Wasserstraßen- und Schifffahrtsamt Mittelland Canal / Elbe Side Canal - Wasserstraßen- und Schifffahrtsamt Mittellandkanal / Elbe-Seitenkanal

Waterways and Shipping Office Mittelland Canal / Elbe Lateral Canal
(WSA MLK / ESK)

State level Bund
position Local authority
Supervisory authority Directorate-General for Waterways and Shipping
founding February 5, 2020 [1]
Authority management Martin Köther[1]
Servants 750[1]
Web presence www.wsa-mittellandkanal-elbe-seitenkanal.wsv.de

The Wasserstraßen- und Schifffahrtsamt Mittellandkanal / Elbe-Seitenkanal (WSA MLK / ESK) is a waterways and shipping agency in Germany. It belongs to the service area of ​​the Directorate-General for Waterways and Shipping .

The Waterways and Shipping Office was created on February 5, 2020 by amalgamating the previous Waterways and Shipping Authorities in Minden , Braunschweig and Uelzen . [1] The office has locations in Minden, Braunschweig, Uelzen and Hanover.

Area of ​​responsibility

The Wasserstraßen- und Schifffahrtsamt is responsible for the Mittelland Canal from the confluence of the canal into the Dortmund-Ems Canal to the Magdeburg- Rothensee waterway junction and the Elbe Lateral Canal from the Mittelland Canal to the confluence with the Elbe . The area of ​​responsibility also includes the branch channels Ibbenbüren , Osnabrück , Hanover-Linden , Hanover-Misburg , Hildesheim and Salzgitter . In total, the office is responsible for around 500 km of waterways .

Area of ​​responsibility

The tasks of the waterways and shipping office Mittellandkanal / Elbe-Seitenkanal include:

  • Maintenance of the federal waterways in the official area
  • Operation and maintenance of structures such as B. Locks and bridges
  • Operation and maintenance of the Lüneburg ship lift
  • Extension and new construction
  • Maintenance and operation of the navigation signs
  • Measurement of water levels
  • Takeover of electricity and shipping police tasks
  • Public relations work in the area of ​​the Minden waterway crossing with a shipping museum and at the Lüneburg ship lift with two visitor platforms and an information center.

Locations, suburbs and building yards

The Waterways and Shipping Office has locations in Minden , Braunschweig and Uelzen as well as in Hanover , where the specialist department for geodesy and geoinformatics is located. [2] The Minden location maintains outskirts in Bramsche , Bad Essen and Minden, the Braunschweig location in Lohnde , Sehnde and Thune and the Uelzen location in Vorsfelde , Haldensleben , Wittingen and Uelzen. [3] There are construction yards in Minden, Anderten and Scharnebeck. [4] In Minden there is also a bundling center for telematics services and the center for mechanical engineering. [5] [6]

Locks and control centers

The bundling point for telematics services in Minden consists of a district and operations center and a control center. The locks at the Minden waterway intersection and the Mittelweser are controlled from the control center. The Mittelweserschleusen are maintained by the Weser Waterways and Shipping Office . [7] Another control center, which is subordinate to the suburb of Sehnde, exists in Hanover. The locks in the Hanover area are remote-controlled from there. [8th]

See also

Weblinks

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Ready to go: New waterways and shipping office Mittellandkanal / Elbe-Seitenkanal! , Press release, Wasserstraßen- und Schifffahrtsamt Mittellandkanal / Elbe-Seitenkanal, February 5, 2020. Accessed February 13, 2020.
  2. Offices MLK / ESK , waterways and shipping office Mittellandkanal / Elbe-Seitenkanal. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  3. Outskirts , Waterways and Shipping Office Mittellandkanal / Elbe-Seitenkanal. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  4. Construction yards , waterways and shipping authority Mittellandkanal / Elbe-Seitenkanal. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  5. Bundling point for telematics services , waterways and shipping office Mittellandkanal / Elbe-Seitenkanal. Retrieved November 27, 2020.
  6. ^ Department of Mechanical Engineering Central , Waterways and Shipping Office Mittelland Canal / Elbe Lateral Canal. Retrieved November 28, 2020.
  7. Revier and operations center , waterways and shipping office Mittellandkanal / Elbe-Seitenkanal. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  8. Ready to go - new waterways and shipping office Mittellandkanal / Elbe-Seitenkanal , waterways- and shipping office Mittellandkanal / Elbe-Seitenkanal. Retrieved November 28, 2020.