Port of Kiel

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Port of Kiel is in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It handles coal.[1]


The port is in the coastal city of Kiel, in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein.

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The port is owned by the city of Kiel and operated by Seehafen Kiel GmbH & Co. KG. The port's private facilities handle petroleum, scrap and coal. The port handled 6.48 million tonnes of cargo in 2016, about 59% of which was imports.[2] In the first half of 2017, the Port of Kiel saw a 27% uptick in business compared to the same months in 2016, with paper, building materials, coal and oil being the main commodities passing through the port. Imports included Australian coal bound for the nearby Kiel power station.[3]The port handled 7 million tonnes of cargo in 2019.[4]

In 2021, the Port of Kiel has officially inaugurated its new Ostseekai shore power plant, which is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 8,000 tonnes a year.[5]

Project Details

  • Operator: Seehafen Kiel GmbH Co.
  • Location: Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  • Annual Capacity (Tonnes): 7 million (all cargo in 2019)
  • Status: Operating
  • Sources of coal:

Articles and Resources


  1. "German Ports Guide," Bremenports (PDF), June 2014
  2. "Statistics," Port of Kiel, accessed Feb 2018
  3. "Kieler Hafen bekommt mehr Gewicht," Kieler Nachrichten, Nov 14, 2017
  4. "Statistics," Port of Kiel, accessed July 2021
  5. "Port of Kiel inaugurates shore power plant," Cruise and Ferry, June 18, 2021

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