5,000 sea container units mark a milestone on the New Silk Road

Sassnitz-Mukran, 18.08.2020 — Since the end of March, Mukran Port Terminals GmbH has been operating a fixed sea route as part of the New Silk Road between Asia and Europe in cooperation with DBO Bahnoperator GmbH under the "flag" Baltic Sea Bridge. Due to the excellent capacity utilisation in June, an increase in frequency and the deployment of a larger vessel could be announced. The next milestone for the still young corridor on the New Silk Road is now following. The MS Milady is currently en route with the 5000th container unit (TEU) in the direction of Baltijsk (Kaliningrad region).


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NEW: From Mukran to Sweden in 2,5 hours only!

Sassnitz-Mukran, June 26, 2020 — Under the brand name "FRS Königslinjen", the fastest ferry line from the European mainland to Sweden will start regular service from autumn 2020. A high-speed catamaran with a car deck will then link Sassnitz with Ystad in southern Sweden. 

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Mukran Port: Full speed ahead

Sassnitz-Mukran, June 15, 2020 — Today, Monday, the Danish shipping company Molslinjen A/S resumed ferry traffic between the Mukran Port, on the island of Rügen, and the Port of Rønne, on the Danish island of Bornholm. This was made possible by the reopening of the border between Denmark and Germany as of today and the lifting of the German government's general travel warning for EU countries. Due to high booking demand at the start, a second ship had to be deployed.


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Historical event at Mukran Port!

Sassnitz-Mukran, March 23, 2020 — For the first time in its 34-year history, Mukran Port has offered a direct transport route to Estonia since March 20. Tallink Silja's ship Star will in future operate between Paldiski and Sassnitz to ensure the transport of goods, especially food and medicine, between the Baltic, the Nordic countries and Western Europe.

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Mukran Port: More sustainable mobility for all

Sassnitz-Mukran, February 03, 2020 - A joint meeting of representatives of Mukran Port, Verkehrsgesellschaft Vorpommern-Rügen mbH (VVR) and the local shipping companies will lead to an improved connection of the location to the local public transport system. With this measure, cruise and ferry passengers will in future be able to explore Germany's largest island more easily.

In times of climate change and the idea of sustainability, an increasingly green trend can also be seen in the tourism industry. For the discussion partners, this development is particularly apparent in the declining numbers of guests travelling by car or plane. Especially tourists from the Scandinavian countries increasingly use the existing train and ferry connections. A strong indication is the increase in the load factor and the significantly higher number of departures of the night train Malmö-Berlin via the ferry connection Trelleborg-Sassnitz.

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Cooperation launched in hydrogen region

Sassnitz-Mukran, December 20, 2019 - With the first strategy dialogue, the HyStarter project was launched in Stralsund on 17 December 2019. The aim of this project is to show concrete ways in the Rügen-Stralsund region how green hydrogen - hydrogen generated from renewable electricity - can be produced and made usable in the region.

The regional core team so far includes: EnergieWerk Rügen e. G., Hanseatic City of Stralsund, Stralsund University of Applied Sciences/ Institute for Regenerative Energy Systems, LEKA State Energy and Climate Protection Agency MV GmbH, District of Vorpommern-Rügen, Mukran Port (Fährhafen Sassnitz GmbH), Sustainability Centre Rügen e.V., Stadtwerke Stralsund, Tourismusverband Insel Rügen, UmWeltSchule Rügen e.V., Weiße Flotte GmbH, Wirtschaftsfördergesellschaft Vorpommern GmbH (Vorpommern.Deutschlands Sonnendeck), Verkehrsgesellschaft Vorpommern-Rügen VVR (VVR), Zweckverband Wasserversorgung und Abwasserbehandlung Rügen (ZWAR)
The HyStarter project was initiated by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) in cooperation with the National Organization Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology. Further information can be found here .

