The Port of Kiel will invest in cargo handling and environmental technology. Namely, the Port plans to re-design the entrance area to Kiel’s Ostuferhafen terminal, while another project aims for the creation of an onshore power supply plant for Kiel’s Norwegenkai terminal.
The Port of Kiel will completely re-design the entrance area to Kiel’s Ostuferhafen terminal, a project that includes the demolition of shed 34 to 36. This demolition will extend the port pre-storage area which will generate additional pre-storage space for truck and cars. The building works to realise this project will commence this summer and are expected to be completed by spring 2019.
In addition, in order to improve the efficiency of the ship/rail intermodal transport performance, Port of Kiel is pursuing two rail expansion projects. Firstly, the marshalling yard Kiel-Meimersdorf will be updated to enable cargo trains of a length of 740 meters to enter the marshalling yard. Secondly, the entrance area of Kiel’s Schwedenkai will receive a third switching track. The building works for this 1.25 million project will have been completed at the end of next year.
Lastly, the third port investment project involves the creation of an onshore power supply plant for Kiel’s Norwegenkai terminal. As of 2019, the aim is to supply Color line vessels with 100% green onshore power while at berth.
To make this project happen, an investment of over 1 million Euros is needed. The onshore power supply plant at Kiel will be the pilot plant for onshore power at the port of Kiel, Port of Kiel’s managing director Dr. Dirk Claus, informed. In the future, the Port plans to build a combined onshore power supply plant for the cruise terminal Ostseekai as well as Kiel’s Schwedenkai terminal.
Dr. Thilo Rohlfs, state secretary of the ministry for economy, transport, labour, technology and tourism for the country of Schleswig-Holstein, mentioned:
My impression that the Port of Kiel is very well-positioned and that it is capable of successfully holding its ground has been confirmed. The federal state of Schleswig-Holstein will continue to actively support this successful trajectory of the port of Kiel in future.