Sassnitz-Mukran, September 27, 2018 - Today, we are welcoming the fourth ship of AIDA fleet in Mukran Port. On its way from Kiel to Copenhagen, AIDAvita chose the destination Rügen as a stopover. Thereby, the cruise at the location Sassnitz-Mukran continues to gain in importance.
Read more … Kiss mouth ship completes the cruise season at Mukran Port
Sassnitz-Mukran, September 26, 2018 - The stevedoring company Mukran Port Terminals and the Danish-German joint venture Blue Water BREB have today entered into a shareholder agreement.
With this strategic step, companies will position themselves more strongly on markets and use international business relations to develop multipurpose terminal activities.
Read more … Strategic partnership between Mukran Port Terminals and Blue Water BREB
Sassnitz-Mukran, September 19, 2018 - Rare picture in the Mukran Port: After the installation vessel "Taillevent" moored in the Mukran Port on Monday, the "Sea Challenger" called at the port today. The two enornous Jack-Up vessel make an exceptional picture which is well visible from afar along the bay of Prora. While the "Sea Challenger" is still in use for the installation of the wind turbines of the wind farm "Arkona Becken Südost", the "Taillevent" is located at the south terminal after she has carried out work in the Baltic Sea.
Thus Mukran Port proves once again that it can also provide suitable terminals and berths for several simultaneous calls by large offshore special vessels.
Read more … "Sea Challenger" and "Taillevent" - Two Offshore Installation Ships in Mukran Port
Sassnitz-Mukran, September 17, 2018 -Also in this year Mukran Port welcomed five new apprentices.
Since August, Katharina Engelhardt has been learning the profession of “business specialist for office management” joined by Evelyn Kruckow since September. Hannes Herrmann and Philipp Kollwitz will support the Mukran Port as "port logisticians" as well as and Hannes Gillmeister who is learning the profession of "skilled worker for metal technology" at Baltic Port Services GmbH.
We wish all the five professional trainees a great start at Mukran Port.
Read more … Young professionals for Mukran Port
Sassnitz-Mukran, September 07, 2018 - The danish shipping company Molslinjen took over the only direct ferry connection between Mukran and Roenne on 01 September 2018. This was the first change of operator on the route after 150 years. The shipping company Molslinjen offers the connection under the name Bornholmslinjen. The traditional area of passenger shipping in Mukran is to regain importance in the future and boost tourism on both islands. To illustrate these goals, the shipping company had a new ship built especially for this route. The 158 meter long "Hammershus" offers space for 720 passengers and thus twice as many as was possible with the old operator, the passenger car capacity also increases. "In recent years, we have proven that tourism and an industrial and business location are not mutually exclusive. Thanks to our favourable geographical location and the existing infrastructure, large passenger ships can also call at the port in addition to huge installation vessels for the construction of wind turbines," emphasised Thomas Langlotz, Commercial Director of Mukran Port. In addition to year-round ferry traffic, 5 times a week in summer and 3 times a week in winter, ticket prices also fall significantly.
Read more … New ferry connection in Mukran
Sassnitz-Mukran, August 16-18, 2018 - As last year, the Mukran Port once again opened its port gates to visitors from 16 to 18 August to provide information on offshore wind energy. Around 100 guests from business and politics were invited to the Offshore Summit to kick off the three days of the event. Besides the "lessons-learned" from past wind farm projects, the possibilities of improving the so-called soft location factors were discussed with representatives of the local tourism and service industry, among others.On the two following days, the Mukran Port welcomed interested visitors and tourists who informed themselves at stands and promotions of about a dozen exhibitors about the construction, operation and networking of wind turbines at sea. The wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa opened its pre-assembly area, giving visitors a unique view of the components weighing up to 400 tons. This year again there was special interest in the port tours with the crew transfer ship and the bus tours to the service port of Iberdrola and E.on. Another highlight of the Fascination Offshore Wind 2018 was the demonstration of the helicopter of the air rescue from Güttin, which could be admired by those interested on the ground after the air show. Visitors were able to enjoy a unique view from a height of around 40 metres from the viewing platform of a mobile crane.By Saturday evening, around 1200 guests had visited the Fascination Offshore Wind and set a new visitor record for the Mukran Port series of events.
