The Maritime Forum trade association brings together actors in the maritime cluster including businesses, ports, shipping companies, authorities, trade bodies and the academic world.
”Our most important aim is to disseminate knowledge and contribute to improved competitive conditions for the maritime industry”, says Joachim Glassell, CEO of Maritime Forum.
The forum’s work includes developing local shipping, i.e. shipping between European ports which is sometimes also called short sea shipping or Europe shipping. On many occasions this traffic is the link between transoceanic transportation and the lorry or train which takes the freight to its final destination. There are many benefits to increasing local shipping, both economic and environmental. For example, the railway – where there is frequently a major need for refurbishment – can be relieved.
”Road traffic can also be relieved. It would also benefit the environment as emissions per unit transported are low at sea”, Joachim Glassell emphasises. “Moreover, sea transport is safe, at the same time as the cost for the infrastructure is low”.
Create meeting placesBetter competitive conditions for local shipping is thus one of the development areas on the agenda. CMP takes the same approach, and at ”politicians week” in Almedalen it proposed an initiative concerning competitive neutrality between types of transport – which targeted, among other things, the regulations and the administrative work which encumber local shipping. On the part of the Maritime Forum, Joachim Glassell is looking for initiatives and new thinking which can help to move the positions forward.
”Experience from rail traffic shows that resistance is encountered from various quarters when new logistics solutions are established”, he says. ”In the development of local shipping, I believe that meeting places such as Maritime Forum are needed, where freight carriers, goods owners and other actors can meet and discuss together what form new solutions might take.
Opportunities for CMPLocal shipping is thus focused on traffic between European ports and in many respects has concentrated on bulk products and what is usually called low-grade freight. Joachim Glassell feels that a more developed local shipping market would also generate opportunities for more high-grade freight. And in terms of future opportunities in general, he emphasises that the Öresund region and CMP can gain from an increase in local shipping.
”Much of the development in the Sound is driven by the infrastructure, with Kastrup, the Öresund Bridge and the port terminals in Copenhagen and Malmö as important components”, he says".CMP is located at the intersection between both east-west and north-south flows of goods, and can take advantage of the opportunities that an expanded local shipping would provide – in part to markets inside the Baltic, in part between Scandinavia and the rest of Europe.”
Of course the market for local shipping can be developed much more! It would benefit the environment, but also the maritime industry, which would then be able to offer more competitive logistics solutions. Joachim Glassell is CEO of the Maritime Forum and he gives his view of the prospects for local shipping.
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Local shipping can relieve both road and rail traffic. It also benefits the environment as emissions per unit transported are low at sea.
PHOTO: Johan Ramberg
”Meeting places are needed where freight carriers, goods owners and other actors can meet and discuss together what form new solutions might take”, says Joachim Glassel, CEO of Maritime Forum.
Local shipping in the future
# 3 2016
Specialists in dry bulk
Prøvestenen supplies many building sites in Copenhagen with gravel, stone and other materials. Group De Cloedt is one of the specialists in this growing operation. Read more
New asphalt plant takes
the sea route
A new asphalt plant has been put into operation on Prøvestenen. Transportation by sea is central for SuperAsfalt and provides both more efficient and more environmentally compatible handling. Read more
Growth within bulk
CMP’s bulk operations are growing. Volumes are increasing and large new areas have been made ready which pave the way for continued growth. Read more
Unioil – putting liquid
bulkon the map
Prøvestenen is strategically located in the Sound. Unioil Supply has helped to make this liquid bulk terminal a hub for bunker oil and other products. Read more
Local shipping has potential
Local shipping can be developed much more, and it can produce both economic and environmental benefits. So says Joachim Glassell, CEO of the Maritime Forum trade association.
Strong development in cruises
The 2016 cruise season confirms Copenhagen’s position as one of Northern Europe’s largest destinations. Now CMP is preparing for new initiatives in this sector. Read more
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New environmental requirements within liquid bulk
CMP is the largest liquid bulk port in the Öresund region. Five million tonnes are handled every year in an operation that is well adapted to meet new environmental requirements.
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CMP in Almedalen – sustainable transport system at centre stage
Equitable conditions and increased cooperation for a more sustainable transport system – this was one of the topics which CMP supported during this year’s Almedalen week. Read more
IN THIS ISSUE
Bulk on the agenda. Read more
More symbiosis in waste management
CMP has reviewed its waste management. It creates opportunities for increased separation at source, as well as industrial symbiosis, with parts of the waste now being purified and sold on. Read more
CMP’s bulk operation handles a large number of different products. Aviation fuel and oil dominate within liquid bulk, while construction materials and scrap are the major products within dry bulk. There are several explanations for why customers are choosing CMP for their storage and bulk handling.
