Maersk Switching to Kalundborg's New Container Terminal Operated by APM – Heavy Lift News
21 Dec 2020

Maersk Switching to Kalundborg’s New Container Terminal Operated by APM

A.P. Moller – Maersk today announced the signing of an agreement with Maersk to regularly call Kalundborg as APM Terminals will establish and operate a new container operation at Kalundborg in agreement with Port of Kalundborg.

As consequence Maersk will leave Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) located in the center of Copenhagen as of March 2021.

The agreement between A.P. Moller – Maersk and APM Terminals covers two weekly feeder services with rotation Bremerhaven (DEBRV), Hallstahammer (SEHAL), Helsingborg (SEHEL), Kalundborg (DKKLD), Aarhus (DKAAR), Fredericia (DKFRC) and back to Bremerhaven (DEBRV) totaling approximately 30 pct. of the volumes of the island of Zealand in Denmark. In turn Kalundborg will be added to the global supply lines as volumes for connection to the North Europe/Asia coverage AE5 will be moved via Aarhus.

APM Terminals has agreed with Port of Kalundborg to establish terminal operations in the area Ny Vesthavn effective March 2021. The new area has been established by Port of Kalundborg with a water depth of 15m and fully paved with the required infrastructure to start operations. APM Terminals will be ramping up presence so staff and equipment will be in place to start operations and service customers in March.

Stig Kirkegaard, Country Manager Denmark of A.P. Moller, “Kalundborg is a port undergoing rapid development and investments and now also with APM Terminals as an operator, we see a great synergy in moving our business to Kalundborg. Also, Kalundborg is situated well to cater for our growth ambitions in Zealand and to manage our current customer base better and more sustainably.”

Dennis Olesen, Managing Director Nordics, APM Terminals,“We are proud that A.P. Moller – Maersk as our first customer subsequently has chosen APM Terminals in Kalundborg to serve as their main point of logistics in the Eastern part of Denmark. With Kalundborg, we see an opportunity to provide customers with a great service and an efficient and competitive product in a strong location which is well connected, accessible and closer to industry and customers of the port,”

The agreement will take effect as of 1st March 2021. A.P. Moller – Maersk has called the Port of Copenhagen regularly since 1968.

Facts about New West Port  (Ny Vesthavn)

  • New West Port is placed on the southern side Kalundborg Fjord.
  • The total area comprises 330,000 square meters.
  • New West Port is established on 200,000 square meters of land. The rest – 130,000 square metres – will be dammed sea area.
  • A 500 metres long quay will be established.
  • The depth of water will be 15 metres making the Port of Kalundborg the only port on Zealand to offer deep water at the quay immediately next to the T route, which is the deep water route connecting the Baltic Sea and the North Sea.

Feature Title photograph

The area to be developed as Ny Vesthavn, courtesy of Port of Kalundborg

Source Maersk and Port of Kalundborg

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