“We have to ascertain how to create a critical mass in order to increase short sea traffic, and how short sea can become a more flexible transport option in itself, as well as an attractive form of transport in conjunction with road and rail,” says Bjørn B. Christiansen, chief executive officer of Danish Ports.
Danish ports’ infrastructure is among the five best in Europe when it comes to ships’ access and efficient freight handling. And yet Danish ports still have spare capacity, and this is primarily down to the fact that freight transportation by sea faces hard and unequal competition from HGV traffic.
Competitiveness must be strengthened“Increasing short sea, and thus volumes at sea, means that we have to think in a bigger context. We must think about increased volumes and how we are to achieve the critical mass that is necessary to strengthen short sea traffic’s competitive advantages. However, we can only achieve that critical mass by considering logistics and transport solutions in relation to location of industries, and through increasing the regional market."
Based on flows of raw materials, semi-manufactured products and end products surveyed, we need to establish the potential to transfer freight to sea routes throughout the Nordic region and the Baltic States. On which important transport routes can we offer beneficial alternatives by sea with new routes? It is important to include the local markets in order to identify the ”tipping point”, where the potential is greatest.
“We can also increase the amount of freight by relocating logistics-heavy industries closer to the sea, and thereby optimise the distribution of, for example, general cargo or wind turbine components. It can’t be sensible that wind turbine blades are driven by road”, Bjørn B. Christiansen says.
New thinking at HirtshalsWe have to think more imaginatively, and as an example Bjørn B. Christiansen highlights Hirtshals port, which since February this year has been a port of call for the Zeebrugge-Gothenburg feeder route.
After having called into Hirtshals Port for eight months, the CLdN shipping company has decided to strengthen the route between Zeebrugge and Hirtshals, and simultaneously open a route between Rotterdam and Hirtshals. The expansion of CLdN's traffic at Hirtshals Port means that there are now direct sailings in both directions between Gothenburg and Hirtshals, and Hirtshals and the Benelux countries. Calling into Hirtshals provides a good connection with Color Lines and Fjord Lines’ routes to Norway, and Smyril Lines’ route to the North Atlantic destinations.
“It is really well thought out. It is the best example of development. There is an existing route which goes past Nordjylland anyway, and it has been brought into Hirtshals. The port has put a huge amount of work into finding collaborative partners and creating a hub in the process. It took several years. But it does also demonstrate that there are opportunities, it doesn’t need to be that complicated."
Spare capacityMeasured in relation to the national flow of freight, the volumes are far from extensive, which makes short sea a profitable alternative. 85% of all freight in Denmark is transported less than 150 km, but despite congestion and the environmental problems, road transport is still much too cheap. From an environmental perspective, lorries do not pay the overall expenses of their transportation”, Bjørn B. Christiansen says.
”The politicians have given several advantages to road traffic in preference to sea traffic. For example, we can’t make use of the benefits of the internal market. While inland transport inside the EU runs frictionlessly without customs clearance, sea transport entails an administrative burden and paperwork every time a ship arrives in a port in another member state. There is a will, in the EU as well, and in principle they support sea routes, but not enough is being done."
Focus on short sea Short sea traffic and an internal market for shipping is a particular priority for Danish Ports, with major significance for Denmark as a maritime nation. 2017 is the EU’s maritime year, and Danish Ports is thus promoting short sea traffic in conjunction with the Danish Shipowners Association.
Moreover, in November Danish Ports submitted a number of proposals to the government’s Growth Team to illuminate challenges and barriers to growth in “The Blue Denmark” up to 2025. The Growth Team is expected to publish a report no later than the first quarter of 2017.
Short sea must be strengthened and it requires political input
“Increasing short sea, and thus volumes at sea, means that we have to think in a bigger context", says Bjørn B. Christiansen, chief executive officer of Danish Ports.
PHOTO: Danske Havne
Danish ports have spare capacity, but new short sea traffic is hard to develop. We have to think about larger markets, and the EU has to stop giving preferential treatment to road traffic, considers Danish Ports’ CEO Bjørn B. Christiansen
PHOTO: Dennis Rosenfeldt
"We must think about increased volumes and how we are to achieve the critical mass that is necessary to strengthen short sea traffic’s competitive advantages."
