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Monday morning around 5 a.m., an approx. 120 meters towing unit consisting of the two tugs “Kiel” and “Holtenau” as well a lock gate left Brunsbuettel on route to Kiel.  Also on board were four men of Sartori & Berger’s runner crew.
On Monday afternoon the Celtic Explorer moored in the southwest port of Hamburg. The 65,5 m long and 15 m wide research vessel called the port of Hamburg for about 2 days to load measuring instruments and research equipment. Furthermore a TV team went on board to report on the upcoming research trip. As agent Sartori & Berger was responsible for the clearance and took care of all formalities referring to the call.
During his summer tour the Federal Chairman of the “Junge Union” Paul Ziemiak (member of the German parliament) from Nordrhein-Westfalen also visited Kiel on the important topic maritime economy. Jens Broder Knudsen organized an informative day in the port for him, i.a. he showed the handling of Color Fantasy at the Norwegenkai together with the managing director of Color Line in Germany Dirk Hundertmark.
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Stena Natalita

“An extraordinary vessel – Stena Natalita – moored on Wednesday morning at Hamburg port. With 246,3 m LOA and 43m BOA it is almost twice as big as most tank ships. For the port agents of Sartori & Berger even more exciting. Ships´ supply, crew change, waste disposal and four bunker barges at Shell Kattwyk berth were included in less than 48 hours.” A report of our new trainee of our Hamburg office
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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Color Line with additional freight ferry

We look forward to the growth of the Color Line fleet. As of January 2019 an additional freight ferry will be operated on the Oslo-Kiel route. In addition to the daily ferry departures of the Color Fantasy and Color Magic the approximately 155m long freight ferry will be handled three times a week by our stevedoring as well as our freight and forwarding department in Kiel.
On Wednesday, Viking Sun called the Port of Hamburg for the first time in fantastic weather. As a greeting, our port- and cruise agents Ole Klinger and Timo Kaden presented a small engine room telegraph to Captain Olav Soevdsnes. During the port call, our stevedoring team took care of the provisioning.
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Cap San Diego on great voyage

The museum cargo ship also offers this year many voyages in North Germany again. Last weekend, the Cap San Diego sailed from Hamburg to Cuxhaven, Rendsburg and Kiel. The crew as well as the arriving and departing guests of the short trips on site were supported by Sartori & Berger’s employees, they organized busses and provided the staff for mooring and unmooring, e.g. in the district port of Rendsburg or at the “Kieler Seefischmarkt”. We look forward to many more visits!
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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.