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Aalborg has significant feeder growth

Aalborg has significant feeder growth

13-10-2016 08:00:00


From the first to the third quarter, the volume of goods on the feeder connections at the Port of Aalborg has increased by 50 percent. The strong growth was due to growth in the harbor's 100 companies, two fixed feeder dockings a week, new carriers and general investments in efficiency

."We have invested in the expansion and efficiency of our container terminal. Economies benefit the North Jutland industry through better capacity utilization and more competitive prices, and it is an important focus area in our efforts to make the port more flexible, efficient and intelligent, " says Claus Holstein, Director of the Port of Aalborg A/S.

From December 2015, the Port of Aalborg entered an agreement with CMA CGM for a new feeder route which makes it possible for North Jutland companies to connect in Hamburg each week. The route has so far acted as own carrier, but very recently the route was opened commercially and was released to the shipping company Unifeeder.

Furthermore, Maersk Line just started sending containers on the route between Aalborg and Rotterdam, which is operated by the world's largest feeder shipping company X-press Container Feeder. Thus the North Jutland companies have had the opportunity to book and send goods with Maersk to and from the overseas connections in Rotterdam since mid-September. Several other of the world's largest shipping companies are already customers on the Aalborg Rotterdam route, including APL, OOCL and Evergreen.

"The Port of Aalborg is in a very positive spiral, where several companies have an eye on the opportunities we provide. And the more companies that use our services, the easier we can attract companies and create general investments, which in turn can increase service levels and attract even more customers," says Ole Brøndum, sales and marketing manager in the Port of Aalborg.
Exports from Aalborg especially consists of frozen and refrigerated products, while imports consist mainly of bulk.

Source: Aalborg Havn A/S / Maritime Denmark


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