# 4 2016
P&TO looking ahead
Meet Povl Dolleris Røjkjær Ungar. He is responsible for our P&TO operation and for the further development of service, quality and efficiency within this area. Read more
Industrial park growing
The first establishment has now commenced in Malmö Industrial Park. The proximity to CMP’s port facilities is one of the industrial park’s strongest competitive advantages. Read more
Flexibility is central
Logistics is one of our most versatile operations, with customers’ needs varying substantially. Concrete elements for the metro construction in Copenhagen is one of the projects. Read more
SCA Logistics honing its transport capacity
The hygiene group, SCA Logistics has reorganised its transport network in Northern Europe. This can be to the benefit of CMP, which is part of this network where a lot revolves around local shipping. Read more
Competitiveness must be strengthened for local shipping to grow and develop. So says Bjørn B. Christiansen, CEO of the Danish Ports trade association. Read more
Waste is becoming new raw materials
CMP’s waste collaboration with Stena Recycling has opened up opportunities, with oil waste being purified and converted into new raw materials. It is both economic and climate-smart. Read more
Investments in bulk
CMP is continuing to invest in dry and liquid bulk. New cranes will be in place in Malmö in 2017. The loading capacity at Prøvestenen is being strengthened within liquid bulk. Read more
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PHOTO: Johan Ramberg
The cranes in Swede Harbour in Malmö are a familiar element in the port environment. However, three cranes are now going to become two with CMP investing in new and more modern technology in this part of the bulk operation. The cranes are used to lift scrap, rock and other freight. The three cranes that are currently in place are more than 40 years old and it will soon be time to retire them.
“It feels positive that we can change the crane capacity. The procurement work has been taking place during the autumn and we are anticipating the first new crane being in place by early summer 2017. We have an option on another crane which is expected to be put into operation later in the year”, reports Brian Kristensen, COO Liquid, Dry Bulk & Property.
In other words, a phasing-out process will take place during 2017, but despite there being fewer cranes on the quay in Swede Harbour, capacity will increase compared with before.
“The productivity of the new cranes is quite simply higher. They can lift more and heavier freight and all in all handle greater volumes per hour”, Brian Kristensen observes. ”We are now also concentrating on mobile cranes that can move around in the operation. This will make us even more flexible and can provide the customers with a better service.”
He also emphasises that the stability of the operation will improve. The old cranes have required a fair amount of maintenance, but the new investments will minimise downtime.
Focus on capacity and safetyA new dry bulk terminal has been put into operation in Malmö during the autumn. The tent which is currently being erected is 11,200 square metres in size, which means that the client company is doubling its tent capacity in Malmö. CMP is the hub of this dry bulk operation, with products being delivered to end customers throughout Southern Sweden.
“Investments are also being made in the liquid bulk operation on Prøvestenen in order to increase capacity”, Brian Kristensen point outs. ”Demand for bunker oil remains strong. The operation has to be performed quickly, and capacity is now being increased through investments in a new loading arm.”
“We have previously used a hose system, and besides improving capacity the new loading arm will also increase safety when handling bunker oil”, he continues.
Work on the infrastructure of the latest areas of land that CMP has put to use is also continuing on Prøvestenen. A concrete surface is being applied to the quays, which will make it easier to operate the machinery which services the quays. At the same time it will be easier to clean the quays and divert water.
“We have already completed the first stage. We are now laying concrete on another 250 metre long quay. This work will be completed during the early summer of 2017”, Brian Kristensen reports.
Three are becoming two. However, both capacity and flexibility will still increase. It concerns the new cranes that CMP is investing in and which will be in place in 2017. At the same time more investments are being made within liquid and dry bulk, including in the expansive Prøvestenen area.
Brian Kristensen, COO Liquid,
Dry Bulk & Property at CMP
After more than 40 years, the old cranes out in Swede Harbour are being phased out and replaced with more modern cranes with greater capacity.
New investments in dry and liquid bulk
Port & Terminal Operations (P&TO) is CMP’s largest business area with more than 200 employees.
Maritime transport is an excellent method of transporting goods, financially in comparison with transport by road, rail and air, in terms of infrastructure in that, among other things, it relieves the road network of HGVs, and with regard to the environmental footprint left by each mode of transport.
Povl Dolleris Røjkjær Ungar has been Chief Operations Officer at P&TO since May this year. Prior to this he spent a number of years as CHRO at CMP. P&TO covers a range of very different, but important, port activities for CMP.
