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Jun
02
post image Double call of AIDA in Warnemünde by surprise

Double call of AIDA in Warnemünde by surprise

Actually, only AIDAmar was scheduled for Warnemünde on Saturday. However, due to low water AIDAbella was unable to call the port of Copenhagen and instead made a stop at our Rostock colleagues in Warnemünde. By the way, our Hamburg office was in charge of a planned double call of AIDAperla and AIDAsol.
Jun
01
post image Jubilee in Rostock

Jubilee in Rostock

On 1st of June 2018 we celebrated the 25 years jubilee of the Rostock branch office in the city harbour of Rostock. Jens B. Knudsen welcomed 70 guests under blue skies and brilliant sunshine. We like to thank Mr. Felix Eichhorn (President AIDA Cruises) and Mr. Gisbert Ruhnke (Port Captain Rostock) for their kind greeting words. Jens B. Knudsen thanked the clients and business partners for the past 25 years and gave an outlook to the future developments of the Rostock branch office.
May
31
post image Double call of CMA CGM

Double call of CMA CGM

At the turn of months May and June two large container vessels of the French shipping company CMA CGM visited the Burchardkai at the port of Hamburg. The CMA CGM Corte Real (365m long and 51m wide) arrived on Thursday morning and left after cargo operations on Friday noon. Thursday evening berthed also the CMA CGM Zheng He, 398m long and 54m wide, which stayed even two nights at the port. Both ships were handled by the agents of Sartori & Berger.
May
19
In addition to 2 ferries, 4 large cruise ships called the port of Kiel on Whitsun Saturday. Besides the premiere of MSC Preziosa in the Ostuferhafen, AIDAluna also celebrated her premiere at the Norwegenkai.
May
13
post image Double call of AIDA Cruises on Sunday

Double call of AIDA Cruises on Sunday

It seems as if AIDAcara and AIDAbella “kissed” each other in the port of Kiel. Two teams of our hostesses and port agents took care of passengers and crew.
May
12
post image Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

From 10th until 13th May 2018 the 829th Harbour’s Birthday was celebrated in Hamburg. On all days our team was involved in the port agency and in the ground and luggage handling for numerous ships.
Apr
28
After a long trip from South America MSC Preziosa called its new base port for the summer season on Saturday. This was the first time that the largest cruise ship so far in the port of Kiel moored here. On this occasion Jens B. Knudsen presented the traditional plate from Sartori & Berger to Captain Stefano Aiello at the plaque & key ceremony.
Apr
27
Even before the christening, the new “Mein Schiff 1” visited the port of Kiel on April 27th as part of a “pre-cruise” after leaving the shipyard. To welcome the youngest fleet member the traditional plaque & key ceremony took place on board.
Apr
14
MS Astoria, operated by Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV), visited the Hanseatic city on April 14th as the first of 12 cruise ships. Like all other calls of cruise ships, this maiden call was handled by our Sartori & Berger port agents in Rostock.
Apr
08
post image Welcome AIDAcara!

Welcome AIDAcara!

On Sunday, AIDAcara opened the AIDA season 2018 in Kiel in perfect weather. We are looking forward to handling 62 calls this year with five AIDA ships in ground handling as well as in port agency.
Mar
29
post image Floating crane in Kiel-Holtenau

Floating crane in Kiel-Holtenau

The repair of the Kiel-Holtenau lock goes full speed: The two parts of the lock gate were recovered with the help of floating crane Matador 3 of Bonn & Mees. The crane came from Rotterdam and was handled by Sartori & Berger during the Kiel-Canal passage. Our stevedoring was involved in mooring and unmooring.
Mar
23
post image Imavere in Stade

Imavere in Stade

Variety is the spice of life: Recently Imavere moored at BUSS terminal in the port of Stade to discharge cement clinkers.  Sartori & Berger was in charge of the port call and smooth handling as well as responsible for customs formalities of the cargo.