Rostock Port (DERSK)

Port Code DERSK City Rostock
Port Name ROSTOCK Country/Region Germany
Category Port City Route EUROPEAN BRANCH PORT
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Rostock Port (DERSK)


The Port of Rostock is located on the coast of the Baltic Sea. It is an important port in the former East Germany and is now Germany's gateway to Eastern Europe and Northern Europe.

The port of Rostock offers excellent sailing conditions. The protected location of the port is at the mouth of the Varno River in the Baltic Sea. The 3.6-nautical-mile-long 14.5-meter-depth channel to the sea is easy to navigate. There are no barriers, locks, bridges, etc., and there are no restrictions that are usually used to enter and exit the port at night. The port can accommodate vessels up to 300 meters in length, 45 meters in width and 13 meters in draft. For vessels exceeding 230 meters in length or 36 meters in width and/or with a draft of more than 12 meters, a special permit from the Stralsund Shipping Administration is necessary.

The competent contact partners, such as the Rostock Port Authority, experienced pilots and powerful tugs are on the service routes around the clock. Pilotage is mandatory for all tankers (oil, chemical, gas) in areas where ships in the harbour are greater than 100 meters in length or 15 meters in width or have drafts greater than 7.5 meters.

Water level and ice conditions

There is no tide here, however, strong winds from the south can pass to 1.5 meters to lower the water level, and strong winds from the north can increase the water level by up to 1.5 meters.

The navigable water is kept open in winter as long as possible, and there is very little time for complete freezing.

Wharf length and berth

The total length of the pier is 11,000 meters, and there are 47 available berths. These berths 25 are special berths for ferries (5), roll-on/roll-off ships (3), coal/building materials (2), cement (1), grain (3), fertilizer (1), heavy cargo (3), Liquid cargo (6) and chemicals (1).

Wharf area

The Port of Rostock is one of the largest Baltic Sea ports in Germany. 750 hectares. Sufficient reserve areas meet all the requirements of the national and international economy.

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Summary of DERSK

The port of Rostock (Port Code: DERSK) is a large port situated in the west of the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the River Warnow, 80km east of Lubeck. Rostock is the principal port of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It offers outstanding nautical conditions. The protected location of the port at the mouth of the Warnow River on the Baltic Sea and the sea channel with a length of 3.6 nautical miles long and depth of 14.5 m allow a very easy approach. The port can accommodate ships with a length of up to 300 meters, a width of up to 45 meters and a draught of up to 13 meters. 8,900 vessels, 23,700,000 tons of cargo and 2,010,000 passengers are handled annually.