Better late than never – Opening of the new Niederfinow Ship’s Hoist

Schiffshebewerk Niederfinow

After about 14 years of construction, the new Niederfinow Ship’s Hoist was ceremoniously inaugurated on October 4, 2022.

With a height of 55 m, a width of 46 m and a length of now 133 m, larger ships can finally pass.

We hope that this important structure will optimize the waterway connections in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Brandenburg as well as the Baltic Sea and Berlin and promote the shift of goods in the central and eastern German waterway network to environmentally friendly inland waterway vessels.

Of course, we are particularly pleased that our member Thorsten Fröhlich with his MV “Lusitania” inaugurated the new hoist and was the first ship to pass through it.