Kiel Port Prize goes to Jörn Grage of SCA Logistics
The 2017 annual Port of Kiel Prize has been awarded to Jörn Grage, Managing Director of SCA Logistics GmbH, Port of Kiel said in its press release. The award was presented on Thursday evening, September 14th, by Dr Dirk Claus, Managing Director of the PORT OF KIEL (SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co. KG) as part of celebrations to mark the “Sprottenback” – the traditional annual social get-together of companies in the port business community.
The new SCA Terminal was erected on a site of well over 16 hectares in the northern sector of the Ostuferhafen and has a hall storage area of more than 50,000 m². A total of 25 million Euros were invested and 80 new jobs created.
SCA cargo ships call at the Ostuferhafen twice a week from Sundsvall in northern Sweden and offload up to 160 pallets of paper products each trip. Products range from cellulose through newsprint to kraftliners and cartonage products for high-quality packaging - all destined for the German and European markets. In addition overseas containers are packed for shipment out of Hamburg to the Far East. On the return journeys to the Swedish east coast, the SCA ships carry a range of cargo such as vehicles, breakbulk, steel or materials for recycling.
The Port of Kiel
Kiel is one of the most versatile port locations on the Baltic coast. Terminal facilities for passenger and cargo ships of almost every kind and size are located around the Kiel Fiord. Kiel is an important ferry port with connections to Scandinavia, the Baltic region and Russia. It is also one of northern Europe’s leading cruise shipping ports and plays an important role as a regional supplier of both breakbulk and bulk goods. Ferry services are the backbone of port activity accounting for about 80 % of Kiel’s overall handling of 6.5 million tons in 2016. At the same time, a passenger handling volume of well over two million travellers a year underscores the significance of sea tourism and the port’s competence in the tourist traffic sector. Its geographic location and hinterland rail and road links make the port just as attractive for cargo handling as for passenger services.