Port of Kiel successfully installs new RoRo facility

  • Ostuferhafen RoRo facility extends Kiel’s freight and logistic capacities

The Port of Kiel has announced that its new RoRo facility for Berth No. 1, which has been completely refurbished at ADM Kiel by Nobiskrug, has been successfully installed.

The pontoon-feeder for the ferry aft ramps weighing 1,800 tons was floated into position and moored at the German port on Thursday.

“The new RoRo device is another milestone in extending Kiel’s freight and logistic activities,” said Seehafen Kiel managing director, Dr Dirk Claus.

“From now on, cargo vessels can be loaded both via the ramp as well as by using two port cranes at Berth No. 1.”

The new RoRo-bridge is part of a € 5.4 million project subsidised by the state of Schleswig-Holstein with additional funds being provided by the German Federation.

The project also comprises of the already completed adaption of the water depth at Berth No. 1 to a constant 10 metres, as well as a stronger fender system along the quay wall.

The investment into the freight and logistic capacities is complemented by a warehouse that was taken into operation at the beginning of this month as well as a gantry crane for the rail terminal in Ostuferhafen.

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