With a strategic location in CMP, CoBod International is developing 3D printers to construct buildings, a construction method enjoying substantial growth.
CoBod has specialised in developing complete 3D printers, which can construct building carcasses extremely quickly.
One of the leading manufacturers of the complete technology for 3D printing of buildings has an address on Levantkaj 1 in Nordhavn. It is another example of areas in CMP being used for exciting new purposes.
Why have you chosen to locate your operations in the port?”Because 80% of everything that we produce is exported, so it is practical that it can be shipped directly. And it is bulky equipment, so we needed a space with a decent height that is situated in close proximity to the centre of Copenhagen, something which is almost impossible to find,” says Henrik Lund-Nielsen, CEO of CoBod International.
CoBod has specialised in developing complete 3D printers, which can construct building carcasses extremely quickly. In brief, it is done using a nozzle, fitted on a robot arm or in a gantry, which applies the special concrete in layers until the walls are in place. It saves labour, time and money, and the technology is developing strongly.
The latest evolution from CoBod is the BOD2 Modular 3D Construction printer, which has improved functionality and stability with a print speed of 18 metres a minute.
”We have even built a copy of The BOD (Building On Demand), our first demo from 2017, which is located here in Nordhavn, and which is Europe’s first 3D printed building. The first building took 60 days to print, but the new one took just 3 days, and even then it wasn’t an optimal process as there were a few things we had to adjust en route. So it can be even faster.”
Which part of the process takes place at Levant Quay?”We assemble our 3D printers here. We have the individual modules delivered, which we assemble into the finished product. We then test the completed 3D printers before they are dismantled again and sent out to the customers.”
We are also in the process of moving our showroom from central Copenhagen to another premises at Levant Quay, located nearby, because it is practical to have the functions collected here.
Where in the world is interest in 3D printing buildings greatest?”The Middle East is in the lead, followed by Europe and the USA. In 2019 we sold the largest 3D printer ever developed for construction to Saudi Arabia. It can erect buildings of up to three stories with an area of 300 square metres. Interest from the Middle East is also due to the fact that Dubai has recognized that in 10 years 25% of the new buildings in the country will be constructed by means of 3D printing.”
Developments within computer control and application of the concrete, and not least the range of possibilities the technology offers, are moving forward all the time, and interest is increasing substantially. CoBod International has over 100 visits a year to the demo building in Nordhavn.
When will 3D printed buildings be common in Europe?”It will be a few years. In 2-3 years we will see a lot more, but in 5 years it won’t be unusual,” Henrik Lund-Nielsen says.
# 2 2019
Revitalize the port
Commercial areas surrounding our port are being revitalised as a result of our partnerships with new, innovative businesses. One example is CoBod International, which develops 3D printers to aid in the construction of houses. Read more
Security all the way
Pia Fabricius is the new CHRO in CMP. As part of her new role, she will be responsible for maintaining security whilst several large terminal facilities are being relocated in the near future. Read more
CMP's new terminals in Copenhagen will not only be state-of-the-art, but sustainable in the long term as well. Read more
New establishments in the Industrial Park
Malmö Industrial Park continues to expand. Now that the latest batch of commercial premises are finished the time has come for some new terminals to be built. This will allow CMP to increase the amount of goods coming in and out of the quay. Read more
CMP and C40
The global sustainability event, C40 Mayor Summit, was held in Copenhagen in October. CMP’s participation included an outdoor exhibition. Read more
New cruise record set
CMP’s cruise operations continued to expand in 2019. This was primarily due to destination Visby where the number of visits by cruise ships this year increased by 40 percent. Read more
Safety above all
Together, CMP and UECC coordinated a successful Rapid Evacuation exercise which has laid the groundwork for increasingly dependable safety and evacuation procedures plus a formal Evacuation Manual. Read more
During the autumn, a number of Malmö employees underwent comprehensive lifesaving training. Emphasis was placed on how to rescue someone who had fallen from the quay into the water. Read more
The CFO sitting firmly in the centre of the business
His intention is to operate from the centre of the business so he can help CMP not just work smarter but bring even more value to its customers and business partners. Meet Niklas Finné, our new CFO. Read more
IN THIS ISSUE
New and Improved
CMP is building a more powerful presence across its website and social media platforms. With a new website being launched in the spring and a Twitter account opening in autumn, its online presence will greatly expand the visibility of the company.
CMP continues to advance
its position in cruise operations.
