The move comes as APM Terminals will establish and operate a new container operation at Kalundborg in agreement with Port of Kalundborg.
As consequence Maersk will leave Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) located in the center of Copenhagen as of March 2021.
The agreement between Maersk and APMT covers two weekly feeder services with rotation Bremerhaven (DEBRV), Hallstahammer (SEHAL), Helsingborg (SEHEL), Kalundborg (DKKLD), Aarhus (DKAAR), Fredericia (DKFRC) and back to Bremerhaven (DEBRV) totaling approximately 30% of the volumes of the island of Zealand in Denmark.
In turn, Kalundborg will be added to the global supply lines as volumes for connection to the North Europe/Asia coverage AE5 will be moved via Aarhus.
“Kalundborg is a port undergoing rapid development and investments and now also with APMT as an 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, Maersk.
APMT has agreed with Port of Kalundborg to establish terminal operations in the area Ny Vesthavn effective March 2021.
The new area has been established by Port of Kalundborg with a water depth of 15m and fully paved with the required infrastructure to start operations. APMT will be ramping up presence so staff and equipment will be in place to start operations and service customers in March.
“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,” said Dennis Olesen, Managing Director Nordics, APM Terminals.
The agreement will take effect as of 1st March 2021. Maersk has called the Port of Copenhagen regularly since 1968.