Full steam ahead

This has been made possible by the reopening of the border between Denmark and Germany as of today, as well as the lifting of the federal government's general travel warning for EU countries. The booking demand was so high at the start that a second ship had to be deployed.

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"Cast off!" for first AIDA cruises in August 2020 Company presents details about the new health concept and gradual restart Bookings for the first short trips start on July 9, 2020

AIDAperla will kick off on August 5, 2020 in Hamburg. AIDA Cruises will then start this year's summer season on August 12, 2020 with AIDAmar from Rostock-Warnemünde and on August 16, 2020 with AIDAblu from Kiel.

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SCHRAMM Ports & Logistics becomes port operator of the industrial port of Lubmin

Brunsbüttel port operator takes over the operation of the industrial port of Lubmin on 01.01.2021. With the "Lubmin Port" as the 17th location, the SCHRAMM Ports & Logistics network is expanded to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Development of new markets planned using a proven universal port strategy. Personnel growth planned regionally.

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New cruise terminal inaugurated

"For the sustainable improvement of quality and increased safety of passenger and cruise shipping at the port of Rostock Warnemünde, the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Hanseatic and university city of Rostock and ROSTOCK PORT have more than 15 million euros in the new building of the second passenger and service terminal invested in berth P8. With an area of almost 3,000 square meters, all modern functions are located in the new terminal, so that even the health and hygiene requirements of our partners, which have increased again since the COVID 19 pandemic, are met, ”says Jens A. Scharner, Managing Director of ROSTOCK PORT.

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Experimental plant for hydrogen production and processing planned in the overseas port of Rostock

The available space in the Rostock overseas port, the existing access to electrical energy from offshore wind power and the storage facilities in the large tank farm are ideally suited for the production of "green hydrogen" and a fuel synthesis based on it. Use of the heat released in the overseas port or for the district heating network of the municipal utility company is advantageous for the desired commercial use. In addition, there is further potential in the Rostock overseas port for the direct use of hydrogen, for example in fertilizer production, at petrol stations or for converting electricity back into electricity. ROSTOCK PORT therefore welcomes initiatives to establish the port of Rostock as an energy port.

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Monopiles for new wind farm in the Baltic Sea

The wind farm, located south of the Danish coast, will supply up to 600,000 households with electricity in the future and will thus become Denmark's largest offshore wind farm. The loading of the monopile foundation piles will be handled by Liebherr's heavy-duty gantry crane type TCC 78000, inaugurated in 2019. The manufacturer of the monopiles is the offshore wind specialist EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH, also based in Rostock.

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in just 2 hours and 30 minutes to Sweden: FRS saves the royal line

With the travel time, FRS Königslinjen sets new standards: the high-speed ferry only takes 2 hours and 30 minutes between Germany and Sweden. With this, the previous travel time on the so-called royal line is almost halved! Compared to conventional ferry lines in the region, the time advantage is even clearer. “We are very happy to be able to connect Germany and Sweden even better. Thanks to the fast ferry, we are able to offer two departures per port per day, ”said Moritz Bruns, Managing Director of FRS Königslinjen. “Less travel time means more vacation. We don't just get our passengers on vacation faster. The reduced travel time opens up completely new possibilities such as day trips or weekend trips. "

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Brackmann: "In Rostock we´re setting the course for the maritime future"

At the. April 26 and 27, 2021, under the patronage of Chancellor Angela Merkel, the largest meeting of the maritime industry will be about setting the course for a successful German maritime economy.

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the first container transport from China reaches the port of Rostock by land and sea

Rostock, April 7, 2020. Today, the first 49 containers with industrial and medical goods from Xi'an reached the overseas port of Rostock in the Chinese province of Shaanxi

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The youth adviser of logistics and transport management

Hello future 2020! Hardly any other sector of the economy is growing as strongly as logistics. More and more parcels and containers want to be delivered and more and more people are being driven. The companies are highly innovative

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Battery improves climate footprint: DB Cargo buys 50 Toshiba hybrid locomotives

DB Cargo is starting the sustainable renewal of its shunting locomotive fleet – series assembly in the current Rostock maintenance depot creates state-of-the-art jobs

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First ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation in the Port of Rostock

Second ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation carried out in Germany and the first in the Port of Rostock

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Expansion of the logistics atlas

This week, the logistics atlas will be expanded to include the "Trainee Guide" tab. The logistics atlas thus creates a link between the trainees and students of tomorrow and the companies registered in the logistics atlas.