Read more … Offshore wind at first hand in Mukran Port
Sassnitz-Mukran, July 15/16, 2018 - This week, two cruise ships were welcomed to the Mukran Port. Besides the Birka Stockholm, which has already called the port this year, the MS Astor docked in Mukran.
In summer weather, the guests went on an exploratory tour of Rügen and the Hanseatic city of Stralsund.
Read more … Cruise Week at Mukran Port
Sassnitz-Mukran, July 16, 2018 - Last Monday, the state minister for energy, digitisation and transport, Christian Pegel, the managing director of Zweckverband für Wasserversorgung und Abwasserbehandlung Rügen Axel Rödiger, managing director of Kabel + Sat Bergen Rolf Hoffmann and Tim Brauckmüller, managing director of the broadband office of the federal government, put the first digital high-speed network segment on the Mukran Port site into operation, which was financed with state and federal funding.
As a result, around 110 households in the districts of Sassnitz will now be supplied with the activated network segment.
Around 1600 additional households are to be connected to the fast internet by the end of 2018.
Read more … Release of the subsidized broadband segment on Rügen
Sassnitz-Mukran, July 10, 2018 - Last Tuesday the "Castoro 10" moored in Mukran Port. The 139 meter long and 37 meter wide ship of the Italian offshore service provider SAIPEM will install the landfall connection near Lubmin and later lay approximately 50 kilometers gas pipeline within the German coastal waters. During it’s stay at Mukran Port the „C10“ is being mobilized for its mission.
The highly specialized vessel is designed to take over, connect and lay the pipeline pieces in its production line while moving along the designated track of the gas pipeline.
In the past the Castoro 10 has already been to Mukran Port for another project.
Read more … Pipeline laying vessel again in Mukran port
Sassnitz-Mukran, July 9, 2018 - Last Saturday, Germany's largest island welcomed the Swedish cruise ship "Birka Stockholm" for the first time. More than 1400 passengers explored the most beautiful corners of Ruegen, as well as the Hanseatic City of Stralsund.
On the occasion of the successful first call, Birka Cruises Group CEO Björn Blomqvist and captain Niklas Gustafsson invited for a summer lunch and subsequent tour of the crusader's board.
Among the invited guests were Mayor of the city of Sassnitz Frank Kracht, the City President Norbert Thomas and the managing director of Mukran Port Harm Sievers as well as other representatives of the port industry.
Read more … Swedish premiere: first call of "Birka Stockholm" in Mukran Port
Sassnitz-Mukran, July 6, 2018 - The mobile harbor crane of the port service provider "Mukran Port Terminals" (MPT), which can handle up to 104 tonnes, was christened by managing directors Harm Sievers and Morten Lund and operational manager Christian Knappe in the presence of the entire MPT staff members yesterday.
Due to the former banana loading in South America, the crane built in 1999 was christened "Conchita".
Currently, the mobile harbor crane is used for the handling of iron ore.
Read more … Final christening of the harbor colossus in Mukran Port
Sassnitz-Mukran, July 4, 2018 - Deutsche Bogenn GmbH invited to a festive information event at their production facility last week. In addition to the participating construction companies such as ESTRA and EAB, there were also other guests from the world of business and politics such as State Secretary Dr. Stefan Rudolph, company founder Ibrahim Mirmahmutoğullari, Mayor of the city of Sassnitz Frank Kracht and the managing director of Fährhafen Sassnitz GmbH Harm Sievers.
The founder of the company as well as employees of Deutsche Bogenn GmbH presented the machine park which serves for pipe production and manufacture of fittings. The newly formed company Deutsche Bogenn GmbH offers further industrial diversity at the site Sassnitz/Mukran.
Read more … Successful Production Test of Deutsche Bogenn at Mukran Port
Sassnitz-Mukran, June 29, 2018 - The 133.25m long and 39.00m wide installation vessel "Sea Challenger" of the shipping company A2Sea called the Mukran Port for the first time by order of the company E.ON. In total, the vessel will call the port 15 times to take over 60 wind turbins of the 6.0 MW class and construct them at the wind farm „Arkona Becken Südost“ . The installation ship jacked-up at Offshore Terminal North in the area of berth 10 for takeover of wind turbines. The "Sea Challenger" will take over the pre-assembled towers, gondolas and rotor blades with a heavy-duty crane.
