APM Terminals Kalundborg Now Operational
APM Terminals’ latest facility in Kalundborg, North West Zealand (Denmark) is now operational. Following an agreement in December with the Port of
APM Terminals’ latest facility in Kalundborg, North West Zealand (Denmark) is now operational. Following an agreement in December with the Port of Kalundborg to start operations in the area of Ny Vesthavn, the terminal is now ready to handle first vessels. As part of the agreement between A.P. Moller – Maersk and APM Terminals, Kalundborg will now receive two weekly feeder services, linking the port with major shipping routes, with a connection to weekly mainliner in Aarhus bound for Asia and a feeder network reaching Russia, the Baltics, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
Kalundborg is gaining importance as an attractive alternative to Copenhagen, considering that the majority of containers discharged in the capital is 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.
On top of its 24/7 operations, low truck turn-time and a comprehensive service offering (including maintenance and repair and reefer capabilities), APM Terminals Kalundborg has opted for cleaner fuel solutions, selecting GTL (gas-to-liquids) fuel for its reach stackers and terminal tractors. This solutions allows the use of cleaner fuel in conventional diesel engines, practically free of sulphur and aromatics and producing significantly less smoke.
The container terminal in Kalundborg is fully owned by APM Terminals and has a yearly capacity of 50 000 TEU (35 000 container moves). Located on an area of 50 000 m2, it has berth length of 500 metres, a maximum draft of 15 metres and 100 reefer plugs. The terminal has already been equipped with 2 mobile cranes 0f 100 tons each, with a third crane of 150 tons to be operational in May.