Copenhagen Malmo Port AB (CMP) is the port authority for the Port of Copenhagen. Copenhagen is at the heart of the Oresund Region, reaching almost four million consumers. It is an important gateway to over 100 million consumers in the Baltic Sea region. CMP meets the region's demands for the movement of passengers, consumer goods, building materials, new cars, aviation fuel, and many other cargoes. One of every four tourists that arrive in the Port of Copenhagen arrives on a cruise ship, and the CMP provides the services to help those visitors enjoy their stay in the city. The cruise industry alone creates about two thousand jobs in the Port of Copenhagen.
Copenhagen Malmo Port develops environmentally-sustainable transport services, coordinates port operations and infrastructure, assures maritime safety and environmental responsibility, provides port-related services, represents the Port of Copenhagen with national and international partners, and promotes port growth and employment.
The Port of Copenhagen covers a production area of about 200 hectares and a development area of about 300 hectares. The port contains two harbors, one with free port status. With capacity to handle Panamax vessels, total quay length in the Port of Copenhagen is 16.5 kilometers, and the port contains 36 kilometers of railway tracks. The Port of Copenhagen contains ten berths serving ferries and roll-on/roll-off vessels. The port contains two modern container terminals covering 250 thousand square meters, four car terminals, and bulk terminals. The Port of Copenhagen is equipped with four container gantry cranes, one mobile crane, and ten rail-mounted cranes. The port also has 200 thousand square meters of warehouse space and tank capacity for two million cubic meters.
In 2008, the Port of Copenhagen handled a total of 18 million tons of cargo, including 7.2 million tons of liquid bulk, 3.3 million tons of dry bulk, and 7.5 million tons of other cargoes. The same year, the Port of Copenhagen served 800 thousand passengers. It handled 194 thousand TEUs of containerized cargo, 368 thousand new cars, and 327 units of roll-on/roll-off cargo.
The Port of Copenhagen is a busy center for cargo-handling and other services for the automotive industry. The Port of Copenhagen's CkandiaTransport terminal in Freeport covers 100 thousand square meters and includes a 1.8 thousand square meter PDI facility and rail service. The terminal's quay is 298 meters long with alongside depth of 10 meters, and it has a 32-meter wide roll-on/roll-off ramp.
The Malmo-Autolink Terminal in the Port of Copenhagen is also located in Freeport. The terminal covers 97 thousand square meters, including 16 thousand square meters of roofed area and a 3-thousand square meter PDI facility. The terminal has a 45-meter wide roll-on/roll-off ramp with alongside depth of 9.2 meters, and it is equipped with rail track.
Also located in Freeport, the Toyota Nordic Hub Terminal in the Port of Copenhagen covers 250 thousand square meters and contains two quays. Quay 616 is 325 meters long with alongside depth of 10 meters, and Quay 617 is 190 meters long with alongside depth of 9 meters. The facility's roll-on/roll-off ramp is 28 meters wide, and the terminal includes a PDI facility and rail tracks.
The Malmo-Motortransport Terminal in the Port of Copenhagen's Freeport covers 190 thousand square meters and contains a 5.5 thousand square meter PDI facility. The 45-meter wide roll-on/roll-off ramp has alongside depth of 9.2 meters and is equipped with rail track.
Container traffic is important to the Port of Copenhagen, with primarily consumer goods arriving on feeder ships from Hamburg, Rotterdam, and Bremerhaven. The Port of Copenhagen has two container terminals in the Oresund Region and large areas for future expansions. The Port of Copenhagen's container terminals are located in Copenhagen and Malmo in the heart of the Oresund Region.
The Copenhagen Container Terminal has water depth of 9.5 meters with no limitations on beam, LOA, or air draft. The terminal is equipped with 12 45-ton straddle carriers, three 50-ton gantry cranes, 11 container trucks, 10 terminal tractors, and four container movers. The Port of Copenhagen's Malmo Container Terminal has water depth of 9.2 meters. LOA maximum is 240 meters, but there are no limitations on beam or air draft. The Malmo terminal is equipped with one 40-ton gantry crane, a 40-ton multi-purpose crane, four container trucks, and 15 terminal tractors.
The Port of Copenhagen has the biggest dry bulk terminals in eastern Denmark and western Sweden. While most of the bulk cargoes are imports and exports for the regional market, some of the products are transit cargoes. Serving almost four million consumers, the bulk terminals are convenient to rail and road networks with the hinterland. The CMP is building a new 650-meter quay and adding a new 18-hectare bulk area in the Port of Copenhagen that will be operational by 2010.