Now that the cruise season can be summarised, it can be revealed that CMP is continuing to break records. This year’s contender is Visby, where the number of arrivals increased by 40 per cent. At the same time, Copenhagen is consolidating its position as Northern Europe’s major destination – a position which will be strengthened as early as next year when the city will receive one million passengers.
Copenhagen is and remains the largest destination in Northern Europe as a whole.
PHOTO: Dennis Rosenfeldt
Cruise traffic has long been one of CMP’s most expansive areas and the 2019 season is no exception. Quite the opposite. There was a new all time high with 465 arrivals in Copenhagen, Visby and Malmö.
”I am particularly pleased with the development in Visby, where we had 100 arrivals. The year before there was 70,” observes Henrik Ahlkvist, Head of Cruise & Ferries within CMP.
The background is the new cruise quay that has been built and which paved the way for more traffic. Henrik Ahlkvist also highlights the fact that the collaboration with Region Gotland and other local actors has been deepened and contributed to the growth of cruise tourism.
Added to this is Visby’s strategic location in the Baltic. The shipping companies base their routes around major cruise destinations such as Stockholm and St. Petersburg, which makes it easy to plan a detour to Visby.
Moreover, the strong development will continue in 2020 when Visby will receive a total of 136 arrivals.
”Do like CMP”Copenhagen is and remains the largest destination. Not just within CMP, but in Northern Europe as a whole. When the 2019 season finishes, the city will have received 350 arrivals. The success factors include the fact that the port is easy to dock at, the cruise terminals are modern and the proximity to the international airport, Kastrup.
CMP also comes top when shipping companies all over the world rank the best turnaround ports, in other words, where the passengers start or end their cruise.
”When other ports ask shipping companies what they can do to improve at turnaround, they sometimes receive the following answer: ”Do like CMP, we don’t really know how they do it, but it works very well.” Henrik Ahlkvist reports.
”Naturally, this feels really good,” he continues. “I think that one of the explanations is that we have such a closely united team in our cruise service. Every ship offers new challenges, but our team works flexibly and always has the right solution for both shipping company and passengers.”
Malmö is CMP’s smallest destination, receiving 13 arrivals this year. Surveys that have been conducted show that the passengers like the city, in part for the short distance between the cruise terminal and the city centre, in part for the positive reception the visitors receive along with the shopping and the excellent food.
”We are consequently engaged in a dialogue with shipping companies. In issues that concern cruise tourism we also enjoy a close collaboration with Malmö City, which is involved in the development of this part of the tourism industry.”
Ever larger shipsTalking of development, much of the future growth in the sector concerns the ever larger cruise ships. During 2020, Copenhagen is expected to receive about the same number of arrivals as in 2019. The number of passengers will nevertheless increase by about 100,000 as the ships are getting larger. This means that for the first time CMP is expected to welcome one million passengers in Copenhagen alone.
”Next year we will receive ships that can take 6,000 passengers. During 2021 we are expecting to receive 35 ships in this size category. It says something about how quickly the change is taking place.”
This is generally a solid development throughout the cruise industry, with some 120 new ships being put into service in the next ten years.
Sustainable cruisesAn obvious part of the development is the management of various sustainability issues. Together with 29 other cruise destinations, CMP presented a manifesto in May with the aim of reducing emissions in ports and port cities in the Baltic region. In parallel with these major joint initiatives, environmental management has developed in Copenhagen in 2019.
”We now only use electric-powered forklifts on the quays and new technology has made waste treatment more efficient, cutting the amount of transportation. These two initiatives thus produce less emissions,” Henrik Ahlkvist reports.
Along with the rest of CMP, he can look forward to a few more cruise arrivals before the year is over. The final arrivals in the ordinary season in Copenhagen were at the end of October. There were subsequently a few weeks of rest before it was time for the traditional Christmas and New Year cruises, of which there are five in 2019.
New record year
PHOTO: Johan Ramberg
The proximity to the operation puts you in contact with problems and challenges, but it is also there that the solutions and opportunities are to be found.
At the heart
Having worked in the high-tech, food and forestry industries, Niklas Finné has now put down his anchor at CMP, where he has been the new CFO since August. The port operation may well offer a range of impressions, but the link to logistics has nevertheless remained with him throughout his professional career.
“When I think back, I suppose I have often worked on flows of physical products in some form, even though I didn’t classify it as logistics. It has involved managing various delivery and production related issues, where in practice supply chain and logistics have been part of the scenario,” he says.
