Press Releases


"Mein Schiff 2" in Kiel / Foto: PORT OF KIEL

Kiel welcomes the TUI Cruises newbuilding

"Mein Schiff 2" change of flags at the Ostseekai Terminal, on Tuesday, 22nd January 2019.

RoRo-Cargo-Handling / Foto: PORT OF KIEL

More than 2.2 million passengers and over 7 million cargo tons

Kiel continues to grow in passenger traffic, while Cargo handling decreased by 3.5 %.

COLOR CARRIER / Picture: Color Line GmbH

Additional freight ferry helps road to sea switch

Color Line operates an additional freight ferry "Color Carrier" on the route from Kiel to Oslo.

500th SCA ship clearance / Foto: PORT OF KIEL

500th ship clearance in the port of Kiel and at the Kiel-Canal

SCA Logistics moved its activities to the Ostuferhafen in Kiel 2 ¼ years ago.

Rendering: ARGE Terminalgebäude LP28 GbR

PORT OF KIEL expands cruise passenger handling capacities

The building construction of the second Ostseekai terminal building for cruise passengers is about to start.

"AIDAbella" in Kiel / Foto PORT OF KIEL

Investment in infrastructure for more than 20 mio. Euros

Kiel closes its latest cruise shipping season on Sunday October 28th with the visit of the “AIDAbella”.

Shore Power Supply / Foto: PORT OF KIEL

Kiel provides emission-free berthing for ships during port stay

The construction of the first onshore power supply plant for commercial vessels in the port of Kiel has begun.

VIKING SKY in Kiel / Foto: Stephen Gergs

The Ostseekai welcomes
“Viking Sky”

Cruise ship travellers are increasingly discovering Schleswig-Holstein as a holiday destination in its own right.

Ostuferhafen Access Area / Foto: PORT OF KIEL

Old grain store demolition work begins

The PORT OF KIEL is completely restructuring the access area to the Ostuferhafen.

Cruise Ship at Ostseekai Temrinal / Foto: Port of Kiel

PORT OF KIEL publishes results of months-long survey

Evaluation indicates that the air quality in and around the cruise shipping terminal is good.

AURORA in Kiel / Foto Port of Kiel

City welcomes maiden visit by P&O Cruises “Aurora”

The P&O cruise ship “Aurora” arrived early Tuesday morning for her first visit to the Kiel Fiord.

Costa Pacifica at the Ostseekai / Foto: PORT OF KIEL

Bronze plate unveiled on Kiel’s Walk of Cruise Ships at Ostseekai

Kiel says goodbye to the Costa Pacifica cruise vessel for this year’s Season and unveils a bronze plate.

Cruise season highlight / Foto: We are vision

More than 25,000 ferry and cruise guests expected in Kiel

Five cruise ships at once are expected to provide the highlight of Kiel’s cruise shipping season on August 11th.

Seaport Kiel. Picture: Tom Körber

Cargo turnover again tops 3.5 million tons

Kiel, August 2nd, 2018: In the first six months of the year more than 3.5 million tons of cargo were handled in the port of Kiel and just about a million passengers were carried.

fl: Dirk Claus, Thilo Rohlfs.(2) Picture: PORT OF KIEL

Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein supports the successful trajectory of the port

(Kiel, 18th July 2018) The PORT OF KIEL invests in cargo handling, environmental technology and the traffic shift from road to rail. Today, the port of Kiel handles over 7 million tons of cargo per year and over 2 million passengers pass through the port annually.

fl.: Knudsen, Love, Claus, Tovar. Picture: PORT OF KIEL

Cruise ship “Queen Victoria” arrives for maiden visit

Kiel, July 17th 2018: Cunard has declared July 17th to be QUEENS DAY in Kiel. The shipping company, along with Kiel residents, holidaymakers and visitors will all be able to mark the special event together at the Ostseekai Cruise Terminal.

Finncarrier (2). Picture: Color Line

Additional freight ferry helps road to sea switch

Kiel, July 19th 2018: The Norwegian shipping company Color Line has acquired the cargo ferry “Finncarrier” to increase its freight-carrying capability on the Kiel-Oslo route.

Viking Sun at Kiel Canal. Picture: Stephen Gergs

Viking Ocean Cruises premiere in the Port of Kiel

Kiel, July 3rd 2018: Viking Ocean Cruises has chalked up its first visit to the port of Kiel. Escorted by a port tug and to the accompaniment of a water fountain display, the “Viking Sun” berthed at the Ostseekai Cruise Terminal.

Saga Sapphire in Kiel. Picture: PORT OF KIEL

Port is starting point for north German shore excursions

Kiel, May 18th 2018: The first of four visits to Kiel this season by the British shipping company Saga Cruises began early Thursday with the arrival on the Kiel Fiord of the “Saga Sapphire” with 640 English-speaking passengers on board.

Zenith in Kiel. Picture: PORT OF KIEL

Spanish passengers on “Zenith” visit Schleswig-Holstein

Kiel, May 4th 2018: The first visit to Kiel by Pullmantur Cruises took place on Friday May 4th when the cruise ship “Zenith” berthed in the port with well over 1,000 passengers on board - most of them from the Iberian Peninsular.

MSC Preziosa arriving in Kiel. Picture: Stephen Gergs

Twenty north Europe cruises from Kiel for “MSC Preziosa”

Kiel, April 28th 2018: The biggest cruise ship of this year’s summer season arrived in the port of Kiel on Saturday April 28th at the end of a journey across the Atlantic.

Mein Schiff 1 arriving in Kiel. Picture: Stephen Gergs

Latest TUI Cruises ship welcomed at the Ostseekai

Kiel, April 27th 2018: The youngest ship in the fleet of TUI Cruises - “Mein Schiff 1” - has arrived in Kiel on her first visit.

Letter of Agreement. Picture: Tom Körber

Develop the maritime infrastructure, the economy, and tourism in northern Germany

(Kiel, April 26, 2018) The Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein, the Federal State capital Kiel, the Seaport of Kiel and the Costa Group came together on Thursday, April 26, 2018, aboard the cruise ship “AIDAluna” to set out the ways in which they will be stepping up their existing collaboration.

Blue Port Presentation. fl Claus Kaempfer_2. Foto: PORT OF KIEL

BLUE PORT KIEL outlines sustainable development

Kiel, April 12th 2018: The PORT OF KIEL and the German federal state capital Kiel have together worked out a concept aimed at providing sustainable and environmentally oriented development in the port.

Boudicca arriving in Kiel. Picture: PORT OF KIEL

“Water Fountain” tribute for “Boudicca” at the Ostseekai

Kiel, April 6th 2018: Kiel opens this year’s cruise shipping season on April 6th with the arrival of Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ “Boudicca”.

Ostseekai Terminal Berth 28 (2). Rendering eins:eins Architekten BDA

Investment in capacity expansion and handling quality

Kiel, March 9th 2018: A second handling centre for cruise ship passengers and their luggage is being built at Kiel’s Ostseekai Cruise Shipping Terminal.

fl.: Hundertmark, Claus, Andersen, Wahl. Picture: Peter Lühr

Handling passes seven million ton mark for first time

Kiel, January 15th 2018: In 2017 Kiel again posted record handling while also passing the seven million ton mark for the first time. Overall, 7,407.376 tons were loaded or unloaded.

Shed 12 (4). Picture: PORT OF KIEL

PORT OF KIEL invests in trade links with Russia

Kiel, January 9th 2018: Another warehouse for Russian forestry products was inaugurated in the Ostuferhafen on Tuesday January 9th.