Green Cargo! The company name says it all. Green freight transportation which moreover covers large parts of the Nordic market. The collaboration between CMP and Green Cargo has now been consolidated via a shuttle rail service between Malmö and Stockholm.
“Our direct shuttle fills a gap in the market. The capacity for intermodal transports between Malmö and Stockholm has been poor”, says Stefan Tillå, intermodal product manager, Green Cargo.
Green rail shuttle service via CMP
Green Cargo specialises in rail logistics. With 400 locomotives and 5,000 wagons, customers are offered eco-labelled door-to-door transports in Sweden, as well as in Denmark, Norway and the rest of Europe through collaborative partners.
“For freight handling we operate with both complete train solutions and with individual units and wagons. The intermodal services are well developed. As a complement, we also have a forwarding business for road haulage”, says Stefan Tillå, intermodal product manager, Green Cargo.
Our strengths also include the fact that Green Cargo’s rail freight is environmentally friendly. It is also cost-effective, particularly over long distances where the competitive advantages of rail are hard to beat. At the same time Stefan Tillå emphasises the importance of flexibility and adaptation along the route.
“Rail logistics works on the basis of an existing infrastructure which requires transhipment and combi-terminals to enable a transport chain right to the end customer. It is consequently the effectiveness of the overall transport chain that creates the conditions for rail transport.
Unified transport chainAs a specialist in intermodal transports, Stefan emphasises how important it is to take the benefits in all types of traffic. – rail, sea and road – into account when determining the right logistics solution. The intermodal aspect was also central when the collaboration with CMP was consolidated.
“One of the reasons that CMP is an interesting collaborative partner for us is that it handles many different types of freight. We do too, and our operations are therefore a good match for each other”, he observes.
Green Cargo has previously transported cars and dry bulk to and from CMP. The collaboration enables CMP to access Green Cargo’s entire network, which utilises around 40 intermodal locations and serves some 270 places in Sweden, as well as the main towns in Norway. And, as stated, there is now also an intermodal direct shuttle with trains between Malmö and Stockholm.
It links CMP to a new logistics service, improving coverage and customer service.
“Finnline’s RoRo traffic from the continent is a central factor in this transport solution”, reminds Stefan Tillå. ”We collect the freight directly in the port when the ferries arrive and offer the customers an effectively unified transport chain”.
Frequent departuresThe trains subsequently depart from CMP’s combi-terminal in Northern Harbour, with daily departures Monday – Thursday and on Sundays. The frequent departures are a competitive advantage and enable Green Cargo and CMP to comprehensively meet customers’ transport requirements via rail.
“The direct shuttle fills a gap in the market, as, among other things, the capacity has hitherto been poor in terms of intermodal transportation between Malmö and the Stockholm region”, says Stefan Tillå.
Handling has focused mainly on trailers and tank containers, with trailers previously representing the largest volumes.
“We are focussing on forwarding agents and haulage companies, and are noting that there is great interest, including from companies with which we have not previously had business relations. And on the subject of marketing, we are benefitting from the fact that several different collaborative partners are participating in this transport solution – which means that we can market the shuttle rail service widely in a large number of channels.
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Plenty of environmental initiatives on the agenda
Working groups presented a range of initiatives during GreenPort Congress, thus providing a many-sided picture of environmental measures at the ports in Europe. Read more
RoRo – strategic location
The RoRo operation has developed substantially with steadily increasing volumes. The hub is Norra Hamnen in Malmö, which is just one red light away from Stockholm. Read more
Start for GreenPort Congress
CMP’s CEO Johan Röstin gave the inaugural address at GreenPort Congress, addressing issues including the opportunities provided by industrial symbiosis. Read more
Clarifying environmental management
Hosting GreenPort Congress has enabled CMP to influence the environmental agenda at this major industry meeting, but also to provide its own environmental management with a higher profile. Read more
New, green shuttle rail service
CMP and Green Cargo have together established a new shuttle rail service between Malmö and Stockholm. Read more
Largest in liquid bulk
CMP is the largest liquid bulk port in the Öresund region and can store about 2 million cubic metres at its modern facilities in Copenhagen and Malmö.
