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.

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.

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.

Sassnitz-Mukran, February 13, 2019 - The association "Destination Rügen - Cruise & Ferry Network" was officially founded on Monday (11 February 2019). This is the next step to strengthen the tourism region Rügen. The association wants to contribute to raising the profile of Germany's largest island, the neighbouring region and the Hanseatic city of Stralsund, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and to sharpen the tourist profile vis-à-vis the ferry and cruise shipping companies. To this end, all local actors are to be involved.

In order to offer cruise passengers an attractive shore leave, the bundling of the tourist offers of Rügen and its surroundings is becoming increasingly important. In the search for new destinations, the smaller Baltic Sea ports are increasingly moving into the focus of the individual market shipping companies, which account for 25 percent of calls in the Baltic Sea region. Through "Destination Rügen - Cruise & Ferry Network", the local economy, the tourism industry and local shipping companies are now more closely networked.

The transfer of knowledge and exchange of experience among the association members integrates the regional tourism destinations into the marketing and should lead to a supplement as well as a further development of the tourist offer structures. The island of Rügen and the Hanseatic city of Stralsund would like to present themselves to international tourists in a more attractive way, and transit tourists should also be attracted for stays of several days on the Baltic Sea island.

As a maritime service provider, Mukran Port has been involved in tourism development on Rügen and the surrounding area for some time. With the election of Thomas Langlotz, Commercial Director of Mukran Port, as the first chairman of the association, the previous commitment of the port is honoured and further consolidated.

"The association offers us all the opportunity to combine the interests of the ferry companies established in Mukran and the booming cruise industry with those of the regional economy," says Thomas Langlotz. "Together we can both create a welcome culture for day guests and increase the attractiveness of the island and the region for longer stays. Important are offers that attract passengers and tourists to Rügen even outside the season", the new chairman sums up the goals of the association.

Sassnitz-Mukran, January 31, 2019 - For the first time in the history of the port, three Handysize general cargo ships were handled at the same time in the Mukran Port. Handysize are bulk carriers with a carrying capacity of 15,000 to 35,000 tons. The port has also proven its efficiency in the general cargo and bulk goods sector. The modern general cargo ship "Haaga" with LNG propulsion made its maiden call at the Mukran Port Terminal. The general cargo from Russia was transported by rail to the hinterland. The organisation and execution of the block train on-carriage was in the hands of the port's own railway company Baltic Port Rail Mukran GmbH. The other two ships, the "Nordschelde" and "Charlie", served the local import and export industry. Mukran Port was already able to draw a positive balance for the year 2018, which was characterised by offshore and bulk cargo handling. After this successful start to the year with intensive work at the transhipment terminals, the port operator can look to the financial year 2019 with confidence. "We assume that the current high workload is a sign for the further development of Mukran Port in 2019. We intend to further expand our good project business and at the same time drive industrial development in the port. We also anticipate an increase in the overall volume of cargo handled in the agricultural sector, among others," says Harm Sievers, Managing Director of Mukran Port. 

Sassnitz-Mukran, January 15, 2019 - Sassnitz-Mukran, January 15, 2019 - At the beginning of the year, Mukran Port started an important project. In early January, the Subsidy Contract was signed between the responsible Ministry in Poland and the Lead Partner Mukran Port for the Interreg project "SOUTH BALTIC TRANSPORT LOOPS". The project will accompany Mukran Port over the next three years.
Small and medium-sized ports in the southern Baltic Sea cooperate in the project "SOUTH BALTIC TRANSPORT LOOPS".
The main focus is on the development and expansion of the sea-side development in the partner ports, with a special consideration and optimization of the respective hinterland connections.
"With this step and the experience already gained as a partner in two previous EU projects, we would like to advance the current development of the Mukran Port towards a modern universal port," says Harm Sievers, Managing Director of Mukran Port, at the conclusion of the contract.
The Interreg project is largely funded by the European Regional Development Fund. In addition to lead partner Mukran Port, ports from Denmark, Poland and Sweden are involved in the project.
Last week, a partnership meeting of the project participants took place in Karlshamn, Sweden. These meetings are to be held regularly between the project partners and serve, among other things, the exchange of objectives, studies and results achieved as well as the intensification of relations among each other.

Sassnitz-Mukran, Dezember 17, 2018 - Since the beginning of December, the stevedoring company Mukran Port Terminals has been certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015.
All structures, processes and procedures therefore offer an even higher standard of stability and security.
The certification also ensures continuous improvement of optimum customer satisfaction.
Both subsidiaries of Fährhafen Sassnitz GmbH are certified accordingly now.

