auto Terminal

Our Auto Terminal has a storage area of 150,000 sqm purpose-built for securing an efficient and damage-free handling of finished vehicles inbound and outbound connecting Sea, Rail and Road. The storage area is expandable upwards, enabling us to store an additional number of vehicles if required – also on very short notice.

Key location
The SAL Auto Terminal is strategically located at the Port of Esbjerg, providing an easy access to a large number of intermodal transport connections. We are therefore able to offer a speedy and cost-effective delivery of finished vehicles to Scandinavia, Central Europe and the UK .

Operating around the clock
The terminal operates all hours, every day, to eliminate congestion and secure a fast turn-over. During periods of high volumes and vessel bunching, our advanced scheduling system and modern facilities enable us to keep efficiency at the highest level.


Secure and safe handling of vehicles

  • The storage area is fully fenced and raised to protect against flooding.
  • A paved, clean and illuminated terminal area (with drains, firefighting equipment etc.) ensures a safe, damage-free stocking of new vehicles.
  • Our specialist staff are fully trained and committed to act in total compliance with the instructions of our customers, as well as the ECG Operations Quality Manual.
  • A high level of security is maintained (in compliance with the ISPS Code), including video monitoring and surveillance with guards on duty 24/7.

For the benefit of car manufacturers, dealerships and end customers, we also offer a range of value-added services (e.g. PDI/PPO and customization) at our Vehicle Processing Centre. 

Auto transport truck exiting SAL's Auto terminal. In the background, numerous cars are seen at the Terminal.

Registration and tracking
The location of each vehicle is carefully registered using a barcode scanner, and any technical service on a vehicle is also registered. With our integrated IT-solutions, customers are able to access this data in real time, enabling them to monitor when specific cars are ready to be serviced or transported to their end destination.