Aarhus Port (DKAHS)

Port Code DKAHS / DKAAR City Aarhus
Port Name AARHUS Country/Region Denmark
Category Port City Route EUROPEAN BRANCH PORT
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Aarhus Port (DKAHS)


The port of Aarhus is a deep sea port located in Aarhus Bay on the east coast of Jutland, Denmark. The port is backed by a mountain and surrounded by peninsulas and islands outside the port. It is a good haven. The port opened in 1845 and is the second largest port in Denmark and the largest container port in Denmark, occupying 50% of the Danish market. In 2014, the Port of Aarhus shipped approximately 7.6 million metric tons of cargo. The port is about 32 km from the airport , and Aarhus is a distribution center for cereals and livestock products in Jutland.

The Port of Aarhus includes 6 terminals, including container, bulk cargo, tanker, ferry and cruise terminals. The container terminal has a shoreline of 1,300 meters, an area of ​​750.000 square meters and a water depth of 14 meters. Provide 3 super Panamax cranes, 4 super super Panamax cranes and 1 Panamax crane. Equipped with multiple terminals to handle bulk cargo such as coal and feed, as well as timber and windmills. The bulk cargo terminal handles grain, sand and gravel. The tanker terminal handles petroleum, gasoline, chemicals, molasses and cement.

The port has a temperate maritime climate, with more southeast and southwest winds in summer, and northeast and northwest winds in winter. There are an average of 39 days of strong winds of magnitude 7 and above, mostly from October to February each year. From January to March, there is an ice period, which hinders navigation for about 23 days. The annual average rainfall is about 800mm. No tides. The water area of ​​the port is about 84 hectares, the shoreline of the terminal is 10km in length, and the maximum water depth is about 14m. Loading and unloading equipment includes various shore cranes, gantry cranes, portable cranes, multi-purpose cranes, floating cranes, double-tube forklifts, gooseneck tractors and suction lifts, as well as oil pipelines with a diameter of 101.6~304.8mm For loading and unloading oil. Loading and unloading efficiency: 100 tons of grain per hour, 300 tons of chemical fertilizer per hour, and 1,200 cubic meters of crude oil per hour. The warehouse area is 130,000 square meters, the grain storage capacity is 180,000 cubic meters, and the container site reaches 10 hectares. The average coal unloading capacity of the coal terminal is 1,333 tons per hour, 32,000 tons of coal can be unloaded in 24 hours, and the ship loader can load 2,000 tons per hour. The coal site has a capacity of 600,000 tons, and is equipped with a sampling machine, a screening machine, a crusher, and a two-way coal weighing system. The annual coal handling capacity is about 3 million tons. The main imported goods are coal, grain, petroleum, timber, fertilizer, feed, coconut oil and soybean cakes, and the main export goods are machinery, refrigeration equipment, vegetable oil, canned meat, furniture and agricultural products. In 1994, the container throughput reached 230,000 TEU, an increase of 4.5% over 1993. Operations can be arranged if necessary during holidays, but 50% to 100% of overtime should be charged.

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Summary of DKAHS

Aarhus Port (port code: DKAHS / DKAAR) is the largest container port in Denmark, handling over 60% of the country's total container traffic and the harbour is open all year round. It is situated in Aarhus Bay on the east coast of Jutland.
The port has a total of 6 terminals, including container, bulk cargo, tanker, ferry and cruise terminals. The container terminal covers an area of 750,000 square meters. The bulk cargo terminal handles grain, sand and gravel. The tanker terminal handles petroleum, gasoline, chemicals, molasses and cement.
The port handles approximately 11.3 million tons of cargo and 396,000TEU annually. The principal imports entering this port are coal, grain, oil cake, fodder, copra oil, fertilisers, soya beans and timber. The main exports leaving this port are agricultural products including dairy produce, vegetable oils, canned meat, bacon and condensed milk. Refrigerating plant, furniture and machinery are also exported.
Each year about 8,136 vessels and Ro-Ro ferries, including 25 major cruise vessels visit this port. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 400 meters. The maximum draught is 12.6 meters. The maximum deadweight is 214,733t.