Last year, 375,000 cars were handled by CMP. Of the total volume of cars, around 20 per cent were delivered to the Swedish market, which is undergoing rapid growth.
CMP's car activity is increasing. In 2016, we handled 375,000 cars. 2016 was also a record year for the Swedish private car market, which is the biggest in the Nordic region. And according to the industry association, Bil Sweden, this growth is expected to continue.
PHOTO: Johan Ramberg
It was in early spring that CMP's car handling volumes began to increase. This trend was maintained for the rest of the year. When we sum up 2016, a total of 375,000 cars were handled at CMP's terminals. This was an increase of around 10 per cent on the previous year.
Another factor is that 2016 was a record year for the Swedish private car market, which is the biggest in the Nordic region. Bertil Moldén is CEO of the industry association Bil Sweden and has more than 40 years' experience of the car industry.
– Never before have so many new private cars been registered, he states. The reason for this as that things are going well for Sweden as a country. Interest rates are low and GNP figures strong while redundancies and unemployment are at low levels.
Bertil Moldén tells us that a total of 372,318 new private cars were registered in Sweden last year. This was an increase of almost 8% compared to the previous year.
Buying a second carApprox. 20% of CMP's total car volumes are supplied specifically for the Swedish Market. Volkswagen and Volvo totally dominate the charts when it comes to new registrations last year. In seventh place lies a Toyota that was probably unloaded in Malmö, more specifically the Toyota Auris. A total of more than 7,400 examples of this model were registered in 2016.
In addition to stable market conditions, low interest rates etc., Bertil Moldén points to another factor that is driving developments in the private car market.
– The high property prices are the gilt edge in many households' financial situation. More and more people are sitting at home at the kitchen table feeling rich and deciding to buy a second car for the family, he says.
China on topBertil Moldén also provides an international perspective and points to China really standing out here. Between 23 and 24 million cars were sold in 2016. This makes the country the world's biggest market for cars – a position held by the USA for many years.
– More and more Chinese people are moving into the cities. And after arranging work and accommodation, many decide to also buy a car, says Bertil Moldén.
– The market for electric cars is also growing, he continues. New megacities are spring up in China at the speed of lightning and the infrastructure here is adapted to electrically-powered cars from the outset.
When Bertil Moldén returns to the Swedish private car market and looks to the future, he expects to see continued growth.
– All the indicators are green. So, unless something unexpected happens, we reckon on seeing the number of new cars registered setting new records in the coming years, he says.
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Crews receive support
Crews on board visiting vessels can receive assistance encompassing everything from newspapers from their home countries to a variety of leisure activities. This is all taken care of by the The Danish Government’s Seamen’s Service. Read more
New investments in technology Yet another automatic loading arm will be operational for liquid bulk handling at Prøvestenen. This will make loading more effective but also increase safety. Read more
CMP’s two new terminals
New logistics facility is now accessible in Malmö. Known as Terminals 3 and 4, it has an area of around 130,000 square metres and is suited to all transportation modes. Read more
Logistics hub for cardboard materials
CMP is a logistics hub for multiple types of goods - including cardboard materials. This is due to a partnership with BillerudKornäs, who ship cardboard to CMP by rail.
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Auto market growing
CMP’s auto operations are on the increase. Last year, 375,000 cars were handled. This reflects the current growth in the wider Swedish auto market. The CEO of Bil Sweden speaks to us.
Challenging logistics management
Nothing is impossible for CMP’s logistics operation. Their tasks vary, but they always have one thing in common - they all strive to meet the needs and requirements of the customer. Read more
Traditional ship launch
Ship launches are rare occasions at CMP, but in February we did just that. UECC was hosting the launch of the newly built MV Auto Energy at a ceremony in Malmö. Read more
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Auto Energy is powered by LNG for cleaner and more environmentally friendly operations. At 181 meter LOA and with a 30 meter beam, Auto Energy is the largest dual-fuel PCTC (Pure Car & Truck Carrier)in the world, and, along with her sister ship Auto Eco, the biggest ever 1A super Finnish/Swedish ice classed PCTC. Auto Energy can complete a fourteen-day round trip solely using LNG fuel.
