APMT to buy Aarhus container terminal


APM Terminals (APMT) will acquire the container terminal at the Port of Aarhus from Aarhus Logistics Center A/S (ALC) as part of its European strategy.

In a statement, APMT said the terminal’s customers will experiences “more operational benefits” as a result of the acquisition.

These benefits include increased opening hours, less necessary interactions, increased capacity of reefer containers and a higher level of productivity.

Additionally, customers will also have direct access to regular train services as well as a worldwide liner network.

“We are acquiring an interesting business with loyal clients, who will now gain access to a bigger network, and with that new development opportunities for their business,” said Dennis Olesen, Managing Director Nordics, APM Terminals. 

“At the same time, we expect to be able to make the clients’ workday more efficient as administration decreases with just one operator.”

The terminal was established by ALC in the spring of 2017, after which ALC has managed to develop a strong activity level, according to the company.

However, due to limitations regarding area capacity and lack of prospects of further developing the business, ALC consequently decided to divest the terminal to the much larger operation at APM Terminals in Aarhus.

“Aarhus has a central position for the container traffic, and in ALC, we have within a few years attained a strong activity level,” said Jan Dam Poulsen, Managing Director, ALC.

“However, we estimate that from a long-term perspective, it will be difficult to further develop our activities.

“Consequently, it will also involve challenges to continue servicing our clients in the most appropriate way. By selling the terminal to APM Terminals, we also ensure improved possibilities for the clients.”

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