Kiel - The shipping company Msc cruises and the port of Kiel have intensified their partnership. The letter of intent was signed on 27th April by Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman at Msc cruises, and Dirk Claus, managing director at the port of Kiel when the cruise ship “Msc Meraviglia” berthed in the German haven for its maiden call.
“This agreement offers both partners good prospects for the future. Through the expansion of our terminal capacities in the Ostuferhafen port area, MSC will keep on expanding its presence in Northern Europe,” said Claus.
Msc cruise ships have been frequently calling at the port for fourteen years now. The beginning was marked by the vessel “Rhapsody” on 4th September 2005 before Kiel became the shipping company’s port of origin and destination in 2006. Kiel has been part and parcel of the itinerary planning for Northern Europe ever since and has been visited 370 times by eleven different MSC cruise ships to date.