”We are proud that UECC has chosen to name its new, environmentally friendly ship here with us in Malmö, but above all that we have the opportunity to collaborate with UECC which, just like CMP, prioritises sustainability issues. The fact that Malmö is an important port for UECC strengthens CMP’s role as a logistics hub in the Baltic, says Johan Röstin, CEO, Copenhagen Malmö Port AB.
Auto Energy has an enormous load capacity, which means that CMP has the opportunity to handle more cars.
“We handled a total of almost 400,000 cars during 2016, but our ambition is to pass 600,000 within a few years. Rising volumes also place higher requirements on both ports and shipping companies to take even greater responsibility to reduce their environmental impact. The fact that UECC is taking the lead and venturing to invest in new technology in launching two LNG-powered ships in a short space of time is completely in line with this, and is positive for the Baltic region as a whole, as it significantly reduces emissions”, Johan Röstin concludes.
In February, the naming ceremony of MV Auto Energy, owned and operated by UECC, took place in Malmö along with almost 200 guests. The last time a ceremony such as this was held in Malmö was in 1987, and in Copenhagen, it was 2013, Majestic Mærsk.
We handled a total of almost 400,000 cars during 2016, but our ambition is to pass 600,000 within a few years.
The Auto Energy was recently launched in Malmö. She runs on LNG to ensure she is an eco-friendly transporter, and is the world’s biggest car transporter to use dual fuel.
Naming Ceremony of
MV Auto Energy in Malmö
Henrik from ‘Svitzer Bjørn’ unpacking new library books.
Handelsflådens Velfærdsråd – the Danish Government’s Seamen’s Service – shares an address in Copenhagen with the Maritime Library and SEAHEALTH, and it is currently planned for the three units to merge on 1 January 2018 under the new name of SEAHEALTH & WELFARE. HV work is funded by a fee paid by all Danish seamen and ship owners. This year, CMP has also provided support to the service.
PHOTO: Jesper Larsen, HFV
New books, newspapers and TV series when far from home, or activities like a football match, exercise or a bike ride when a ship is in port and there is time. Or a friendly person who wants to listen to what you have to say. In brief, this is what the Danish Government’s Seamen’s Service offers to crews on board Danish ships, and gradually also to ships flying many other flags.
In an era when ships spend very little time in port, and as crews get smaller, you would think the need for this kind of service would also be in decline. But that is far from the case according to Søren Philip Sørensen, who heads up the HV service.
“HV was established in 1948, when there were wholly Danish crews of 30–40 men, and there were plenty of opportunities for a social life both on board and ashore. Ships might spend 5–7 days in port, and the crew could enjoy some sightseeing, participate in sporting events, visit the pub and so on.”
“That’s no longer the case, and our focus is on what we can do in the short period of time a ship is in port. There is often only a window of 2–3 hours during which we can visit them or offer them an activity. We have to recognise that this is the case, and that even if they would like to come ashore, they often don’t have time,” says Søren Philip Sørensen.
This very morning he has been aboard the passenger ship Pearl Seaways in CMP with prizes for the winners of an exercise context that HV organised.
“We visit ships in Copenhagen, Køge and Kalundborg, including cruise ships, even if that isn’t our main area. We were brought into the world to service the Danish merchant fleet, but over the years we have also visited foreign flagged vessels – which is no different to the fact that Danish ships these days only carry a few Danes on board. It’s a cultural challenge.
”We don’t have a seaman’s club in Copenhagen where they can go, and we have none of our own facilities, but if they are keen to come ashore and play football or basketball, we rent facilities and pick them up from the ship by bus.” But a visit on board can also be popular.
