Scandinavian Auto Logistics opens new terminal in the Port of Esbjerg
The Mayor of Esbjerg officially opened the terminal at a reception held on Wednesday 5th September 2018.
With an additional terminal, SAL plans to expand its activities and increase the number of vehicles handled each year in the Port of Esbjerg.
The new terminal, Terminal 2, is located in the newly developed East Port area, with direct access to the E20 highway. The terminal covers an area of 60.000 m², which is equal to the size of about nine football pitches. This means that, in total, SAL now operates an area of 110.000 m² in the Port of Esbjerg.
Terminal 2 offers state-of-the-art conditions for smooth turnaround of both auto transporters and car carrier vessels. The new terminal is designed to accommodate about 3000 cars and adopts the highest quality standards for safe storage and handling of new cars.
The car carrier ‘the City of Rome’ was the first vessel to call at the new terminal on 2nd September. SAL estimates that about 100 car carriers will call at Terminal 2 on an annual basis for discharging and loading of new vehicles.
“The new terminal consolidate the Port of Esbjerg as a main hub for car import in Denmark. We will now be able to increase our capacity and provide an even more effective discharging and distribution of new vehicles,” states CEO, Henrik Otto Jensen.