January 15 - The port of Keil's cargo handling increased by 0.2 percent in 2013, compared with 2012, with its rail/ship intermodal handling business seeing an increase of 14.7 percent to 24,000 cargo units.

Dirk Claus, managing director at Seehafen Kiel Gmbh, commented: "The market environment is not all that easy, however, we have successfully maintained the high handling level at the port of Kiel. New rail freight services and an improved handling technology led to a growth surge in intermodal transport."

For the port of Kiel, 2013 was particularly marked by the extension of the cargo and logistics capabilities in Ostuferhafen, including a new gantry crane and refurbished ro-ro ramp.