“We have the Container Terminal in Copenhagen, which is a gateway to the whole of Greater Copenhagen and Eastern Denmark. P&TO also has the Logistics business segment, which in Copenhagen is responsible for operations including receiving and storing concrete elements for the construction of the Metro City Ring, as well as a diverse range of other tasks such as handling steel structures, cable drums, etc.,” Povl Dolleris Røjkjær Ungar says.
“There are also two sections in Malmö, with New Cars being the largest segment. We are one of Northern Europe’s largest ports for cars and we offer a very high level of service and quality. We also have Logistics in Malmö, which handles paper and steel, as well as other tasks. There is also a major focus on High & Heavy in Malmö, which we are trying to develop in combination with the Cars and Logistics segment.”
Staff expertise – key to success Measured in terms of number of employees, P&TO is the largest business area at CMP. Today there are around 200 full-time employees working in Malmö and Copenhagen.
“Our employees possess a huge amount of specialist knowledge within their respective fields. They are our experts and their skills and sense of quality, combined with CMP’s space and resources to grow the business, make us a competitive business partner. We have a strong focus on developing skills and tools, which means that we can handle tasks even where we would not normally be considered an operator in a particular area,” Povl Dolleris Røjkjær Ungar says.
New container terminal in Copenhagen“As a container terminal, CMP is a feeder port and we have a clear vision to be the current and future main terminal for Copenhagen, the Capital Region and Eastern Denmark as a whole. With our strong position and our current network, in conjunction with our announcement that we will be moving the container port to Ydre Nordhavn, there is no doubt that we believe in and are investing in container operations going forward.” “We also want to expand our range of services, our quality, and not least our efficiency so that we can be even better at meeting customer requirements and expectations in the future,” Povl Dolleris Røjkjær Ungar continues.
Relocating the container terminal to Ydre Nordhavn entails utilising new areas, with new buildings and equipment being constructed on the site and an anticipated opening date of around 2020–2021. This will be an intelligent terminal, with a greater focus on automation. The improved infrastructure with more direct motorway access to the new terminal will be yet another bonus.
The opening of the access road to the Lyngby motorway is already giving the entire area a major traffic boost. Once a road tunnel under Svanemøllebugten has been designed and built, the infrastructure will be significantly improved, giving an even greater boost to everyone who uses CMP’s new container terminal.
Increased quality at the car terminalCMP has fine-tuned the terminal in Malmö to make it a dedicated car terminal for 14 car brands. Employees here work solely with car handling, and efforts to increase quality are vital. Incidences of damage during handling have also fallen from 0.006 ‰ in 2010 to 0.003 ‰ today.
“CMP occupies a strategic location in the the Baltic Region. As a logistics hub for the import of a range of car brands to Scandinavia, the Baltic States and Russia, we are Scandinavia’s largest port for cars. Sales of new cars in Denmark, Norway and Sweden over the past few years are displaying a positive trend and it is clear that our concept of being a hub for Scandinavia, the Baltic States and Russia is attracting more and more car brands.”
In order to develop logistics solutions and exploit the load capacity of the railways to and from the car terminal in Malmö even further, 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 to be transported south.
Paper, steel and concrete elementsThere is also a positive trend for the Logistics segment in both Malmö and Copenhagen.
“We have been handling the Metro elements for the new Metro City Ring in Copenhagen for a number of years. Plans are in place for a Metro in Sydhavnen and an extension to Nordhavn is about to be built. The development of the capital is constantly presenting new logistics tasks in terms of handling large elements. In response to this we are developing an excellent range of skills and have a network that includes shipping companies, carriers and contractors, which are now aware of what CMP can do and how we can help to develop Copenhagen and the rest of Sjælland . This is important for us.”
“In Sweden, the Spanish steelmaker Acerinox has been a hub client for several years, and CMP has become an integral part of their logistics solution. We are also proud to have entered into close collaboration with two paper customers in recent years, SCA Logistics and Billerud-Korsnäs. We believe that close collaborations will enable us to develop logistics solutions that are competitive for our customers and partners in terms of quality, the environment and finance.”
Flexible business partner In order to determine how the car segment and other segments can be developed further, CMP has recently stepped up its efforts to visit business partners, customers, car manufacturers, shipping companies, hauliers and PDI companies.
“We have strengthened our network so that we can develop and improve, and we are continuously increasing our knowledge and learning about the logistics flows of which we are a part. I feel this is extremely important, both in terms of strengthening and developing ourselves, but equally so that we can collaborate with our customers and partners to develop the entire business concept of a logistics hub, and of course also to attract new customers – which will benefit not only the Malmö and Copenhagen regions, but the whole of Scandinavia.”
