The town of Wolgast is the centre of the region around the mouth of river Peene with approx. 13,000 inhabitants and a port location with a long tradition. Commercially it is characterised by the Peenewerft shipyard as well as by trade and services.
Its optimum infrastructure and superstructure are of great importance to the port of Wolgast, the easternmost German seaport. Via the Peenestrom channel and the river Oder it has a direct waterway connection with Poland and the German capital, Berlin, which provides access to the network of inland waterways of Central and Western Europe. The connection with the efficient railway network of Deutsche Bahn AG, federal trunk roads to Berlin and the nearby coastal motorway A 20 provide ideal conditions for solving logistical tasks. With a navigable depth of 7.5 metres in the Südhafen (south port) and 6.00 m in the Stadthafen (city harbour), ships up to 150 metres length and 6.50 or 5.70 metres draught
may call at the ports of Wolgast.
Together the south port and the city harbour have more than 1,250 metres of quays, 15,000 square metres of open-air storage and 2,000 square metres of covered storage. The annual cargo handling of around 500,000 tonnes consists mostly of imported building materials and fertilizer as well as grain export.
The south port industrial estate offers considerable areas of developed land for the establishment of port-related operations.
|Average annual cargo volume:||500.000 t|
|Quay length:||1.250 m|
|Surface area (including water):||3 ha|
|Navigable depth:||6,50 m south port; 5,70 m city harbour|
|Absence of ice:||12 months|
|Open-air storage:||15.000 m²|
|Covered storage:||2.000 m²|