• 2018 September 12 08:05

    Kiel marks 150th cruise ship call this season

    The cruise ship “Aurora”, part of the fleet of the English shipping company P&O Cruises, arrived early Tuesday morning for her first visit to the Kiel Fiord. The ship’s maiden call also marked the 150th visit to Kiel this year by a cruise ship. Nicole Claus, Cruise Shipping Director of the PORT OF KIEL said: “Actually it’s the very first time ever that we have registered 150 visits in a single season. The arrival today of the “Aurora” is a milestone which underscores the development of Kiel into one of the leading cruise shipping ports in northern Europe”, she added. The port actually expects a total of 165 visits by cruise ships up to the end of this year’s season in October and has already passed its previous record of 147 visits recorded in 2016. While the more than 1,800 English-speaking passengers on board “Au-rora” were using the visit for a range of day excursions ashore, Nicole Claus was welcoming Captain David Pembridge at a reception on board and presenting him with the traditional commemorative plaque awarded by the Schleswig-Holstein federal state capital of Kiel to ships visiting the port for the first time. “Aurora” is the third P&O Cruises ship to visit Kiel and follows “Arcadia”, which called in 2016 and 2017, and “Adonia” in 2014.

    “Aurora” is on a 14-day cruise of Scandinavia and Russia, which began in Southampton on Au-gust 31st and has already taken the ship to Copenhagen, Helsinki, St Petersburg, Tallinn and Riga. During her stay in Kiel, “Aurora” is berthed at the Ostseekai Cruise Terminal. Because this facility is very close to the centre of Kiel, passengers have every opportunity to explore the state capital on their own, or to take part in a classic, organised excursion into Schleswig-Holstein itself. The possibilities include guided tours of the Kiel Fiord, visits to the historic Hanse city of Lübeck and themed excursions to the metropolis of Hamburg. Also on the pro-gramme are panoramic trips to the seaside spa resort of Laboe and to the scenic region known as Holstein Switzerland. “We look forward to seeing many international guests in our city”, says Nicole Claus. “Kiel has a lot to offer its visitors and is an ideal stepping-off point for excur-sions into the whole of northern Germany”, she adds. In the evening, “Aurora” was leaving Kiel for Denmark’s Skagen at the northern tip of Jutland and will end her current cruise on Sep-tember 14th back in Southampton. The ship was built in 2000 at the Meyer Werft in Pa-penburg for P&O Cruises, which has in the meantime become part of the Carnival Corporation. “Aurora” is of 76,152 GT and is 270 m long and 32 m wide. She has 935 cabins for 1,874 passen-gers.

    The SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co. KG (PORT OF KIEL) operates Kiel’s commercial port on be-half of the federal state capital of Kiel, of which it is a 100% subsidiary. Kiel has three modern passenger terminals which are located in the immediate proximity of the city centre at the Ost-seekai, Norwegenkai and Schwedenkai. In addition, cruise ships can tie up at Berth 1 in the Ostuferhafen. During the 2018 season, 32 different cruise ships are expected to make a total of 165 visits to Kiel while 600,000 cruise ship passengers are expected to board or disembark from ships up to the end of the season. In just the last few days, construction has begun at the Ost-seekai of an additional terminal building. It represents an investment by Kiel in the expansion of its capacity and in increased handling quality. The new terminal building will serve in particu-lar to separate individual operational processes. Whereas previously two ships were handled by just one terminal at the Ostseekai. From the 2019 season every ship will have its own handling terminal.




