Frederik Erdmann

Frederik Erdmann

German Correspondent

Frederik Erdmann is Seatrade's German cruise correspondent since 2002. Following secondary school graduation he joined the port agency network, Sartori & Berger, on a vocational training program. After subsequent studies of Business Administration, Frederik Erdmann held various positions at Sartori & Berger until 2010. After a period of working with the Flensburg Chamber of Commerce, he was appointed Designated Person Safety/Security, Environment and Quality of the coastal ferry operator, Wyker Dampfschiffs-Reederei. As a maritime trade press correspondent and visiting lecturer of the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Frederik Erdmann concentrates on ferry and cruise ship management, port development as well as safety and security in passenger shipping. He is also a member of the Flensburg Chamber of Commerce's Tourism Committee.

The Port of Fåborg on Fyn Island in southern Denmark is launching a cruise marketing campaign to attract small expedition and luxury ships. Phoenix Reisen's Deutschland called Thursday, and will return July 17, and next year on Aug. 3, while visits from other vessels are also scheduled.

Nicko Cruises Flussreisen’s newest river cruise ship, nickoVISION, was named by German actress, singer and TV host Barbara Schöneberger in Frankfurt on Tuesday.

AIDA Cruises for the first time is supporting the annual Kieler Woche sailing festival as a main event sponsor.

As part of its rapid expansion in the cruise sector, Bremen-based EBH Radio Software GmbH has added MSC Seaview, named last weekend in Genoa, to its growing reference list.

AIDAnova, AIDA Cruises' groundbreaking LNG powered cruise ship due for delivery on November 15, had a first contact with water Wednesday as the building dock in Papenburg was flooded to move the ship about 140mtr within the dock.

Bremen-based Plantours Kreuzfahrten announced a significant expansion of its river cruise activities for the 2019/20 season. 

German operator Nicko Cruises, so far a pure river cruise specialist under the umbrella of Mystic Invest, is venturing into ocean expedition cruising next winter - earlier than previously announced - through a cooperation with Quark Expeditions.

The Port of Kiel is providing additional handling capacity for cruise ships with the construction of a second terminal at the city-centre Ostseekai.

German passengers were the main drivers of growth for Europe's river cruise industry in 2017, following years of only modest gains. However, Germany still trailed the combined US/Canadian source market.

2017 was another record year for Germans cruising, with 2.19m people, an 8.4% increase, choosing a sea-going holiday.

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