November 27, 2018 - Up to two ships can moor at the Ostseekai cruise terminal in Kiel at the same time. Until now, however, the ships had to share a terminal building. The PORT OF KIEL celebrated the laying of the foundation stone for a second terminal building today. The building is expected to be taken over in the coming season. The port of Kiel is investing nine million euros in the extension.
Current Terminal Ostseekai
According to the Lord Mayor of Kiel, Dr. Ulf Kämper “offer first-class handling quality and at the same time further consolidate Kiel's position in this competitive market”. The port operator is adapting the handling capacities to the increasing number of passengers and the growing ship sizes. Cruise ships are in Kiel dispatched at different terminals. In total, the port recorded 2018 ship arrivals in the 143 season after 167 calls in the previous year. Almost 600.000 passengers embarked or disembarked. Compared to the previous year, this corresponds to an increase of 16,5 percent.
Terminal Ostseekai - Berth 28 - Rendering © PORT OF KIEL
The 3.700 m², two-story terminal building was designed and designed by a joint venture between two groups of architects. Characteristics of the building project are large glass surfaces that ensure transparency. The new building is being built in the northern connection to the existing building. Both buildings will form an ensemble. In between, a V-shaped reception area will be created for arriving guests. Travelers go from the reception area to the terminal; Visitors to the port can access the outside terrace via a flight of stairs. Baggage handling takes place on the ground floor of the terminal. On the upper floor, passengers go through the check-in processes. After check-in, the ship's guests go to the ship via a gangway.