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Reach Scandinavian and Baltic markets Gateway to big markets from Greater Copenhagen harbours
Access to the Scandinavian and Baltic markets by sea
The Port of Kalundborg is establishing a new port area of 330,000 square metres. The Port will have a 500 metres long quay, and the water depth will be 15 metres. It will be the only port at Zealand to offer deep water at the quay immediately next to the T route, which is the deep water route connecting the Baltic Sea and the North Sea.
The companies choosing to establish facilities at the New West Port will become part of Zealand's biggest industrial cluster outside Copenhagen – an industrial cluster that, among other companies, consists of medical and chemical companies such as Novo Nordisk.
The future is looking even more connected: the highways are expanding, the Port of Køge will triple its size within the next 5 years, making room for even more companies.
Over the next few years, approx. DKK 1 billion will be invested to expand the port, adding 2300 extra metres of wharf area and 700.000 m2 of land. This will make Port of Køge an even stronger working partner for local companies and the large surrounding area serviced by the port and the companies based there.
Copenhagen Malmö Port CMP
Copenhagen Malmö Port AB (CMP) is centrally located in both Denmark and Sweden serving the import to and export from the Greater Copenhagen region. The Port is located as the natural gateway for the markets in Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea.
A single distribution centre – that's all it takes to reach ten countries in the Baltic Region. CMP enjoys the perfect location. International car manufacturers like Toyota and Honda already make use of the opportunities it provides.
Benchmark of the prime tier logistics locations in Northern Europe
Logistics Region Ranking
- Catella 2016
Ease of Building a Warehouse
- World Bank 2017
Number of International Air Routes
- Nordic Rankings Copenhagen Airport A/S 2017
Ease of Doing Business
- World Bank 2016
Prime industrial real estate rental prices
- EU city rankings statista 2017
- IMD 2017
Global Cleantech Innovation Index
- Cleantech Group 2017
- IMD 2018
Employers Social Security Contribution rate
- IMD 2017
The Nordics' e-commerce hub Millions of e-commerce ready consumers
The Nordics’ e-commerce hub
Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland are the top four countries for penetration of online shopping among the population (Eurostat 2016).
The most popular categories are clothing, footwear, media, health & beauty, electronics and toys. This makes Greater Copenhagen an obvious choice as the Nordics' main hub for e-commerce.
Denmark offers a highly developed and secure digital infrastructure ranking the world's third best distribution infrastructure (IMD, 2018).
e-commerce ready consumers can be reached from Greater Copenhagen within 24 hours
Growing hotspot for global logistics Expand your business in Europe and beyond
The growing hotspot for global logistics
Greater Copenhagen is a growing hotspot for global logistics. From here you can expand your logistics and supply chain business in Europe and beyond. With many leading global logistics companies, and first-rate infrastructure Greater Copenhagen offers excellent local and intercontinental connectivity.
Ranked amongst the top 5 logistics regions in Europe, Greater Copenhagen offers a unique platform for growth and an opportunity for European and global expansion.
Best Airport in Northern Europe
Copenhagen Airport is the world’s gateway to Northern Europe
With more than 165 routes, Copenhagen Airport covers more destinations and markets than any other Scandinavian airport Copenhagen Airport is the main airport for Denmark and the entire Greater Copenhagen area also covering Southern Sweden, home to 40 percent of the Swedish population. In 2016, 29 million passengers flew in and out, and the airport has an aggressive expansion plan.
In 2018 and the years beyond, Copenhagen Airport plans to double its size, including terminals, aircraft stands and additional airside facilities. The expansion will also make room for a new large cargo and logistics park linked directly to the existing cargo area and close to the highway.
Serving more than 70 airlines, Copenhagen Airport accommodates all major international and domestic airlines and serves as the Nordic hub for global logistics providers such as FedEx, DHL, PostNord and Kuhne & Nagel.
Copenhagen Airport is the best airport in Northern Europe
- World Airport Awards, Skytrax 2019
The Fehmarnbelt Tunnel - improving connectivity between Continental Europe and Scandinavia
Being one of the largest infrastructure investments in Europe, the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel will create a major transport corridor between the Greater Copenhagen region and Hamburg in Germany.
The 18 kilometre tunnel will reduce travel time between Copenhagen and Hamburg from 4 hours to 2.5 hours. When the tunnel opens, it will take about 10 minutes by car and about 7 minutes by train to cross the Fehmarnbelt. This represents a time saving of nearly an hour compared to the current ferry route.
The tunnel is expected to open in 2028.
The Fehmarn Tunnel
Greater Copenhagen Logistics Parks Direct access to highway, railway and sea
Preferred hub for logistics and supply chain
The metropolitan region is a preferred hub for logistics and supply chain management across industries, offering large cargo and logistics parks with direct access to highway, railway and sea transport to the rest of Denmark and the Nordics as well as to Germany and through to continental Europe.
Highlighted Logistics Parks
Hub for Pharma, Biotech and Food Gateway to worldwide distribution
The hub of Northern Europe for temperature controlled Pharma, Biotech and Food Logistics
Temperature controlled transportation and logistics providers that are using Copenhagen as their gateway to worldwide distribution include World Courier, DHL, Bring Fargo, UPS, FedEX, Kuehne & Nagel and Foodservice.
Transportation and logistics in the Pharmaceutical and food supply chain, especially perishables, requires a commitment on the part of 3PLs and cold storage providers to continually invest in their own operations to meet the needs of their customers’ operations. Significant investment is taking place in Greater Copenhagen.
High export rates
The Danish food and beverage industry represents 25 % of total product export.
136,000 tons of medical products in measured doses traded with EU and EFTA member states in 2014.
11.4% of Denmark’s total exports are pharmaceuticals.
Leading industry clusters
Medicon Valley is one of Europe’s strongest life science clusters with more than 350 R&D companies, including Novo Nordisk, NovoZymes, Lundbeck, Ferring, Coloplast and Biogen. The Nordic region is one of the largest pharmaceutical markets in Europe, and 90% of pharmaceutical production in Denmark is exported.