”The depth of water for vessels at our facilities is a major competitive advantage”, observes Brian Kristensen, COO Liquid, Dry Bulk & Property. “Another strength is CMP’s geographic location in the Öresund region, with proximity to the markets in Denmark and Sweden, where the majority of products are used.”
The most expansive area is liquid bulk, principally bunker oil. Demand has increased by 50 per cent in Copenhagen during the last year. Here it is precisely the geographic location which is important as it is simple for the ships to refuel oil at CMP, with its central location in the Sound. Aviation fuel is also a major product, which CMP supplies to the nearby Copenhagen Airport.
Larger areasA further competitive advantage is that CMP has areas for development on both sides of the Sound, where bulk operations can grow in line with customers’ needs. 18 hectares has been utilised on Prøvestenen in Copenhagen in recent years.
”It mainly concerns companies which handle gravel, stone and other construction materials”, reports Brian Kristensen. “The construction market in Copenhagen has developed strongly, and many customers have benefitted from this.”
Scrap is also a large segment. Malmö is a hub for extensive handling of scrap metal, which is also exported. A large dry bulk facility is also being constructed in Malmö. It will be the new nodal point for the client company’s operations throughout Southern Sweden.
”We are also currently preparing new investments. It involves cranes which will be in place in 2017. This will upgrade our capacity, but it will also give us more flexible handling as we are now concentrating on mobile cranes.”
New growth areasIn terms of future developments, Brian Kristensen emphasises that consolidation is underway in several industries. And when companies merge they handle larger volumes, which increases the need for large, strategically located terminals. At the same time, environmental requirements mean that many customers are transporting more of their bulk products by sea. Both trends benefit CMP.
”Moreover, we are observing that it is creating new opportunities”, he points out. Waste is now viewed in both Copenhagen and Malmö as an alternative fuel in combined power and heating plants. With these volumes growing, areas for storage are needed in the local area. That’s good for us.
Liquid bulk is one of CMP’s most expansionary areas. In the last year volumes have increased by 50 per cent in Copenhagen, principally in relation to bunker oil. Operations are also growing within dry bulk. New areas of land have been made ready at the same time as CMP is investing in more modern technology.
”CMP has areas for development on both sides of the Sound, where the bulk operations can grow in line with customers’ needs”, says Brian Kristensen, COO Liquid, Dry Bulk & Property.
PHOTO: Dennis Rosenfeldt
Expanding bulk market
Tankers dock at the oil pier on Prøvestenen, where Unioil is collaborating with Samtank and Copenhagen Oilservice.
The large oil tanks on Prøvestenen are again at the centre of a regular trade involving oil and diesel products. Oil is unloaded and loaded here, and ships are supplied with fuel round the clock for their onward journeys or to be sold on. Companies behind the growth include Unioil Supply A/S, which has its base in Aalborg and where a staff of experienced people have succeeded in creating a solid new platform in the bunker and oil supply market.
”We started the business in December 2014 with the new set-up, which is based on the healthy part of the bunkering concept. Today about 40% of Unioil Supply’s turnover comes from a now defunct firm, while the rest comes from new collaborative partners” says Jesper Sander, Sales Director at Unioil Supply A/S.
Prøvestenen is the largest liquid bulk terminal in the Öresund region, and Unioil Supply A/S has a tank capacity here of 150,000 cubic metres. From here, Unioil Supply A/S supplies ships which dock at the oil pier or anchor outside the port, and in the summer season it is all systems go for deliveries to the cruise vessels which visit CMP.
”The port is a gateway to the Baltic States, so we are well placed for the busy shipping routes. It is a core area in Northern Europe, so it was an obvious opportunity for us to renew the collaboration with our two excellent associates on Prøvestenen, Samtank and Copenhagen Oilservice. The people that work there have a professional understanding of shipping and of mixing and optimising oil products, which is absolutely crucial. They know that the oil market is a 24/7 business,” Jesper Sander says.
