Honda focuses Nordic, Baltic car distribution at Copenhagen port
Copenhagen Malm' Port (CMP) has signed an agreement with Japanese car manufacturer Honda, making the Danish/Swedish port complex Honda’s hub for cars in the Nordic and Baltic countries. The agreement, effective from Oct. 1, will see approximately 40,000 cars going through CMP each year.
“It’s a matter of getting to the customer as fast as possible without any mistakes. The best way to achieve consistently high quality is by supplying the whole Nordic market from one terminal,” said Uffe Berg, sales manager for Honda Nordic.
Initially, CMP will receive two car carriers per week from Honda’s other European hub, Gent in Belgium, that receives cars from Honda’s factories in the United Kingdom and Japan. The cars will be transported from Malm' by truck to the Danish market and some parts of Sweden. Northern Sweden and Norway will be covered by railway transport. Finland and the Baltic countries will be supplied by feeder ships from Malm' to Hang'.
CMP said it expects to handle more than 350,000 new cars this year.