“It’s important that we just sit down for a chat with a cup of coffee. They enjoy having visitors, and we always get positive feedback. We listen to their story – rather than the other way around – it’s important to respect that. And of course we bring books and newspapers.”
HV can print fresh newspapers in 90 languages via a bureau in Canada, and any boarding with them under their arm tends to be popular.
“We can find out from the agent what kind of ship it is, and what nationality the crew is – such as Croatians, Filipinos or seafarers from the Baltics, and then we print newspaper from their home countries. They love that.”
Apart from this, contact with Danish ships is by parcel. HV provides ships with books, films and TV programmes on DVD, as well as other things that allow them to keep up to date with what is going on at home. And it costs nothing.
“We send 10 hours of TV from DR and TV2 every fortnight to 225 ships in the Danish merchant fleet. It's very popular. Our service is free. They only pay if they want to buy a phone card - and that is at cost price.”
HV has also had a presence in Rotterdam, Europe’s biggest port, since 1973. Two years ago, they opened a new seaman’s club with fantastic facilities. Here, seafarers can take a break and relax in the Skype café, drink a coffee and read the papers or watch TV. The club also enables them to take a bike ride or participate in sport.
A visit or package from home is important for crew
The Danish Government’s Seamen’s Service, also known as Handelsflåden Velfærdsråd (HV) – sends package to Danish merchant ships, visits ships in port, and organises sporting activities and exercise opportunities for seafarers.
Left: Presentation of plaques on board ‘Pearl Seaways’
PHOTO: Irene Olsen, HFV
CMP – a logistics hub for carton handling
It was in autumn 2015 that BillerudKorsnäs began working together with CMP. What started as a temporary warehouse has now become one of BillerudKorsnäs's logistics hubs for handling packaging paper and carton materials. The company offers material and new solutions for the packaging market, including cartons that become packaging for everything from food and drink to pharmaceuticals and various industrial products.
– Southern Sweden is a fine point for distributing goods to companies in this part of the country as well as to customers in Northern Europe. In addition, CMP is in a good position in relation to the shunting yard in Malmö, states Johan Selling, Logistics Manager Road at BillerudKorsnäs.
– For us, BillerudKorsnäs is an important strategic partner that we hope to increase collaboration with in the future, says Ann-Charlotte Halldén-Åkeson, Key Account Manager at CMP.
BillerudKorsnäs's clients include packaging manufacturers and the retail and supermarket trades in more than 100 countries. As previously mentioned, the goods handled in Malmö go primarily to customer companies in Southern Sweden and Northern Germany.
– The carton packaging arrives by rail from our paper mill to CMP. This involves both rolls of paper and carton packaging in sheets, John Selling tells us.
At CMP, the goods are loaded onto trucks that deliver the carton material to customers. At the same time, CMP's terminals act as interim storage for BillerudKorsnäs. The partnership between the two companies has been gradually developed since 2015.
– It is always challenging working with new partners in existing logistics networks, but CMP is open to development and has adapted its processes in a way that makes our collaboration work well, says Johan Selling.
– We have, for example, developed IT solutions together and adapted our machinery and project management so that they match BillerudKorsnäs's requirements, says Ann-Charlotte Halldén-Åkeson.
– Now we have commenced a journey together that will hopefully pave the way for a wider partnership and greater volumes – also involving other types of BillerudKorsnäs products, John Selling finishes off.
CMP is now a logistics hub for BillerudKorsnäs for the processing of paper used in packaging and cardboard materials.
CMP is a logistics hub for different kinds of goods – and now also for carton packaging. BillerudKorsnäs transports cartons to Malmö, where they are reloaded and transported on to customers in Sweden and Germany. Now our sights have been set on increasing this collaboration.
CMP is growing and developing. A new logistics facility is available in Malmö – approx. 130,000 square metres in size and suitable for all kinds of transport. Trains can drive straight into the area, where you can even load and unload indoors.