Supplier to Northern EuropeUnioil Supply was set up as a niche business to trade with and offer physical deliveries of all commercially available grades of fuel oil, gas oil, heating oil, auto diesel and diesel oil in and around Northern Europe. The company has oil stocks in Aalborg, Aarhus and Copenhagen, as well as on the Faroe Islands, and deliveries are made by cargo ships, tanker lorries and bunker barges. Unioil Supply currently has four tankers on timecharter, and in additional leases up to 10 ships a month in order to manage demand.
Northern Europe, the Baltic States and the North Sea were the core areas for the EU’s sulphur directive, which entered into force on 1 January 2015.
”The sulphur directive in January 2015 meant that the ECA area went from max. 1% sulphur content in fuel oil to oil products with max. 0.1%, which we are currently selling most of. Unioil Supply can supply all bunker-related products, including its new ECA-product RMD80 0.1% and oil with a maximum sulphur content of 3.5% for use outside the ECA area, e.g. on the routes to the USA or Asia, where the ships switch over to the cheaper 3.5% once they are out of the English Channel.”
The entire oil and shipping industry is facing a major challenge. From 1 January 2020 the authorities will require the merchant fleet in all parts of the world to move to oil with a maximum sulphur content of 0.5%, which is currently mainly sold outside the ECA area with a maximum of 3.5%.
”It will be a tough challenge for all parts of the chain if the new limits come into force in 2020. It applies in particular to the refineries, whether they can supply the volumes that will be needed. Some analyses suggest that it will cost several hundreds of billions to optimise the refineries,” Jesper Sander says.
Unioil Supply has set the trend in the oil market
Unioil Supply A/S is busy servicing the shipping from CMP’s oil terminal on Prøvestenen, where the firm has its largest sales of oil products.
CMP is the largest liquid bulk port in the Öresund region; 5 million tons of liquid bulk, most of which is oil, is handled here every year.
CMP’s liquid bulk terminals ready to meet new environmental regulations
– It is true that there will be changes in the future with respect to environmental considerations in relation to oil products. But CMP are well prepared for this, says Brian Kristensen, COO, Liquid, Dry Bulk & Property at CMP.
New structure makes Sten og Grus and the rest of Group De Cloedt an even stronger business, and the address at Prøvestenen is optimal for developing the operation. In July Dansk Natursten became part of the same group, and the most recent addition is an environmental department for purification of contaminated soil and sediments.
PHOTOS: Dennis Rosenfeldt
Michael Quist, Jette Rohde and Kim Fynbo Nielsen agree on that Prøvestenen is an ideal location for their operations.
After 33 years as a trailblazer in a male-dominated industry, Jette Rohde is withdrawing from the everyday management of the business she founded.
”With the same owner, Sten og Grus and Dansk Natursten are more or less one business, and Kim Fynbo Nielsen has taken over the everyday management, while for the time being I will be developing our environmental department and continuing to sit on the boards to which I am affiliated – including Dansk Byggeri” Jette Rohde says.
At CMP’s dry bulk terminal on Prøvestenen, Sten og Grus A/S and Dansk Natursten A/S handle enormous amounts of stone, gravel, crushed aggregate and soil, which constitute the foundations for many construction and installation projects in Greater Copenhagen and on Zealand. It takes place out of sight of Copenhagen’s residents, and without disturbing the neighbours.
”Our location is optimal,” says chief executive Jette Rohde, Sten og Grus. ”We benefit from the new deep water quay and we have room to expand, most recently with a large environmental department: We have leased an additional area of 20,000 m2 in order to expand our department for environmental business, and have appointed Michael Quist as environmental manager.”
Jette Rohde set up Sten og Grus in 1983 in Sydhavnen, and the business moved to Prøvestenen in 1994. Since then it has grown substantially, and a lot has happened in recent years.
”However, I suddenly felt that I was under pressure from the large, more affluent operations, and in 2014 I sold 51% of my holding to Group De Cloedt from Belgium, which is in the same industry. It is a family-owned business, and that was important to me. They think differently than if it was a capital fund, and we have gained around 300 new colleagues and access to ships and knowhow,” Jette Rohde says.
Same owner – joint managementIn July 2016, Group De Cloedt also took over the majority holding in Dansk Natursten, which also has large areas at its disposal on Prøvestenen.
Sten og Grus primarily work with materials from the sea, gravel pits and recycling of brick, concrete and soil, as well as handling of materials for other companies, while Dansk Natursten works with granite, concrete and stone and crushed aggregate for construction of ports and railways. At the same time, Dansk Natursten has its own shipping department, which delivers more than 500 loads a year to Danish ports, from 500 to 80,000 tonnes.
