Conditions of navigation

The sailing conditions in Aabenraa Harbor are extremely good and the harbor can be sailed 24 hours a day. The entry takes place from Aabenraa Fjord, via a 1000 meter long and 11 meter deep channel, and up to the harbour. With up to 11 meters of water depth, both large and small ships can dock at the port - safely and efficiently.

Havnelods Aabenraa Havn


The location of Aabenraa Harbor is 55⁰ 02' 5N - 0⁰25' 7E. The harbor consists of 3 basins (Nyhavn, Gammelhavn and Sydhavn) as well as Sønderjyllandskajen, Ro-Ro facility, and 2 Tanskibsbroer.

The entrance to the harbor is via a 1000 meter long channel. The largest dry cargo ships that can sail through the Port of Aabenraa have a ship length of 250 meters and no width restrictions. In the case of tankers, the maximum length is 210 meters and no width restrictions either, however a maximum of 50,000 Displacements TS. Maximum permitted speed in the harbor basins is 4 knots. The dug trench is marked with barrels with top designation on both sides.


Bassin Dybde
Nyhavn 6,5m - 9,3m
Gammelhavn 7,5m
Sydhavn 3,0m
Sønderjyllandskajen 11,0m
Ro-Ro anlæg 11,0m
Tankskibsbro I 11,0m
Tankskibsbro II 7,0m


There is no noticeable tidal difference. Strong north-east/easterly winds can cause high tides of up to 1.5 metres. Strong south-westerly winds can cause particularly low tides of up to 1 metre.

Further information about Aabenraa Harbor can be found at The Danish Harbor Pilot.


The Port of Aabenraa has prepared a handbook, Port Information and Safety Regulation, for tankers calling at the port.

In connection with the implementation of rules and regulations, the Port of Aabenraa has prepared the attached handbook, Port Information and Safety Regulation, which contains information in connection with tanker calls at the port.