More trains from Berlin to the Baltic Sea in the high season

The states of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Berlin and Brandenburg ordered the additional service in cooperation with DB Regio AG and Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg to relieve busy trains on the Baltic Sea route and make it easier to comply with distance regulations. "With the additional trains, we want to make the Berlin-Stralsund route, which is popular and in high demand, even more attractive. Summer is coming and the signals are good that tourist traffic will be possible again in the foreseeable future. We want to be prepared for this. Particularly in view of the pandemic-related restrictions, the seasonal booster services enable us to equalize the number of users per trip," says Christian Pegel, Infrastructure Minister of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Carsten Moll, Chairman of DB Regio Nordost, adds: "The ordered amplifier trains are an important contribution to the excursion season, which is expected to start soon. This will make it easier to cope with peak loads at the weekends." Translated with (free version)

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BSH ruling: Nord Stream 2 can continue to be built

Die Ostseepipeline Nord Stream 2 darf in deutschen Gewässern weitergebaut werden. Das Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH) hat am Montag die "sofortige Vollziehung" angeordnet. Die BSH-Entscheidung bezieht sich auf zwei Kilometer am Übergang des dänischen in den deutschen Gewässerabschnitt. Baugenehmigung für deutschen Gewässerabschitt reaktiviert Derzeit verlegt das russische Verlegeschiff "Fortuna" einen der beiden Doppelstränge der Ostseepipeline aus Dänemark kommend Richtung Deutschland. In wenigen Tagen wird es die Grenze der Deutschen Ausschließlichen Wirtschaftszone (AWZ) erreichen - und müsste stoppen. Denn gegen die Verlegearbeiten in dem deutschen Gewässerabschnitt noch im Mai hatten die Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) und der Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU) geklagt. Dadurch wurde die Baugenehmigung in diesem Vogelrastgebiet außer Kraft gesetzt. Mit seiner Entscheidung hat das BSH die Baugenehmigung für den zwei Kilometer langen Abschnitt reaktiviert, sodass Nord Stream 2 voraussichtlich ab Sonnabend grenzüberschreitend weiterbauen kann.

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12th National Maritime Conference in Rostock

In the Hanseatic city of Rostock, the two-day National Maritime Conference (NMK) is taking place since today (Monday (10.05.2021)) under the motto "Economy needs SEA". "A sustainable maritime industry is a joint task for the whole of Germany. A large part of the value creation also takes place outside the shipyards and of these, above all, in federal states away from the German coastal states. The maritime industry is not the only source of economic growth in the north. Innovative products and digital solutions are needed in all areas. These include shipbuilding, the supply industry, shipowners and ports. We can develop new technologies and products as well as jointly reduce risks in the cross-regional exchange between the individual players," said Harry Glawe, Minister of Economics, Labor and Health, in Rostock on Monday.

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Shore power system for cruise ships officially in operation in Warnemünde

Back in September 2018, the Hanseatic and university city of Rostock, the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, ROSTOCK PORT and the shipping company AIDA Cruises launched a partnership for the construction of a shore power supply in Rostock-Warnemünde. The shore power system, which will be completed in summer 2020, is currently the largest in Europe and can supply up to 20 MVA of electrical energy. In the future, two cruise ships can be supplied with electricity simultaneously at berths P7 and P8. The shore power plant is based on a modular design of standardized 20-foot containers, which contain almost all the electrical components such as frequency converters, transformers, switchgear, control technology, etc. The plant is enclosed by a protective shell. The plant is enclosed by a corten steel facade, which gives it an extraordinary appearance in its cubature. Due to the integrated frequency converters, the shore power can be converted for all worldwide common on-board power systems (both 50 and 60 Hz) according to the international standards in the cruise industry. Translated with (free version)

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AIDAsol moored for testing of the new shore power system in Warnemünde

The cruise ship AIDAsol of the Rostock shipping company AIDA Cruises will anchor in Warnemünde on Saturday, April 24th, 2021 and will be there for the duration of the tests until May 1st, 2021. “We keep our word and with deeds we stand by our promise to invest in future projects”, emphasizes Rostock's Mayor Claus Ruhe Madsen. “I would like to thank all partners involved for their support, even in difficult times, and I am very happy that we will soon have cruise ships in Warnemünde can be supplied via a socket. " “With our“ Green Cruising ”strategy, we have been investing in a sustainable cruise market for many years. The shore power system in Warnemünde is a further step for AIDA on our way to the emission-neutral cruise that we want to achieve with our fleet, ”explains Felix Eichhorn, President of AIDA Cruises ROSTOCK PORT for the good and trustworthy Collaboration. Together we are sending out an important signal, not just in Germany, but throughout Europe. "