”Dansk Natursten has been on Prøvestenen since the late 1990s, but we have never had our own staff. Sten og Grus has handled goods for us, and loaded our materials out here. We want to become integrated without delay in order to benefit from the joint synergies we have. We complement each other well, and it is to the advantage of the customers that they can trade with one business ,” Kim Fynbo Nielsen says.
The public customers are important, with materials for Metro Cityring, the Copenhagen-Ringsted line and motorway expansions, but deliveries to large actors, in particular in the asphalt and concrete market, are also healthy. A tunnel below the port in Copenhagen is very high on our wish list, both because it provides good opportunities for marketing, but also because it will ensure future deliveries to the important Copenhagen market. Prøvestenen is the only option for conveying materials into Copenhagen. The closest alternative is Køge Port, which would entail an increased environmental impact from transport.
Investment in environmental challengesThe investment in the environmental department offers the opportunity to cultivate new markets in treatment of contaminated soil and sediments, as well as handling of residual products.
”We are capable of handling soil that is badly contaminated by heavy metals and oils in a new biohall, and we are working on dealing with sediments, particularly for utility companies. They need to have the lakes in Greater Copenhagen cleared in order to avoid floods in connection with cloudbursts. We can also observe that today developers are happy to pay to have soil from contaminated ground purified, whereas during the crisis they wouldn’t touch it with a bargepole,” says environmental manager Michael Quist.
The collaboration in Group De Cloedt offers excellent opportunities to expand activities in the Danish market – especially transport of complex contaminated soil to Belgium for purification.
The collaboration in Group De Cloedt offers excellent opportunities to expand activities in the Danish market.
Synergies and focus on the environment
CMP is expecting an increase in cruises of 3-5% in the next few years, with China in particular contributing to the growth.
Arnt Møller Pedersen, COO Cruise & Ferries, CMP
With Copenhagen as an ever more popular cruise destination, CMP is going to have to receive larger ships and more passengers. A new terminal that is twice the size of the one at Oceankaj is therefore under consideration.
The 2016 cruise season is just about over, apart from three Christmas cruises and two New Year cruises in December, and the staff at CMP and their partners in Cruise Copenhagen Network can look back on a really satisfactory season. However, they can look forward to an even better season next year.
”As it stands now, we can expect 320 arrivals in 2017, and about 850,000 passengers. This is an increase of 110,000 passengers in relation to this year, when we have had 15 arrivals of ships with 4,000 passengers, while next year we will receive 55 arrivals with 4,000 passengers each. Of the 320 arrivals, just under half will be turnarounds.”
Turnarounds are a discipline with which CMP’s cruise operation has particularly great experience, even when the port is being optimally used, as happened on 25 June.
”We received seven cruise ships in four hours, six of which were turnarounds, with all that entails in terms of more passengers on the quays, more luggage to be handled and more buses and taxis. We received 25,000 passengers and 8,000 crew members during the day. It was a major logistical challenge, but it went beyond all expectation, and I am satisfied,” says Arnt Møller Pedersen, COO Cruise & Ferries, CMP.
Larger terminals at OceankajThe global market for cruises is growing strongly, and is currently estimated at 24 million passengers. The shipping companies are forecasting developments, and there are 61 new ships under construction, with a total of 185,000 berths, which will be delivered during the next five years.
The increasing traffic, with ever larger ships, means that CMP is also planning developments.
”We are very aware of how things are developing, with the ships getting bigger and bigger, and the three terminals we opened at Oceankaj in 2014 will not be sufficient to cope with the growth. So plans are fully underway to build another new terminal, north of terminal 3. It will be in two stages, and the capacity will be twice that of the existing terminals. We are anticipating that it can be completed in 3-4 years.”
3 – 5 per cent growthCMP is expecting an overall increase in cruises of 3-5% over the next few years, with guests from the new Chinese market contributing to the growth. However, the geopolitical situation can affect developments.
”Even though we are viewed as a safe area, which both shipping companies and passengers prefer, there can be an effect on interest if the political situation in this part of the world was to suddenly change. Customers react quickly, and the shipping companies can also rapidly move assets if a political crisis arises. We are seeing it in the Mediterranean, where the shipping lines have reacted to the unrest in North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean” Arnt Møller Pedersen says.