At the centre of operationsNow he is situated at the centre of an operation where the flows are linked to shipping, lorries and trains, in other words, the trimodality that is one of CMP’s strongest features.
“Seeing the flows of cars and other freight which pass through the port area gets me thinking about everything from increased profitability to process improvements. The margins are squeezed at all stages of the logistics chain, and the fact that CMP’s focus on service and being businesslike can contribute to changes is an attractive prospect.”
Being at the centre of operations and having an influence is important to Niklas. He previously worked for the food company, Findus, and liked being close to the factory – the heart of operations. He joined CMP from Stora Enso, where he devoted a lot of his time to a multi-million investment in a facility in China.
“The proximity to the operation puts you in contact with problems and challenges, but it is also there that the solutions and opportunities are to be found. That’s why I look for contexts where I can participate and where the dynamics in the business are located.”
More refinementAt the same time, he emphasises the importance of being open and transparent in the internal work between colleagues and operations. Openness produces an understanding which improves cooperation and identifies opportunities that are beneficial for the company as a whole. In the work in the future with customers and other stakeholders, he highlights the importance of developing and refining a port operation with a long history.
“The digitalisation of the logistics chain is an obvious area where we are putting our energy. It is equally important that we constitute a refinement, where our services do things in a smarter way which creates new values for customers and business partners.”
“And we have real potential here via the physical position our facilities have and through the well-developed infrastructure. These are important assets and I believe that the central role a port area has will enable us to create more and new opportunities for many companies.”
Another issue is the development of CMP’s port area – the areas that are already currently undergoing major changes in both Copenhagen and Malmö. Housing, offices and recreational areas are emerging out of what were previously terminals and warehouses.
“Here too we can derive benefit from our central location and the infrastructure that is in place to become a new type of hub. What I am thinking of here is linking everything from start-up companies to science and research closer to the port area, but also focusing on establishment of cafés, restaurants and similar activities which produce a softer integration with the districts around us,” Niklas Finné concludes.
Niklas is situated at the centre of an operation where the flows are linked to shipping, lorries and trains.
He wants to be at the heart of operations, tracking the flows
of freight and getting a sense of the everyday dynamics. Meet Niklas Finné – our
new CFO who has arrived at a port he would like to continue developing through everything from digitalisation to new collaborations.
CMP produced a multimedia exhibition which outlined the importance of the harbour in this dynamic and growing metropolis.
PHOTOS: Alexander Funch Adamsen
Organised by the global sustainability network C40 and held every three years, the Summit brings together politicians, climate experts, opinion leaders, business leaders and other interested parties to discuss global sustainability issues. This year’s Summit was held in Copenhagen in October and CMP produced a multimedia exhibition which outlined the importance of the harbour in this dynamic and growing metropolis.
C40 etablerades 2005. Idag ingår 90 storstäder i nätverket, där ett av målen är att nå hållbarhetsmålen i Parisavtalet 2015. Via medlemmarna representerar C40 över 650 miljoner invånare. Medlemsstäderna står för en fjärdedel av världens ekonomi.
The theme for this year’s Mayor Summit was “The Future We Want” and the program included a myriad of lectures and seminars for the invited guests.
In conjunction with the Summit, a ‘Host City’ Festival was also staged with events for the general public. The Festival’s theme was also future-oriented and was given the title “Live Like Tomorrow”.
CMP organised a fantastic 3D installation called, "Port like Yesterday, Port like Today, Port like Tomorrow", comprised of pictures, films and other graphics spanning the three different eras all of which captured the importance of the harbour in the dynamic and growing metropolis of Copenhagen.
“For hundreds of years, the Port and the city of Copenhagen have been linked together to become a meeting place for goods and people. The importance of this link needs to be recognised and maintained especially as the city of Copenhagen and its surrounding areas are now undergoing major changes and sustainability issues are more important than ever,” says Ulrika Prytz Rugfelt, PR & Corporate Communications Manager at CMP.
The C40 sustainability network was established in 2005. It now has 90 major cities included in its network and one of its primary goals is to help reach the sustainability goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Through its network of members, C40 currently represents over 650 million people and accounts for over a quarter of the world’s economy.
CMP highlighted the port as a meeting place at the C40 Summit
…Suddenly an ear-piercing alarm went off as the cars were being unloaded from the ship. There was a fire onboard! CMP staff and crew members had to evacuate immediately….
