Location of GVZ Kiel

The Freight Village concept of GVZ Kiel promotes and further develops the already existing cooperation between service providers and operators of different transportation modes. The integrated transport concept enables a particularly efficient networking of road, rail and waterways. Furthermore, GVZ Kiel aims to further enhance the sharing of work and processes while also tapping into the respective local conditions, networking potentials and system advantages which are either already in existence or planned for further development

GVZ Areas

Companies of nearly all industries cooperate within the GVZ areas and jointly use the central facilities, thereby benefitting from synergy effects due to this collaboration. The advantages of the GVZ Kiel for its members and their respective customers are to tap into streamlined processes with one organizational counterpart to coordinate and arrange solutions based on the respective requirements.


The structure of GVZ Kiel is multi-central and consists of a composition of harbor areas, industrial premises and railway facilities, such as the marshaling yard at Kiel Meimersdorf. The GVZ Kiel can be expanded through additional areas if needed.

Logistics, trade and industrial companies have opted to allocate their businesses, premises and facilities around the Kiel Firth. In total, more than 270 hectares of land are available within the main areas of the GVZ Kiel. In addition, the GVZ area can be expanded by allocating additional industrial premises according to need.

International Connections

Due to its favorable geographical location and its good access to the traffic network, destinations in Germany and its neighboring countries can be reached within the shortest possible transit times. Every day, many hundred trucks, trailers, swap bodies and containers are dispatched at the GVZ Kiel for ferry or combined transport, making use of the excellent transport connections.


The port of Kiel provides modern and efficient port facilities frequented by more than 20 liner shipping departures per week to Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltic States.

Kreuzfahrt-Schiff und Fähre in Kiel


Kiel is connected via double-tracked, fully electrified trunk railways to the European high-speed passenger and cargo train networks. Each working day, Kiel is connected to and fully embedded in the national and international network for combined transport. Two direct trains connect Kiel with Duisburg/Ruhrgebiet and Verona/Italy.

Norwegenkai in Kiel
Direct trunk railway connections, fully electrified, privately operated marshaling yard, two terminals for combined transport


The GVZ Kiel, including all associated industrial facilities and port terminals along the Kiel Firth, are located a short distance away from the Autobahn sections A7, A21, A210 and A215. The location of the GVZ areas allows for quick handling and swift transportation by sea, combined transport and rail, in addition to road haulage, for example for break-bulk or conventional general cargo.

Optimized connection between maritime industrial premises and highway