2016 was a good season, but larger ships are placing requirements on CMP
CMP to issue VGM certificates in Copenhagen from 1 July 2016
PHOTO: Søren Balken Petersen
Upgrade to infrastructure at Prøvestenen
Environmentally smart return loads create effective transport solutions
This is the VGM handling flow in Copenhagen from 1 July 2016
In order to provide effective handling and good service at the port in connection with SOLAS introducing changes to VGM requirements, as from 1 July 2016 CMP will be offering a facility to issue VGM (Verified Gross Mass) certificates. This offer applies for filled export containers arriving at the container terminal in Copenhagen, and the service is aimed at those who ship containers. After gate-in you are able to buy information about the verified weight on CMP’s website. According to the Danish Maritime Authority, it is the shipper’s responsibility to inform the shipping company of the container’s verified weight before it can be loaded on board.
If you choose to have the weight verified at the terminal, weighing is performed within the tolerance limits specified on the Danish Maritime Authority’s website. You as the shipper must then forward the VGM certificate to the shipping company. If a container does not have a VGM certificate, it cannot be loaded on board the ship. Nor may it be loaded if the VGM certificate does not correspond with the target weight within specified tolerance limits.
“As a terminal operator, CMP is an active business partner of shipping companies, and we want to contribute to the new rules being implemented and observed. We’re delighted to be able to offer our customers this service, and we’re convinced that the handling of containers at Copenhagen will continue to run smoothly and without delays,” says Jacob Fogh, Terminal Manager at Copenhagen Malmö Port in Copenhagen.
A VGM certificate for a container costs DKK 275. VGM handling involves new data development requirements between the terminal and the shipping companies for all filled export containers. A VGM charge of DKK 12 will therefore be levied for filled export containers as from 1 September.
Further work is currently underway on the infrastructure in the new area at Prøvestenen Dry Bulk Terminal. The terminal has expanded in recent years, with around 18 hectares of new land being made available for customers that work with stone, gravel and other building materials. A new quay is also part of the area.
”The final ground-, water- and lighting works are currently in progress in the new areas. Among other things, we are asphalting the area and installing new lighting around the quay”, reports Brian Kristensen, COO Liquid, Dry Bulk & Property at CMP. The pipe system is simultaneously being upgraded, with the installation of new drains and pipes for water, sewage and other water management measures. In addition, the 650 metre long quay will be surfaced in concrete. This is being done in stages of 50 metres at a time, and the reinforcement and pouring work is in full swing.
”Making a hard surface in this way will facilitate cleaning of the quays and also enable water to be drained off. The new surface layer will also make it easier for the cranes that operate on the quays”, Brian Kristensen says.
The infrastructure work at the Prøvestenen Dry Bulk Terminal commenced in June and completion is estimated for September.
In order to optimally develop logistics solutions and utilise loading capacity in the car terminal in Malmö Copenhagen Malmö Port, CMP, is focusing on return loads in collaboration with GreenCargo’s subsidiary NTR. Instead of the train carriages going back empty after delivering cars to Northern Sweden, they are filled with wood products for transport south. CMP is now hoping that more companies will utilise this possibility, which is both cost-effective and environmentally smart. A constant stream of new cars leaves from CMP’s car terminal in Malmö bound for end customers in Northern Sweden. The cars are transported by train. Previously almost all these carriages arrived back at CMP empty once the cars had been unloaded. Now many of them are filled with return freight, markedly increasing the density rate.
“CMP is a logistic hub in the Baltic and our strategic location facilitates these types of services. As we are a nodal point for different types of transportation, it is relatively simple to put together a comprehensive solution, regardless of whether it concerns sea, rail or road transport”, says Björn Larsson, Terminal Manager at Copenhagen Malmö Port AB.
CMP arranges the return loads back to Malmö in collaboration with NTR. Matching the right goods with the right logistics arrangement delivers a simple solution. The free freight capacity in the carriages and the rail tracks available are maximally utilised.
“A number of sawmills in Norrland transport sawn wood products south using our trains. On arrival the timber is reloaded onto trucks for further transport to customers in southern Europe,” Björn Larsson concludes.
Prøvestenen’s location is crucial for SuperAsfalt A/S, which uses sea transport to deliver both raw materials and finished asphalt
New thinking is the key word for Enviso Group A/S, which in August opened a new asphalt factory on Prøvestenen, called SuperAsfalt. New thinking in both production and logistics.
