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Port Rostock

Hub to Northern Europe

State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Hanseatic and University City of Rostock


ROSTOCK PORT GmbH is the owner of the port infrastructure of the Rostock seaport, port operator and provides the superstructure to the operating company Rostock Trimodal GmbH. The Hanseatic City of Rostock (74.9%) and the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (25.1%) are the owners of ROSTOCK PORT GmbH, which operates in the Rostock seaport according to the so-called Landlord Port Model.

In addition to the demand-oriented expansion and provision of infrastructure and its maintenance, the main tasks are the further development of the location under the umbrella brand ROSTOCK PORT in order to meet the constantly changing requirements. constantly develop the port to meet new requirements. As the owner of the land, the quay facilities and the water areas, it ensures in close cooperation with the shipping industry and the port companies operating on site that the Port of Rostock has all the prerequisites to constantly improve its competitive position. In addition, ROSTOCK PORT GmbH is the sole operator of the ferry and RoRo port and also a shareholder in the company operating the terminal for combined cargo transport (KLV).

Rostock - hub for pan-European green logistics chains

  • The shortest and fastest way to Scandinavia and Finland
  • Regularly growing pan-European multimodal transports for unaccompanied loading units for years now
  • Connection to the Silk Road Initiative

The Rostock seaport sees itself as a hub for pan-European green logistics chains between Central Europe and the northern European countries of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland and the Baltic States. The main focus of traffic since the establishment of combined transport at the Rostock location in the mid-1990s has been the natural hinterland of Rostock on the central corridor, with the five new federal states, including Bavaria in Germany, via Austria the Tyrol region to northern Italy. The from the point of view of the port of Rostock continuously growing corridors in Western and Eastern Europe are coming more into focus, especially in today’s increasing demand for climate and environmentally friendly modes of transport.

Seaport Rostock

  • the only deep-water and largest port on the German Baltic coast
  • very short distance between sunbathing area and lake
  • 11 km of quays with 47 berths
  • 750 ha of port areas with reserves for settlements

Marshalling yard in Rostock

The Rostock overseas port was conceived more than 60 years ago as a rail port and developed with the infrastructure for the rail transport of bulk and general cargo. The marshalling yard in the harbor apron has track facilities with a total length of 180 kilometers. These are connected to the renewed railroad line to Berlin. Liquid goods such as biodiesel, bulk goods such as cement and grain, as well as general cargo such as semi-trailers, containers and swap bodies and, as of 2022, new passenger car transports are regularly transported to and from the rail port of Rostock by rail. The main segment in rail freight transport is combined transport, which accounts for around half of train throughput.

The railhead and the tracks in the port are managed by DB Netz, the rail infrastructure provider, and offered free of discrimination.


All types of unaccompanied loading units in intermodal traffic that reach the Port of Rostock by rail can be handled in the terminals arranged for this purpose, with proximity to the ferry and RoRo berths. This enables a short port throughput time and thus offers an ideal prerequisite for optimizing the logistics chain.

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