Read more … "Sea Challenger" jack-up vessel for the first time at Mukran Port
Sassnitz-Mukran, May 28, 2018 - As soon as it reached Mukran Port, it was in the middle of action - the description refers to LHM 400 Litronic. Shortly after the mobile harbor crane had rolled independently from the ship coming out of Stade, it was already lifting containers from a ship to the terminal. With a capacity of 104 tonnes, the crane is ideal for such and even heavier jobs. In the future, it will be used for Mukran Port Terminals, especially at Berths 8 and 9, but also at Berth 10. The port has deliberately chosen a flexible model that can be used for both hook and grab operations. The last option enables handling of bulk cargo such as gravel. With a total height of 49.8 meters and a weight of 390 tons, the crane will shape the image of the port in the future.
Read more … New heavyweight for Mukran Port Terminals
Sassnitz-Mukran, May 15, 2018 - More than 100 guests attended the annual "Offshore BBQ" in Mukran Port in mid-May. The focus of the networking event was on wind farms which have already been realized or are currently under the construction in port, in which many of the visitors of the evening have been actively involved.
Also this year, as part of the event, the companies were awarded for the "Best Practice Offshore Wind 2018". The award in shape of a brass bell was presented to the turbine manufacturer Adwen, the cable producer Nexans and Fred. Olsen, operator of installation vessels.
Entertained by music provided, among others, by singer Rollo who surprised with his song “In the middle of the Wind” about electricity generation at sea, the participants enjoyed BBQ buffet and cool drinks during the discussions about the latest industry-specific developments.
Read more … Extensive participation in the networking event in Mukran Port
Sassnitz-Mukran, May 3, 2018 - The Danish shipping company Molslinjen will operate the ferry service Mukran – Rønne starting from September 2018. The company presented its plans for the popular route between Germany and Denmark during the 6th Rail & Shipping Summit in Mukran Port. Due to the second ferry, there will be an extended timetable with year-round crossing. Perspectively, the passenger volume is to be doubled on the route. The construction of the new cargo and passenger ferry which has been specially commissioned for the route with capacity of 720 passengers is proceeding according to plan.
Picture source: Molslinjen
Read more … Molslinjen focuses on Mukran
Sassnitz-Mukran, April 18, 2017 - After the first 36 of 180 wings over 70 meters in length were successfully transshipped for the Arkona-Becken Südost offshore wind farm, the new heavyweights arrived at the Mukran Port. The port service provider Mukran Port Terminals (MPT) handled the first 6 tower segments (each about 130 tons) in a tandem lift at the Offshore Terminal North.
Read more … MPT handles first tower segments for Arkona offshore wind farm
Sassnitz-Mukran, February 22, 2017 - Offshore logistics = heavy load logistics. An efficient port infrastructure is required for the increasing wind turbines (WT) with their components, which include, among others, transition pieces, rotor blades or tower segments. For this reason, two berths are being upgraded with new heavy load slabs in Mukran Port for their use in the construction of the wind farm „Arkona-Becken Südost“. The project financed by E.ON and planned by KMT Port from Hamburg will be realized by Colcrete - von Essen for Fährhafen Sassnitz GmbH. The conversion of a previous RoRo ramp for berth 7a, which has already been started, as well as timely construction start of such an area at berth 10 will soon enable to handle the WT with dimensions beyond 7 MW at the Mukran Port.
Read more … Optimization of Offshore Capacities: Mukran Port receives new heavy load slabs
Sassnitz-Mukran, December 22, 2017 - Christmas is a time of mercy. The employees of Arkona construction team who will build up the wind park off the coast of Rügen via Mukran Port in the coming months acted also in this spirit. 175 euros were donated at the Christmas party for the Seamen's Mission founded 2016 at the port location. This money will help to foster the sacrificial work of the mission on the feast days.
Read more … Aekona Team donates for the Seamen’s Mission at Mukran Port
Sassnitz-Mukran, December 5, 2017 - on 4 December 2017, Minister for Infrastructure Christian Pegel handed over a grant of nearly one million euros at the official release of track 66. Due to the track extension to the quay, it will be possible in the future to handle goods from train to vessel and vice versa without further reloading. Due to this infrastructure expansion, Mukran Port consolidates its position as one of the most important universal ports in the Baltic Sea region.
Read more … Official release of track 66 by Minister Pegel