Inside Logistics

Maersk leaving Copenhagen’s Malmö Port

Moving to APM Terminals' new container operation at the Port of Kalundborg

December 23, 2020

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Maersk will regularly call Kalundborg as APM Terminals is establishing a new container operation there in agreement with Port of Kalundborg.

As consequence Maersk will leave Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) located in the center of Copenhagen as of March 2021.

The agreement between A.P. Moller – Maersk and APM Terminals covers two weekly feeder services with rotation Bremerhaven (DEBRV), Hallstahammer (SEHAL), Helsingborg (SEHEL), Kalundborg (DKKLD), Aarhus (DKAAR), Fredericia (DKFRC) and back to Bremerhaven (DEBRV) totaling approximately 30 per cent of the volumes of the island of Zealand in Denmark.

In turn, Kalundborg will be added to the global supply lines as volumes for connection to the North Europe/Asia coverage AE5 will be moved via Aarhus.

“Kalundborg is a port undergoing rapid development and investments and now also with APM Terminals as an operator, we see a great synergy in moving our business to Kalundborg. Also, Kalundborg is situated well to cater for our growth ambitions in Zealand and to manage our current customer base better and more sustainably,” said Stig Kirkegaard, country manager, Denmark for A.P. Moller – Maersk.

APM Terminals has agreed with Port of Kalundborg to establish terminal operations in the area of Ny Vesthavn effective March 2021. The new area established by Port of Kalundborg has a water depth of 15 metres, and a fully paved yard.

Operations to begin in March

APM Terminals will have staff and equipment in place to start operations and service customers in March.

“We are proud that A.P. Moller – Maersk as our first customer subsequently has chosen APM Terminals in Kalundborg to serve as their main point of logistics in the Eastern part of Denmark. With Kalundborg, we see an opportunity to provide customers with a great service and an efficient and competitive product in a strong location which is well connected, accessible and closer to industry and customers of the port”, said Dennis Olesen, managing director Nordics, APM Terminals.

The agreement will take effect as of 1st March 2021. A.P. Moller – Maersk has called the Port of Copenhagen regularly since 1968.