Located in the New West Port (Ny Vesthavn) development in Kalundborg Port, APM Terminals Kalundorg became operational on March 1, 2021. The fully paved terminal has a 15m draft, deep-water basin, which extends along the entire 500 metre quay. Reach stackers and terminal tractors operate on GTL (Gas to Liquid) fuels, which are practically free of sulphur and aromatics and produce significantly less smoke.
With an annual capacity of 50,000 TEU, the terminal will operate 24/7 and offers a low truck turn-time and a comprehensive service offering (including maintenance and repair and reefer capabilities). Ships serving the Baltic Sea are becoming larger, which means that few existing Ports are able to accommodate them. Once operational, APM Terminals Kalundborg will be Zealand’s only deep-water terminal with a draft of 15 metres along its 500m quay.
Kalundborg Port has a central location right next to the deep-sea route in the Great Belt, linking the Baltic sea and the North Sea, providing an optimal sea connection between Kalundborg and central markets. Located close to the capital, Copenhagen, APM Terminals Kalundborg will have access to one of the largest areas in Denmark.
Kalundborg is also gaining importance as an attractive alternative to the Port of Copenhagen, given the majority of containers discharged in the capital are moved to other destinations in the country. The new facility will therefore help take heavy trucks out of the Copenhagen traffic, in addition to offering approximately 12h shorter journey by sea. A new access road provides the terminal with easy access to highway E20. Route 23 also provides a direct connection to the Capital, Copenhagen, approximately 1 hour away.
Facilities & Equipment
- Area: 50,000 m2
- Draft: 15m
- Quay: 500m
- Mobile Harbour Cranes: 2x100 ton | 1x150 ton
- Reefer plugs: 100
When operations commence in March 2021, APM Terminals Kalundborg will receive Maersk’s two weekly feeder services (currently calling at Copenhagen Malmö Port), which represents approximately 30% of the volumes of the island of Zealand in Denmark. Through these new services, Kalundborg will gain access to global supply chain routes via Maersk’s AE5 service, which connects Aarhus and Norther Europe ports with Asia. The terminal is currently looking to attract further services for 2021 and beyond.