Students and graduates will have the opportunity here to find out more about academic training and dual training in logistics. From the large number of training occupations within the logistics sector, interested parties can filter by occupation. All companies in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania that offer this training appear on the map application. In this way, pupils and graduates can search for a suitable occupation at the perfect location. Interested parties will receive information on the training, the profession, the company and the further procedure.

As a registered company in the logistics atlas, you do not have to do any additional work, as an automatic comparison is made with your training occupations.


Check operations at Peene Bridge

From December 3rd to December 5th the Peene Bridge in Wolgast must undergo main check operations that need to be executed in intervals of six years to maintain the safety for traffic. Every three years after the main checks there are ordinary checks as well, because bridges mark sensitive points in terms of infrastructure.

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Reconstruction of berths in the seaport of Rostock

On the 28th of November Mecklenburg-West Pomeranias minister of infrastructure, Christian Pegel, delivered an approval letter for the transactions to Rostocks mayor Claus Ruhe Madsen. With the aid of the subsidies optimised berths are set to be built. They should prepare the seaport for a rising ro-ro traffic.

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(road) traffic DIN Glossar ISO RoRo S-train air traffic apprenticeship automation automobile automobile logistics barcode beverage logistics big data block stacking block train bounded warehouse bulk cargo bunkering cabotage carbon footprint clearance clearing of flights closed warehouse cold storage combined transport common carrier contract logistics cruise ship customs clearance dangerous goods digitalization direct traffic disposal logistics excess length feeder traffic ferry traffic freight transport station gantry crane general cargo general cargo vessel gigaliner heavy cargo heavy goods traffic heavy lift and project cargo high-capacity transport high rack warehouse industrial trucks inland transport inland waterway transport intermodal transport joint-venture just-in-time liner shipping liquid bulk long-distance traffic maintenance maritime transport marshalling yard movement of passengers multi-purpose ship multimodal transport offshore open depot order picking outbound logistics packaging packaging logistics pallet racking perishables pipeline transportation port / habour procurement logistics qualification quality management rail regulare traffic returns management securing of load shipping container short sea shipping shunting services silo single wagon load smart logistics solid bulk special logistics special vehicle stevedoring swap body tank tanker tracking and tracing trailer tramp shipping urban transport value-added services vehicle fleet wagonload freight water(-ways)

(road) traffic

describes the usage of roads, to transport goods and people.


(Deutsche Industrie-Norm) is used to standardize processes. There are many logistics DIN.


Some of the common used Terms are explained here. After choosing a letter, you are going to see a List of Definitions.


(International Standard Organisation) is an international standard-setting organization, composed of representatives from various national standards organization.


(Roll on, Roll off) describes a ship, desgined to carry rolling-stock cargo, which does not require cranes, but is driven on and off the ship's decks.


is an urban-suburban rail, which is serving a metropolitan region.

air traffic

describes the organized movement of aircraft within a given space, to moove goods and persons.


is a kind of Jobtraining, to get a qualification. The apprentice works learn a trade.


is an automatically controlled operation of an apparatus, process or system by mechanical or electronic devices, that takes the place of human labor.


is a motorised vehicle. It is designed to transport people and goods.

automobile logistics

is the management of material flow through an automotive organization, from raw materials through to finished goods.


is a code, consisting of a group of printed and variously patterned bars and spaces and sometimes numerals, that is designed, to be scanned and read into computer memory and that contains information about the object it labels.

beverage logistics

summarizes all procurement, maintenance, distribution and replacement of personnel and material, which are necessary to have the beverage in the right spot at the right time.

big data

describes a large volume of data - bouth structured and unstructured - that has the potential to be mined for information.

block stacking

is a very basic form of storage, in which objects are placed on a surface and stacked on top of one another in blocks.

block train

is a train in which all wagons carry the goods from the same origin to the same destination.

bounded warehouse

is a warehouse, under bond of the government for payment of customs, duties and taxes.

bulk cargo

describes goods which are transported unpacked in large quantities.


is the supply of fuel for use by ships in a seaport.


is the carriage of cargo between two points within a country by a vessel or vehicle registered in another country.

carbon footprint

is the measure of the enviromental impact of a particular organizations operation, measured in units of greenhouse gases.