The facility is called Terminals 3 and 4 and will greatly increase CMP's capacity. They are able to be opened now as a result of an exchange of land between CMP and the City of Malmö last year. The area is thus approx. 130,000 square metres in size. At terminal 3, there is an office building, large warehouse spaces and storage areas for goods.
– It is located alongside our other terminals and has good connections with the surrounding road network. The rail racks lead directly into the area. There are also developmental opportunities. For example, in the long term, we may be able to offer quay berths adjacent to the terminals, Anna Luterkort, who is responsible for CMP's lettings business, tells us.
Terminal 4 has a building with a workshop and office as well as a storage area. Parts of this area have already been let out. Since taking over the area, CMP has commenced work on finding tenants for Terminal 3. Here, there are 70 weatherproof docking stations and 35 internal height-adjustable loading docks that are reached via wide ground entrances.
– It is also possible to unload trains indoors via four tracks that go approx. 100 metres into the terminal. For those requiring office areas, there is a more than 6,000 square metre property right alongside, Anna Luterkort tells us.
– We are already in discussion with interested companies. Since the facility is so big, we are also open to letting out parts of it, she continues.
She also points to the strategic location and the fact that the terminal will not be affected by the planned urban development in Malmö. For companies, setting up in this area will therefore be both a safe and long-term solution.
– And in tandem with the extension of the infrastructure in the harbour area, the conditions for logistics management are being further improved. An example of this is the planned combined road and rail bridge between the Middle and North harbours that is increasing the transport capacity to and from CMP's facilities, says Anna Luterkort.
Terminals 3 and 4 will greatly increase CMP’s capacity. It covers an area of around 130,000 square metres, has excellent connections to the surrounding road network, and is directly connected to the rail network.
New, attractive logistics facility in Malmö
Henrik Poulsen, Logistic Coordinator, Port & Terminal Operations
PHOTO: Dennis Rosenfeldt
Reception and storage of large cable drums for the electricity grid is the latest example of the versatility and flexibility which characterises Logistics at CMP
Large cable drums have recently been unloaded at CMP’s terminal for further distribution. It is a new customer and a new assignment, which fits perfectly with the port’s capacities.
The cable drums are being handled on behalf of Jumbo Transport and they are en route to Energinet.dk, which is in the process of converting the Danish 132 and 150 kilovolt grid from overhead power lines to underground cables. Some of the drums are also en route to projects in Sweden.
“Jumbo Transport is a new customer, and we are working together with them to transport the cable drums for Energinet.dk”, says Henrik Poulsen, Logistic Coordinator, Port & Terminal Operations.
Tender with Jumbo Transport “Besides delivering to Gentofte municipality, we joined together with Jumbo Transport in a tender for delivery to the Copenhagen metropolitan area, Helsingør and Sweden. We have just been awarded the contracts. In this connection it is natural for us to consider the possibilities to utilise our Malmö terminal for the Swedish part of the freight. At CMP we would like to contribute the best solutions to manage the customers’ assignments, with the focus on expenditure and service.
So far the project comprises 60 drums for Zealand, of 18–29 tonnes each, and in addition 10–20 drums for Sweden. At the time of writing we are working on landing an expansion to mid Sweden. CMP’s staff remove the lashings from the drums and put them in storage for subsequent delivery to the customer’s flatbed trucks and barges when they are needed.
“The use of barges is another expansion of the project, with loading of submarine cables for connection to power stations moved into our terminal in order to optimise the customer’s process. This means that the cables that are to be laid at sea don’t have to be transported through Copenhagen for reloading onto barges. Instead we place them directly on barges with our cranes.”
We manage the challenges“Time after time we have demonstrated that P&TO Logistik is capable of resolving our customers’ logistics requirements, and rising to the challenges they encounter in their projects, as well as contributing as a sparring partner in optimising the logistics chain. This has made CMP a stable supplier with the capacity and expertise to supply far more than the customers expect. Besides the normal ship-to-shore tasks, we can also facilitate logistics requirements for freight which requires special treatment or rapid readjustment of the processes in response to sudden changes”, Henrik Poulsen says.
