Universality combined with high standards of quality, flexibility, proximity to customers and years of experience in stevedoring and storage operation – those are the trademarks of this port location at the straits between the mainland of Western Pomerania and Germany‘s largest island, Rügen.

The manageable, well-structured size of the port with the facilities of the city harbour and the north port north of the new bridge to Rügen and the areas of the south and Franken ports, situated south of the connecting route to Rügen provide forwarders with excellent conditions for the handling of conventional dry bulk and general cargo.

In recent years the location has been developed purposefully into a dynamic logistics and industrial centre in addition to its classical function as a cargo handling operation, and this also thanks to generous support from the federal state, the German government and the EU. As a reliable partner in the transport chain, Stralsund seaport today is a provider of logistical services to eastern German power stations, the building trade and the import and export of agricultural products.

Together with companies established at the site, Stralsund seaport has a leading role in the handling and processing of metals supplied to the local and national maritime industry. In this it cooperates with renowned German and international steel manufacturers and suppliers. The diversity of the range of cargo types is underlined by the handling of scrap metal, reefer cargo, logs and project cargo.

The importance of this port location in hinterland transport to and from the seaport by rail continues to grow, once again underscoring the historical role of Stralsund as an intersection of railway transport between the conurbations in south-eastern Germany, Berlin and the Baltic Sea coast. The direct link of the port‘s railway facilities with the railway network of Deutsche Bahn AG constitutes an important competitive advantage that is to be strengthened by developing a railway siding to the facilities of the Franken port.

The intermodal character of the port of Stralsund is complemented by the fact that the location is the only seaport in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with access to the European network of inland waterways and thus offers prime conditions for using inland waterway craft as a means of transport. Via the bypass road of the Hanseatic City of Stralsund ending right at the port there are excellent conditions for the preliminary and onward carriage of goods by road; the coastal motorway A 20 and the German and European trunk road network can be reached very quickly.

Stralsund seaport not only plays a considerable role in goods handling in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, it is also an attractive location for maritime tourism. As the base port for river cruise shipping it attracts numerous shipping companies and operators from this industry whose vessels regularly call at the quay facilities at the Sound to set out on their journeys through the waters of Western Pomerania from here.

SWS Seehafen Stralsund GmbH is certified to ISO Standard 9001:2008 and GMP+ B3 (2007).

Average annual cargo volume: 1,8 Mio. t
Berths: 25
Quay length: 2.700 m
Surface area (including water): 85 ha
Navigable depth: bis 6,60 m
Covered storage: 3.000 m²
Open air storage: 50.000 m²
Silo capacity: 30.000 t
Cold store capacity: 3.000 m³
Rail connection: available 25