Information about the logistics industry in Rostock
The city of four harbours with ideal measurements: Rostock Port
Its perfect location at the mouth of the Warnow River, a water depth of 14.50 metres and a simple access route of just 3.6 nautical miles make the seaport an ideal place for cargo and cruise ships. The seaport in Rostock is one of the largest ports in the Baltic Sea. The area measures 7.5 million square metres and also has reserve spaces to be able to react flexibly to the logistical requirements of the national and international economy. Furthermore, the 11 km long wharfages with 46 berths provide the space to process all types of vessel. At the ferry terminal and the roll-on-roll-off terminal, there are a total of nine berths for cargo and passenger traffic. As well as cargo ships, each day more than 20 ferries dock at the port, destined for Scandinavia, Finland and the Baltic states. Each year, over two million passengers use this facility. There is a direct connection to Ventspils in Latvia, through which Northeastern Europe can be reached quickly and conveniently. More than 22 million tonnes are handled each year at the seaport in Rostock, and it is predicted that this number will increase significantly.
With open doors: Warnemünde Cruise Center
The number of passengers arriving at the Rostock-Warnemünde cruise ship harbour is also growing continuously. Cruise company AIDA Cruises is supporting this trend significantly with its headquarters in Rostock. This is potential that logisticians and service providers can only benefit from. With over 160 cruise ship arrivals and around 250,000 seafarers, Rostock is regularly known as Germany’s most popular cruise ship harbour. The new, modern cruise ship terminal provides shipping companies with the opportunity to make changes to journeys. The new construction for a new transport solution in Rostock and Warnemünde ensures further development into a popular start and destination harbour for cruise ship companies and it enables passengers to visit Berlin, as well as go on trips around the city and the region.
Rostock’s cargo and fishing port
The cargo and fishing port, once the home of a whole fishing fleet, is now a diverse handling port for many different goods. Several service providers in the maritime industry shape the image of the harbour, which is also the location of institutes and centres of education. With a total surface of 52 hectares and a quay length of 2,100 m, Rostock’s cargo and fishing port combines ultra-modern suprastructure and infrastructure, including cooling and storage buildings, as well as a mobile crane for general and bulk cargo. In the main part of the harbour, with a depth of up to 8 m, ships measuring a maximum of 165 m in length and 3-23 m in width can dock in one of the 20 berths. The port’s own railway system is connected to the public network run by Deutsche Bahn. Food items and fertilisers are handled with particular expertise. In this conveniently situated and infrastructurally well-established portside area, apartments and modern, renovated offices and commercial properties are rented and leased. There is already a wide range of industries active in this area, with 150 businesses operating here. In 2011, 6,000 square metres of new handling space and 164 m of quay walls were newly constructed.
Rostock-Laage Airport has an ideal transport connection on the A19 Rostock to Berlin motorway, which crosses the A20 Baltic Sea motorway close to the airport. It is therefore centrally located and an ideal starting point for scheduled and holiday flights, as well as air freight. There are daily flights to international traffic hubs such as Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Cologne and Zurich. With approximately 223,516 passengers passing through in 2011, the airport has been able to assert its position in the market and will grow further. Currently 8,800 aeroplanes are already taking off and landing each year at Rostock-Laage. The passenger terminal is able to process 1 million flight passengers each year. Not only is the number of passengers that can be processed increasing; the service quality is also improving as a result of optimised processes and ultra-modern infrastructure. The processing of arriving and departing passengers takes place on two levels in the modern, open terminal. From the terminal, travellers can board their flights directly via two boarding bridges and set off for various destinations in Germany and across the world. Rostock-Laage Airport also has ambitious plans for its freight operations and surrounded by appealing commercial spaces, it is prepared in the best possible way for the requirements of logistics companies.