New Service reduces emissions and truck traffic from Danish highways; Offers new, more cost effective routing for shipping lines

Executives from APM Terminals Aarhus have announced a new rail shuttle service from the Port of Aarhus to serve the Danish capital of Copenhagen. The new service offers shippers a five hour transit time and frequency of up to three departures a week.

The new service promises significant Eco-benefits. The Copenhagen rail terminal is ideally located close to the main customers and distribution centers, removing truck traffic from Copenhagen streets and Danish highways.

“At a time when shipping lines and the importer/exporter community are looking to save costs wherever possible, we feel this new service addresses the market needs – and -  the importance of lowering our carbon footprint”, stated Jacob Flyvbjerg Christensen, Director of APM Terminals Aarhus.

The port of Aarhus is Denmark’s main trade gateway. Major moving commodities include dairy products, meat, foodstuffs, and machinery.

Shipping lines calling APM Terminals Aarhus include CMA-CGM, MSC, Maersk Line, Eimskip, Containerships and Hamburg Sud but other lines including K-Line and Samskip also use the rail service with additional lines interested.