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Kiel (DEKEL)

Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein Bundesland, Germany

Port Code DEKEL Port Name Kiel
City Kiel Country/Region Germany
Port Type Feeder Port Category Port City
Latitude 54.3355 Longitude 10.155
The Port of Kiel (Port Code:DEKEL) is Germany's third busiest port for international passenger traffic behind Puttgarden on Fehmarn and Rostock. It is a significant port for passenger and cargo shipping located in Kiel, Germany. It occupies the inner part of the Baltic Sea inlet Kieler Förde and includes the approach to the locks at the eastern end of Kiel Canal. The port offers sheltered harbours, large turning basins, and deep water berths. Kiel’s main passenger shipping business are regularly scheduled cruiseferries to Norway, Sweden, and Lithuania which served 1.6 million passengers in 2018.
At the southern end of Kieler Förde lies the Inner Harbour (German: Stadthafen) with passenger terminals Ostseekai and Schwedenkai in the west and Norwegenkai on the eastern side. Located on the east bank of Kieler Förde, Ostuferhafen (English: East Side Harbour) is the largest coherent part of the port with a total area of 500,000 m² and a quay length of 1,700 m. It is primarily a cargo harbour with ro-ro and container terminals for the liner traffic to Northern Sweden, Russia and the Baltic states. Since June 2014 it also hosts one cruise berth. The Canal Harbours (German: Kanalhäfen) are located on the Kiel Canal. Nordhafen is situated on the southern side of the canal and has facilities for timber, bulk cargo, ro-ro, and container vessels.

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