Copenhagen to establish new container terminal in 2023

Copehagen new terminal

The basic principles for a new container terminal in Ydre Nordhavn have been agreed by Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) and By & Havn.

By & Havn will be responsible for the build of the new terminal. The cost of constructing the new container terminal including cranes, road access and other facilities is expected to be approximately DKK 800 million ($127 million).

The container terminal will have two new container cranes, a quay length of up to 550m, and a water depth down to 12.5m. This is 2.5m deeper than the current container terminal has.

CMP said the location of the new container terminal means that goods to the Capital Region of Denmark can continue to be delivered close to the customers, sparing the environment from added emissions and minimising congestion on the Danish road network.

The existing container terminal at Levantkaj in Copenhagen’s Nordhavn remains operational, and within the coming years it will be moved to Ydre Nordhavn with new, modern facilities with the possibility of expansion.

The expansion will take place in pace with the freight volumes increasing and new logistics enterprises, such as a distribution centre, commencing operations.

With a location at the tip of Ydre Nordhavn, the new container terminal will be situated in a new urban district with a well-developed and modern infrastructure, along with dedicated areas for the logistics of the future.

Work on the construction of the new Nordhavn tunnel under Svanemølle Bay is well underway, and when the tunnel is completed in 2027, transport to and from the container terminal will have direct access to the motorway network around Copenhagen via the tunnel.

An environmental impact assessment has been prepared for the construction of the new container terminal, and environmental approvals have been granted for the project.

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