The 50k m2-big container terminal, offering a yearly handling capacity of 50k TEUs, has begun operating in the Danish Port of Kalundborg's Ny Vesthavn.
The facility offers 500 m of berthing length and a maximum draft of 15 m.
Quay operations are carried out with the use of two 100t of lifting capacity cranes, with the third (150t) to come online in May. There are 100 reefer plugs in the yard.
The terminal's reachstackers and tractors run on gas-to-liquid fuel. "This solutions allows for the use of cleaner fuel in conventional diesel engines, practically free of sulphur and aromatics and producing significantly less smoke," APM Terminals stated in a press release.
APM Terminals Kalundborg has been included in Maersk's feeder network, instead of the Port of Copenhagen, with two weekly rotations linking the Danish seaport with Bremerhaven, Halmstad, Helsingborg, Aarhus, and Frederica.
"We are proud that 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 the industry and customers of the port," Dennis Olesen, Managing Director Nordics, APM Terminals, said.
Stig Kirkegaard, Country Manager Denmark of A.P. Moller - Maersk, added, "Kalundborg is a port undergoing rapid development and investments and now also with APM Terminals 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."
Photo: APM Terminals Kalundborg