“It is important to us that CMP is viewed and perceived as a flexible partner in the transport chain and not as an isolated element. We really want to be actively involved in a dynamic environment, where quality, service, sustainability and sensible finances play a crucial role in enabling us to offer customers the very best customised solutions,” Povl Dolleris Røjkjær Ungar concludes.
for the future
Development and innovation are required in order to attract new customers and strengthen the competitive position in relation to other ports in the region. This is particularly true for the Port & Terminal Operations (P&TO), where CMP is continuously developing and renewing operation of this business area.
Service, quality and efficiency are important areas to further develop within P&TO, says Povl Dolleris Røjkjær Ungar, COO Port & Terminal Operations at CMP.
New flows of goods consolidating CMP as a logistics hub
CMP has been part of the hygiene and forestry company SCA Logistics transport network since the spring, with the traffic based on local shipping.
“SCA Logistics has been shipping paper products to us in Malmö via RoRo ships. The freight is then reloaded and transported onward to customers in the Öresund region”, reports Ann-Charlotte Halldén Åkeson, Key Account Manager at CMP.
The ships also take on board recycled fibre in Malmö, which is then returned to SCA’s paper mill.
Changed networkSCA Logistics has been developing and expanding its network of terminals during the autumn, which is also expected to affect CMP as freight volumes can now increase.
“The changes mean that more freight can go via CMP en route to customers in Northern Sweden. We can simultaneously to an even greater extent become the final destination for freight which is distributed on to customers in the local area”, Ann-Charlotte Halldén Åkeson says.
SCA Logistics is one of the largest operators within local shipping in Sweden. In the new transport network, Kiel is the hub for Germany and Central and Eastern Europe as well as for RoRo traffic to Malmö and further northwards. This traffic covers half of Sweden’s geographic market and much of Norway’s.
“One of the competitive advantages is the short lead times. Freight that is loaded in Kiel on Friday is available in Malmö on Monday morning”, says Nils-Johan Haraldsson, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development within SCA Logistics. Moreover, we can load both high and heavy, for example, private cars, project loads such as machinery, trucks and heavy vehicles, as well as a range of input goods for basic industries.
Lead times becoming shorterAnn-Charlotte Halldén Åkeson takes a positive view of the establishment of a competitive new logistics solution, with CMP occupying a key position.
“Our strategic location in an expansive region in close proximity to the Continent contributes to this competitiveness”, she emphasises. The changes that are currently underway will open up new routes, markets and customers, with the shorter lead times making a major difference.
She also takes the opportunity to highlight a number of other competitive advantages in the collaboration with SCA Logistics.
“We are flexible when it comes to capacity, technology and service at our terminals”, she says. This enables us to offer customers such as SCA Logistics a wide range of options to make their operations easier and more efficient.
The fact that the collaboration is also based on local shipping is also positive. CMP’s aim is to participate in further developing these types of transports, which can impact on both capacity utilization and environmental thinking throughout the sector.
SCA Logistics is one of the largest operators within local shipping in Sweden. The company has been developing and expanding its network of terminals during the autumn, which is also expected to affect CMP as freight volumes can now increase.
CMP is already a hub in SCA Logistics’ freight handling operation. But new transport flows can now be established northwards in Sweden to consolidate its role as a logistics hub.
With its logistics solutions and storage capacity, CMP is an indispensable partner for suppliers and contractors involved in the construction of Copenhagen Metro’s Circle Line
PHOTO: Dragør Luftfoto
The metro station at Nørrebroparken, one of the konstruktion sites at Cityringen. This is one of the stations that will be equipped with escalators.
For several years the expansion of the Metro in Copenhagen has left its mark on the city, with large construction sites and heavy transport. The construction of the Circle Line’s 17 stations is a gigantic project.
And CMP has a major part to play in ensuring that the project proceeds as planned. From the import of the four tunnelling machines, with a combined weight of 1,800 tonnes, to import and storage of 22,000 concrete rings to line the tunnel, with a combined weight of 374,000 tonnes; and most recently, import and preparation of more than 150 sets of escalators for the metro stations.