CMP is a major landlord in both Copenhagen and Malmö. Premises and land are let to a large range of companies at the port facilities. Read more
The container terminal in Copenhagen
The CMP terminal for containers provide Copenhagen with consumer goods etc. All major shipping companies call at Copenhagen. View film
IN THIS ISSUE
The SECA effect
Low oil prices have moderated the effect of the stricter emissions rules that were introduced for shipping in Northern Europe. At the same time, CMP is making a
major investment with a link to SECA. Read more
Finnlines ensures fuel consumption
Lower fuel consumption is one of the main objectives of the environmental improvements that Finnlines is currently engaged in implementing. Its benefits include lower emissions of carbon dioxide. Read more
Green theme for the last CMP News of the year. Read more
PHOTO: Dennis Rosenfeldt
GreenPort Congress 2015 was opened by the CEO of Copenhagen Malmö Port, Johan Röstin, and MF Martin Lidegaard, former Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, who spoke about the environment, sustainability, geopolitics and the eradication of poverty
CMP’s CEO Johan Röstin and the Danish politician Martin Lidegaard at the opening of GreenPort Congress. CMP was host for the event, which was held in Copenhagen.
Johan Röstin officially opened the tenth GreenPort Congress by emphasising the environmental initiatives CMP is taking, but also the challenges the port is facing.
”In 2007 we decided to integrate CMP more with the other European logistics centres. We have invested about SEK 2 billion in infrastructure during the last five years, and all our equipment is as environmentally friendly as possible.”
”Norra Hamnen on the Swedish side was developed in 2009-11. The EU financed about Euro 6 million of the Euro 100 million it cost – and it was important, because it showed that we could do it properly. On the Danish side, we have plans to build a new container terminal. Last year we opened a new cruise terminal for three ships, and we want to have a new road network by 2030, connecting the port and the city more effectively, as well as connections to the new Metro line.”
”In terms of cruises, in 25 years time we want to be up at around 335 arrivals, and about 1 million passengers, so cruises are important for us. Cruise passengers place numerous demands on a port and the ships are getting bigger. In the future we might have turnarounds with 35,000 passengers. So there are also challenges.”
”In 2018 we will be expanding with a new cruise quay in Visby on Gotland with room for two ships. Gotland is ideally located for cruises in the Baltic, and can fit into the operators’ weekend programmes from CMP.”
A holistic view of the operation”There is a lot of talk about the environment and sustainability, and it is widely felt that we should have a CSR element. However, for us it is the holistic view of the operation that is important. What can we do, and how can we prevent things moving in the wrong direction? One of the most important issues is how we can deliver what we promise. How can we align ourselves with other ports in a sensible way,” said Johan Röstin, thus handing the question over to the delegates.
”We are making far-sighted plans in relation to industrial symbiosis – how we use energy in different areas in the port. We have established how we can reuse as much energy as possible, by combining different industries and working areas, to reduce our footprint. I hope that we will be able to obverse the results within three years,” concluded Johan Röstin.
Europe will take the leadThe experienced politician Martin Lidegaard started by summing up his contribution:
”I am convinced that the European ports will play an ever greater role in the growing global economy, and that ports such as those represented here, will also drive sustainable development”
”In recent years the world has seen 1 billion people brought out of poverty. This is a fantastic development, and as we know, it changes many things: innovation, new technology, better quality of life. Over the course of the next 15 years another 3 billion people will experience the same success. This will change everything – geopolitics, climate, economics.”
Lidegaard emphasised that much of the growth will be supported by goods and people that will be transported by ship.
”We need the ports. In a world which is developing so quickly and which is dependent on sustainable growth, it makes good business sense to be a first mover and to be quick to adapt. Europe will take the lead. Our ports, infrastructure and energy supply will be indispensable for growth, not just in our region, but as the centre for growth globally,” said Martin Lidegaard.
Holistic view ensures quality in environmental management
”Cooperation between city and port is necessary as the ports have a substantial impact on cities”, emphasised Olaf Merk, Administrator Ports and Shipping within OECD.
“Joint management in relation to the environment and resources can create value and business opportunities”, said Murat Mirata, Professor at Linköping University and specialist in industrial symbiosis.
The vast majority of ports are located side by side with a city, and are a historic and natural part of the city, however, the mutual relationship is often characterised by conflicting attitudes. The city is subject to environmental impacts from the port in the form of polluted air, noise, smells and traffic. However, there are ways in which the parties can cooperate, and this was the theme of the interesting second day at GreenPort Congress in Copenhagen.
