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It is the day of this season: the 11th of August. On Saturday, more than 230 employees of the cruise departments were on site in Kiel, Hamburg, Rostock, Bremerhaven and Travemuende contributing to a successful handling of 9 ships with more than 36.000 cruise guests.
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Lifting instead of pulling

The recently arrived reachstacker had its first use in our stevedoring department in Kiel. The container reloading from a truck onto a flat went fast and smoothly. The colleagues are looking forward to many more reloadings.
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Maiden call of Queen Victoria

On July 17th the cruise ship Queen Victoria visited the port of Kiel for the first time. Jens B. Knudsen presented an engraved tin plate from Sartori & Berger to Captain Simon Paul Love at the plaque & key ceremony. We wish the ship, its guests and crew a safe journey at all times and look forward to a return to the Kiel Fjord next year.
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Port agency

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Kiel Canal

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Cruise service

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Ferry service

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Terminal operations

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Mooring / Unmooring

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Offshore service

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Customs Service

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Owners Matters

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Shipbroker / P&I

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Staff Outsourcing

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Trond Kleivdal

Color Line shares Sartori & Berger’s high standards on quality and efficiency. I value Sartori & Berger as a strong and loyal partner with an independent opinion. Our partnership is characterized by mutual respect and deep trust.

Trond Kleivdal

CEO of Color Line



We have access to 160 years of experience.

Assisted cruise guests

In 2018 we assisted 861,268 cruise guests.

Number of ship calls

In 2018 we handled 8,625 ships.

Moved tons

In 2018 we moved 1,261,747 tons of cargo.

Sartori & Berger

Sartori & Berger offers a complete range of integrated services for the shipping and transport industry. Established back in 1858, our family-owned company has gained its expertise through over 150 years in shipping and more than a century of experience as shipowners in the liner and tramp trade. We know all about our principals‘ requirements.

Today, we provide services for all sectors of the maritime industry.

We focus on a strong in-house accounting and bookkeeping team, supporting our principals with organizational and administrative backoffice functions that relieve them of the work imposed by evergrowing administrative demands.

With more than 250 dedicated and experienced employees in our branch offices on the North Sea and Baltic coasts: We are here to support you!