Break bulk

Volumes in break bulk showed a healthy increase in 2013. During the year altogether 6.3 million tonnes were handled, compared with 6.2 million tonnes in 2012. The increase was greatest in Copenhagen, where several infrastructure projects – among them the ongoing metro construction – encouraged demand. CMP has signed an agreement with the metro project concerning storage and logistics services, amounting to about 375,000 tonnes between 2012 and 2017. During 2013 we handled around 76,000 tonnes. These volumes are expected to increase to around 125,000 tonnes during 2014. The agreement covers unloading and storage, plus the handling of concrete elements and other peripheral equipment for use in the construction project. The extension of the underground railway in Copenhagen is expected to be completed in 2018/2019.

In Malmö, CMP functions as a logistics hub for various activities. Here the total volume in break bulk fell during the year, partly because there was more unused capacity in the warehouse operation. At the same time, volumes increased in companies that have their own facilities in the harbour and use Malmö as the centre for their storage and logistics activities. Demand in break bulk is still high with regard to letting both warehousing and land.