Seehafen Wismar GmbH operates the Port of Wismar. Since 1990, the seaport has been engaged in extensive expansions, rebuilding, and investment to realize a state-of-the-art port. Seehafen Wismar GmbH is responsible for developing port services and infrastructure, handling and storing cargo, maintaining port operations and infrastructure, and providing other port services.
The Port of Wismar contains a total of 2300 meters in quays, including 15 berths and two dolphin berths. The port can accommodate vessels to 210 meters with draught of 8.4 meters.
The modern Port of Wismar is well-suited to handle wood products and logs, with storage capacity of 19 thousand square meters and ample cargo-handling equipment and facilities. Related to wood products and logs are forest products, also a major cargo for the Port of Wismar. Handling general timber cargoes is an increasingly important activity. The Port of Wismar offers covered storage for eight thousand cubic meters and open storage for 21 thousand cubic meters of forest products.
The Port of Wismar is well-positioned to handle increasingly important renewable raw materials, including wood by-products and bioenergy-related bulk goods like rapeseed and rape-pellets. The port offers 20 thousand square meters of open storage capacity for renewable raw materials.
Another important cargo through the Port of Wismar is metals and metal products, including sheet metal, sectional steel, coils, long steel, and wire. The Port of Wismar offers state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to efficiently move these cargoes. It also offers 12 thousand square meters of covered storage and 28 thousand square meters of open storage for metals and metal products. The port also handles scrap, offering open storage with capacity for 30 thousand tons of scrap.
The Port of Wismar has a reputation for its excellent support for the transport of bulk goods. With state-of-the-art facilities and modern conveyor systems, the port handles bulk cargoes like salt, potash, fertilizers, and sodium carbonate. The port has covered storage for 90 thousand tons and open storage of eight thousand square meters of bulk goods.
The Port of Wismar has the only roofed peat terminal on Germany’s Baltic Sea coast, and the port is an important receiving and distribution point for peat, whether loose or bagged. With direct rail connections, it is well-positioned to provide peat to inland regions. The Port of Wismar has covered storage of 5.3 thousand square meters to support this cargo.
Tankers visiting the Port of Wismar carry methanol, styrene, pentane, or biodiesel to serve local industry. The port offers storage capacity for 16 thousand cubic meters of liquid bulk cargoes.
The Port of Wismar is proud of its facilities for handling specialized cargoes in addition to general cargo. With modern handling equipment and years of experience, the port is well-equipped to serve vessels carrying both light and heavy general and project cargo. Supporting this cargo category, the Port of Wismar offers covered storage of 12 thousand square meters and open storage of 45 thousand square meters.
Most of today’s traffic in the Port of Wismar is from the North and Baltic Seas, but the port also receives regular visits of cargo vessels from North America and the Mediterranean. In 2007, the Port of Wismar handled over four million tons of cargo carried by about 1600 vessels.