Copenhagen Invests in Port Automation


The Copenhagen Malmo Port (CMP) has unveiled plans to build a new modern, sustainable automated container terminal, which it says will strengthen its role as the leading freight handler in Denmark.

In a statement, the CMP said the terminal is due to be finished by the end of 2021. It will 85,000 square meters in size and have a water depth of 12.5 meters.

That means, according to the CMP, it will be able to service the world’s biggest feeder ships. Being semi-automated, it will also be able to handle greater volumes of traffic and ease supply chain congestion.

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The CMP said: “We are making a major investment. New technology and modern logistics solutions are paving the way for the development of land totaling 450,000 square meters.

“Modern logistics solutions refer to a digitalized facility which delivers better and more stable freight flows, in other words, more automated flows with faster, smoother handling throughout the logistics chain.

“It also guarantees our potential for expansion, so the terminal can grow in line with volume developments in the market.

“At the same time, the technology enables higher productivity compared with today and contributes to the more efficient and stable flows that we want to have.

“In our view, automation also provides more advantages than just better flows – it also enhances safety in the handling process and produces a better work environment.”

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