Servicing the suppliers “We are proud to participate in the logistics of the largest civil engineering project in Copenhagen in recent times. We are a subcontractor to CMT, which is managing the construction, DSV A/S, which is transporting the concrete rings, and to Kone A/S, which is supplying the escalators, and thereby an important part of the overall solution for the tunnel contractor, Copenhagen Metro Team”, says Henrik Poulsen, Logistic Coordinator, Port & Terminal Operations
More than 150 sets of escalatorsThere are over 150 sets of escalators, which will be installed for the busy passengers to use at the forthcoming stations on the Circle Line. They are arriving in around 300 containers, distributed over two years. Besides receiving the containers from the ships, CMP Logistics is also undertaking unpacking, storage, and sorting and preparation of staircases and associated automation and technology, which is packed separately in crates.
“The process is that the containers are unloaded from the ships, we take the escalator out of the container, unpack it and put it in a warehouse. There are also lots of crates, which are dispatched in a separate lorry to another warehouse. When the time arrives to deliver an escalator, we deliver the components and the escalator separately.
Solutions to the challengesMajor construction projects entail challenges for our customers which cannot be foreseen on the drawing board. It is here that we contribute to the solutions and changes in the processes that our customers make in order to adjust their setup. We do this for our customers, for Kone A/S for example in that we prepare their escalators to be lifted down into the metro stations at a steeper angle than originally planned.
“For us at CMP, logistics is more than the actual handling. It is as much about managing procedures and information flows that are crucial for the customer, and which are necessary to deliver the right items in the right quantity at the right time. This is particularly relevant in large projects, with large numbers of suppliers contributing to the final product”, Henrik Poulsen says.
Logistics is an important element in construction of the Metro
CMP is now sorting different residual products more thoroughly for recycling. It is positive for the environment and delivers economic benefits.
Petra König, Environmental Manager at CMP.
Waste that is converted into new raw materials. That was the result when CMP changed its waste management operation. CMP’s waste is now being used within industry, as a replacement for heating oil for example.
It was earlier this year that CMP initiated a new approach to its waste management and started to work together with Stena Recycling AB. The recycling firm specialises in refining different kinds of waste material and extending their life as raw materials for new products or new energy.
The definition of what is waste and residual products has changed. Today this type of material can be a resource. This is what we had in mind when we changed our waste management, reports CMP’s Environmental Manager Petra König.
The different residual products are now being sorted more thoroughly, which opens up new possibilities in terms of recycling. It is positive for the environment and delivers economic benefits.
“We are now able to better control the sorting process, for example metals where different kinds have different values and where the recycling process gives us money back”, Petra König says.
Waste becoming quality productsShips that visit CMP leave behind large quantities of oil-mixed water, or sludge, that has to be dealt with. Stena Recycling purifies this sludge and the result is a raw material that replaces heating oil within, for example, the lime and cement industry.
“We collect waste oil from many companies and developed the product two years ago. Water and oil are separated out and the end product is a high quality raw material. The water is also filtered and purified before it is discharged”, emphasises Magnus Håkansson, who is responsible for issues that concern hazardous waste in Stena Recycling and is CMP’s contact person.
Today this is a major product for Stena Recycling, which delivers tens of thousands of tonnes to different customers every year.
Growing marketMagnus Håkansson also says that the overall market for residual products is gradually increasing.
“The driving force behind the development is partly that more companies are demanding recycled raw materials and partly new regulatory requirements”, he says.
Metals are another area where CMP expects to be able to advance its positions, including through more effective sorting. Stena Recycling is also prepared for this material.
“We have recently made a large investment in our Stena Nordic Recycling Centre in Halmstad”, Magnus Håkansson says. ”It is Europe’s most modern recycling plant, where we process various types of scrap and can recover 95 per cent of every car.”
PHOTOS: Dennis Rosenfeldt
CMP’s waste becoming raw materials
PHOTO: Region Gotland
New, improved container system in Copenhagen
Over 60,000 passengers are expected for Gotland in 2018
Rewarding discussions when the Swedish Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport and Communications visited CMP
PIC, the new Terminal Operating System (TOS), will enable CMP to link its own processes with those of its customers. With the support of the system’s supplier, PICit, CMP’s system went live in the container operation in Copenhagen recently.
“We have been looking forward to the implementation, and are delighted that it is now under way. We are convinced that PIC TOS will enable CMP to offer both customers and collaborative partners even better and more efficient handling in the terminal in the future”, says Povl Dolleris Røjkjær Ungar, COO Port & Terminal Operations, Copenhagen Malmö Port.
PICit will also be on site at the container terminal in Copenhagen to ensure a successful implementation.
