sweden, Russia and to the Baltic States are concentrated. The city port is characterised by the ferries of the liner services to Scandinavia and the cruise ships. The Nordhafen and Nordmole and Kiel Airport are located on the Kiel Canal.

Here you can find Directions how to get to the Terminals.

Aerial view Schwedenkai and inner city port
Picture: Tom Körber


Daily departures to Gothenburg with the big RoPax ferries of Stena Line departing from Schwedenkai offer ideal opportunities. The target markets in Scandinaiva are reached overnight. Short distances on the terminal to any other mode of transport as well as the separation of pasenger and cargo handling create optimum conditions. The direct rail link enables transhipment of cargo from rail to ship.

The expension of the rail connection was founded by the European Union.

Details Berths 24/25

Capacity   3,000 passengers
Min. depth   up to 9 m
RoRo-berths   2
Quay length   720 m
Total area   64,000 m2
1 RTG crane   up to 40 tonnes capacity
Shore power   available
Intermodal terminal


Aerial view Norwegenkai and inner city port
Picture: Tom Körber


The Norwegenkai ranks among the best terminal facilities on the German coast. This is where Color Line heads off to Oslo on a daily basis and consitutes the only direct ferry connection from Germany to Norway. The terminal offers an efficient structure with short distances to all other modes of transport with direct rail connection and separated passenger and cargo facilities.

The project shore power Norwegenkai was funded by using subsidies from the programme „Improvement of the regional economic infrastructure“ (GRW)

Details Berths 21/22

Capacity   2,500 passengers
Min. depth   up to 9 m
RoRo-berths   2
Gangways   2
Total area   45,000 m2
Shore power   available
Intermodal terminal


Aerial view Ostseekai
Picture: Meike Hansen Archimage


The high-performace cruise terminals at the Ostseekai in the heart of the city center rank among the most modern cruise terminals on the German coast. 800,000 passengers begin or end their cruises here every year. It has been designed for the high requirements of today's cruise ships and their guests. Designed for the high demands of today's cruise ships and their guests, Terminal 27 and Terminal 28 offer bright and modern check-in areas with comfortable waiting areas and terraces with a view of the Kiel Fjord.

The system for receiving waste water from ships at the Ostseekai was funded by the state of Schleswig-Holstein. Read more ...

The on-shore power plant Ostseekai and Schwedenkai was funded by the European Union and the joint task "Improvement of the regional economic structure". Read more ...

Details berths 27/28

Terminals   27/28
Capacity (pax)   6,500/4,500
Min. depth   9.4/9.6 m
Berths   2
Gangways   2
Quay length   355 m/285 m
Operation areas   7,300 m2/14,500 m2
Waiting areas   2,500 m2/1,500 m2
Luggage areas   2,500 m2/1,800 m2
Shore power   available


Berth No. 1
Berth No. 1, Ostuferhafen
Picture: KSK Media

Berth No. 1, Ostuferhafen

This new Cruise Berth No. 1 was opened in June 2014. The outdoor area, the baggage claim and the modern and light-flooded passenger terminal with a view over the Kiel Fjord offer enough space for handling large ships. Best nautical and operational conditions.

Details Berth No 1

Capacity   5,500 passengers
Quay length   395 m
Min. depth   9.6 m
Quay hight   4.95 m
Gangway   mobile
Waiting area   1,300 m2
Operation area   13,000 m2


Aerial view Ostuferhafen

Ostuferhafen Cargo Centre

The Ostuferhafen is the freight and logistics centre on the Kiel Fjord. It is the biggest part of the PORT OF KIEL and it is where the ferry lines to the Baltic States and West Sweden are located. With six berths, LoLo and RoRo facilities as well as an intermodal terminal, the Ostuferhafen offers the option of trimodal handling with outdoor storage areas, warehouses and service buildings.

The 5th Expansion Phase, the Port Apron of Kiel’s Ostuferhafen and Upgrading RoRo Ramps and Optimisation of Routing have been funded by the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Details berths 1-9

Quay length   1,700 m
Min. depth   11.5 m
Total area   500,000 m2
Warehouses   73,800 m2
Covered areas   16,500 m2
2 cranes   up to 140 tonnes capacity
1 RTG crane   up to 45 tonnes capacity
RoRo-berths   6
Intermodal terminal


Aerial view Nordmole, Nordhafen and entrance Kiel-Canal
Picture: Peter Lühr


The Nordhafen, situated near the locks of Holtenau, is a maritime commercial area. The trimodal facility is located perfectly for all modes of transport. The direct link to the national highways (Autobahn) and rail network are two of the locational advantages. Being located directly on the Kiel Canal offers seamless accessibility to barges and seagoing vessels.

Details berths 32 a & b

Quay length   491 m
Min. depth   up to 9.5 m
General storage area   16,000 m2
Silos   77,000 m2
Aerial view Nordmole, Nordhafen and entrance Kiel-Canal
Picture: Peter Lühr


The Nordmole is located in Kiel-Wik at the entrance to the Kiel Canal which is the most frequented artificial waterway in the world. The facilities are used for handling construction material and are ideal for handling self-unloading bulk carriers.

Details berth 31

Quay length   375 m
Max. draft   10.5 m
Total area   8,000 m2
Airport Kiel
Aerial view Airport Kiel
Picture: Tom Körber

Flughafen Kiel (KEL)

KIEL AIRPORT is managed by PORT OF KIEL and is the regional airport of the state capital. The area offers versatile development opportunities and the unique atmosphere of an airport with a view of the Kiel Fjord. It is located less than 15 minutes away from the city port terminals and offers the perfect symbiosis of air and sea transport. Services: Maintenance, repair, overhaul, helicopter flights and sightseeing flights, charter flights, flight school, sky diving, gliding, restaurant, Port Parking.

Details Kiel Airport

Typ   Airport Kiel-Holtenau
Position   N 54° 22' 46,09'', E 10° 08' 42,54''
Runway   Tarmac: 1.320 x 30 m, 08/26
ILS   Instrument landing system CAT 1
Hangars   available

Overview cruise terminals

Terminals Ostseekai Ostuferhafen Norwegenkai
Berth (no.) 27/28 1 22
Length of quayside (m) 355/285 395 175
Min. depth (m) 9.4/9.6 9.6 9.0
Waiting area (sqm) 2,500/1,500 1,300 1,600
Luggage area (sqm) 2,500/1,800 2,000 500
Operational area (sqm) 7,300/14,500 13,000 4,000
Capacity (cruise passengers) 6,500/4,500 5,500 1,000
Gangway boarding bridge shoreside, mobile boarding bridge
ISPS certificate yes yes yes
City centre distance 300 m 8 km 300 m