UNICEF Supply Division to relocate its operation

The relocation of UNICEF's international stores is just part of a major development at the Port of Copenhagen, as part of which the United Nations' activities in Denmark are to be collected beneath one roof

For many years, the familiar blue warehouse on Marmormolen (the Marble Pier) in the Port of Copenhagen belonging to the Supply Division of the UN organisation UNICEF has been the starting point from which large amounts of materials and emergency aid have been sent out as part of the campaigns and emergency relief efforts in which UNICEF is involved all over the world. In January 2012, UNICEF will be relocating the entire operation to a new international warehouse which is currently being constructed a little further to the north, at Skudeløbet in Nordhavnen.This new international warehouse will consist of two storage areas. One is a technologically advanced high-rack storage facility with an area of 9,100 square metres and a height of 24 metres, which will be able to accommodate 36,000 EURO or US pallets. The other area will be an 8 metre-high conventional storage facility with an area of 9,700 square metres, which will be used for receipt, packing and dispatch. There will also be another section with an area of 3,000 square metres for storing pallets. Administration and workshop areas will be located at the top of the conventional warehouse facility.

The fact that the new and old international stores both occupy central locations in the port is no accident. Each year UNICEF Supply Division sends approximately 14,000 tonnes of goods, or 2,000 TEU, from Copenhagen, and 80-90 percent of these goods are transported by ship.

Even though UNICEF Supply Division is moving further away from its current location at Marmormolen, the area will still be named after the UN. This is because Marmormolen, having previously been a closed commercial area, is going to be developed as a new district in which all the UN's various divisions in Denmark are to be collected at one address under the name "UN City". The new building will be completed by the start of 2013. According to By og Havn, the remaining area of Marmormolen is to undergo an urban development which will provide space for offices, homes and a hotel.

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