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Odense (DKODE)

Odense, Southern Denmark Region, Denmark

Port Code DKODE Port Name Odense
City Odense Country/Region Denmark
Port Type Dry Port Category Port City
Odense Harbour (Port Code:DKODE) is the port of Odense, Denmark. Founded in 1803 (219 years ago), Denmark's only canal harbour and is the country's seventh largest commercial port in terms of turnover. It consists primarily of Inner Harbour, at the end of Odense Canal, and Odense Steel Terminal of Munkebo, which is located adjacent to the Odense Steel Shipyard. The port has a land area of approximately 4,000,000 square metres (43,000,000 sq ft) and a water area of almost 1,000,000 square metres (11,000,000 sq ft). Its industrial importance has declined since the 1960s, but a transformation is underway, including new residential and small business areas. In 2012, Port of Odense purchased the site of the former Odense Steel Shipyard which had been Denmark's second-largest shipbuilding facility. Lindø Industrial Park is now being developed on the site with an emphasis on companies working in the off-shore sector.
The Port of Odense comprises two main harbours, the commercial harbour (Odense Erhvervshavn) in the city area and the industrial harbour (Odense Ervervshavn) at Lindø near Munkebo to the north. The commercial harbour has three basins or docks, stretching some 3,350 m (10,990 ft) along the quay. Odense Havn owns 2,000 m (6,600 ft) of the quayside while Odense Municipality owns the remaining 1,350 m (4,430 ft). The water generally has a depth of 7.5 m (25 ft). The terminal in Munkebo has a depth of 11 m (36 ft) and a quay 630 m (2,070 ft) in length. In addition to extensive truck parking areas, the warehousing covers 1,100 m2 (12,000 sq ft) while the silo facilities cover 1,000 m2 (11,000 sq ft).

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