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Premiere: Mukran Port dispatched first train from China

Sassnitz-Mukran, November 19, 2019 - The first direct freight train connection between China and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania arrived at Mukran Port on Tuesday 12th November. The train going east started its journey with 48 Containers. The 640m long freight train going west started its 10.000 km long trip from Xi´an in China via Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus to Baltijsk in Kaliningrad loaded with 41 Containers, where they were loaded onto a short sea carrier. Arriving at Mukran Port the team of Mukran Port Terminals GmbH & Co. KG handled the cargo and lifted the containers back onto a train.This new route of the “Silk Road Initiative” was ceremonially inaugurated by all parties and persons involved. 
“With this first train from Xi´an, Mukran Port will be perceived more strongly as an ideal European logistics location/base. I am firmly convinced that many more trains from the Middle Kingdom will follow – thanks, too, to our business partners in Kaliningrad.”, said Harm Sievers, managing director of Mukran Port, about the arrival of the pilot train.

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Mukran Port: Successful start for EU project "SOUTH BALTIC TRANSPORT LOOPS

Sassnitz-Mukran, September 27, 2019 – The project partners of the Interreg project SOUTH BALTIC TRANSPORT LOOPS came together for a partnership meeting in Mukran at the invitation of the "lead partner" Mukran Port. The representatives of the ports of Elblag (Poland), Karlshamn (Sweden), Mukran (Germany) and Roenne (Denmark) as well as the Klaipeda Shipping Research Centre (Lithuania) worked together for two days on the individual topics of the project. In addition, the further strategic and operational procedures for the project, which has been running since 2018, were defined.

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Starting signal for new trainees in Mukran Port

Sassnitz-Mukran, September 20t, 2019 – since more than two decades the Mukran Port has been preparing young people for their professional lives and this year four trainees started their apprenticeship on 01.08.2019. Wiebke Schlieker, Anne Mahlke and Tim Buckert learn the profession of office management assistant in the administration. The port service are now supported by Florian Falk, who is learning the profession of port logistician. Currently, twelve apprentices are being trained in the company. We wish everyone a succesfull start at the Mukran Port!

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Fascination Offshore Wind excites 1000 visitors

Sassnitz-Mukran, August 21, 2019 - A total of 1000 visitors came to Mukran Port on 16 and 17 August to find out more about offshore wind energy. Numerous companies from the industry presented their projects vividly at the "Fascination of Offshore Wind" with models, films and pictures and were available to answer visitors' questions. On Saturday (17 August), guided tours of the Iberdrola and E.ON buildings as well as harbour tours were also offered. A special highlight this year was the offshore rescue helicopter and the altitude rescue of the Sassnitz fire brigade, who answered the questions of the interested guests at the event. 

With the "Fascination Offshore Wind" Mukran Port offers a platform for the exchange between locals, tourists and companies that are important for the region. The public exhibition is an important opportunity for the offshore industry to present itself to the public, to inform them about its own work and thus to increase public acceptance of offshore wind energy," said Robert Krüger, offshore project developer at Mukran Port, summing up the successful weekend.

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Birka Stockholm on island discovery tour

Sassnitz-Mukran, August 14, 2019 - On the 5-day island hopping tour at the Baltic Sea, Birka Stockholm called the Mukran Port yesterday for the second time in the season. The 1,400 passengers discovered the highlights of Rügen and Stralsund and tasted regional products. The ship will also be a guest on Germany's largest island next year.

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Expansion of the range of services between Mukran Port and Hoyer

Sassnitz-Mukran, August 7, 2019 - The successful ten-year cooperation between Mukran Port and Wilhelm Hoyer GmbH & Co KG from Visselhövede at the Mukran site is extended by a fully automated bunkering station for service ships. By the end of the year, a tank facility for Marine Gas Oil (MGO) will be jointly built, which will be available around the clock for refuelling ships operating in the Baltic Sea.

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Ministry of Energy visits Mukran Port

Sassnitz-Mukran, August 5, 2019 - As part of his annual summer tour, Christian Pegel, Minister of Energy, Transport and Digitisation, made a stop at Mukran Port.
Mr. Pegel was accompanied by Prof. Kurt Bodewig, the European coordinator for motorways of the sea.
Besides a harbour tour with representatives of the harbour, all participants visited the operation and maintenance building of the offshore wind farm "Wikinger" of the Spanish energy group Iberdrola as well as the grain terminal of VIELA Export GmbH.


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Vasco Da Gama again in Mukran Port

Sassnitz-Mukran, August 5, 2019 - With 1.114 passengers, the Vasco Da Gama entered the Mukran Port again on August 2. In bright sunshine, the passengers explored the most popular sights of Rügen, Stralsund's old town and the car-free island of Hiddensee. After a ten-hour berthing period, the ship set course for the Baltic metropolises.