Thankfully, this was not a genuine emergency but simply a training exercise conducted by CMP and the shipping company UECC. The training exercise went off without a hitch and there are now similar exercises planned for the future.
Björn Sandgren, Terminal Manager, Cars & General Cargo.
FOTON: Johan Ramberg
There were about forty people working when the training exercise was carried out. Only a few managers and supervisors had forewarning that the training exercise was being undertaken.
UECC vessels usually load and unload vehicles at CMP from Tuesday morning to Wednesday afternoon. The company specializes in RoRo traffic and is the leading short-sea carrier in Europe. Each UECC vessel can carry up to 4,000 cars at a time and since each car is fuelled,
extreme care and high levels of safety must be a priority throughout the loading and unloading process.
“We load and unload at two different quays during the ship’s visits to Malmö. With assorted fuels in each car the whole operation is not only highly volatile but very intensive so it is vital that our crew and the CMP staff loading the cars, feel 100% safe throughout the entire process.” emphasized Jan Thore Foss, Head of Ship Management and Newbuilding at UECC, “A fire onboard ship is everyone’s biggest fear and as such we must remain on high alert and have well-implemented safety and evacuation procedures in place at all times.
The training exercise that CMP and UECC conducted earlier this year was what is known as a ‘rapid evacuation’ procedure resulting from a fire or technological blackout on board the ship.
“There were about forty people working when the training exercise was carried out. Only a few managers and supervisors had forewarning that the training exercise was being undertaken that day, so the surprise factor was definitely there,” says Björn Sandgren, Terminal Manager, Cars & General Cargo within CMP. “When the alarm went off, personnel were immediately shown which exits were safe to use so were able to evacuate the ship quickly. Once everyone had reassembled on the quay, a headcount was done to ensure all personnel were accounted for. The entire evacuation procedure took just 20 minutes and was not only deemed successful, but the entire procedure has now been documented in to a formal Evacuation Manual.” Björn Sandgren concludes.
“The exercise has shown us how important it is to implement regular testing of our emergency procedures.” says Jan Thore Foss. “Absolute clarity in communication throughout the entire evacuation process is also of utmost importance and this training exercise allowed us to identify some areas of uncertainty which will be immediately
CMP and UECC are planning another Emergency Evacuation exercise early next year. With the evacuation procedure now firmly in place, UECC will plans to conduct similar exercises in the Port of Oslo in 2020.
CMP and UECC practiced joint evacuation
* Maritime Service coordinates ship arrivals and departures, as well as security and ISPS, and it works closely together with TOLD on the running of the port.
** Quality Management’s operations include CMP’s certification within ISO 14001:2004 Quality Management is also involved in KPI and management by objectives, which is called MS Progress in CMP.
Pia Fabricius, CMP’s new CHRO, has overall responsibility for CMP’s HR operations, but also for Maritime Service*, Quality Management** and Working Environment, all of which are important areas in the business. A major task for Pia going forward is to prepare for the organisation’s relocation to the new terminals in Outer Northern Harbour
”The overarching reason why I was contacted about the job at all is because parts of CMP are about to relocate to new areas in Outer Northern Harbour in Copenhagen, so there is a transition which has to be implemented. The physical move is the other issue to be addressed, along with an organisational transfer and adjustment, and that’s the context in which I have been working for over 20 years.”
Pia Fabricius has vast experience of turnarounds and of implementing new strategies, and she knows that the employees must be able to envisage themselves in the new solutions, which will be introduced when the container terminal, vehicles and administration move to Outer Northern Harbour.
Confidence in the journey”Every employee is thinking: I wonder what it’s going to be like. There is a difference in how we tackle the uncertainties, and that’s what we will be helping the organisation with. Instilling confidence in the journey, both at group level and for the individual employee, because it is going to be a process that takes place over the course of a few years. It is almost 20 years since we last moved, so there might be a collective expertise that has been lost since then. You have to have respect for project management on that scale, so we are taking people on for the process.”
”It is not enough to say that everything will be alright. How is that going to happen? Will it be the same as today? Will new technology be introduced? Everybody must be able to visualise their new workplace, that there is a table and a chair and a port, and the challenges will be resolved there. There certainly will be new technology in connection with the new cruise terminal, a new flow surrounding luggage handling, check-in and security, and there will clearly be some training.”
