“Largest 50 Ports in Denmark”

Find the Biggest Danish Port

Denmark is a country in Europe, which occupies the Jutland peninsula and numerous islands. It lies in the South of Norway and Southwest of Sweden, bordering Germany on the south. Denmark is composed of a total of 130 ports (characterized by small ports).

In this article, we’ve enlisted the largest 50 ports in Denmark by the number of cargo tonnage shipped through the port annually. But, we also consider the container of ship visits and amount of containers handled per year.

This list will lead you to major Danish seaports!

Port of Copenhagen
Port of Copenhagen
Containervej 9 P.O.Box 900 Copenhagen K DK-2100 Denmark

The Port of Copenhagen is situated on the Eastern Sjaelland, in the center of the Øresund Region. It is one of the largest seaports in Denmark, and among the biggest port in Northern Europe.

  • TEU: 194 000 containerized cargo
  • Accommodate over 829 thousand passengers per year
  • Copenhagen Malmö Port and By & Havn operate the port
  • Handle most types of cargoes, like consumer goods and building materials
  • Compromise three sections: North Harbour, Inner Harbour, and Provestenen Harbour
  • One of the major port operators in the Øresund Region
Port of Aarhus
Port of Aarhus
Mindet 2 Postboks 130 Aarhus C, Jutland DK 8100 Denmark

Port of Aarhus ranked as the largest Danish container port. Almost 65% of the country’s container traffic is handled by the port. Most goods import in Denmark pass through the Port of Aarhus.

  • TEU:  431,000
  • Compromise six terminals: container, multi, bulk, tank, ferry, and cruise ship berth
  • Handled around 1000 ships annually
  • Container terminal span over 700 thousand square meter
  • Max vessel size: 15m depth, moor by 8 berths
  • Every Super Post-Panamax move 35 containers/ hour
Port of Grenaa
Port of Grenaa
Nordhavnsvej 1. Grenaa 8500

Port of Grenaa is situated in the center, with plenty of space for development. The port has excellent network connections and a strong focus on core segments.

  • TEU: 60, 500
  • Biggest industrial and commercial Danish port
  • Leading industrial ports for wind turbine projects in the country
  • Administered by the Grenaa Havn A/S
Port of Hirtshals
Port of Hirtshals
Norgeskajen 11. Hirtshals 9850. Denmark

Port of Hirtshals is a multi-purpose port situated on the coast of Skagerrak, on Vendsyssel-Thy island. This port works constantly on the improvement of conditions for the Danish ports and industries.

  • TEU: N/A
  • One of the largest fishing port
  • Home to a range of different commercial activities
  • Hub for all Fjord Line’s ferry routes between Denmark and Norway
  • Main cargo service: containers, fish, passengers, Ro-Ro, and breakbulk
  • Port destination: Iceland, Norway, Belgium, Faroe Island, and Sweden
  • Compromises several basins
Port of Korsor
Port of Korsor
Amerikakajen 1, 4220 Korsør, Denmark

Port of Korsor is situated on the Zealand side, southern Great Belt Bridge lands. They offer all the facilities that an effective commercial harbor has.

  • TEU: 1,100
  • Top cargo handle: dry bulk, breakbulk, fertilizer, cement, etc
  • Constant development and improving facilities, traffic conditions, and service
  • Mainly traffic, fishing, and naval port
  • Water depth: 8m, total length of quay: 1200m
Port of Odense
Port of Odense
Gamle Havnekaj, 5000 Odense, Denmark

Port of Odense is also known as Odense Havn founded in 1803. The port ranked as the 7th-largest commercial port by turnover.

  • TEU: 15,550
  • Consists of Inner Harbour and Odense Steel Terminal
  • Approx. 4 million m2 land area; 1 million m2 water area
  • Heavy load area: 3.000m²
  • 2nd-largest shipbuilding facility
Port of Esbjerg
Port of Esbjerg
Hulvejen 1. Esbjerg DK-6700

Port of Esbjerg was built in 1868, located on Southern Jutland, occupies more than 4,000,000 sq. m. It is the important hub in England for passenger traffic, a competitor to Hamburg and Aarhus for freight.

  • TEU: 238 000
  • Premier port for  shipping offshore wind turbines
  • Largest port for oil and gas sector in Denmark
  • Provide six regular Ro-Ro liner service
  • Received 6,000+ vessel calls annually
  • Handled 4.5 million tons of cargo
  • Imported over 70,000 cars
Port of Fredericia
Port of Fredericia
Vesthavnsvej 33. Fredericia DK-7000. Denmark

Port of Fredericia is one of the largest container port in the south coast region of Denmark. The location of the port provides optimal conditions for easy and efficient handling and transshipping of goods. It occupies a large trading space for container goods.