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Appreciation for the services of logistics

Bremen. What are the processes behind the supply of everyday goods? That was one of the questions that interested the participants in the events on Logistics Day 2021 on April 15. Also in focus: The effects of the Suez Canal blockade, the state of research and the use of digital tools and career and study opportunities in Germany's third largest economic sector. 107 offers were in the program, in which the interested public as well as experts could participate free of charge. The events came mainly from Germany, but also from Bulgaria, Greece, Luxembourg, Poland, Switzerland and the Ukraine.

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No online shopping without logistics

Logistics is the third largest economic sector in Germany and creates the basic requirements for everyday supply to people, regardless of whether it is, for example, delivering fresh goods to supermarkets or delivering important medicines and medical products to pharmacies and hospitals. This also and especially applies to online retail, which has seen strong growth especially since the beginning of the corona pandemic: Compared to 2019, according to the Federal Association of E-Commerce and Mail Order, sales rose by 14.6 percent to 83.2 billion euros in 2020 . Logistics is crucial for success and also has an impact on many areas of personal everyday life: Innovative delivery concepts and suitable logistics properties ensure reliability and keep cities liveable, complex returns management simplifies returns, intelligent processes enable individual adjustments to the goods ordered. But most people are not aware of the benefits of logistics for a functioning online trade. Logistics Day on April 15th is the opportunity not only to learn more about the functions of logistics and supply chain management, but also about the diverse professional opportunities that are hidden there.

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Infrastructure Minister Christian Pegel submits an online 11.5 million euro decision for the Sassnitz ferry port

On Monday, April 12th, Infrastructure Minister Christian Level will give the Mayor of Sassnitz, Frank Kracht, a digital grant notification for around 11.5 million euros in the presence of Heiko Miraß, State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Harm Sievers, Managing Director of the Sassnitz Ferry Port, Prof. Klaus Josef Lutz, CEO of BayWa AG, and Henning Bligenthal, CEO of VIELA GmbH. With the help of the funding, berth 3a at the so-called Offshore Terminal South, which will become even more important for grain handling in the future, is to be converted. The aim is to be able to handle even larger ships with a draft of up to 11.5 meters there in the future. For this purpose, the inner port access and the berth will be dredged to a water depth of 12.95 meters. A new protective dam serves to secure the mooring of the larger ships and to guarantee the stability of the neighboring berth 2. Furthermore, a new access road to the berth is being built.

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Logistics is a driver of digital innovation

Bremen. In logistics and supply chain management, digital technology has been used for a long time. From computers that calculated the routes in many shipping companies in the 70s, to barcode scanners for faster recording of shipment data in the 80s, to fully networked and transparent supply chains with the use of algorithms, artificial intelligence, drones, exoskeletons or data glasses, such as we experience it today: Logistics is one of the drivers of digital innovation, and it has to be. Because customer requirements are constantly changing and with them, expectations are rising, not only in terms of the delivery of parcels, but also, for example, in production logistics and the associated processes and interfaces.

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Pegel: Use funding programs for modern mobility and climate protection

“Cities, municipalities and, for the first time, municipal and commercial companies can receive funding for concepts with the help of which they want to electrify their vehicle fleets, create charging infrastructure or include e-vehicles in their mobility and logistics offerings. The development of strategies can be subsidized with up to 80 percent, up to a maximum of 100,000 euros, "says the minister and advertises:" "In order for the energy transition to succeed, diverse ideas are required. I very much welcome the fact that preliminary conceptual considerations for the market ramp-up of electromobility are eligible for funding, ”said the minister.

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Driving schools can reopen on Monday in M-V

“I am very happy that we can take a step towards normality again at this point - albeit subject to certain conditions. In order to protect each other from infection with Covid 19, teachers and students must wear a medical face mask during practical training in the car. If this is not possible, a negative result of a self-test must be submitted before the start of the training unit, ”said Transport Minister Christian Ebene after the decision.

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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.