“A large number of parties are affected by a TOS implementation, and it is important that we deliver a satisfactory transition from implementation project to operation which satisfies everybody involved”, says Henrik Højen Andersen, CEO, Sales & Customer Services, PICit.
“As with all changes of system, some challenges can arise in the initial phase, but we are well prepared and hope that any delays in the coming days will meet with understanding. We will do all we can to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible for our customers and collaborative partners”, concludes Povl Dolleris Røjkjær Ungar.
Region Gotland and CMP have been working hard to market the island for its maiden season and it has produced excellent results.
”The shipping companies seem to be very positive about Visby and Gotland as a cruise destination. The possibility of calling at Visby is making the cruise routes in the Baltic more attractive. So far we already have over 40 confirmed bookings for the 2018 cruise season, which means that over 60,000 passengers and reservations are continuing to come in. It is great that CMP, with our long experience of developing cruise ports, is contributing to developing Gotland as a destination”, says Arnt Møller Pedersen, head of cruise traffic at Copenhagen Malmö Port. Preparations for handling so many ships and passengers are fully under way. Gotland has to be equipped to handle a very large number of visitors. Both Region Gotland and CMP are hoping for 150 arrivals per year in the future. This week representatives for Region Gotland, CMP and the business community met to discuss opportunities and challenges for 2018.
”We are delighted to already have so many cruise ships booked in. it is an exciting challenge to receive several thousand visitors at one time, and it is simultaneously a great opportunity to be good hosts and to display Gotland from its best side”, says Stefan Persson, Region Gotland’s Enterprise Manager. The infrastructure plays a crucial role in ensuring that the logistics to and from the cruise quay function. Plans include building a footbridge from the quay area to the other side of the road. In addition, new signs will be needed throughout Visby, as well as public toilets and better bus services. Two ships of 340 metres each will be able to dock at the cruise quay simultaneously when it is completed. Including abutments, the quay extends a total of 530 metre out into the sea. It is possible to dock at Visby with an average wind of up to 14 metres per second. A terminal of about 300 square metres is also under construction for passengers and crew in connection with the quay. The main contractor is the Danish company Aarsleff A/S.
When the members of the Traffic Committee visited CMP talks included future infrastructure investments, equal conditions in the transport market and the potential introduction of alcogates (alcohol checkpoints).
CMP’s CEO, Johan Röstin, presented the company’s operations, after which he emphasised the need for equitable conditions and increased cooperation to develop a more sustainable transport system.
“Today one freight document is needed for lorries, but twelve different documents are needed for local shipping if, for example, freight is sent between the Netherlands and Sweden. A change is required here to ensure that all actors in the transport market are competing on equal conditions”, Johan Röstin commented.
Johan Röstin also addressed the fact that to develop effectively a national infrastructure has be linked to an international strategy for the transport system in Europe. There are nine transport corridors in the EU where Europe’s ports play important roles. The potential introduction of alcogates was also discussed during the meeting.
“CMP feels that for such a system to function it is important that all ports are treated equally and that the same rules apply to everybody so that competition is not distorted. Being able to discuss these issues with members of the Standing Committee on Transport and Communications is very important for us. It gives us an opportunity to share our thoughts, which they can incorporate into their work in the future. At the same time it gives the Committee an opportunity to put questions to us about both the industry and our operations”, Johan Röstin concluded.
A guided tour by bus was provided after the meeting, which gave the delegation an opportunity to see large parts of the ports in Malmö, including the area in Northern Harbour where Malmö Industrial Park is going to be established.
The first logistics property will soon be in place. At the same time, investments in infrastructure are fully underway – both inside and outside the area. Malmö Industrial Park has moved up a gear during the year. In the long term it will mean more freight over CMP’s quays.
PHOTO: Malmö Stad
Malmö Industrial Park is the expansive new industrial estate in Southern Sweden. Companies within manufacturing, processing and distribution are offered centrally located industrial land here. In addition, the sites are located directly adjacent to CMP’s facilities, where rail, road and sea traffic are linked together and trimodal logistics solutions are well developed.
“The construction and property company Skanska started work on its logistics property a couple of weeks ago. It is the first establishment and demonstrates the potential in the area. Catena will also be getting underway in the next stage. The company specialises in logistics facilities and has reserved a 50,000 square metre site”, reports Magnus Alfredsson, Head of Unit at the Real Estate Office in Malmö.
He observes that the permit and investigatory work has now been completed for the first stage in the area. And with these pieces in place, processing new enquiries won’t take long.