the act of clearing a ship at the customhouse, also: the papers, showing that a ship has cleared.

clearing of flights

describes all necessary preparations for take-off.

closed warehouse

is a building for storage of goods, which covers the stored goods.

cold storage

is storage in a cold place for preservation.

combined transport

is the connection of at least two modes of transportation in a transportchain, whreby freight remains in the load unit. The longest distances are covered by rail and ship. Trucks are used for precarriage and onward carriage.

common carrier

is someone who transports goods or people for any person or company. The common carrier is responsible for any loss of the goods during transport.

contract logistics

describes planning, implementing and control of a logistics system provided through a third party under a contract.

cruise ship

is a ship which stops at different ports and carries passengers, who are traveling for pleasure.

customs clearance

is the act of passing goods through customs, so that they can enter or leave the country.

dangerous goods

are goods which can pose a risk to people, animals or the environment if not properly handled.


is the use of digital technologies to change a business modell and provide new revenue and value-producing opportunities.

direct traffic

describes the direct delivering of goods from the supplier or producer to the customer. The means of transport aren't changed.

disposal logistics

means the handling of scrap, waste and refuse to prevent enviromental pollution and waste of ressources. Most of the production waste can be reused or recycled.

excess length

describes a length, essential more than standard.

feeder traffic

describes the transportation of shipping containers between intercontinental and small ports.

ferry traffic

is a commercial service for transporting goods and persons across water.

freight transport station

a facility for loading and unloading cargo. They are used to calculate the kilometre.

gantry crane

is a large crane, mounted on a platform. That crane usually runs back and forth on parallel tracks astride the work area.

general cargo

are goods, which must be loaded individually. It is not necessary to combine the goods to a bigger unit for transport.

general cargo vessel

is a vessel designed to handle general cargo such as bags, cartons, cases and drums.


are trucks with an overall lenght of 25,25 metre. These trucks aren't allowed to drive on every road.

heavy cargo

describes goods, which have more weight than common for this size.

heavy goods traffic

describes the transportation of goods, which have more weight than common for their dimensions.

heavy lift and project cargo

describes the transportation of large, heavy cargo.

high-capacity transport

is a transport of goods, which exceeds the standard or ordinary legal size for roads.

high rack warehouse

describes the storage of goods in special racks, which are 10m and higher.

industrial trucks

is a mobile, power-propelled truck used to carry, push, pull, lift, stack or tier materials.

inland transport

describes the onshore transportation of goods and persons.

inland waterway transport

describes inland waterway shipping (e. g.: on a river, canal).

intermodal transport

refers to connectin at least two modes of transportation in a transportation chain, whereby freight remains in the load unit. In combined transport load units not the fright itself are transshipped.


is a business arrangement, in which two or more parties agree to pool their resources for the purpose of accomplishing a specific task. This task can be a new project or any other business activity.


(JIT) is an inventory strategy, companies employ to increase efficiency and decrease waste by receiving goods only as they are needed in the production process, thereby reducing inventory costs.

liner shipping

is the service of transporting goods by ships, which transit regular routes on fixed schedules.

liquid bulk

is a fluid cargo which is transported in large volumes.

long-distance traffic

describes the transportation of goods and persons beyond urban transport.


are actions, necessary for retaining or restoring a piece of equipment, machine or system to the specified operable condition to achieve ist maximum usefull life.

maritime transport

is the shipment of goods and people by sea.

marshalling yard

is a place or depot, where railway wagons are shunted and made up into trains and where carriages, engines, etc. are kept when not in use.

movement of passengers

describes all traffic, which is used to transport people.

multi-purpose ship

is any ship capable of carrying different types of cargo, which requires different methods of handling.

multimodal transport

is the movement of cargo from origin to destination by several modes of transport where each of these modes have a different transport provider or entity responsible, but under a single contract.


describes the area towards the territorial waters.

open depot

describes a place for storing goods without any buildings.

order picking

is the activity by which a small number of goods are extracted from a warehousing system, to satisfy a number of independent customer orders.

outbound logistics

is the process related to the movement and storage of products from the end of the production line to the end user.


is the practice of combining several related goods or sevices into a single offer.

packaging logistics

describes planning, implementing, optimization and control of the packaging process of a company.

pallet racking

is a storage system, designed to store materials on pallets.


describes goods, which can lose ist usefulness and value if not appropriately stored or transported.

