• 2018 March 10 18:13

    Port of Kiel gets second cruise passenger handling terminal at the Ostseekai

    A second handling centre for cruise ship passengers and their luggage is being built at Kiel’s Ostseekai Cruise Shipping Terminal, the company said in its press release. Artist’s impressions of how the new building will look when complete have been made public for the first time at the ITB Berlin – the world’s leading trade fair for the travel industry.

    Dr Dirk Claus, Managing Director of the PORT OF KIEL (SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co. KG) said: “Sea tourism is a strong growth market sector for the port of Kiel. With a second terminal building we will be in a position to expand our capacities and increase handling quality.”

    In particular, the second terminal makes it possible to balance out individual operational processes. Whereas previously two ships were handled by just one terminal at the Ostseekai Terminal, in future every ship will have its own handling terminal.

    According to Dirk Claus: “We are taking a great leap forward against a background of ever more visits by cruise ships and increases in the sizes of those ships. A terminal for every ship berth means the best possible service for shipping companies and passengers.”

    Construction work is expected to begin in August this year. Completion and operation will follow next spring at the start of the 2019 cruise shipping season. The PORT OF KIEL is investing about € 7.5 million in the expansion of the cruise shipping terminal. Planned is a 3,700 m² two-storey terminal building designed by eins:eins architects Hillenkamp & Roselius within the framework of a co-operative workshop process.

    About the cruise shipping port of Kiel

    The PORT OF KIEL is one of the leading passenger ports in northern Europe. Three modern passenger terminals are available in close proximity to the city centre for ferry and cruise ships - at the Ostseekai, Norwegenkai and Schwedenkai. In addition ships are able to tie up at the Berth 1 cruise shipping terminal in the Ostuferhafen. Kiel is also linked by daily ferry shipping services to and from the Norwegian capital Oslo (Color Line), Gothenburg (Stena Line), and Klaipeda (DFDS). During this year’s cruise shipping season 166 visits by 32 different cruise ships have been notified. The port expects more than 2.1 million travellers and, for the first time, 600,000 of them will be cruise ship passengers. Kiel is the starting point for cruises to the big cities around the Baltic and on the Norwegian fiords. In addition however, the port is used by international passengers on running cruises as a stepping off point for land excursions throughout the federal German state of Schleswig-Holstein and to Lübeck and Hamburg.




2018 December 19

18:21 MHI Vestas and ESVAGT enter into another SOV contract
17:35 Alliance of ENGIE, EDPR, Sumitomo Corp. to develop offshore wind projects in Yeu-Noirmoutier and Dieppe-Le Tréport
17:33 Austal USA secures two LCS contract for U.S. Navy
17:25 Eni announces Merakes East Gas discovery in the Indonesian offshore
17:18 ScanOcean to resell Neste’s low-sulfur bunker fuel on the East Coast of Sweden
17:06 Port of Rotterdam Authority makes greener sea-going shipping more accessible
16:48 Dredging on IWW of Russia in 2018 fell by 14.6% Y-o-Y to 22.9 million cbm
16:26 NOVATEK signed Memorandum on Strategic Cooperation with SACE
16:03 Non-containerised cargo shows steady increase at Jebel Ali Port
15:42 V.F. Tanker merges into Volga Shipping Company
15:20 Cargo traffic via IWW of Russia forecasted to fall by 3% to 115 million tonnes in 2019
15:16 ESVAGT and Wind Power LAB developed new service concept improving wind turbine inspections
15:03 Royal Caribbean returns to Port of New Orleans
14:33 Maersk announces new rotation on Asia-Europe network
14:08 Concordia Maritime sells positions in chartered-in Suezmax vessels
13:33 SFL enters into lease financing agreement for 3 x 10,600-teu boxships and delivery of Front Falcon
12:58 Maersk joins the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative
12:55 7 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on December 18-19
12:23 Damen signs with Gerd Stensen for Stan Tug 1606
12:21 Havyard announces its eight windfarm service vessel
11:56 Simulation exercises to improve port security held in Panama
11:31 Port of Newcastle continues modernization of its bulk terminal
11:09 RF Government gives instructions to address the issue on construction of four gas-powered icebreakers
10:50 Regional workshop to address barriers for effective implementation of MARPOL Annex VI held at REMPEC
10:32 Brent Crude futures price down up 0.20% to $56.37, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.04% to $46.64
10:14 THE Alliance unveils enhanced service network for 2019
09:57 Finnish Transport Safety Agency set to contribute to automation of maritime navigation
09:35 FESCO BoD approved new composition of Executive Board
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,395 points

2018 December 18

18:21 Uniper SE and MOL enter into agreement on FSRU project in Germany, and one additional LNG transportation agreement
18:00 Throughput of Chinese ports grew by 4.3% to 8.47 billion tonnes in 11M’18
17:46 Rolls-Royce to deliver advanced ship technology to two more expedition cruise vessels for Mystic Cruises
17:43 Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth enters LR class
17:27 SOL adds Finnish port of Pietarsaari/Jakobstad to the Zeebrugge route network
17:04 Finnpilot Pilotage BoD decided for no increase in the pilotage fees for 2019
16:42 GTT bags yet another tank design order for LNGC duo
16:38 PRA starts construction of new plastics recycling facility at the Port of Amsterdam
16:25 Arctia and Meritaito join forces to expand their range of services
16:09 Crowley integrates DFTS management into government solutions group to unify supply chain services
15:42 KN enhances its relations with American LNG giants
15:18 BW Group Limited purchased 137,000 shares
14:53 Icebreakers of FSUE Rosmorport assisted 680 ships in navigation season 2018-2019
14:28 Shell Oman and Port of Duqm ink agreement to develop fuel bunkering facilities
14:11 Golar LNG receives LNTP for an FLNG vessel for Greater Tortue / Ahmeyim Project P1, West Africa
13:47 WEG and Praxis sign MoU to support Damen Saab bid for the Brazilian Navy
13:41 Eni gets approval of the investment plan for Merakes Development Project in Indonesia
13:22 Sovcomflot closes USD 264 million long-term revolving credit facility
12:58 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:40 Antwerp, Belgium will host the 3rd European Environmental Ports Conference on 12-13 June 2019
12:19 Keppel receives limited notice to proceed for GIMI FLNG
11:57 3 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on December 17-18
11:35 Terna’s MONITA HVDC Project: Nexans reaches key milestone with successful completion of submarine power cable
11:10 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 5.4% to 17.96 million TEUs in Jan-Nov’18
10:46 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in 11M’18 down 1.8% Y-o-Y to 45.49 million tonnes
10:23 Maersk announces rate increase for Far East to North Europe trade
10:05 Brent Crude futures price down 1.53% to $58.72, Light Sweet Crude – down 1.61% to $49.39
09:47 Austal export opportunity supported by Australian Government financing
09:31 Rosatom drafted Rules for providing navigational and hydrographic support in NSR waters
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,406 points

2018 December 17

18:23 Sembcorp Marine retains its position as Asia’s top cruise ship repair and upgrade solutions provider with newbuilds projects delivered in 2018