Seven years after completion of berths 20 – 22, the development of the southern harbour was decided.

After a two-year construction period, berths number 17 – 19 were put into service right within the southern harbour development area 3.BA.
The three new berths cover approx. 400 m along quayside and approx. 23.000 m² for harbour operation, storage place including development site.

Due to the increased and still increasing importance of the site as a hub for maritime transport and rail-bounded pre-and post carriage, 1,000 m of tracks have been laid; whereof 500 m are close to the quay.