Values and new business opportunitiesEllen Corke, Climate Strategist at Malmö City Council, and Murat Mirata, Professor at Lidköping University, presented examples of industrial symbiosis in relation to cities, and Malmo’s EPIC 2020 project.
”Over the last 30-40 years we have come a long way in terms of improving the environmental platform for the industry. We can achieve benefits in the form of greater efficiency via a collective initiative to distribute and use by-products and waste, and establish the foundation for ’industrial symbiosis’. Values and new business opportunities can be created by moving to collective access to environmental and resource management,” said Professor Mirata.
Decisions and implementation are the main themes. In terms of decisions, concepts such as ways of thinking, knowledge and incentives are included. In terms of implementation, uncertainty, expenses and organisational changes are important. Overall, everyone involved benefited from it. One of the results of an equivalent collaboration in Norrköping in Sweden was that production quadrupled in 2009.
Ports are ideal for symbiosis projects
Ellen Corke then presented the EPIC 2020 project, which started in 2013, with the participation of nine partners in four countries, including CMP.
”The city of Malmö wants to be CO2 neutral by 2030, and so it is good to have a proactive and committed port authority. Ports are ideal locations for symbiosis projects due to the resources that are produced (waste) and used. They have an enormous bio-energy resource in a relatively small area. The port in Malmö is at the centre of the city’s energy production, and systems for waste management, which is a good blend of operations and a good foundation for symbiosis.”
”In EPIC 2020, we started by inviting stakeholders to set up a network and create a common vision. Our first vision is to increase integration between the city and the port, introduce a systematic use of industrial symbiosis, and increase the use of biomass in the port area.”
”The participants in the project already have a well-developed vision of where the port in Malmö can benefit from industrial symbiosis. The next step is to initiate and facilitate discussions with other stakeholders, and to develop regional policies and strategies,” said Ellen Corke.
Win-win situation when ports and cities cooperate Olaf Merk, Administrator Ports and Shipping in OECD began his presentation by emphasising that a mutual initiative is need to achieve a better environment. The ports’ impact on the cities includes emissions, traffic, land requirements – but ports can also be part of green growth in cities. However, a lot depends on what type of port it is, which city and which ships use the port.
”Cooperation between city and port is essential. Around half of the SOx emissions in Hong Kong are related to shipping. The physical area of Antwerp port represents about one third of the city’s overall area. The impact on cities is obvious,” said Olaf Merk.
Olaf Merk emphasised three points to promote cooperation between port and city: Impact, instruments and implementation of green initiatives.
Impacts from the port, including emissions, demand for land, traffic and the state of health in nearby residential areas, must be surveyed. A lot depends on the type of port, for example, there is a lot of pollution in cruise ports.
The instruments can include moving the port, or redesigning the port in the same area. It depends on the city, because city planning is also port planning.
”In Hong Kong data was collected about the emissions from the ships, and a programme of incentives was introduced to get the major shipping companies to change to environmentally-friendly fuel. It subsequently became a set of rules in the government plan. One step leads to another, and it is important to ascertain at what level influence can be exercised.”
The implementation of green initiatives: Port and city are dependent on one another, and the port must be in line with what the city wants. Vice-versa, the port can also help the city to become a green city.
”Many ports have a landlord role, with the instruments limited to business operations. But the port has to go beyond that role, and become an instructor, ensuring that the different interests come together to achieve a win-win situation. This means that there is a need for a change in the perception of ports and cities.”
Collaboration is key to promoting environment
”Malmö’s aim is to be CO2 neutral by 2030. A proactive and committed port authority is therefore to be welcomed”, observes Ellen Corke, climate strategist at Malmö City.
Cooperation and symbiosis: A good relationship between port and city is crucial for a better environment, and by involving all parties a form of cooperation can be achieved that benefits all stakeholders.
With 150 000 TEUs passing through every year, CMP plays an important role in the supply chain of greater Copenhagen.
– Our customers can expect high quality service. For example we hardly have any damage at all on the goods, despite the volumes, says Jacob Fogh, Terminal manager at CMP.
CMPs container business – supplying two million people
Investments in reduced energy consumption and noise emissions are profitable for container terminals, both economically and in the form of better neighbourhoods, as confirmed by the GreenPort Conference
PHOTO: Dennis Rosenfeldt
The working groups enabled a large number of environmental issues to be addressed at GreenPort Congress.
