Business areas

The Port of Aabenraa's business areas

The Port of Aabenraa is one of Denmark’s 15 biggest commercial harbours in terms of turnover of goods. In 2014 more than 1.35 million tonnes of solid bulk goods were loaded or unloaded at the quays, which is an increase of almost 15% compared to 2013, when the record from 2007 was broken.

The Port of Aabenraa’s business areas are wide-ranging, and we can handle everything from dry and liquid bulk to Ro-Ro and general cargo. From 2016, we will be expanding our business area when the first cruise ship calls at the port.

Dry bulk

Dry bulk is the generic term for various loose goods such as feedstuffs, grain and fertiliser for the agricultural sector, road salt, wood pellets and wood chips used as bio-energy, and a wide range of materials such as gravel, stones, granite chippings and raw materials from the sea that are used in the building and construction industry.

At the Port of Aabenraa we have great experience of both loading and unloading of large quantities of bulk goods quickly and efficiently and can offer the necessary quay area and considerable water depths catering for vessels with deep draughts.

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Liquid bulk

Liquid bulk includes products such as crude oil, organic oil, chemicals, molasses, fish oil, soya oil, etc.

The Port of Aabenraa has 2 tanker jetties with ancillary pipelines where water depths reach 11 metres. Storage capacity for various types of liquid bulk is also available – please contact the Port of Aabenraa for details.



The Port of Aabenraa has modern Ro-Ro facilities, where loads can be driven onboard the ships.

We have good experience of Ro-Ro projects – both major and minor – and with good access and a large Ro-Ro terminal, the Port of Aabenraa is an ideal choice for the shipping of Ro-Ro goods.


General cargo: Project loads and other tasks

The Port of Aabenraa has found that goods increasingly require non-traditional solutions and special equipment due to the fact that items handled today are both bigger and heavier.

The Port of Aabenraa can handle major tasks and heavy lifting due to the fact that our biggest crane has a lifting capacity of 144 tonnes. In the event that this is not sufficient, our second crane can also be used to execute a tandem lift.


Cruise ships

In August 2016 the cruise ship BRAEMAR called at the Port of Aabenraa as the first cruise ship at the harbour.

The Port of Aabenraa has optimum navigation conditions, and in addition to the beautiful approach via Aabenraa Fjord, Aabenraa has a wonderful location facing out onto the Baltic Sea.

Both in the Municipality of Aabenraa and across Southern Jutland as a whole there are special sights and attractions to visit when you arrive at the Port of Aabenraa by cruise ship.

BRAEMAR is owned by the Norwegian shipping line Fred. Olsen Cruiser Lines. It can accommodate up to 930 passengers and 370 crew members.