General Information

The Port of Rostock offers outstanding nautical conditions. The protected location of the port at the mouth of the Warnow River on the Baltic Sea and the sea channel with a length of 3.6 nautical miles long and depth of 14.5 m allow a very easy approach. There are no obstacles, locks, bridges, etc. and there are normally no restrictions for entering and exiting the port at night. The port can accommodate ships with a length of up to 300 meters, a width of up to 45 meters and a draught of up to 13 meters.

With a modern oil port, facilities for the handling of grain, coal, fertilizer, and cement, with terminals for the handling of building materials and break bulk it is still a universal place of transshipment. But its heart now is in the ferry port with the adjacent terminals for ro-ro and intermodal transport. The favorable situation of Rostock in terms of traffic geography, it’s easy accessibility by land and sea and enormous investments in infrastructure have made the port on river Warnow the major universal port on the German Baltic Sea coast.

Today the cruise port of Rostock in Warnemünde is the most popular German port for the giants of the seas. Hundreds of thousands of tourists, mostly from overseas, set out from here to visit the German capital Berlin and the beauties of the coastal region of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Short Sea shipping information:
Rostock – Gedser
Rostock – Trelleborg
Rostock – Helsinki
Rostock – Hanko
Rostock – Turku – Rauma
Rostock – Oslo/Bergen