”Being efficient is good business, and is the key to operating a terminal. The more efficiently you work, the more competitive you are.”
This is how Jakob Svane, Vice -Chair of FEPORT Environment Safety and Security Committee, opened the first day of GreenPort Conference, as part of a discussion by one of the working groups on improving efficiency in terminals.
The first contribution was from Rob Witte, Senior Consultant Industry, Traffic and Environment, dGMr.
”The sound level – or the noise – from ships is an important environmental factor, and quieter ships will definitely improve the environment in the ports and in their local surroundings. Residents in housing areas close to ports are often inconvenienced by ships docked at quays, regardless of whether they are there for 24 hours, as is the case with the largest container ships, or only for short periods like the RoRo ships.”
”There are lots of auxiliary engines on the ships for ventilation, lighting, oil pumps, refrigerated containers, etc., which contribute to the sound level. The low-frequency noise can be heard from far away and is very troublesome,” Rob Witte said.
Two per cent of residents close to ports are frequently annoyed by the noise from ships at quayside, but there is no specific research into this issue. Rotterdam port receives about 250 complaints a year due to the sound level. The introduction of shore power has considerably alleviated the problem, and even though the sound from the auxiliary engines has not disappeared, it has succeeded in reducing the level by 10 dB for bulk, 5 dB for containers and 8 dB for general cargo.
”However, reducing the level by means of shore power is very expensive, and who is going to pay for it? Should it be via the port charges in the form of a Green Award system, which gives discounts to the least noisy ships? The ports in Amsterdam and Rotterdam support the proposal, but will IMO take steps to implement it?”
No empty lifts with the container craneOlaf Schultz, Director of Engineering Hamburg Port Consulting, presented three areas where it is possible to enhance a green approach to operations: organisation, technology and behaviour. He started out by presenting how Hamburg port has saved working hours in the container terminal.
”We investigated how long it took for normal unloading and loading of containers,” Olaf Schultz said.
”Normally a container is lifted from the ship to the terminal, and the crane then returns to the ship empty for the next container. We developed a twin operations system, which ensures that the crane doesn’t go to the ship empty, but lifts an outgoing container on-board. There is constantly one being unloaded from the ship and one being loaded on board. It takes some planning, but it has effectively reduced the empty lifts. In Hamburg’s Altenwerder terminal it represents an annual saving of 5,500 operating hours and 350,000 litres of diesel.”
In terms of technology, there are major savings to be made by electrifying operation of machinery, checking energy consumption at all levels, and identifying waste of energy. The terminal in Hamburg has made savings on lighting. Instead of manned forklift trucks, there are now ten electric-powered, driverless trucks (AGV), which transport containers from the yard, and this has opened up new opportunities.
”Automation means that we do not need to illuminate the yard at night, and this represents a big saving. In the lit areas, where manned lorries operate, we have replaced the normal lighting with LEDs. Overall, we have achieved an annual saving of 1.5 GWh,” said Olaf Schultz.
Environmental improvements can also be made in connection with behavioural changes, for example, turning off engines that are not in use, car pooling for terminal staff, and taking public transport or cycling.
Being efficient is good business
CMP – largest in liquid bulk
CMP’s wet bulk terminal is the biggest in the Öresund region, with a large storage capacity and efficient handling of arrivals and unloading. Zaliv Baikal is an example of this.
CMP has great capacity within liquid bulk and handles both import and export products at its own facilities.
CMP has the largest wet bulk terminal in the Öresund region with excellent facilities for handling imports and exports of oil products for both the local and regional markets, and large volumes of oil in transit. The tank capacity is about 2 million m3, distributed between Malmo and Prøvestenen, and the oil piers are equipped with efficient new equipment.
A typical arrival at the oil terminal on Prøvestenen is the tanker Zaliv Baikal, which docked in order to unload fuel oil from Rotterdam. It is not the largest oil tanker to have visited Prøvestenen, but with a length of 244 metres and a width of 42 metres, it nevertheless fills up the space at the oil pier. The ship dates from 2009, with a gross tonnage of 60,178 BT and 104,532 DWT.
It was a short visit – but effective. Zaliv Baikal arrived at the oil pier at 23.00 on Thursday evening, was safely manoeuvred into place by the port’s tugboat, and was ready to depart again on Sunday at 12.25. “Just another day at the office", but before that a large number of routine tasks had to be dealt with in order to ensure a satisfactory process, and one that is correct in terms of safety, from the pilot and Svitzer’s tugboat to the surveyor, the agent, Schultz Shipping and CMP’s port office.