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Vasco Da Gama welcomed in Sassnitz for maiden call

Sassnitz-Mukran, July 23, 2019 - Cruise & Maritime Voyages / TransOcean Cruises' newest fleet member, the Vasco da Gama, arrived at Mukran Port in the early morning hours. As part of an on-board reception, the mayor of the city of Sassnitz Frank Kracht welcomed the captain of the ship. The 219 m long and 30.8 m wide cruise ship offers space for 1,220 passengers and will be operating in the Baltic Sea in July and August.

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Mukran Port on the way to a sustainable port of the future

Sassnitz-Mukran, July 11, 2019 - The Mukran Port is increasingly focusing on green mobility. The current contribution to climate protection in the port is the conversion of the company's own car fleet to electric vehicles. Initially, three Renault Zoe electric cars will be used for transport on the site itself and for routes to Stralsund. The necessary charging infrastructure has also already been installed in the port area.

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The Swedes open the cruise season on Rügen

Sassnitz-Mukran, July 03, 2019 - With almost 1,400 passengers, the Birka Stockholm called the Mukran Port yesterday. By sunny weather, the predominantly Swedish guests visited the most popular destinations on the island such as the Jasmund National Park, Cape Arkona, treetop path, rail journey with "Racing Roland" to the seaside resorts and the Hanseatic city of Stralsund.


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The Annual Summit: Mukran Port on a successful course

Sassnitz-Mukran, Mai 16, 2019 - The transformation of the Mukran Port into a modern universal port continues. This is the result of the 9th "Mukran Port - The Annual Summit", which took place on Friday, May 10, and brought together around 150 representatives from politics, associations and companies in the port. The BREB shipping company and the Spanish energy company Iberdrola are proof of the success of the diversification-based course. The summit formed the framework for the expansion of the port's strategic development.

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Lead Partner Mukran Port visits Elblag in Poland

Sassnitz-Mukran, 27 March 2019 - Within the framework of the EU project "South Baltic Transport Loops" another Partnership Meeting took place last week.
This time the project partners gave a guest performance in the Partner Port Elblag, Poland. Together with all partners and the mayor of the city of Elblag, further procedures for the development of new ship connections, the optimisation of existing ship lines as well as the improvement of the hinterland connection were discussed.

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Mukran Port as logistics hub in international project business: Trombone Cooler for Norwegian silicon factory

Sassnitz-Mukran, 20 February 2019 - On Saturday (16 February 2019) the loading of the components of a coil cooler was completed at the Mukran Port. The cargo consists of six modular process frames (skids), built-in parts and construction site equipment. A total of 600 tons of material were loaded and then shipped to Norway.

Kraftanlagen München GmbH has been commissioned to construct a cooling plant for a silicon factory in Holla, Norway. However, the on-site construction site only offers limited space. Production is therefore modular. The Mukran Port was chosen as the location for the pre-assembly of the heavy-duty parts, also due to its direct deep-water access to the open sea.

With its generous production and storage areas, the port also offers ideal conditions for the production of the huge individual parts. In addition to manufacturing the skids, prefabricated channels were also mounted on a steel frame and welded. The skids alone weigh between 70 tons and 100 tons each and are twice the size of a truck. The finished channels weigh 33 tons each.

"With the Mukran Port, we have found a location that offers us the best possible conditions for realizing our project. We were completely convinced by the Mukran Port's spacious storage and production areas, its professional cooperation and access to the open sea," says Frank Schuster, Project Manager at Kraftanlagen München GmbH, about the conditions in the Mukran Port.

"Kraftanlagen München GmbH's decision to use the Mukran Port as a production site for a project in Norway shows that we are one of the most important maritime industrial centres and logistics hubs in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. When it comes to project business, generous and heavy-duty areas are particularly important. The Mukran Port has 170 hectares of land available for production and storage," says Harm Sievers, Managing Director of Mukran Port. nbsp]In addition to handling heavy goods, the range of services offered by Mukran Port also includes warehouse logistics and the organisation of transports.

The cargo is now on its way to Holla in Norway. In the coming weeks the work in Norway will be continued and the fully assembled cooler will be handed over to the end customer until Easter.

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