Cable drums on the quay at CMP. The drums, which weigh between 18 and 29 tonnes each, are for distribution in Denmark and Sweden.
At Logistics we can deliver more than the customer expects
Cruise visitors want to have time to experience the city
Andersen Boutique Hotel has won the Country Award in the Luxury Boutique Hotel category in the World Luxury Hotel Awards for three years in succession, in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and the hotel has been nominated for 2017.
CMP and Green Cargo create flexible and effective logistics solutions in Malmö
When a cruise vessel has a turnaround in Copenhagen, many visitors choose to extend their holiday by a day or two. They want to experience the metropolis, which is attractive for its high degree of security and hip, interesting districts with trendy shops to discover. For many hotels, the cruise visitors therefore constitute a large proportion of their overall occupancy Two hotels which can clearly note the cruise visitors’ interest in pre- and post-cruise stays are the Andersen Boutique Hotel and the Absalon Hotel, in Vesterbro in central Copenhagen.
“At Andersen Boutique Hotel it is about 25% and at Absalon Hotel about 20% of our guests who stay in connection with a cruise”, says Karen Nedergaard, General Manager of both hotels.
“A large proportion of the guests are North Americans and Australians. They typically book several nights and often several rooms together. We see a lot of families who get together around a cruise, but also friends”.
“As both of our hotels are boutique hotels, we note that our guests appreciate the very personal and individual service. It is expressed in a major interest in experiencing local places, which we use ourselves: Kødbyen, the city’s pulse, a cycling tour, the authentic local Vesterbro, and the small, hidden-away eateries, as well as the Michelin restaurants, are at a premium. Many of our guests also visit the art gallery in Louisiana, north of Copenhagen.”
It is usually incoming agencies which book the stay as a part of the cruise, but the hotels also receive a lot of direct bookings.
“A lot of people choose us as they put a premium on CONCEPT24, which enables them to keep their room for 24 hours, free of charge. And in January we installed air conditioning here in Andersen Boutique Hotel to accommodate the needs of our cruise visitors.”
The hotels are members of the Cruise Copenhagen Network and Karen Nedergaard feels that that provides a large number of benefits:
“We receive up to date information about cruise arrivals and days that are expected to be busy, and the opportunity to have our finger on the pulse. The network has a value for the city, and I see it as a strength that we collaborate on new initiatives, improvements, and evaluations of the visitors’ experiences of Copenhagen as a turnaround city.”
PHOTO: Andersen Boutique Hotel
Belgium Direct is Green Cargo’s direct line between Sweden and Belgium, which started running on 20 October 2016. Belgium Direct is not only the fastest form of transportation for wagonload and intermodal freight between Scandinavia and Belgium, but it is also a more reliable and environmentally-friendly option. The direct line has three departures a week from both countries, with a transit time of just 21 hours.
“We are constantly developing our transportation services to better meet the demand for intermodal volumes. With Belgium Direct, later drop off times and earlier pick up times was an important factor. CMP has been very solution-oriented and we are confident that they will deliver the service we need. Green Cargo is now able to offer the most efficient transportation solution between Scandinavia and Belgium with the lowest possible environmental impact,” Jan Kilström, VD of Green Cargo.
CMP already offers a rail link between the Combi Terminal in Norra Hamnen and Malmö, with departures on Mondays and Thursdays, as well a link to Stockholm/Årsta on Sundays. The direct line to Belgium means a substantial increase in the partnership with Green Cargo.
“Our working methods are consistent with Green Cargo’s needs, and we are very proud of the trust they have placed in us. With access to the trimodal operation we offer in Malmo, we are able to create flexible logistics solutions. A direct line to Belgium, departing Norra Hamnen three times a week, also affords significant opportunities for companies wishing to establish in the nearby Malmö Industrial Park,” says Johan Ullenby, CEO of CMP Norra Hamnen AB.