In all, 50,218 tonnes of jet fuel were pumped over in tanks during the visit to Prøvestenen to be subsequently pumped directly to the airport. On completion of the task, Zaliv Baikal was towed away from the pier and out into the Sound again, heading towards Ust Luga in Russia.
CMP has the space and the potential
For the first time a round the world cruise will have its point of departure in CMP, when Cunard Lines’ Queen Victoria docks in Copenhagen to start its 125 day voyage around the world. Once Christmas and New Year's Eve is over, January can seem a bit grey and boring, but that’s no reason to be down in the dumps: if you have time, the opportunity exists to take a 125 day round the world cruise starting in Copenhagen. Cunard’s newest cruise liner, Queen Victoria, will depart from CMP on 6 January heading westwards, and if you take it all the way, you won’t be back again until four months later. However, you can also content yourself with booking a section of the trip. ”It is a fantastic voyage, and we look forward to welcoming Queen Victoria,” says Arnt Møller Pedersen, COO Cruise & Ferries in CMP. ”It is the first time that a round the world trip will be departing from CMP, and we don’t normally have any cruise arrivals in January, so it’s a historic event for us, and a fantastic opportunity if you have an urge to see the world.”
Cunard Line has decided that Queen Victoria will start the 125 day round the world cruise in Copenhagen on 6 January 2016. The price for the whole trip is DK 142,700 (view current prices via the link below), or a typical cruise price of DK 1,142 per day, including meals, entertainment and accommodation in a twin cabin. ”An increasing number of shipping companies are electing to have a round the world cruise in their programmes, but this is the real thing, with the world’s most famous shipping line,” says Jesper Boas Smith, chief executive o f Bella Vista, which is general agent for Cunard Cruise Line in Denmark. The shipping line celebrated its 175th anniversary earlier this year.
PHOTO: Cunard Line
A sugar hub and a pellet hub. Nothing is impossible for CMP. Brian Kristensen, COO for Liquid and Dry Bulk, as well as Property, has lots of plans for development.
”We have large areas, primarily in Norra Hamnen on the Swedish side of the Sound. To establish a hub it is important to have large areas and deep water. We have. Norra Hamnen in Malmö is really gigantic. In total it has 1 million sqm for letting and half of it is still unoccupied”.
According to Brian, there is major interest from a number of parties for, for example, a hub for pellets – both Copenhagen and Malmö are fit for purpose. The benefits they see are precisely the large areas and the depth of water.
The plans for a sugar hub are well supported. For example, CMP handles 100,000 tonnes of unrefined sugar for Nordic Sugar every year. During the beet harvest in the autumn, there is a particularly large requirement for storage space which outstrips Nordic Sugar’s own silos, they therefore rent extra space from CMP.
“We have RoRo, container and rail and motorways available – yes, quite simply very good logistics options and it could be a major advantage for companies to assemble their production here. For example, we are also able to store the products that are produced from the unrefined sugar in the factory in Arlöv outside Malmö. It can then be easily transported onwards by RoRo and container out from Malmö”.
Space is also available for letting on the Danish side of the Sound at Prøvestenen. In total there are about 180,000 sqm of land here, 60,000 sqm of which are not yet let. The land consists of landfill and was ready for use as far back as May this year. There is great Interest in renting it.
A floating power plant for the cruise ships
PHOTO: Johan Ramberg
Shore power is considerably more environmentally friendly than having the cruise ships run their engines while in port. A new player in the field was presented at CMP as part of GreenPort Cruise, LNG Hybrid Barge, which provides a high level of mobility and low emissions.
During GreenPort Cruise in Copenhagen on 6 October this year, the delegates had the opportunity to visit an advanced power plant, which was docked at one of CMP’s quays. It was an LNG Hybrid Barge from Becker Marine Systems in Hamburg, a new solution for supplying cruise ships with shore power.
”Cruise ships are our largest market due to their major consumption of energy while in port. Container ships and ferries only consume between 30 and 50% of what cruise ships need,” says Christian Becker, Key Account Manager at Becker Marine Systems.