  • TEU: 21,600
  • Approx. 6.8 tonnes annual cargo turnover
  • Biggest port for import and export in Denmark
  • Main operation: project cargo, trailer cargo, containers, liquid bulk, etc
  • Connected to European and global market
  • Specialized berths for dangerous cargo
Rødby Færgehavn
Rødby Færgehavn
Lolland, Denmark

Rødby Færgehavn is a harbor, situated on the southern Lolland, approx. 5 km southwest of the town of Rødby.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Harbour situated on the Northern Fehmarn Belt
  • Accommodate all sorts of goods
Port of Elsinore
Port of Elsinore
Sofhie Brahes gade 1A Helsingor DK-3000 Denmark

Port of Elsinore is a well-sheltered harbor, located on the Northeast Sjaelland, close to the crossing point in Sweden. The port is providing service to the largest cruise ships in the world.

  • TEU: N/A
  • One of the most important Danish port
  • Total of 3.99 cargo turnover (2010)
  • Around 60,000 vessel calls per year
  • Handle over 12 million passengers annually
Port of Aalborg
Port of Aalborg
Langerak 19, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark

Port of Aalborg is situated on the Limfjord, Aalborg in Denmark. It is operated by Aalborg Havn A/S, with a working environment certificated by ISO14001.

  • TEU: 67,500 annually
  • 0.3 meters average tide
  • Main import and export goods: fertilizer, cement, coal, oil cargo, etc
  • Open 24 hours, accessible all year round
Port of Frederikshavn
Port of Frederikshavn
Oliepieren 7, 9900 Frederikshavn, Denmark

Port of Frederikshavn is the most important Danish commercial harbor. Their service extends as a traffic harbor, ferry harbor, and versatile service industry.

  • TEU: 375 000
  • Modern port with good facilities and service set-up
  • Guarantee fast and efficient handling of cargo and ships
  • Offer best facilities and wold-class maritime service
  • Compromise 5 ferry berths and 3 Ro-Ro berths
Port of Enstedværkets
Port of Enstedværkets
Ensted Denmark

Port of Enstedværkets is situated within Aabenraa Fjord, around 2km from Aabenraa, and 20km Northern German.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Compromise six berths
  • Owned by Inter Terminals Denmark A/S
  • ISO 9001:2008 certificated
Port of Gedser
Port of Gedser
Havnegade 19 Gedser 4874 Denmark

Port of Gedser is a ferry harbor,  is situated on Falster, on the Baltic Sea. It is 70 n.m. south of Copenhagen.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Formed by two breakwaters with 100m entrance width
  • Smaller bulk vessels, crew vessels., call the port
  • Handle ships over 100m in length during summer zone
Port of Køge
Port of Køge
Havnen 39 Koege 4600 Denmark

Port of Køge is the oldest Danish port but develop into modernized port over the last years. It is equipped with modern facilities for different types of shipping.

  • TEU: 102, 000
  • Active and dynamic port
  • Main handles: dry and wet loading, tankers, bulk goods, and more
  • Well-supported by experienced suppliers and good equipment
Port of Aabenraa
Port of Aabenraa
P.O.Box 126 Mellemvej 25 Aabenraa DK-6200 Denmark

Port of Aabenraa is a modern commercial harbor in Denmark, ranked as the biggest Danish harbor. It has approx. 500 thousand square meters, and disposal of 70 thousand square meter quay.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Water depth: up to 11 meters
  • Well-equipped with Ro-Ro berths and 2 tanker jetties
  • Transport center for local, national, and international
  • Compromise three basins: Nyhavn, Gammelhavn and Sydhavn
  • The total amount of 2.66 million tons of cargo handled per year
Port of Rønne
Port of Rønne
Fiskerivej 1, 3700 Rønne, Denmark

Port of Rønne is one of the largest traffic and commercial ports of Bornholm. It is located in the Baltic Sea, providing a wide range of maritime services.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Largest Danish cruise ports
  • More than 3,000 ships call the port annually
  • The total amount of more than 1.4 tons of cargo
  • Provide quality service to passenger traffic operators
Port of Stigsnæsværket
Port of Stigsnæsværket
Stigsnaesvaerkets Havn

Port of Stigsnæsværket is located near Ørnehoved, southwest coast of Sjaelland, close to Stigsnæs Skov, approximately 60nm from Copenhagen.