pipeline transportation

is a method of transportation, in which liquid, gaseous, or solid products are moved over long distances through pipelines.

port / habour

is an artificial or natural mooring place for ships.

procurement logistics

is the systematic coordination of all aspects of the procurement process. The goal is to obtain materials, services or products at the best possible cost.


describes the acquirement of skills and knowledge.

quality management

is the act of overseeing all activities and tasks needed to maintain a desired level of quality.


is a steel bar or continuous line of bars laid on the ground as one of a pair.

regulare traffic

describes a public transportation line, which runs between specific waypoints. This is usually used to transport people.

returns management

is the supply chain management process, by which activities associated with returns, reverse logistics, gatekeeping, and avoidance are managed within the firm and across key members of the supply chain.

securing of load

is the securing of cargo for transportation. The cargo has to be protected from unauthorized access, influence of the weather and against shift of cargo.

shipping container

describes a standardized resealable transportation box for unitized freight handling with standardized equipment. The two most common sizes used in transportation are twenty footer and forty footer.

short sea shipping

means the movement of cargo and passengers by sea, between ports situated in the same continent.

shunting services

describes the total of services at the marshalling yard.


is a structure for storing bulk materials. The silo is loaded on top and unloaded at the bottom.

single wagon load

wagon loads from different sellers and customers are assembled at a marshaling yard and transported together.

smart logistics

describes the optimization of logistic processes. This optimization is supported by computerengineering.

solid bulk

is a solid cargo, which is transported in a loose form without any packaging. It is scaled by weight.

special logistics

describes the arrangement and realisation of transports with special needs.

special vehicle

are vehicles, which are build to fulfill a specific purpose. Often they have additional equipment.


describes loading and unloading a vessel with general cargo.

swap body

describes a carrying unit, designed for intermodal transport.


describes a large container, or structure for holding a liquid or gas.


is a cargo ship, fitted with tanks, for carrying liquid and gases.

tracking and tracing

is a process, during logistics or distribution of goods, where the goods are monitored as per their locations.


is an unpowered vehicle, which is used for transport of goods and materials.

tramp shipping

is a ship, which does not have a fixed schedule or published ports of call.

urban transport

are many forms of transportation, which transfer people and cargo within the territory of a city and the immediate suburban zones.

value-added services

are additional services, out of the main activities of a company.

vehicle fleet

is a group of vehicles, owned by a company and used for business purposes.

wagonload freight

describes the dispatching of freight. The fright's size is equal to one ore more wagonload.


is made up of natural and non natural inland waterways and the sea.



Logistics in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern – more than transportation from one place to another

More than 250 billion € were generated by a workforce of almost 3.0 million people within the logistics industry in Germany during the year of 2015. This makes the sector the third strongest branch after the automotive production and domestic trade [Fraunhofer SCS / Top 100 der Logistik 2016-2017], even though this part of industry is not individually mentioned within the National Accounts. Logistics nowadays go far beyond the pure transport services and warehousing by a continual improvement of the foci and objectives. Logistics includes the integral planning, control and realisation of all information and goods flows of a company. As a result it is a substantial element to achieve economic success. [Helmut Baumgarten / Logistik-Management – Strategien - Konzepte - Praxisbeispiele].

The success of logistics is primarily defined by the ability to provide

  • the right product
  • in the right condition
  • at the right time
  • in the right place
  • the right amount
  • to the right costs and
  • with the right information.

There is no need to say that it is also important to consider the right packaging as No. 8.

Alike for the federal republic logistics industry with its different disciplines is very important for the business location of the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (MV), serving as a logistics junction of the Baltic Sea Region and the Tans-European Transport Network. The transportation and logistics sector counts more than 40,000 employees in the year of 2014. This corresponds to a share of 7.4 % of the total employment in MV and is dominated by

  • professions in the field of transportation and delivery (41 %)
  • professions in the field of warehousing and transfer (40 %) as well as
  • professions in the field of administration and commercials (19 %) [Fraunhofer SCS / Logistikbeschäftigung in Deutschland – Vermessung, Bedeutung und Struktur].

The range of capabilities and innovative capacity of the logistics service providers and logistics-related companies, measured by the status quo as well as the latest developments, has not tapped its full potential. With this tool providing information on logistics in MV you have got the chance to convince yourself of the regional expertise and to benefit from it.