The 76.7m long barge is an environmentally friendly alternative to other types of shore power facilities. Its five generators with an overall output of 7.5 MW (50/60 Hz) are powered by natural gas. The floating power plant has several advantages, including the fact that the port does not need to invest in major facilities for shore power, and that it can be moved around in a port, or between several ports as required.
Once the Christmas and New Year celebrations are out of the way, perhaps it’s time to go on a long cruise? A round-the-world cruise will depart from Copenhagen in January lasting for 125 days.
125 day circumnavigation of the globe begins in Copenhagen
This operation has developed strongly in recent years with steadily increasing volumes. The artery for the freight traffic is Finnlines’ RoPax service between Malmö and Travemünde, which docks three times a day in Norra Hamnen.
”There aren’t really any limitations for us. On the contrary, we usually say that we can handle all freight that rolls or can be lifted”, says terminal manager Henrik Wretling Stadler.
During 2014 CMP handled roughly 279,000 units within RoRo – an increase of about 10% compared with the year before. In the large flow of freight imports and exports via Malmö, it was road haulage that increased most.
”In Norra Hamnen we have an almost perfect facility for drivers and forwarding agents. We have excellent logistics solutions, there is plenty of room, it is convenient to wait, but above all, it is easy to get to and from the area.
Alongside road haulage, Henrik is keen to emphasise the High and Heavy segment, i.e. forestry and construction machinery, fork-lift trucks and other heavyweights which are increasing being shipped from CMP and onward out into the world.
The location – a competitive advantageAccessibility and strategic location are two of the RoRo operation’s keenest competitive advantages. Henrik Wretling Stadler emphasises that the freight handled in Norra Hamnen only needs to go through a single red light en route to Stockholm.
”We handle all kinds of transport, and all of southern and central Sweden can be reached from Malmö within eight hours, and the rest of the Nordic region in a single day. It also applies to goods that are flown in to Kastrup and go through CMP before proceeding to their final destination”, he says.
”Two RoRo ships can be loaded and unloaded simultaneously via twin ramps in Norra Hamnen. And if necessary, besides the ramps we can also handle a third ship at the same time.
The intermodal logistics solutions are also well developed. This applies not least to the rail combi-terminal. It was put into operation four years ago and the tracks run from the terminal all the way to the ferry berth. Major investments were also made a couple of years ago when level crossings, which previously required manual routing of trains, were rebuilt. This has substantially increased the speed of the train services to and from the port area. The Spillepengen interchange will also open later this year, improving accessibility between the port and the motorway network around Malmö.
New opportunities for growthDuring 2015 CMP has consolidated its position as Skåne’s modern RoRo port of the future, despite Finnlines’ ferries being refurbished, which has affected capacity at times. And looking forward, it is in areas such as vehicles that Henrik Wretling Stadler perceives opportunities for growth.
”We already handle lots of motorhomes, caravans and animal transportation vehicles”, he says. I feel that we have the potential to increase the volume even further in this area.
Other development potential is linked to the nearby Malmö Industrial Park (www.malmoindustrialpark.com). The establishment is fully underway, and several industrial sites are already reserved, primarily by companies within manufacturing, processing and distribution. Henrik Wretling Stadler now senses that forwarding agents in the local area have begun to relocate their operations in order to be closer to the industrial park.
”This also benefits us as we have large, flexible areas and modern technical solutions in direct connection with Malmö Industrial Park”, he says, and by way of conclusion repeats the motto for the RoRo operation and for Norra Hamnen: We resolve everything – the impossible just takes a bit longer!
”There is only one red light between Norra Hamnen and Stockholm. It makes us the perfect logistics hub in southern Sweden. So says terminal manager Henrik Wretling Stadler on the subject of CMP’s successful RoRo operation.
One red light away from Stockholm
“In Norra Hamnen we have a perfect facility for RoRo. The logistics solutions are excellent, there is plenty of room, it is convenient to wait, but above all, it is easy to get to and from the area”, says terminal manager Henrik Wretling Stadler.
A perfect RoRo-terminal
CMP – largest in liquid bulk
GreenPort Congress 2015
New intermodal shuttle rail service
We round off this year’s CMP News with a meaty issue, largely concerning GreenPort Congress – the annual environmental conference with participants from ports throughout Europe. Earlier in the autumn, CMP acted as host for the conference, which was held in Copenhagen. Looking back, we can say that it was a success. From CMP’s side, we had the opportunity to influence the agenda at one of the most important industry meetings in Europe. Moreover, we were able to put our own environmental work on the map, which was noted by many of the participants. This attention was positive and it feels like we really succeeded in realising the ambitions we had when we decided to act as hosts for GreenPort Congress 2015.