  • TEU: N/A
  • One of the main coal import ports in Denmark
  • Handle bulk coal carriers and oil tankers annually
  • Accommodate 56 vessels call annually
  • Maximum vessel size LOA 335m, draught: 15.5m, beam 69m
Port of Kolding
Port of Kolding
Jens Holms Vej 1. Kolding DK-6000. Denmark

Port of Kolding is located at the head of Kolding Fjord, the center transport hub where the railroad, trucks, and ships meet. It is well-protected from floating ice and heavy seas.

  • TEU: 200
  • Open for shipping all year round
  • Handle most types of general cargo
  • Approximately 1,000 vessels of cargo handled per year
  • Maximum vessel size: draught – 7.0m
Port of Kalundborg
Port of Kalundborg
Baltic Pl. 2, 4400 Kalundborg, Denmark

Port of Kalundborg is the naturally well-sheltered port located in Kalundborg, at the head of Kalundborg Fjord, on the northwest coast of Zealand island.

  • TEU:  50 000 annual capacity
  • 15m draft, deep-water basin
  • Accommodate state-of-the-art port facilities
  • Operate 24/7
  • Provide fast truck turn times
  • Handle goods: dry bulk, liquid bulk, containers, passengers, breakbulk, and Ro-Ro
Port of Randers
Port of Randers
Kulholmsvej 1, 8930 Randers, Denmark

Port of Randers is the only Danish river port, administered by the Randers Port Authority.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Consists of a northern and southern basin
  • Total quay length: 3km
  • Handle different commodities in general and bulk cargo
  • Max. size:  LOA 145 m,  draught 6,10 m, and BEAM 19
Port of Thyborøn
Port of Thyborøn
Tankskibsvej 4, 7680 Thyborøn, Denmark

Port of Thyborøn operating as a commercial port for over 100 years. It is located on the North Sea coast of Denmark, with 5.8 km of quays and 900 thousand m2 of land service.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Handle over 3,500 vessel calls per year
  • One of the largest fishing ports in Denmark
  • Fully equipped harbor for project cargo
  • Compromise excellent heavy goods quay facilities
Port of Vejle
Port of Vejle
Sydkajen 16, 7100 Vejle, Denmark

Port of Vejle is located on Eastern Jutland, at the end of Vejle Fjord. It is around 105nm west of Copenhagen.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Consist of a single long basin with quay and yacht harbor
  • Main imports: fertilizer, steel, chemicals, grain, coal, stuff, and gravel
  • Top exports: steel, timber, grain, and scrap
  • Handle an average of 800 thousand – 900 thousand tons of cargo annually
Port of Ebeltoft
Port of Ebeltoft
Havneve 11 Ebeltoft 8400 Denmark

Port of Ebeltoft is situated on the Central East coast of Jutland, around 16nm west of Aarhus.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Consists of ferry harbor and fishing port
  • Maximum vessel size: approx. 2,000DWT.
Port of Orehoved
Port of Orehoved
Nykobing F Harbour Fejoegade 2. Nykobing F 4800. Denmark

Port of Orehoved is located on Northern Falster, is owned by Guldborgsund, yet administered by Guldborgsund Ports.

  • TEU: 1,100
  • Approx. 22 000 m2 port area
  • Over 160m main quay length
  • The main port for exporting grain
  • Around 60,000 tons of cargo handled per year
Petersværft Havn
Petersværft Havn
Petersværft Vordingborg Kommune 4772 Vordingborg Region Zealand Denmark

Petersværft Havn is strategically situated in Southern Zealand, in the middle of Vordingborg and Kalvehave.

  • TEU: N/A
  • It has an elevation of 1 meter
  • Coordinates: 54° 58′ 10.92”, 12° 4′ 31.08′
Port of Skagen
Port of Skagen
Havnevagtvej 30, 9990 Skagen, Denmark

The port of Skagen is an active commercial harbor and well frequented by fishing vessels. It is situated in Denmark’s northernmost town.

  • TEU: 8,160
  • Extensive fishing facilities as well as shipyard with associate service companies
  • Largest fishing harbour
  • Suitable for customer needs related to fishing and other business areas
Port of Nakskov
Port of Nakskov
Nakskov 4900 Denmark

Port of Nakskov is located on the west coast of Lolland, at the end of Nakskov Fjord.

