Bandholm Port expands successfully

The only privately owned industrial port in Denmark, Bandholm Port, makes substantial progress and has increased its capacity significantly over the summer.

A considerable extension of the quay and dredging of the channel have resulted in a significant increase in the level of activity in Bandholm Port on the island of Lolland.

Two large construction works on Lolland and Falster have in particular contributed to an increased demand for gravel and crushed rock and stone.

”The port has seen a busy first half-year with a significant growth in crushed stone in particular”, says the Managing Director and owner of the port, Christoffer Knuth.

”We have therefore invested large sums in facilitating the access to the port by dredging the channel and expanding the total storage capacity at the quayside”, says Christoffer Knuth.

The increase in the traffic in Bandholm Port appears clearly from the volumes handled and the extensive improvements in the port have already resulted in a higher level of activity. There has been a significant increase of 44 per cent in raw materials (crushed stone) handled across the quay in the first half-year of 2014 compared to the entire year 2013.

Following the large ongoing as well as new coming infrastructure projects on Lolland-Falster, Knuthenborg expects a further increase in materials delivered into the port.

”In August, we have demolished a warehouse at the port’s middle pier in order to create additional space for discharging and storage directly at the quayside”, says Christoffer Knuth. ” This has increased the area for discharging stones and crushed rock considerably and give room for more and bigger vessels in the port”.

Additional restructuring is expected to take place over the next years in order to meet the increasing demand for stones and crushed rock in particular.

Bandholm Port has modern crane and quay facilities and a considerable volume of gravel, crushed rock and stone, grain, fertiliser, timber and biofuel.

As of 1 January 2015, Blue Water Shipping will take over the day-to-day operation as well as sales and marketing of the privately owned Bandholm Port on Lolland.

Facts - Bandholm Port:
Total storage capacity: 11,000 m2
Quay capacity for cargo vessels: 600 m
Channel dredged to 5.8 metres
Bandholm Port is 100 per cent owned by Knuthenborg Gods

Further information
Søren Knudsen, Public Relation Manager

11 September 2014:10:29