”The location of SuperAsfalt on Prøvestenen is absolutely intentional, as we can have the materials for the production delivered by ship and directly in over the quay. Conversely, we also have the opportunity to deliver the finished asphalt from our own quay and directly to selected port towns in Denmark,” says administrative director Karsten Rasmussen, Enviso Group.
”The fact that the asphalt does not have to be driven by lorry is important because it means that we can produce it more cheaply than our competitors. In addition, it is a major environmental benefit, because one load by ship saves more than 20 lorries on the road.”
SuperAsfalt has received the necessary environmental permits to produce asphalt round the clock on Prøvestenen, where the plant has a capacity of 180 tonnes of asphalt per hour.
Asphalt from recycled materials”Prøvestenen is our first asphalt plant in Denmark, but the group has operations in Sweden, Norway and Finland, which largely use recycled materials.”
SuperAsfalt uses a mix of shredded recycled bitumen from roofing felt and virgin bitumen in asphalt production. Bitumen is the final product, which is recovered when other products have been extracted from crude oil.
BituAsfalt is the name of the product, which differs from existing asphalt materials in that it utilises bitumen from roofing felt. BituAsfalt is both more environmentally-friendly and cheaper to produce due to the degree of recycling. The CO2 saving is about 6,000 tonnes with a production of 100,000 tonnes of asphalt, which an average asphalt works produces in Denmark”, SuperAsfalt states.
”It is a circular economy, with resources which would otherwise end up as waste now being included as a part of a new production, also called upcycling. We are thus part of meeting the objectives in the Government’s Resources Plan for Waste Management 2013–2018, where the focus is on recycling waste from the construction industry in order to create a greener economy,” Karsten Rasmussen says.
SuperAsfalt also produces the familiar classic asphalt for customers which prefer it.
SuperAsfalt has received the necessary environmental permits to produce asphalt round the clock in the new plant on Prøvestenen.
Transport by ship means cheaper asphalt
Waste produces industrial symbiosis
Strong cruise season
Local shipping with potential
Growth within bulk
”Bulk handling is expanding and moreover an area where we have the capacity to grow even more in the future”, Johan Röstin says.
The autumn issue of CMP News largely concerns bulk handling – both within dry and liquid bulk. These are expanding areas for CMP where we moreover have the capacity to grow even more in the future. One concrete example of this is the Prøvestenen area just outside Copenhagen which today is a hub for many companies within liquid and dry bulk. Bunker oil is one of the most expansive products, and it has contributed to our liquid bulk handling growing by almost 50 per cent in Copenhagen in the last year. CMP is also expanding within dry bulk on Prøvestenen. In recent years a further 18 hectares has been made ready and by the end of 2016 all of these areas will be let. Operations in the area are presented in several different articles in this issue of the magazine. We are also, as always, offering a film, which this time focuses on how our liquid bulk handling is meeting new environmental requirements.
Expand local shippingWe also offer an article about local shipping, which has great potential for the future – not least in terms of bulk goods of various kinds. Local shipping can relieve both road and rail traffic, which would benefit the environment. Talking of the environment, we also present CMP’s new waste management in a separate article. This management is of interest in several ways, including the fact that separation at source is being expanded and because more of the waste is now being recycled. This is a good example of industrial symbiosis, where waste can be purified, converted into new raw materials and sold on. We perceive opportunities for industrial symbiosis in several contexts as this concept links economic and environmental considerations together really well.
Cruises doing wellThe 2016 cruise season is also presented in an article of its own, in which we survey future prospects. One of the development trends in the cruise market is that the ships are getting ever bigger. This is challenging for CMP and all other ports that want to be involved in and compete in this expanding market. We therefore consider now how both capacity and growth can be ensured in Copenhagen, which is and remains one of Northern Europe’s largest and most popular cruise destinations.
Enjoy the read,
Johan Röstin, CEO of CMP
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CMP News is distributed by Copenhagen Malmö Port AB (CMP).
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Writers: Nils Francke, Kajsa Jacobsson, Fredrik Lilieblad and Lotta Solding.
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Bulk on the agenda
CMP News is distributed by Copenhagen Malmö Port AB (CMP).
Editor: Johan Röstin.
Writers: Nils Francke, Kajsa Jacobsson, Fredrik Lilieblad and Lotta Solding.
Contact address: CMP, Terminalgatan 18, Box 566, 201 25 Malmö, Sweden.