  • TEU:2,286
  • Excellent shelter for all winds, navigable day and night
  • Main facilities: dry/bulk cargo, general cargo, ro-ro passenger/car ferries, and liquid cargoes
  • Cargo handled annually is around 580 vessels and 400,000t of cargo
ADP Nyborg Terminal
ADP Nyborg Terminal
Vendersgade 74, 7000 Fredericia, Denmark

The ADP Nyborg terminal is administered by the Associated Danish Ports A/S. It has the largest port system in Denmark.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Main focus: containers, roll-on/roll-off cargo, general cargo, and liquid/dry bulk
  • Contains different amount of berth in each cargo
  • Maximum draught at the berths is about 11 meters
Port of Tuborg
Port of Tuborg
Valby Langgade 1 Valby 2500 Denmark

Port of Tuborg is situated in Hellerup-north of Copenhagen. Previously it was a traffic and ferry port.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Manage by the Tuborg Port Authority
  • Port type is a seaport
Port of Allinge
Port of Allinge
Allinge, Bornholm 3770 Denmark

The port of Allinge is situated on the North East Coast of Burnham Island at the South West entrance to the Baltic sea.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Consist of an outer and inner basin
  • Separated by a locked gate with depths of 4.7m and 4.4m
  • Largest ship can enter
  • Outer basin size: length 60m, beam 11.5m, draught 4.3
  • Inner basin size: length 50m, beam 8.5m draught 4.0m
Port of Dania
Port of Dania
Dania, Jutland Denmark

Port of Dania is located on the Mariager Fjord. It is administered by the Dania Port Authority.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Operate for shipping out salt
  • Serves the sement work and dansk
  • Owned private quay situated 0.5nm
  • Max vessel size of Dania, Kongsdale, Dansk salt: LOA 130M, beam 18m, draught 5.1m
Port of Haderslev
Port of Haderslev
Postboks 11 Honnoerkajen 3 Haderslev Honnoerkajen 3 Denmark

Port of Haderslev is situated at the head of Haderslev Fjord on the East coast of the Danish mainland.

  • TEU: 4,300
  • Commercial harbor consist single basin
  • Appropriate for vessels up to 110m in length with 6.0m draught
  • Main exports: grain
  • Imports: coal, feedstuff, fertilizers, and gravel
  • Handled cargo annually: around 150 vessels and 100,000t of cargo
Port of Hadsund
Port of Hadsund
Port Office Hadsund, Jutland 9560 Denmark

Port of Hadsun is located on the north side of Mariager Fjord approximately 0.3nm southwest of Had sundbroen.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Main activities: fishing and yacht harbor
  • Helps to serve nearby several industrial companies
  • Approximately 25 vessels visit the port annually
Port of Hanstholm
Port of Hanstholm
Auktionsgade 39 Hanstholm 7730 Denmark

Port of Hanstholm is one of the largest commercial fishing ports in Denmark. It is situated on the most northwest corner of the west coast of Jylland.

  • TEU:18 000
  • Provides support services to the offshore oil gas operations and ferry service
  • Accommodate different types of fisheries
  • Ice-free throughout the year
  • Consist of an outer harbor and 8 basins
  • Around 310 vessels visit the port annually
Port of Hasle
Port of Hasle
Fiskerivej 1, 3700 Rønne, Denmark

Port of Hasle is surrounded by stone moles. It is situated on the west side of Bornholm Island and the southwest entrance to the Baltic Sea approximately 30nm southeast of Ystad.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Consist of an outer basin, center, and inner basin
  • Shelter mole extends around 400m NW from the coast, 170m S of the old S mole light
  • Maximum vessel size: LOA 75m, beam 12m, draught 4.5m
Port of Hobro
Port of Hobro
Ndr Kajgade 1 Hobro 9500 Denmark

The port of Hobro is located at the head of Mariager Fjord. It is managed by the Hobro Port Authority

  • TEU: N/A
  • Around 100 vessels visit the port annually
  • Maximum vessel size: LOA 130m, draught 5.0m
  • Good shelter
  • Anchorage depth 12.5m-13.7m, cargo pier depth 4.9m-6.1m
Port of Holbaek
Port of Holbaek
Holbaek Denmark.

Port of Holbaek, also known as HOLBAK is located in Denmark at 55.721° / 11.717°. The HOLBAEK Port is a modern harbor, which contains a large marina.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Port Authority: Holbaek Kommune
  • Port Type: Harbor
Port of Horsens
Port of Horsens
Ove Jensens Allé 35, 8700 Horsens, Denmark

The port of Horsens is an ice-free port. It is situated at the head of Horsens Fjord.

