New APM Terminals facility in Kalundborg
APM Terminals and Maersk announce an agreement for shifting the carrier’s feeder volumes from Copenhagen to a new facility in the Port of Kalundborg, to be operated by APM Terminals. As part of the agreement, Kalundborg will receive two weekly feeder service calls.
“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”, says Dennis Olesen, Managing Director Nordics, APM Terminals.
The feeder rotation will be: Bremerhaven (Germany), Hallstahammer (Sweden), Helsingborg (Sweden), Kalundborg (Denmark), Aarhus (Denmark), Fredericia (Denmark) and back to Bremerhaven. It will represents approximately 30% of the volumes of the island of Zealand in Denmark.
With the new connection, Kalundborg will be added to global supply chain routes by gaining a link with Aarhus and therefore Maersk’s AE5 service, which connects Aarhus and North Europe ports with Asia.
APM Terminals has agreed with Port of Kalundborg to establish terminal operations in the area Ny Vesthavn effective March 2021. The new area has been designated by the Port of Kalundborg with a water depth of 15m and fully paved with the required infrastructure to start operations. APM Terminals will be ramping up presence to have staff and equipment in place to start operations and serving customers in March.
“Kalundborg is a port undergoing rapid development and investments and now also with APM Terminals as 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 of A.P. Moller – Maersk.
Source: APM Terminals