APM Terminals has acquired ownership of the Aarhus container terminal from Aarhus Logistics Center (ALC). The transfer of ownership will come into effect on 1 September 2020, where after APM Terminals Aarhus will acquire operations as well as the port areas of ALC.
ALC established the terminal in the spring of 2017, after which it managed to develop a strong activity level. However, considering the limitations regarding area capacity and lack of prospects for further developing the business, ALC consequently decided to divest the terminal to APM Terminals in Aarhus, which had a much larger operational scale.
Under the ownership of APM Terminals, clients will have direct access to regular train services as well as a worldwide liner network. Clients will also enjoy operational benefits from increased opening hours, less necessary interactions, increased capacity of reefer containers and a higher level of productivity.
“Aarhus has a central position for the container traffic, and in ALC, we have within a few years attained a strong activity level. However, we estimate that from a long-term perspective, it will be difficult to further develop our activities. Consequently, it will also involve challenges to continue servicing our clients in the most appropriate way. By selling the terminal to APM Terminals, we also ensure improved possibilities for the clients”, said Jan Dam Poulsen, managing director, ALC.
“We are acquiring an interesting business with loyal clients, who will now gain access to a bigger network, and with that new development opportunities for their business. At the same time, we expect to be able to make the clients’ workday more efficient as administration decreases with just one operator”, states Dennis Olesen, managing director Nordics, APM Terminals.