Belgium Direct means a more comprehensive service in Norra Hamnen, with more coverage, good transit times and straightforward handling – with CMP in Malmö acting as the freight hub.
Now, liquid bulk handling capacity is being fine tuned. CMP is investing in yet another automatic loading arm at Prøvestenen. This will make loading more effective but also increase safety. As a result of this investment, three quays at Prøvestenen will now be getting automatic loading arms.
Automatic loading arms have many advantages. Actual handling becomes easier, but, above all, capacity increases when, for example, bunker oil is loaded onto a vessel.
– The throughput in a loading arm is greater than in the rubber tubes used previously. They provide time savings and mean that we can handle several vessels at the quays, Brian Kristensen of COO Liquid, Dry Bulk & Property tells us. In addition, handling safety increases and this is also a great benefit.
Growth in bunker oilAlthough it is called a loading arm, the technology is used for both loading and unloading. The new arm will be in place by the end of the six-month period. Then there will be five loading arms on three quays at Prøvestenen. This will thereby automate all liquid bulk handling in the quays concerned.
And requirements are growing since liquid bulk is an expansive area. CMP received more than 520 arrivals on the three quays. There were 345 arrivals on the quay that is now getting a new loading arm. Here, it is loading that dominates, particular the loading of a product for which demand has been increasing for a long time.
– Bunker oil volumes have been constantly increasing, so much of the loading revolves around this product. But, where necessary, the loading arms can also be used to load or unload aviation fuel and other oil products, says Brian Kristensen.
Automatic loading arms have many advantages. Handling becomes easier, but, above all, capacity increases when bunker oil and other products are loaded onto a vessel.
Fine-tuning liquid bulk capacity
Ship launched in Malmö
CMP – the cardboard hub
New terminals accessible
Growth in the auto market
In the first issue of CMP News this year, we can boast a ship’s launch. They don’t happen often, but in February it did. It was a very special vessel being named and launched. She was named the MV Auto Energy and runs on LNG to ensure she is a cleaner, more eco-friendly transporter. Furthermore, she is the biggest car transporter ship in the world to use dual fuel. We were honoured that UECC chose to launch their new vessel here at CMP. It was particularly gratifying since the ship has such a distinct sustainability profile.
A logistics hubIn this issue, we also showcase our partnership with KorsnäsBillerud, who have made CMP their logistics hub for their processing of cardboard material. This means we are strengthening our role as a hub for a variety of goods and for customers who require proximity to markets throughout northern Europe. While we’re on the subject of logistics, this issue also features an interview with Henrik Poulsen. He works in our logistics operation, where there are many challenges and flexibility is key to meeting shifting customer demands.
It’s hard to miss the fact that the consumer auto market is on the up. The media are reporting constantly rising sales – not least in Sweden, which is the biggest market in the Nordics. CMP has also noticed good growth in its auto operations in 2016. In order to understand the broader background to these market trends, we have spoken to Bil Sweden – an organisation representing the auto industry – and their CEO. In a separate article, the fine work of the The Danish Government’s Seamen’s Service is set out. They call on visiting crews and support them with everything from newspapers from their home countries to a variety of social activities.
New investmentsOur liquid bulk operation is our most expansive field of work. We are constantly honing our capacity and the technical aids at our disposal to ensure our service is always the best it can be. A little later this year, a new, automatic loading arm will be operational at Prøvestenen. This will thereby automate all liquid bulk handling in the quays concerned.
Last of all, I would like to say a few words about one of CMP’s more major projects in recent years. This is Terminals 3 and 4, which are now available to new logistics customers in Malmö. The background to this is that last year CMP completed a land swap with the City of Malmö, which provided us with a new terminal area covering around 130,000 square metres. The facility has fantastic potential and is suited to all transportation types.
Enjoy the read,
Johan Röstin, CEO of CMP
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Launch, investments and new terminals
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.