Across the organisations Pia Fabricius’ previous positions have allowed her to get involved in a large number of business areas and to work across organisations.
”At Tivoli A/S I was part of turning the business around in 1997, when it had been running a deficit for four years in in succession. I was put in charge of turning around the perception of Tivoli’s organisation and service, and not least the employees’ attitude to the fact that the visitors should have a unique experience. We put a lot of work into increasing staff satisfaction. It is the American concept of service management, but in the Danish way.”
”I subsequently went to Toms Gruppen as HR manager. A new strategy was to be developed, changing the organisation and the business. My working areas there also included CSR, security and working environment.”
Harmonisation of Swedish and Danish rulesPia Fabricius divides her time between the offices in Copenhagen and Malmö, and has staff on both sides of the Sound. Labour law is different on the two sides and Pia therefore also has two HR managers who handle the operational HR work in Denmark and Sweden respectively. The structure of different access to laws and rules in the Swedish and Danish labour markets is not unfamiliar to Pia.
”During the ten years I was at Toms Gruppen, I had HR responsibility for both the Danish and the Swedish parts of the business, so it’s not new for me. It is basically the same business areas, where the conditions can be different, but we are constantly engaged in building a CMP across the Sound, which has been the case since 2001.”
”I work in conjunction with the two HR managers to produce identical policies and harmonise where we can. So it becomes a more corporate HR and a corporate set of policies, whereas before there has been a history of a Danish and a Swedish way of doing things.”
In her private life, Pia is married to Henrik, and together they have two adult children and one grandchild.
”He is still so new that he is exciting. We spend a lot of time on the family, but recently we also had to have our old dog put down, so we now have some travelling to catch up with. We have recently been in Budapest for a long weekend, we enjoy experiencing big cities and different cultures,” Pia Fabricius says.
Pia Fabricius, CHRO.
Everybody has to be on-board
On November 11, Minister for Transport Benny Engelbrecht visited the Port of Copenhagen for a meeting with Danish Ports and Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP). The main topics for discussion were the Danish Ports Act and the green transition, and the Minister was also given a tour of the port.
The ministerial meeting was organised by the industry association Danish Ports, which represents the country’s commercial ports, and it was held in partnership with CMP.
“We enjoyed a positive and constructive meeting today, and I also had the opportunity to take a tour of the Port of Copenhagen. As the Minister for Transport I am determined to ensure a stable framework for the future of the port sector for many years to come. That is why an important focal point in the work on future legislation is to ensure broad political support. At the same time, there have been many different views on how to proceed with the Ports Act from key players in the industry and from political groups in the wake of the expert committee’s recommendations for revising the Ports Act from spring 2018. I therefore believe that we need to listen to the various parties and have the necessary discussions before we get bogged down in the exact nature of the revision process for the Act,” says Minister for Transport Benny Engelbrecht.
Port of Los Angeles och Copenhagen Malmö Port AB (CMP) har ingått ett femårigt samarbetsavtal (MOU) för att samarbeta kring hållbarhets- och miljöfrågor. Representanter från båda hamnarna undertecknade samarbetsavtalet vid en ceremoni som hölls i Port of Los Angeles.
Samarbetsavtalet mellan de två hamnarna fokuserar på att underlätta dialog, informationsutbyte och utbyte av bästa praxis. De centrala samarbetsområden som anges i avtalet omfattar energianvändning och alternativa energikällor, användningen av miljövänlig utrustning och grön teknik i hamn-terminalerna samt engagemang för globala miljöorganisationer och initiativ.
Ports discussed the Ports Act and green transition with the Minister for Transport
Port of Los Angeles och Copenhagen Malmö Port tecknar samarbetsavtal om hållbarhet och miljö
Nordic Ports for a Sustainable Future
PHOTO: Felicia Boudrée
Ten ports in the Nordic Region have agreed upon a declaration focusing on sustainable port management. The joint declaration shows a regional commitment to collaborate on environmental challenges related to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Ports are the connecting nodes of the world economy and global trade and play a vital role in creating a sustainable future in line with the Paris Agreement and UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Therefore, a wide range of Nordic ports have put forward a declaration emphasising the importance of sharing knowledge, information and best practices on different environmental topics such as energy use and pollution to optimize sustainable port management.
“Sustainable development is a considerable challenge – but also a development which holds great potential and opportunities. Responsible business demands innovative ways of thinking and new ways of working. In order to accelerate solutions on sustainable matters, we need to create strong partnerships. This declaration signals a strong commitment among some of the largest ports in the Nordic Region to act collectively”, says Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO at Copenhagen Malmö Port AB.