Opportunities provided by industrial symbiosis Lots of interesting questions, projects and initiatives were discussed during the conference days at the start of October. We would very much like to give them a wider distribution and have therefore decided to base several of the articles in this issue around GreenPort Congress. For example, we report on the work taking place in relation to industrial symbiosis, which at CMP we regard as having major potential. This applies not least in Malmö Industrial Park, which is located directly adjacent to our facilities, and where cooperation, joint use of resources and new services offer an exciting potential for the future. You can also read more about the different working groups which presented their results at GreenPort Congress. It provides a picture of the diverse nature of the environmental efforts which are currently under way in the European ports.
Obviously we also offer a few examples of initiatives in our own operations, including the new intermodal shuttle rail service which CMP and Green Cargo have launched together. In addition, we present our successful RoRo operation and say more about liquid bulk, what it offers and the capacity it has. We are the largest operator in this field in the Öresund region, including via Prøvestenen, which provides Kastrup, Copenhagen’s international airport with aviation fuel.
Enjoy the read!
Johan Röstin, CEO of CMP
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Green theme for the
last CMP News of the year
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Among many other routes, Finnlines also operates the Malmö-Travemünde RoRo route for both freight and passengers between CMP and Germany. The ships – Finnpartner, Finntrader, Nordlink and Finnclipper – provide up to three departures a day on the important route over the Baltic Sea.
”Malmö-Travemünde is developing positively, even though the route is not completely back to the level it was at before the crisis in 2009”, says Antonio Raimo, Business Controller at Finnlines. CMP has asked Finnlines about its efforts in the environmental field.
What are the most important themes in Finnlines’ environmental profile? ”We are focussed on saving fuel, as high fuel consumption equals high emissions, especially of CO2. Safety is another area where we never make any compromises. And last but not least, the general awareness of the crew in terms of safety and the environment.”
How does Finnlines keep the ships up-to-date from an environmental perspective?
”The technical maintenance is very important, and we comply with the rules and directives as they emerge, in order to be prepared for future regulations. We also monitor technological developments and which new applications come on to the market.”
Have you installed new environmental technology in the existing ships, or were they built to comply with the stricter requirements?”Our oldest ship was delivered in 1995, and there have been numerous new requirements in the last 20 years. We have modified several ships to make them more energy efficient. Our most recent RoRo ships (six sister ships) were built in 2012, and when they were put into operation we were able to observe that they used less fuel than the previous generation of ships, partly because the shipyard fitted them with propellers of a completely new design. We have now retrofitted propellers on six other ships, and are going to continue with the project in 2016. In addition, two ships have been painted with silicone in order to improve their fuel efficiency, and we have installed scrubbers on 15 ships, which we will be continuing in 2016 as well.”
Are your customers and passengers interested in whether you are complying with the latest environmental requirements?
”Yes, they are. We are contacted with questions about our environmental initiatives, and students are also fairly active when producing their research projects.”
What are your biggest challenges in terms of the environment? ”We will continue to install scrubbers, and also comply with the Ballast Water Convention, which will possibly come into force in 2016,” says Antonio Raimo, Finnlines.
Focusing on lower fuel consumption and retrofitting scrubbers will bring down the emissions from Finnlines’ ships, including on the Malmö-Travemünde route, which provides the RoRo service between CMP and Germany
Finnlines is improving its environmental work
Lower fuel consumption and new technologies to control exhaust emissions are cutting the environmental impact of Finnlines’ RoRo service between Malmö and Travemünde.
CMP – a professional landlord
”Our aim is to be a professional property manager which offers commercial rents and terms to the tenants”, says Anna Luterkort, head of the letting operation in Malmö.
CMP is not just a leading port operator, but also a major letter of both premises and land. And there is great interest. Lots of companies rent everything from offices, stores, workshops and warehousing in Copenhagen and Malmö.
In Copenhagen it is primarily land that is let out. In Malmö CMP also lets premises, with a total area of about 50,000 square metres. As stated, there is great interest, and 97% of all premises and land are currently let. And the objective for the operation, which is called Property, is crystal-clear.
