As the Port Esbjerg sees increasing demand for areas with access to quays and cranes, it decided to establish a new 40,000-m2 multi-terminal west of the current multi-terminals in the eastern port. The terminal will have direct access to the three ramps already established at the quay.
The new terminal will be equipped with concrete tiles, drains be built, fences and gates. The costs of establishing the terminal are expected to amount to a total investment of about DKK 15 million.
In 2018, Port Esbjerg handled 4.4 million tonnes of cargo, being a hub for RoRo traffic, with six fixed liner services and connections to over 25 ports. Port Esbjerg is also Denmark's largest hub for car imports.
“Sea routes are becoming increasingly competitive compared to road transport, due to the falling costs, among other things because bigger ships are being built. There is also a general focus on moving more of Europe’s traffic from road to sea, to alleviate motorway congestion problems. So we have faith that the positive development will continue, offering new opportunities for our customers, which we must help them to fulfil
said Dennis Jul Pedersen, Port Director at Port Esbjerg.
In addition to car imports and cargo, the port also expects the terminal to enhance opportunities to ship out heavier project cargo, like components for the wind turbine industry, and for the consignment of heavy machinery such as agricultural equipment.
The terminal is planned to be completed in November 2019 and will be located near to the two current multi-terminals at the port.