Lifesaving on the agenda
A more durable container terminal
3D-printing business revitalises the port
A record season for cruises
PHOTO: Johan Ramberg
Barbara Scheel Agersnap
With 2019 drawing to a close, I am happy to say that this year can certainly be deemed a successful one for CMP. Our cruise business continues to flourish as Copenhagen consolidates its position as one of Northern Europe's largest and most popular cruise tourism destinations. But it is our newest destination, Visby that has experienced the most growth this year. The number of visits to its port has increased by 40 per cent over last year, which confirms the potential that Visby and Gotland itself, have for cruise traffic - and for CMP. Understandably, Region Gotland is taking full advantage of our joint investment in a new cruise terminal. As cruise operations increase, CMP is working intensively to contribute to a greener and more sustainable cruise tourism industry both through its own projects but more so in its collaboration with other players at local, regional and global levels. During the autumn, CMP, together with some other Nordic ports, signed an agreement which focuses on joint, sustainable investments. And, just a week ago, CMP signed another agreement with the Port of Los Angeles, whereby the two ports will exchange one another’s knowledge and experience to help create a greener maritime industry. You can read more about this in this issue of CMP News.
As many of you are aware, Copenhagen has plans in place to build a number of new container and cruise terminals in the near future. With CMP recently obtaining environmental permits for its new container and cruise facilities, sustainability issues will be playing a key role in all the developments. More information about this can be found herein. Another example of CMP’s continuing effort to improve sustainability is our ongoing improvements in the area of health and safety in the workplace. We share more information as to what we are up to in this edition of CMP News. Amongst other things was the joint Rapid Evacuation drill with shipping company, UECC conducted earlier this year and the life-saving training undertaken by a number of employees in Malmö just a few months ago. Whilst we are on the subject of sustainability, let me draw your attention to the article about our participation in the C40 Mayor Summit held in Copenhagen in October. The Summit is major global sustainability event and CMP’s participation included staging an exciting outdoor exhibit which focused on the port's development from past to present along with visions for its future.
CMP also has ambitions to continue attracting exciting new companies into the port and its surrounding areas. The company CoBod International is one such business which you can read more about in a separate article. In short they develop 3D printers which are used in the construction of houses and their fascinating brilliant technology is growing from strength to strength. With companies such as CoBod helping to lift our commercial appeal, the port will continue to not only be a lively meeting place for goods and people, but CMP will be seen as a port operator that is future-oriented and attractive to work with.
Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO of Copenhagen Malmö Port
Read more about CMP at www.cmport.com
CMP News is distributed by Copenhagen Malmö Port AB (CMP).
Editor: Barbara Scheel Agersnap.
Writers: Nils Francke, Fredrik Lilieblad and Ulrika Prytz Rugfelt.
Contact address: CMP, Terminalgatan 18, 201 25 Malmö, Sweden.
CMP, Containervej 9, DK 2150 Nordhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark.
A sustainable and
CMP News is distributed by Copenhagen Malmö Port AB (CMP).
Editor: Barbara Scheel Agersnap.
Writers: Nils Francke, Fredrik Lilieblad and Ulrika Prytz Rugfelt.
Contact address: CMP, Terminalgatan 18, 201 25 Malmö, Sweden.
CMP, Containervej 9, DK 2150 Nordhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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# 1 2017
Life saving is nothing new at CMP’s facilities, the procedures and the equipment have long been in place.
Someone falls down from the quay into the cold water. When the body chills down quickly it makes the rescue more difficult. It is therefore important to act rapidly. This was the prerequisite in the exercise that CMP recently conducted – an exercise which enhances preparedness and trains employees to perform vital initiatives.
Life saving on the agenda
Imagine trying to throw a lifebuoy out to a person who is about 25 metres out in the water. Moreover, on a day when there is a strong wind, poor visibility and the person in the water starts going into shock because of the cold. A number of CMP’s employees had the opportunity to practise all of this during a life saving exercise earlier in the autumn.
Life saving is nothing new at CMP’s facilities. The procedures and the equipment have long been in place, but the focus was now on how to act in practice.
”This is an extension of our contingency planning, where exercises are obviously an important element. As a first step, 35 employees from different port operations practised together,” reports Torbjörn Ängquist, Safety & Health Manager at CMP.