2020 August 12

18:57 Risavika LNG index for September up by 8.9 % week on week
18:27 Andreas Rieckhof new Chairman of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH Supervisory Board
18:08 At the three Hamburg container terminals throughput volume down 12.0 % in H1 2020
18:07 Sri Lanka Ports Authority assures safe handling of dangerous cargo under UN regulations
17:47 Rosmorport’s Azov-Black Sea branch adds TSHD Sommers to its fleet
17:43 Boluda Towage Europe takes on two new tugs from Damen Shipyards Group
16:49 Investors set to inject in excess of RUB 19 bn in federal port infrastructure facilities development
15:44 MoD eyes placing more orders for the Steregushchiy class corvettes with Amur Shipyard
15:17 Joint R&D Starts for Use of Ammonia in Marine Transportation to Reduce GHG Emissions
14:47 CMA CGM announces PSS from Asia to North Europe
14:21 MST wins contract for building 19m high-speed patrol craft duo for the Royal Navy
14:03 MOL issues an update on the Capesize bulker "Wakashio" aground off Mauritius
13:20 Port of Kiel constructs the new port apron
12:01 THE Alliance announces COVID-19 response measures for September 2020
11:57 Northern Sea Shipping acquires the MV Siyaniye Severa
10:36 LNG vessel completes 10,000th Neopanamax transit at the Panama Canal
10:02 Crude futures prices continue upward trend
09:32 Baltic Dry Index as of Aug 11
09:00 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 12

2020 August 11

18:07 Saigon Newport chooses Kalmar Essential Terminal Tractor for Cat Lai Terminal
17:43 Global Industry Alliance developes Just In Time Arrival Guide
17:36 Maersk Tankers hires Eva Birgitte Bisgaard as its new Chief Commercial Officer
17:00 CMA CGM announces PSS from Asia to North Europe
16:35 NORDEN adds 2 vessels to the existing newbuilding contract with NACKS
16:22 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port’s handled volumes in Jan-Jul dropped 12.7%
15:34 PETRONAS Research joins FASTsubsea’s subsea pump development
15:18 SCF Group's Igor Tonkovidov: Shipowners’ ability to compete with each other will be increasingly determined by their readiness to adopt advanced technologies
14:03 Houlder wins contract for Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s new purpose-built vessel
13:39 IMO assists in MV Wakashio oil spill response
13:11 Cameron LNG Train 3 begins commercial operation
12:56 Seven-month crude exports via CPC Marine Terminal fell 1.4%
12:29 Port of St. Peterburg Captain releases new allowable drafts in Greater Port St.Petersburg basin
12:05 The Standard Club issues Guidelines for the use of electronic record books (ERBs) under MARPOL
11:08 Port of Ust-Luga based Multipurpose Reloading Complex steps up its efforts to protect the environment
11:04 Transhipment in North Sea Canal ports down by more than 10 percent due to coronavirus crisis
10:31 CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal launches new direct services to Europe and Indian Subcontinent
10:15 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 11
09:54 Crude futures prices extend upward trend
09:33 Baltic Dry Index as of Aug 10
09:08 Average spot market price for Russian M100 product soars to 11,582 rub/mt

2020 August 10

17:20 HMM joins forces with CMA CGM on TTI Algeciras operation
17:19 Commercial Port of Vladivostok's seven-month container volumes rose 8.1%
17:12 APM Terminals to acquire ALC´s container terminal in Aarhus
17:06 IMO sets remote meeting plan for September-December 2020
16:57 Capesize bulker “Wakashio” aground off Mauritius
16:47 Freight traffic at Russian seaports in Jan-Jul fell 2.1%
15:58 Seven-month coal throughput at Port Vysotsky falls 7.5%
14:27 Vostochnaya Verf launches Grachonok-class anti-saboteur boat (Project 21980) for Pacific Fleet
13:28 ONEGO Shipyard launches a self-propelled hopper barge "Morskaya"
13:22 IMO report on GHG finds a decoupling between trade and emissions in shipping
12:20 Anders Opedal taking over as president and CEO of Equinor from 2 November 2020
10:21 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Melia with Ausca
10:17 Containerships and APM Terminals Gijon form eco-friendly intermodal solution connecting Spain, UK and Ireland
09:31 Crude futures prices take upward trend
09:06 Baltic Dry Index as of Aug 7
08:58 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug10

2020 August 9

16:21 MPA launches six next-generation patrol craft to grow its frontline capabilities
15:35 Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding prepares for Navy frigate work
14:03 NCLH reports Q2, 2020 financial results
13:27 USCG Cutter Legare offloads nearly 5,000 lbs. of cocaine, marijuana