  • TEU: 7,000
  • Cargo handled: dry bulk and oil tankers
  • Main exports: agricultural products, grain, malt, and dairy produce
  • Main imports: coal, coke, iron, timber, fertilizers, and feedstuff
  • It has a small fishing harbor and great facilities for yachts and pleasure crafts
  • Approximately handled annually: exports 100,000t and imports 400,000t
Port of Kerteminde
Port of Kerteminde
Marinavej 4. Kerteminde 5300. Denmark.

Port of Kerteminde can be found on the island of Funen in the south part of the Kattegat to the west of the island of Sjaelland.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Handle fishing boats, and yachts only
  • the largest vessel handled: maximum LOA 120m, draught 4.2m
Port of Lemvig
Port of Lemvig
Havnegade 14. Lemvig 7620. Denmark.

Port of Lemvig is located on the south coast of the western part of Limfjord, on the northwest coast of Denmark.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Main activities: commercial and fishing port
  • Imports: timber, coal, coke, fertilizers, and stone
  • Exports: agricultural products, fish and bog ore
  • Vessels visit the port approximately 40 annually
Port of Mariager
Port of Mariager
Mariager, Jutland Denmark

The port of Mariager is situated in Denmark at 56.6545N, 9.9814E. It is managed by the port authority of Mariager.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Maximum vessel size is up to  500 feet in length
  • Channel and cargo pier is 16-20 feet 4.9-6.1 meters
  • Anchorage is about 41-45 feet 12.5-13.7 meters
Port of Marstal
Port of Marstal
Marstal Harbour Havnepladsen Marstal 5960. Denmark

The Port of Marstal is situated on the east coast of Aero in the South of Denmark. It is owned by the town municipality.

  • TEU: 18,270
  • Administered by the Marstal Port Authority
  • Regular ferry service
  • Maximum vessel sizes: LOA 115M, beam 20m, draught 4.5m
Port of Naestved
Port of Naestved
Toldbodgade 4. Naestved, Sjaelland DK 4700. Denmark

Port of Naestved is situated on the southwest coast of the island of Sjaelland, at the head of the canal in the northeast corner of Karrebaek Fjord.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Commercial and industrial harbor
  • Exports feed stuff and grain
  • Imports cement, cellulose, coal, fertilizers, general cargo, kaolin, timber, and wood pulp
  • Around 271,000t of cargo handled annually
Port of Nekso
Port of Nekso
Nexo 3730 Denmark

Port of Nekso is one of the largest Harbours situated on the South East coast of Bornholm.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Mainly a fishing port with a separate basin for general cargo
  • Around 15 vessels visit the port annually
  • Open navigation all over the year
Port of Nykobing Falster
Port of Nykobing Falster
Fejoegade 2 Nykobing Falster 4800 Denmark

The port of Nykobing Falster is located in the West Coast Falster Island, approximately 75nm SSW of Copenhagen.

  • TEU: N/A
  • It consists of 1,000 in the length of continuous quay
  • Administered by the Nykobing Falster Port Authority
  • Maintain with icebreaker assistance throughout the winter
  • Approximately 75 vessels are handled annually
Port of Nykobing Mors
Port of Nykobing Mors
Morso Kommune Jernbanevej 7. Nykobing, Mors 7900. Denmar

The Port of Nykobing Mors is situated in the Western part of Limfjord on Mors Island.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Facilities available for dry/bulk cargoes and tankers
  • The port type is harbor
  • Maximum size LOA 120m, beam 25m, draught 4.3m
Port of Rodvig
Port of Rodvig
Fiskerihavnen 8, 4673 Rødvig Stevns, Denmark

Port of Rodvig is situated at 3.5nm South West of Stevns Light Tower. It is administered by the Rodvig port authority.

  • TEU: N/A
  • This port is a small fishing and yacht harbor
  • Vessels visit annually is approx. 3,000
  • Maximum vessels size: LOA 50M, beam 10m, draught 3.5m
Port of Rudkobing
Port of Rudkobing
Rudkobing Lods og Havnekontor Rudkobing, Langeland 5900. Denmark.

Port of Rudkobing is the main port of Langeland island. It is open for commercial traffic and leisure sailors.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Mainly used by: coasters, yachts, small fishing vessels, and ferries
  • Cargo handled consists of grain, fertilizers, and general cargo
  • Annually handled approx. 60,000t
Port of Vordingborg
Port of Vordingborg
Harbour Office Valdemarsgade 43

The Port of Vordingborg is situated on the island of Masnedei south of Zealand, on the East side of Denmark.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Consist of two separate harbor areas: commercial, and fishing and pleasure craft area
  • Cargo handled annually: approx. 150,000t
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