January 28, 2021

A total of 6.92 million tons of cargo has been transhipped in the seaport of Kiel in 2020. This figure represents only a slight decrease of 1.2 %.

In contrast to a decrease of volumes in the Scheerhafen and at the Norwegenkai Terminal, there has been growth in the Ostuferhafen and at the Schwedenkai.

The ferry traffic to Sweden and Lithuania has proven to be particularly solid and has even seen a slight increase in transported cargo volumes. On the other side, Kiel registers a drop in the passenger traffic. Due to Corona, only about 517,500 passengers boarded or left a cruise ship or ferry at the different terminals, which is a decrease of 78 %.

Kiel expects a normalisation of the situation from late spring resp. summer onwards.