16 m Euro invested in new cargo terminal

The increase in cargo volumes along with strengthening the distribution make Blue Water Shipping realise the construction of a large cargo terminal in Taulov

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The new large terminal will become the centre for our European road traffics as well as for our growing parcel activities

06 July 2015 13:26

The growth has been remarkable throughout the recent years in the transport and logistics company Blue Water Shipping. The increasing amount of clients as well as cargo volumes mean that the company will now invest in a 12,300 sqm cargo terminal as well as 1,800 sqm office facilities at the motorway close to Taulov in Fredericia.

"Today, Blue Water has a strong set-up with offices and terminals in several locations in Denmark. This means that we are close to the clients and are able to deliver their commodities and cargo quickly and effectively and we will uphold our local presence and the local jobs. The new large terminal will become the centre for our European road traffics as well as for our growing parcel activities. Also, a lot of sea freight will be handled in the new facilities in Taulov. The establishment of the new terminal shall also ensure that we can handle the expected continued growth in volumes", says Søren Nielsen, Director for General Cargo in Blue Water Shipping.

The new terminal will be 250 metres long and 50 metres wide. With 100 gates, the modern terminal will become the centre for import/export as well as distribution in Jutland with daily connections to the other Danish terminals. Once the terminal is fully operational, it is expected that 800-1,000 trucks will be handled on a weekly basis and already in the project phase, focus is on internal logistics, scanning systems and maximum automation of processes.

"With the new terminal, our clients will experience an even faster and more effective service. Also, we will be able to deliver service of a higher quality and with the possibility to fulfil the increasing demands, from the industry, to effectivity and flexibility. We focus on customised transport solutions and it is the individual solutions that make the difference", says Søren Nielsen.

Perfect location

The location close to the motorway in Taulov is chosen with care. The infrastructure is excellent - close to the motorway and close to the rail terminal in Taulov.

"Taulov provides a perfect location where we can utilise the interaction between the motorway and the combined terminal. Also, it is a logistically optimal location in relation to our comprehensive cooperation with PostNord", says Allan Junge, Group Financial Director of Blue Water Shipping.

The project amounts to 16 million Euro and the cargo terminal and office are expected to be completed next summer.

"We have had a good and constructive cooperation regarding the project with Fredericia Municipality, who have shown great understanding for our needs. I think we have a magnificent project and we look forward to the continued cooperation with Fredericia Municipality", says Allan Junge.

A happy mayor

Also in Fredericia, the joy of having a new cargo terminal and more jobs is obvious. Fredericia Municipality has sold an minor area of 3,500 sqm to Blue Water as well as a five-year option to buy another 50,000 sqm.

"We are pleased and proud that Blue Water Shipping has chosen to expand here. It means growth and new jobs. The new cargo terminal emphasises that Fredericia is the centre of Denmark when talking about transport and logistics", says Jacob Bjerregaard, the mayor of Fredericia.

The terminal's address will be Dronningens Kvarter by the motorway where E20 and E45 meet. Blue Water has bought the plot from E45 Erhvervsudlejning with Colliers as their estate agent. Niras, a long-term partner of Blue Water, acts as building owner consultant on the construction which will begin during the summer with Ajcon as turnkey contractor.

06 July 2015 13:26

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