Copenhagen Malmo Port, the transnational port authority for the cities of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmo, Sweden, reported total port activities in both Sweden and Denmark increased 3 percent in 2012 to 14.1 million metric tons, compared with 13.7 million metric tons in 2011.
“Volumes are increasing in several different areas, primarily in the building materials, recycling and energy sectors,” said Johan Rostin, CEO of CMP, in a written statement.
Goods volume in Malmo increased by 12 percent in 2012 to 8.8 million metric tons, driven by gains in vehicle imports, ferry traffic to Germany and oil storage.
CMP handled 457,000 vehicles in 2012, 9 percent more than in 2011. Traffic of heavy goods vehicles from the Travemunde, Germany, ferries increased by 7 percent to 227,000 vehicles. Transit storage of oil products rose by just over 500,000 metric tons.