Per Tjernström was there to assist them. He is an expert in the field and linked to the Swedish Life Saving Society. Per – who furthermore has winter swimming as a hobby – has developed the programme, which is the only one of its kind. It interweaves theory with practice and places a major focus on how the human body is affected by becoming chilled, what is called hypothermia.
”If you fall into the water and chill down, you immediately have breathing problems, suffer from pain in your arms and legs, and also lose your sense of direction,” he says. ”The body temperature only has to fall to 35 degrees for you to start shaking involuntarily.”
Heating from the inside outHowever, becoming chilled doesn’t just concern falling in the water. It is also affected by wind and hydration.
”If you have too little liquid in your body and perhaps are sweating a lot, you can also become chilled, feel tired, out of sorts and become less alert. It is therefore important to be properly dressed, take breaks and preferably drink something hot. Because warmth should always come from the inside out!”
The effects of hypothermia were one of the topics that were dealt with during the theory session that opened the training and that were followed by practical exercises. CMP’s employees had the opportunity to practise using three types of equipment – lifebuoy, rescue hook and a ladder that can be used to lift a person out of the water. Per took the roles of accident victim and jumped in the water wearing a wet suit.
”One of the exercises involved reaching me with a lifebuoy 23 metres out in the water. Each group performed this throw 15 – 20 times to really get used to it. The exercises are tremendously important. Likewise, that they are performed in groups so that you are compelled to help out and also feedback together afterwards.”
“Capturing someone with the rescue hook and ladder is not an easy operation either, particularly when the person in the water has chilled down and can’t hold anything. Once up on land it is then important that the person is sheltered from the wind, can change into dry clothes and have a hot drink.”
Continuing initiativeThe autumn’s exercise was highly rated and will be followed by more.
”You might even say it was a great success. What was particularly valued was the fact that we put so much energy into the practical exercises,” Torbjörn Ängquist observes. “The plan now is to train another 20 people next year and hold repeat and supplementary courses in life saving.”
CMP is building a modern container terminal in Copenhagen. Modern also refers to the fact that the facility is at the cutting-edge in terms of processes and sustainability, thus making environmental assessment and safety management major issues, with dialogue a key word.
The area for the new container terminal and a new cruise terminal
An ultramodern and efficient container port
In just a few years, a new 120,000 square metre container terminal will be opened in Copenhagen, constituting a major investment by CMP in modern logistics solutions, as well as in sustainability.
New cranes, machinery and vehicles will be powered by renewable fuels. Another major benefit is that the new terminal is located farther out towards the sea, shortening turnaround times compared with today and producing less emissions and noise from the ships.
Can give their opinionThe environmental assessment of the project was initiated in 2017. It is a comprehensive survey of how people, animals, plants, water and air quality, as well as soil conditions, are affected by the new terminal.
”A consultation meeting is also held as a part of the process at which the general public will be able give their opinion on the project. Such a meeting was held in June, when, in conjunction with By & Havn, we presented the plans to move the present container terminal to Levant Quay at the top of Outer Northern Harbour. Questions included emissions and infrastructure,” reports Povl D. R. Ungar, COO Cars, Container & General Cargo a CMP.
CMP will receive up to 500 container arrivals per year at the new facility. Operations at the approximately 550 metre long quay will proceed around the clock and also include up to 1,000 lorry operations per day. The facility will have parking areas for empty containers and general cargo, as well as offices, workshops, premises for customs and police, and new storage areas.
”As we see it, the move will provide numerous benefits and improvements. The environmental impact for local residents in the area will decrease in terms of both noise and air pollution. Furthermore, the move will safeguard the benefits the port contributes to a town like Copenhagen and eastern Denmark as a whole.
He also emphasises that the navigation conditions are better in Outer Northern Harbour, which facilitates sea transport. It is equally important that the new technological solutions for the terminal and the improved infrastructure surrounding the entire facility produce more flexible and efficient handling.
The environmental permit was received November 2019.
Povl D. R. Ungar, COO Cars, Container & General Cargo.
PHOTO: Ole Malling
CMP will receive up to 500 container arrivals per year at the new facility.
“With the current website and social media platforms being more than ten years old, it is definitely time for an update”, says Ulrika Prytz Rugfelt, PR & Corporate Communications Manager at CMP. “A company’s face is represented by its web presence and as such, all our social media platforms not only need to be kept up-to-date but must also be able to fulfil all the requirements needed for a good social media profile. Increasing our visibility and ensuring that our company’s information is easily accessible to everyone will allow us to reach more people in a more efficient way.”
