CMP receives a visit from the Danish Parliament's ports spokesperson

CMP has received a visit from Karin Gaardsted,  a Social Democrat MP. As part of her programme for visiting the Danish commercial ports, she visited CMP's activities in both Copenhagen and Malmö.

Why are you visiting CMP?

"As spokesperson for the ports and as chairperson of the Commerce, Growth and Export Committee, it is important for me to obtain a greater insight into the conditions the ports have for development and  the promotion of trade and industry. CMP is the biggest port in Denmark and the fusion and cooperation across the Øresund  is interesting because it shows a port that  has positioned itself from an international perspective with the objective of active trading, just like a large international port with a great reach", says Karin Gaardsted.

The ports are not those shouting loudest in the traffic debate but are getting the political attention they deserve,  don't you think? 

"Too few people are aware of the high level of activity going on at our ports. There are lots of jobs here, either directly or in associated activities. And we in the Government would like to see more goods and merchandise transported by sea than is currently the case. Recently a draft new Ports Act was presented after exemplary committee work, in which all port stakeholders took part. The political interest will come from both municipalities and the Danish Parliament and just now I can see that the ports are on the agenda."

What do you think about the Dano-Swedish cooperation in CMP?

"It is certainly a realisation of the visions we had for how the Øresund bridge would create cooperation across the two countries. This cooperation gives the port much more muscle and, with its many investments and improvements,  the port appears to be an international port that can live up to the requirements and demands set by its customers, regardless of how great these are. It echoes out into the world when the facilities are available and effectiveness is at a peak."

"The courage CMP has shown in making such a massive investment in times of crisis will rub off on other ports and, in this way, it will be possible to create even more jobs at and around the ports", says Karin Gaardsted.

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