Sassnitz-Mukran, 12.02.2021 — Last year, after a successful test phase, the container connection between China and Europe via the Short Sea connection Mukran (Germany) - Baltiysk (Russia/Kaliningrad region) was established as a regular, stable and congestion-free connection with four departures a week in each direction. The connection to Scandinavia has been significantly improved with the cargo connection to Karlshamn (Sweden). Containers to and from China no longer have to take the diversions via Hamburg and Denmark to reach Sweden.
The handling of agricultural products has increased significantly, which has also increased the number of grain trains arriving in Mukran accordingly. Structures were changed at the Sassnitz city port and cooperation was strengthened, resulting in more synergies. Two locomotives were christened at the site Mukran last year. Further modern equipment for fast and smooth cargo handling was acquired.
Despite the Corona pandemic, a high-speed catamaran connection to Ystad in Sweden has been opened, which cuts journey times between Sweden and Germany by more than half compared to other passenger routes.
The Mukran Port team wishes all partners, acquaintances and friends a happy Chinese New Year and a wonderful time with the family. We seize this opportunity to extend our deepest thanks and appreciation for your support and attention to the Mukran Port Group in the past year and wish you good health and all the best in the New Year!
Good luck in the Year of the Ox!
Happy New Year!