Copenhagen Malmö Port AB (CMP) specialises in transport and logistical services and operates the ports of Copenhagen and Malmö. We are now the biggest port company in both the Öresund Region and the whole of Scandinavia. The Öresund Region is one of Northern Europe’s most dynamic areas, with around 3 million consumers with great spending power, a well-trained workforce and some ten universities and colleges. Our strategic location on the Öresund gives us direct access to two national markets and means that we function as a logistical hub for all nine countries in the Baltic Region and their 100 million-or-so consumers.
Copenhagen is a big importing port for goods that are mainly destined for the local area of Copenhagen and the rest of Zealand and also an important port for passenger traffic. Malmö is largely a transit port, where goods are transferred to ships, trains or lorries for onward transport to final destinations in Sweden, the rest of Scandinavia or the Baltic Region.
Bridging – a full-service port
CMP is a full-service port. In both Copenhagen and Malmö we receive all kinds of goods and offer berths and specially-tailored infrastructure to all types of vessel, for example RoRo and container traffic, car imports and wet and dry bulk. We handle everything from consumer goods, oil products, chemicals and grain to scrap metal, building materials, wood pellets and input goods for industry. We offer intermodal logistics solutions, where goods are efficiently transferred between ships, lorries and railways. In addition, CMP handles extensive cruise traffic. Copenhagen has long been Northern Europe’s biggest and most popular cruise destination. From Copenhagen and Malmö there are also ferry routes with regular passenger traffic between Oslo and Travemünde respectively.
The fact that we work in many business segments makes CMP less sensitive to downturns. We have terminal facilities for all kinds of freight and dedicated employees who provide the services customers demand. By handling many types of goods we can deliver services in which technology, infrastructure and employees are deployed in various business areas and adapted to different customer requirements.
In focus 2013
During 2013 a declaration of intent was signed relating to the establishment of the first company in the Malmö Northern Harbour Industrial Park (MNHIP). This 650,000-square-metre area is being constructed immediately adjacent to Norra Hamnen in Malmö. This development is being undertaken in close collaboration with Malmö City Council. MNHIP is mainly intended for companies operating in the fields of manufacturing, processing and logistics, who are offered industrial sites plus a wide range of logistical services.
Money is being invested in access roads, railway extensions and other infrastructure adjacent to the ports. During 2013 Malmö City Council decided to invest SEK 260 million in the further expansion of MNHIP. This will take the form of new land improvements and the construction new road networks and other infrastructure. At the same time Malmö City Council and the Swedish Transport Administration are investing around SEK 300 million in the Spillepengen motorway junction in Malmö, which will improve the road network and make accessibility easier for lorry transport to the harbour. In Copenhagen, work is continuing on the planning and design for the construction of a harbour tunnel adjacent to Nordhavn, which will considerably improve road transport between the harbour and the major traffic routes in and around Copenhagen.
Expanding – Core Port
The EU has designated our facilities in Copenhagen and Malmö as so-called Core Ports. The ports’ geographical location and modern infrastructure give them extra importance for the investments being made for the future in order to improve the transport network in Europe. It is easier for a Core Port to get EU support for investments and development projects, for example for railway and road connections or other investments that will contribute to increasing freight capacity.
In focus 2013
Work on the new cruise ship terminal in Copenhagen continued in 2013. The facility – which is located in Nordhavn and will be opened in May 2014 – will be 1,100 metres long and have three terminal buildings. CMP will be able to accommodate three fairly large cruise ships at this quay at the same time. The extension will increase cruise ship capacity in Copenhagen to around 500 calls per year. During 2013 a cruise operation was also set up in Malmö, which handled 32,000 passengers.
A further 45,000 square-metre terminal area for car handling was completed in Malmö Frihamn. This new area was previously part of an old dock which, after land improvement, is now ready for use for other purposes. The completion of the new terminal proves that in a short time we can take advantage of unused land and adapt it to new uses.
Leading – a logistical hub
CMP is a logistical centre for companies, which has made Malmö into a transfer point for goods with a final destination in the Baltic Region, Russia and other parts of Northern Europe. In addition we are a centre for temporary storage in the transit traffic of crude oil between Russia and market in areas like Australia and the USA.
In the long run, this will increase its importance as a hub. More and more global manufacturing companies will concentrate their distribution in regional centres. This will provide strategically located port companies offering a broad service with new opportunities for growth.
In focus 2013
CMP and Region Gotland signed a declaration of intent with a view to developing Visby as a cruise destination. The business concept and service structures for the cruise operations on Gotland will be drawn up.
During 2013 the foundations were laid for collaboration with Katrineholm Rail Point AB (KRP). The purpose is to develop rail traffic for freight between harbour and terminal. CMP and KRP will draw up a joint tender for an overall solution for the transport and handling of rail freight for both national and international traffic. In addition, we will develop related services for which there is a demand from the two companies’ customers.