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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Despite the storm and various stoppages for navigation on the River Elbe the team of Sartori & Berger welcomed the newest member of the AIDA fleet on Saturday afternoon.
Great maiden call in Hamburg
This morning at 5 am the CMA CGM ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPERY moored at Burchardkai in the port of Hamburg. It is the first time that the container ship is in the Hanseatic City and with 400 mtrs. length, 59 mtrs. width and a deadweight capacity of 199,855 tons the largest visitor of the port at all. For our port agents this is a very special port clearance with a breathtaking view of the freighter, which holds up to 20,776 TEU containers.
CMA CGM Kerguelen
After the wind was decreasing, the closure of the river Elbe was lifted, thus enabling CMA CGM Kerguelen to moor in the port of Hamburg on Saturday morning. One of our port agents was on standby all the time, ready to go aboard the container ship for clearance at any time.