The Port of Copenhagen's Malmo Swede Harbour has a 200-meter long quay with water depth of 13.5 meters and can accommodate fully-loaded Panamax vessels. The 100 thousand square meter terminal area includes 16 thousand square meters of roofed storage. The Sodra Bulkhamnen in the Port of Copenhagen has a 330-meter quay with water depth of 6 meters.
Bulk cargo facilities in the Copenhagen include the 180 thousand square meter Provestenen terminal with three quays of 554 meters and water depth of 10.5 meters, the Amagervaerket berth with five quays of 480 meters and water depth of 12 meters, the Margretheholmen berth with one 140-meter quay with alongside depth of 6 meters, and the Nordhavnen docks for smaller vessels with water depths from 6.3 to 6.7 meters.
The Port of Copenhagen's liquid bulk facilities serve both regional and international markets. In a central location that is ideal for handling and storing transit oil, the facilities are connected by pipeline with the Copenhagen Airport to supply jet fuel. The Port of Copenhagen moves large volumes of transit oil through its terminals in Copenhagen and Malmo that have deep-water quays and a substantial bunker station to serve the many vessels using the port.
The Port of Copenhagen's oil terminals have ample docking facilities. In Copenhagen, Quay C840 is 69 meters long with alongside depth of 12 meters and can accommodate vessels to 145 meters long. Quay 843 is 305 meters long with alongside depth of 12 meters and can accommodate vessels to 275 meters long with 50 meters beam. Quay Kaj1 is 267 meters long with alongside depths from 9.1 to 10.5 meters.
The oil terminals at the Port of Copenhagen's Malmo location have eight quays. Quays M1003 and M1004 are each 70 meters long with alongside depth of 13.5 meters and can accommodate vessels to 240 meters long with beam of 45 meters. Quay M1005 is 65 meters long with alongside depth of 9 meters and can accommodate vessels to 130 meters long with beam of 22 meters. Quays M1006, M1007, M1008, and M1009 are each 25 meters long with alongside depth of 6 meters and can accommodate vessels to 90 meters long with beam of 17 meters. Quay M1010 is 31 meters long with alongside depth of 6 meters and can accommodate vessels to 100 meters long with beam of 17 meters.
While CMP owns oil terminals in Copehagen and Malmo, it rents land to other operators in Copenhagen and manages a network of pipelines in Malmo. Total tank capacity is about two million cubic meters, and some of the tanks are isolated and can be cooled to 60 °. The Malmo oil terminal operated by Oljehamnen has 8 quays with water depth of 13.5 meters and pipelines linked to individual company tanks. The Copenhagen oil terminal operated by Provestenen has three quays and water depth of 11.8 meters with pipeline links to individual company tanks and to the Copenhagen Airport.
The Port of Copenhagen handles roll-on/roll-off traffic for goods moving from Sweden to Europe, Russia, and the Baltic States. The roll-on/roll-off terminals are well-equipped with modern handling equipment and procedures and easy access to the port entrance and rail tracks at the terminals. In addition, ferries serve both roll-on/roll-off cargoes and over 800 thousand passengers each year. Ferry passengers travel to and from Norway, Poland, and Germany. The terminals have at least three ferry berths easy access to the road network. Ferry traffic will be relocated from Malmo to Norra Hamnen in 2011 to provide better services for shipping companies desiring new east-west connections in the Baltic Sea and better connections for motor tourists.
The Port of Copenhagen boasts the leading cruise ship port in Northern Europe. Cruise ships make over 320 calls in the Port of Copenhagen each year. Cruise ships arrive in both Copenhagen and Malmo about 26 kilometers apart. The two cruise stations are connected by the Oresund Bridge, and the Copenhagen Airport is near the bridge on the Denmark side. By 2012, a new cruise ship quay will be operating in the Port of Copenhagen for turn-around ships changing passengers and crew in the city.
In 2009, the Mayor of Malmo broke ground for a major new port facility in Norra Hamnen that will include three new terminals and provide for the transfer of goods between ships, trucks, and trains. Relocating the container terminal to Norra Hamnen will free 140 thousand square meters for the distribution of cars in the Baltic Sea and free ferry berths for use by cruise ships in Malmo.