APM Terminals (APMT) Aarhus is set to acquire operations of Aarhus Logistics Center A/S (ALC) as of September 1, 2020, as ALC divests its container terminal to the company.
ALC’s decision to divest the terminal to the much larger APMT Aarhus was led by limitations regarding area capacity and lack of prospects of further developing the business, which ALC first established in spring 2017.
Jan Dam Poulsen, managing director at ALC, said: “Aarhus has a central position for the container traffic, and in ALC, we have within a few years attained a strong activity level.
“However, we estimate that from a long-term perspective, it will be difficult to further develop our activities. Consequently, it will also involve challenges to continue servicing our clients in the most appropriate way.”
APMT’s acquisition of the container terminal will offer clients more operational benefits in the normal run of things such as increased opening hours, less necessary interactions, increased capacity of reefer containers and a higher level of productivity.
Clients will also have direct access to regular train services as well as a worldwide liner network through APMT’s ownership.
Dennis Olesen, Nordics managing director at APMT, said: “We are acquiring an interesting business with loyal clients, who will now gain access to a bigger network, and with that new development opportunities for their business.
“At the same time, we expect to be able to make the clients’ workday more efficient as administration decreases with just one operator.”