Sassnitz-Mukran, Dezember 07, 2018 -This year's Nikolaus Port Networking of the "Port Sassnitz-Mukran e.V. - Baltic Trade & Business Network" broke all records with almost 200 participants. Together with guests from the world of politics, tourism and service providers, the Mukran Port reviewed the successful financial year with a hearty meal. This event was also used to thank the three guests of honor Viktor Gottlow, Peter Kramp and Peter Klemm for many years of loyal cooperation. Traditionally, the annual Christmas singing contest was also held, which the "Golden Bells" could win on behalf of the Mukran Port.

Sassnitz-Mukran, Dezember 07, 2018 - The island of Rügen wants to become even more interesting for cruise passengers by bundling the tourist offers. This is the conclusion of the networking event "Destination Rügen - Cruise & Ferry Networking", to which Mukran Port invited passengers on Thursday (6 December). Numerous representatives of the tourism industry on the island of Rügen and the surrounding area took part in the event. The main focus was on finding ideas to sharpen the tourist profile of the island with a view to the cruise lines. With his participation and a greeting Dr. Stefan Kerth, district administrator of the district Vorpommern-Rügen, underlined the importance of this request.
Individual market shipping companies with smaller ships account for around 25 percent of ship calls in the Baltic Sea region. In the search for alternative destinations for stop-overs away from the major cruise ports, the smaller Baltic Sea ports are gaining in importance. Rügen, Germany's largest island, should also benefit from this. At the initiative of Mukran Port, representatives from politics, local business, the tourism industry and shipping companies came together to discuss marketing strategies for the Rügen region and the port as a cruise location. The topic was presented to the participants by Yana Grundke, Cruise Coordinator Mukran Port, Hartmut Beyer, HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH and Thomas Langlotz, Commercial Director Mukran Port. The common goal is to bundle the tourist offers of Rügen and the surrounding area in order to be able to offer passengers an attractive shore leave.
Harm Sievers, Managing Director of Mukran Port, called for close cooperation between the local tourism industry and its associations and societies. "We have an increased demand on the part of national and international shipping companies for regular calls in Mukran. With this initiative we want to stimulate a new welcome culture for day guests. Together we should examine which offers the island already has and which ones still have to be developed."

On the following traditional Mukran-Port-Nikolausparty with Port-Networking of the Port Sassnitz Mukran e.V. in the "Alte Zollhalle" the discussions between politics, economy and tourism were deepened in a maritime and relaxed atmosphere.


Sassnitz-Mukran, November 02, 2018 - Titan LNG, the leading LNG supplier to marine and industrial users in North West Europe, has successfully completed the first-ever LNG bunker delivery at Mukran Port on the island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea. Truck deliveries enable delivery of LNG anywhere. For vessels that require LNG it is possible to be supplied in German ports at prices below the price of marine gasoil. “The approval process for obtaining clearance to bunker is becoming more standardized and approvals are received faster from the ports. LNG as a bunker fuel is gaining traction as the fuel itself, the financial and operational benefits are becoming well-known”, Jippe van Eijnatten, business development manager commented. Based on Titan LNG’s track record this delivery was realised on short notice and Titan LNG would like to thank the vessel crew and the staff of the Mukran Port for the excellent collaboration.

The article of the Titan LNG can be found here:

Sassnitz-Mukran, November 09, 2018 - Baltic Port Rail Mukran GmbH (BPRM), the independent public railway company of Fährhafen Sassnitz GmbH, has completed the modernisation of one of its locomotives.
Now the locomotive have a higher safety standard and can be used more flexibly. Shunting activities outside Mukran Port are possible now – so the Vorpommern area will be the activity field for the locomotive in the future. Thanks to the modernisation the locomotive can now also be used for shunting work outside the Mukran Port.
Tino Gerschler, Managing Director of the Baltic Port Rail Mukran, comments: "Thanks to the investments in modernisation we are in a position to offer our services beyond the Mukran Port location and to drive forward the development of new hinterland transports. This strengthens the importance of the Mukran Port as an industrial location in the region".

Sassnitz-Mukran, October 26, 2018 - On 15 October 2018 the Kalmar Reachstacker with a tare weight of approx. 70 tons was delivered to Mukran Port Terminals.
With its young age of four years, the reachstacker has gone through about 11400 operating hours.
Just two days after its arrival, the Reachstacker, with its innovative cargo loading technology, is already actively supporting cargo handling in Mukran Port.

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.

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.




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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.