”Our aim is to be a professional property manager which offers commercial rents and terms to our tenants”, Anna Luterkort stresses. “CMP’s principal competitive advantage is its sites and the breadth and opportunities that our areas of land and properties provide”.
Anna has been responsible for the letting operation in Malmö since September. She previously worked in the Real Estate Office in Malmö City Council and is a specialist in contractual issues and property development. The basis for the letting operation is the lease agreement between CMP and Malmö City, which runs over 25 years and comprises some 250 hectares of quays, land and buildings.
”The letting operation focuses on the areas and properties that are not used by our business areas in their operations. At the same time, we act as an adviser and provide support to the business area managers in relation to issues concerning contracts, lease terms etc.
Review of contractsAs well as premises, CMP also lets out land. In Copenhagen all land is let with the exception of about 100,000 square metres on Prøvestenen. In Malmö around 162,000 square metres of land is available for letting. As in Copenhagen, most of it is let. The majority of buildings and land is used for offices, stores, warehousing or workshops and many tenants are engaged in transport and logistics themselves. In total, the letting operation is responsible for about 100 lease contracts.
”We have now commenced a review of these contracts”, Anna reports. “This entails reviewing whether the rental levels are in line with the market and that the terms in general are also equivalent”.
Property development is another prime area within Property. It entails adapting and developing the properties in such a way as to make them attractive and easier to let. A major development project is currently underway for a new tenant which will be moving in in a couple of months time. In this case, investments have been made in both a property and in quays and land to match the tenant’s requirements.
Another major development project is Malmö Industrial Park. CMP and Malmö City have joint responsibility to attract companies to the new industrial estate, which is located directly adjacent to CMP’s terminals.
”The industrial sites have an attractive location and several companies have already reserved land in the area”, says Anna Luterkort. And one of the contributions that those of us who are specialists in letting are making is to create a positive business climate in the industrial park, and also to develop the areas of land that are not used in CMP’s core business.
Malmö Industrial Park will be fully developed in about 10 years, at which time it will be home to a large number of companies within manufacturing, processing and logistics.
Oil price moderates negative SECA effect
”The fact that the oil price has fallen to record low levels in 2015 is the silver lining – it would otherwise have been hard going for shipping in our latitudes. The price effect has also meant that not much has been said about SECA, both in our industry and in the overall debate”, observes Mikael Castanius, Director of the trade association, Ports of Sweden.
SECA is the EU’s sulphur directive which came into force at the turn of the year and will affect shipping in the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and the English Channel. The sulphur content in marine fuel in these waters is now set a maximum of 0.1%. This makes the emissions levels 35 times what they are for shipping in the rest of the world.
More expensive SECA fuel The marine fuels that meet the requirements in the sulphur directive have been considerably more expensive than traditional fuel, which was expected to distort competition and increase the price of marine transport in Northern Europe. And it is this price increase that has largely failed to appear as a result of the low oil price. In recent years the oil price has mainly been over 100 dollars per barrel. This can be compared with autumn 2015 when the price even fell below 50 dollars.
”The reverse of this development is that it has now become more difficult to market and sell alternative marine fuel, for example LNG”, says Mikael Castanius.
Successful technological developmentHe simultaneously emphasises that the development of new fuels and technologies has been successful and that several new solutions have been produced in recent years. Besides LNG, methanol is being tested as a marine fuel, and technologies to purify emissions in order to meet the SECA requirements – so-called scrubbers – have also been refined. Both shipping companies and other actors within shipping have thus made clear initiatives to take their environmental responsibility and reduce sulphur emissions in the region.
CMP too is now making a major investment with a link to SECA. SEK 30 million is being invested during 2015 in dredging and new piers in the oil port in Malmö, where CMP and Statoil are together creating a hub for ships that need to refuel low-sulphur SECA fuel.
”Another positive effect is that the discussions on new environmental rules for shipping in all waters within the EU are underway in Brussels”, says Mikael Castanius. “This is an important symbolic issue in an EU where harmonization and common conditions are said to be fundamental”.
EU’s sulphur directive SECA
came into force at the turn of the year. The sulphur content in marine fuel in the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and the English Channel is now set a maximum of 0.1%.
Low oil prices have moderated the effect of the stricter emissions rules that were introduced for shipping in Northern Europe. The so-called SECA rules were expected to make fuel a lot more expensive for the shipping companies and thereby distort competition in the transport market.