Ulrika goes on to emphasize that CMP must aim its web media towards a number of different target groups including politicians, investors, business partners and above all, its customers who in themselves are a large, multifaceted group. “Since CMP works with so many different types of goods and services, the needs of each and every customer varies”, she stresses. “It is vital that we provide specific information on everything we do, whether it be relative to cruise or container or wet and dry bulk.”.
“Employer branding is another area of focus,” says Ulrika, “Our new website and updated social media platforms will help to present the company in a more comprehensive way for those who may be interested in starting to work with us. Employment opportunities will soon be posted across all our social media platforms too.
More about sustainability...“Last but not least, “adds Ulrika, “the revised media platforms will also give us an opportunity to share with the public how we handle various sustainability issues. This will include information on how our work is closely linked to the UN Agenda 2030 and the various SDG goals we use as guiding principles within CMP.”
In an effort to advance its social media profile, CMP is redesigning its website with a launch expected in early 2020. It’s Facebook and Instagram profiles will also be updated and in order to round out their social media presence, a Twitter account was added in the autumn.
New and improved presence will be launched soon…
The latest establishment is by MG Real Estate, which is developing a 65,000 square metre site. The company is going to build logistics and office properties with associated facilities for rent.
”We feel that there is major interest in Malmö and the region, despite the uncertainty in the global economy,” emphasises Olle Anderberg, project manager at the Real Estate and Roadworks Department in city of Malmö.
The first logistics property – the so-called Kubiklagret – was opened in 2017. MG Real Estate is going to construct several new terminals, which will provide a substantial impetus to the establishments in the area. The largest terminal is expected to be almost 40,000 square metres in size.
”MG Real Estate works with logistics solutions throughout Europe. It will benefit both the port operation and Malmö in general,” Olle Anderberg predicts.
CMP’s Key Account Manager Ann-Charlotte Halldén-Åkeson agrees.
”MG Real Estate works on a broad front and has a clear international focus, which will enable new flows. It will also contribute to what we call the port benefit, which means that the quantity of loaded and unloaded freight will increase via the companies in the industrial park.”
Strong networkCMP already collaborates with Malmö Lastbilscentral, which is one of the tenants in Kubiklagret and thus early to locate to Malmö Industrial Park.
”The collaboration broadens CMP’s offering within warehousing and distribution services via an actor which can move freight volumes through Malmö,” Ann-Charlotte Halldén-Åkeson observes. “The current owner of Kubiklagret is Genesta. They still have spare capacity in the premises, which means that another company will be able to establish itself in this superb logistics property.”
In parallel with new establishments, CMP is working to strengthen the logistics network in and around the port. It is an interplay where new establishments in the industrial park attract more shipping companies and train operators to Malmö, and where the breadth of the transport network simultaneously strengthens the motivation for new companies to select Malmö Industrial Park.
“The trimodal capacity is already well developed, which means that we can handle all kinds of freight and transportation,” Ann-Charlotte Halldén-Åkeson emphasises. “But we are obviously in constant dialogue with new operators which can contribute to our network becoming larger and larger.”
”As we see it, the unique location creates major opportunities for growth for the companies which choose CMP and Malmö Industrial Park,” she concludes. “At the same time, the access to both sites and a wide range of transport services profiles Malmö as a logistics hub in a completely new way.”
When it comes to new tenants, Corem Property Group is also going to develop land in the area with the focus on a new logistics centre. The company is currently holding talks with potential tenants.
Long-term focusWith regard to the long-term planning surrounding the port and the industrial park, the city of Malmö has produced a so-called Master Plan, which will be presented later in the year. The plan focuses on the periods up to 2030 and 2050 respectively.
”It means that we are thoroughly getting to grips with issues that concern the future,” Olle Anderberg explains. ”The plan links more of our own skills to the development throughout the port area as a whole. In part it will secure beneficial logistics flows and the right investments, and in part ensure that sustainability issues and collaborations within industrial symbiosis are managed effectively.
Expansion in Malmö Industrial Park is continuing, with several new terminals planned for the next stage, making Malmö a larger, more attractive hub for freight handling in Northern Europe.
PHOTO: Perry Nordeng
In parallel with new establishments, CMP is working to strengthen the logistics network in and around the port.