Situated in northern Europe, Denmark operates on a free market and mixed economy and is among the top 5 most developed countries in the world. Having a small economy that is open to trading with other countries, Denmark relies on trade to boost its economic growth as well as engage in free trade of goods and services with its trade partners.
Denmark’s economy is mainly dominated by the service, manufacturing and trade sectors and with agriculture and fishing adding a small percentage to the economy. It mainly trades with countries such as Germany, Sweden, Norway, the UK, China, France, Spain, and the US among other countries.
Since Denmark is highly open to international trade, it exports products such as foodstuffs, packaged medicaments, machinery, instruments and more. It imports goods such as cars, chemicals, machinery, consumer goods, and computers among others. The country has a positive balance of trade.
As a member of the European Union, Denmark maintains bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements with countries that have entered an FTA with the EU. Such include Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Mexico, Canada, Japan and more. As a member of the EU, WTO, and OECD, Denmark endeavours to mitigate free trade barrier.
Thus, the information below can provide you adequate information to take advantage of the sea and air freights in the country for the exploration of your international trade interests with Denmark.
Denmark oversees an extensive sea freight forwarding in most ports of the country, of which the biggest ones are described below:
This port’s establishment dates back to the middle ages. It is located in Copenhagen in Denmark and occupies about 200 hectares of production area and about 300 hectares of development area. The port has modern equipment and well-maintained facilities that handle over 15 million tons of cargo and over 1 million TEUs container throughput.
The port has well-established rail and road networks to other nearby regions in the country.
Situated in Aarhus in Denmark, this port was established in 1845 and is the largest container port in the country. It occupies almost 180 hectares and has well-maintained port facilities and equipment. Its annual cargo volumes amount to 9 million tons and the port has a container throughput of more than 2.8 million TEUs. Future expansion plans will see the port handling 20 million tons a year.
The port of Aarhus is connected to other nearby regions by well-developed and flexible road and rail links.
Located in Fredericia municipality in Denmark, this port was established in 1st January 2000. It handles about 9 million tons of cargo annually and has a container throughput of 833,000 TEUs.
The port has well-established rail and road links to other neighboring regions in the country.
Below describes an overview of air freight forwarding in major airports of Denmark.
It is situated in Kastrup in Copenhagen, Denmark spreads over 11.8 square km and was opened in 1925. The airport handles about 300,000 tons of cargo and has well-established rail and road networks to facilitate transport to surrounding regions.
Opened in 1961, this airport is located in Billund municipality in Denmark. It handles an annual cargo volume of about 73,000 tons. Its ground connection is by road and plans for rail links are underway.