“It makes us more flexible so we will be able to make concrete offers at short notice to new stakeholders that want to establish themselves”, he says.
Increase accessibilityWork on the infrastructure is continuing in parallel. The three kilometre long street system is in place. At the same time, electricity, district heating and fibre cable have been installed in the area.
“Investments are also being made outside the industrial park to increase accessibility”, Magnus Alfredsson emphasises. ”A new local plan has been produced for parts of the local area. It paves the way for expanded road and rail traffic to both the port and the industrial park. In addition, Malmö Industrial Park will have a completely new entrance.”
He also points out that Malmö City has recently made major investments in the nearby traffic junction, Spillepengen. It connects Malmö with the surrounding motorways. In practice the junction is the main entrance for road traffic into the port.
“Of course, one of the main aims of Malmö Industrial Park is to increase the volume of freight over CMP’s keys”, Magnus Alfredsson says. “The investments in and around the area will contribute to precisely this.”
Stage 2 starting“For next year we will be putting even greater efforts into attracting more companies, which can develop the area in line with our ambitions”, Magnus Alfredsson concludes. ”Work also starts during 2017 on stage 2, with new areas being created through landfill in the south-western part of the industrial park.”
Malmö Industrial Park will be fully developed in about ten years, by which time the area will encompass almost 900,000 square metres and be the base for a large number of companies which will have made Malmö the hub for their operations in Northern Europe.
Malmö Industrial Park:
Malmö Industrial Park is the expansive new industrial estate in Southern Sweden.
First sod turned and new investments
“The construction and property company Skanska started work on its logistics property a couple of weeks ago. It is the first establishment and demonstrates the potential in the area.
SCA’s new transport network
More investments in bulk
Establishment in the industrial park
P&TO looking ahead
– Our bulk operations are among the most expansive in the company. This applies on both sides of Öresund, says Johan Röstin.
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Welcome to 2016’s final issue of CMP News. In this issue we continue to focus on local shipping, an area where CMP perceives major potential for the future. This time it is Bjørn B. Christiansen from Danish Ports who gives his view on, among other things, competitiveness within local shipping.
P&TO is presented in this issue. In terms of number of staff, P&TO is our largest business area, and in the article Povl Dolleris Røjkjær Ungar talks more about future plans. We also present the work that takes place within Logistics, which is one of CMP’s most multi-faceted operations. Customer needs vary tremendously here. Flexibility is everything in being able to meet these needs optimally.
Malmö Industrial Park is one of the major projects in our immediate area and moreover, a project where CMP occupies a leading role. A couple of weeks ago the first sod was turned in the industrial park, when the construction company Skanska started the establishment of its logistics property. The establishment will be followed by many more, and will entail a number of companies within manufacturing, processing and distribution making Malmö the base for their operations. The proximity to the port and its logistics services is one of Malmö Industrial Park’s principal strengths. And for CMP’s part, we are looking forward to the proportion of freight passing through the quay increasing in line with more companies coming in to the area.
Our bulk operations are among the most expansive in the company. This applies on both sides of Öresund. We are therefore making new investments in order to provide even more impetus for growth. In Malmö two new cranes will be in place in 2017, and we are also investing in new technological solutions in the liquid bulk operation in Copenhagen. All of this is presented in an individual article where CMP’s Brian Kristensen is interviewed.
We are proud of our continuing environmental initiatives. In the last issue we wrote about the improved waste management. That theme is also present this time. The background is that increasing amounts of our waste are being recycled and converted into new raw materials. This is a good example of industrial symbiosis. Even thought the volumes are still relatively small, we want to encourage this type of thinking, which produces both economic and environmental benefits. Last of all I would like to advertise our collaboration with SCA Logistics, which we are aiming to develop further. The background is that SCA Logistics has changed its transport network in Northern Europe, which is presented in an article of its own.
Enjoy the read,
Johan Röstin, CEO of CMP
CMP News is distributed by Copenhagen Malmö Port AB (CMP).
Editor: Johan Röstin.
Writers: Nils Francke, Fredrik Lilieblad and Ulrika Prytz Rugfelt.
Contact address: CMP, Terminalgatan 18, Box 566, 201 25 Malmö, Sweden.
CMP, Containervej 9, Box 900, DK 2150 Nordhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark.
With logistics, bulk and environmental initiatives 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.
CMP, Containervej 9, Box 900, DK 2150 Nordhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark.