A new container terminal will be built in Denmark by 2023.
By & Havn and Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) have reached an agreement on the basic principles for a new DKK800m container terminal. The existing CMP-operated container terminal at Levantkaj in Copenhagen’s Nordhavn remains fully operational, but will be moved Ydre Nordhavn and rebuilt there by By & Havn.
Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO of CMP, which has markedly suffered during the pandemic, said, “We are exceptionally pleased that we have come to an agreement on the principles for the current container terminal to be relocated to the newly fulfilled areas in Ydre Nordhavn. This ensures that Copenhagen retains the basis for its important container traffic, and a large workplace remains in the city.”
More space for business growth
The existing terminal at Levantkaj consists of approximately 140,000m2. When the new terminal in Ydre Nordhavn is fully developed, it will amount to approx. 165,000m2.
Constructing the new container terminal, including cranes, road access and other facilities, is expected to cost approximately DKK800m.
In addition to new modern port facilities, 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.
Space will be made for the terminal to be continuously expanded as freight volumes increase and new logistics companies are established.
The urban district location of the terminal, close to the capital, means that delivery of goods minimises emissions and congestion on the Danish road network.
Work on the construction of the Nordhavn tunnel under Svanemølle Bay is 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.
The area where the terminal is located is part of a new land refill of a total of 100 hectares in Ydre Nordhavn. This area will also accommodate a new 28-hectare nature park.
An environmental impact assessment has been prepared for the construction of the new container terminal, and environmental approvals have been granted for the project.
CMP operates the Port of Copenhagen in Denmark and the Port of Malmö in Sweden.