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Smarter and more environmentally friendly waste management
The 1st of September was the starting date for CMP’s new waste management at the terminals in Malmö. Stena Recycling is the new collaborative partner. It enables new procedures and simpler, smarter and, in the best case, also more cost-effective management.
”Our employees are among those who have demanded increased separation at source. The demand emerged via the Dialogue Meetings that CMP conducts together with all staff twice a year”, reports Environmental Manager, Petra König.
Industrial symbiosisThe handling process is also being developed in consideration of the visiting ships, with increased volumes of waste and a concomitant need for more extensive separation at source.
”We will be separating into more fractions at the quay than previously. The waste is recycled and much of it is converted into new raw materials”, Petra König says. “It is a good example of industrial symbiosis, where one business’s waste is another’s raw material. It simultaneously delivers more efficient use of resources and reduced environmental impact.”
Stena Recycling can recycle contaminated oil – so-called oil sludge – which is purified and then sold on. CMP also receives payment for several types of waste: scrap metal, corrugated cardboard and car batteries, for example.
”Mixed waste is more expensive to dispose of than well-sorted waste. Together with the fact that we receive payment for certain fractions, this will enable more cost-effective management”, Petra König predicts.
Increased safetyWaste is sorted at a total of eight different recycling stations in Malmö. Stena Recycling has also reviewed the location of these stations and made proposals for improvements. In the oil port, for example, recycling has been concentrated at one large, overall station. It facilitates handling and increases safety.
”Separation at source has also increased at the head office”, Petra König concludes. We are now able to separate into six fractions using special waste containers placed in our kitchenettes.
”Our waste management will be simpler and more cost-effective”, says Petra König, Environmental Manager at CMP.
CMP will separate into more fractions than previously. The waste is recycled and much of it is converted into new raw materials.
CMP takes new approach to waste management. The result is increased separation at source with more recycling and with waste converted into new raw materials. This reduces both environmental impact and costs.
Discussions on equal conditions in the transport market engaged the panel during Almedalen week 2016.
CMP arranged a number of different activities, including two seminars in Öresundshuset. The first, which was well-attended, addressed the need for equitable conditions and increased cooperation to develop a more sustainable transport system. The panel consisted of Johan Röstin, CEO of Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP), Jan Kilström, CEO of Green Cargo, Maria Ågren, GD of the Swedish Transport Administration, Peter Hesslin, CEO of DHL Freight Nordic & UK, Boriana Åberg (M), member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport and Communications, Håkan Nilsson, CEO of Bring Frigo and Rikard Larsson (S), deputy member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport and Communications.
”It is the market that decides, but how are we to establish the conditions to make smart choices for more sustainable transportation? At present, the competition is not fair: one freight document is needed for lorries, but twelve different documents are needed for local shipping”, was how Johan Röstin kicked off the panel discussion.
The discussions concerned viewing the transport system as a whole. Moving a product can involve all kinds of transport, and what is important is to use the one that functions best.
The other seminar, which was attended by over 120 people, addressed the issue of how Sweden contributes to the development of the EU’s overall transport network. There are 1,800 ports in Europe, and 83 of them are so-called Core Ports, which are defined as being of particular importance in the EU’s transport system. There are five of them in Sweden, all represented at the seminar by Johan Röstin of CMP, Tommy Halén, CEO, Trelleborg Port, Johan Castwall, CEO, Ports of Stockholm, Henrik Vuorinen, CEO, Luleå Port, and Magnus Kårestedt, CEO, Port of Gothenburg. Karin Svensson Smith (MP), Chair of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport and Communications, Boriana Åberg (M), member of the Committee and Per Bondemark, Chairman of the Swedish Shippers Council, also participated.
“There are nine transport corridors in the EU where Europe’s ports play a major role. The Scandmed corridor, which runs from Sweden to Italy, is the largest measured in tonnes of freight. The EU has decided to focus on the core ports, it is therefore important that this is also the case in Sweden as logistics rely on cooperation. Infrastructure issues all too often stay at the Swedish border”, Johan Röstin said.
The representatives from the port companies were entirely in agreement that there is a lack of an overall Swedish strategy related to the development of the corridors. The politicians felt that it is important to focus on the core ports and that the ports should actually hold the politicians to account and demand better conditions for freight transportation and a strategy for a sustainable solution.
In early July, CMP took part in the traditional Almedalen week, where politicians, the business world, municipalities and the media gather for a few intensive days in Visby on Gotland.