Ports in Denmark to Invest Billions  

in Expanding Infrastructure and Facilities

2014.04.04

Danish ports are expected to invest DKK 6.2 billion (approx. $1.14 Billion) in expansions that will secure the future of the ports not least within the container industry, the wind turbine sector, and maritime services in general.

Port of Esbjerg

According to a recent estimate by the industry association Danish Ports, 20 major Danish ports, which together generate a total annual turnover of DKK 2.3 Billion, plan to invest DKK 6.2 Billion in the coming years, mainly in new areas.

- “For the eight largest ports the most important function is still to be a transportation hub, but other ports are mainly locally-based and here investments are primarily aimed at commercial development. Altogether, there is significant growth in activities in Danish ports – from fishery to wind turbines and containers as well as maritime services, which are experiencing rapid growth these years,” says Head of Secretariat, Tom Elmer Christensen from Danish Ports.

Top of the list of the Danish business ports is CMP (Copenhagen-Malmö Port) along with Esbjerg and Aarhus. Esbjerg, in particular, is witnessing massive growth in offshore activities.

Maritime Project Manager Tina Husman from Invest in Denmark welcomes the extensive development and the integrated approach:

- “I find it very positive that the Danish ports are focused on improving their facilities and capacity and at the same time develop their commercial scope by attracting new companies that can make the maritime cluster in Denmark even more attractive and powerful.”

Around 80 per cent of the international goods transportation to and from Denmark is carried by ship, and the total amount of goods in Europe is expected to double before 2050.

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