Future location of the container terminal in Copenhagen to be investigated

Press Release

September 9, 2015

Future location of the container terminal in Copenhagen to be investigated

A relocation of the container terminal is a necessary part of the urban development of Copenhagen and the further development of Nordhavn (Northern Harbour). CMP, who operates the container terminal in Nordhavn, will therefore investigate new options for the future location of the container terminal.

The current master plan from 2009 for the development of the Nordhavn port area in Copenhagen outlines that the present location of the container terminal in Nordhavn is not a long-term alternative. Consequently, an investigation was initiated during the spring of 2015 to assess the options regarding a potential relocation of CMP’s (Copenhagen Malmö Port) container terminal.

The development plans for Nordhavn allow for a relocation of the container terminal to Ydre Nordhavn (the Outer Northern Harbour). Simultaneously, the Port of Køge has approached CMP in the same matter.

In recent years, the Port of Køge has developed its seaport and a major logistics center called Scandinavian Transport Center. This effort has created one of the fastest growing logistics and transport clusters in Denmark. Additionally, the recent port expansion has will be creating not only new port areas but also a considerably greater water depth in the port.

The Port of Køge has approached CMP regarding a possible relocation of the future container terminal to Køge. Thus, CMP and the Port of Køge have now signed a letter of intent to explore the possibilities for future cooperation. The investigation of such cooperation will be carried out over the next six months.

Johan Röstin, CEO of CMP, says:

"It’s essential for us that the future location of the container terminal continues to provide the best conditions to serve our area and our customers. The Port of Køge, with its central location, improved port conditions, and good infrastructure is an interesting alternative to the current location of the terminal in Nordhavn. Therefore, the Port of Køge and CMP have signed a letter of intent to explore the possibility of locating a container terminal in the Port of Køge with CMP as tenant and operator."

Thomas Elm Kampmann, director of Port of Køge, says:

"In recent years, many companies have chosen to locate their business in Køge because they rely on an efficient infrastructure and business conditions that secure their future operation that are future oriented. We can offer these prerequisites in our logistics- and transport cluster in Køge. On top of that, we know that around 80 percent of the containers currently handled at the terminal in Nordhavn are starting or ending their journey south of Copenhagen, and therefore it is quite natural to look for an alternative and more convenient location."

For further information, please contact

Copenhagen Malmö Port – Deputy CEO Barbara Scheel Agersnap, tel. +45 35 46 11 11

Port of Køge – Port Director Thomas Elm Kampmann, tel. +45 28 13 83 23

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