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  • 2018 November 28 09:19

    PORT OF KIEL expands cruise passenger handling capacities

    The building construction of the second Ostseekai terminal building for cruise passengers is about to start. Kiel’s Lord Mayor Dr Ulf Kämpfer, Town Councillor for Urban Development Doris Grondke, PORT OF KIEL Managing Director Dr Dirk Claus as well as the architects Christoph Roselius and Ralf Dieter Ladwig jointly laid the foundation for the new building on 27th November.

    The two-storey building of 3,700 m² has been designed by the consortium “Terminalgebäude Liegeplatz 28 GbR” consisting of eins:eins Architekten Hillenkamp & Roselius and the Architect’s Office Ladwig.

    The second terminal is going to be built at the northern side of the existing building and forming and ensemble with the latter. The functional features of the new building are adapted from the existing one. While luggage handling can be found on the ground floor, the top floor is for passengers and the check-in processes. A gangway leads the travellers directly on board.
     
    About the Kiel Cruise Port

    The PORT OF KIEL is one of the top passenger ports in Northern Europe. With the terminals Ostseekai, Norwegenkai and Schwedenkai, there are three modern passenger terminals for ferries and cruise ships located directly in the city centre. In addition, ships are also accepted at the Cruise Berth No. 1 in Ostuferhafen. In this year’s season, Kiel saw 167 calls (2017: 143 calls) by 34 different cruise ships. Almost 600,000 passengers (+16.5 %) boarded or left the ships. Kiel is starting point for cruises to the metropolises on the Baltic Sea and along the Norwegian fjords. During midsummer, the journeys even go as far as the North Cape, Spitsbergen or Iceland. In addition, international shipping companies visit Kiel during on-going cruises so that their passengers can go on shore excursions throughout Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg.




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