With the Copenhagen rail terminal located close to the main customers and distribution centres, the new rail service will provide significant environmental benefits by removing truck traffic from Copenhagen streets and Danish highways.
“At a time when shipping lines and the importer/exporter communities are looking to save costs wherever possible, we feel this new service addresses the market needs and the importance of lowering our carbon footprint”, stated Jacob Flyvbjerg Christensen, director of APM Terminals Aarhus.
With throughput of 300,545 teus last year, a 4% increase over 2007, the Port of Aarhus is Denmark’s main trade gateway moving major commodities include dairy products, meat, foodstuffs, and machinery. Shipping lines calling APM Terminals Aarhus include CMA-CGM, MSC, Maersk Line, Eimskip, Containerships and Hamburg Sud. Other lines, including K-Line and Samskip, will also use the rail service.