Transport Denmark with Seacon Logistics
Seacon Logistics is your logistics service provider and central point of contact for transport to and from Denmark. From strategic locations and together with our worldwide network of agents and partners, we quickly, smoothly and cost-effectively take care of your transport. From full loads (FTL), part loads (LTL), pallets, intermodal to special transport.
Denmark is one of the economically strongest countries in Europe. The relatively small country in Northern Europe has about 5 million inhabitants and borders Sweden and Germany. Denmark is known for its flat landscape and numerous islands, of which Zeeland (where the capital Copenhagen is located) is the largest.
The country is an important member of the European Union and has an efficient infrastructure for goods transport. Transport in Denmark runs smoothly thanks to its well-developed roads, railways, deep-sea ports, airports and good connections with neighbouring countries. In recent years, Denmark has experienced strong economic growth, resulting in one of the highest gross domestic products (GDP) per capita in the world.
Denmark is an important trading partner for many countries in Europe and North America. The main Danish export products are machinery, electronics, pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs. The main import products come from Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and China. Generally, Denmark's main trading partners are Germany, Sweden, Norway and China.
For Denmark transport, it is only logical for you as a company – together with Seacon as your professional partner – to take your logistics to a higher level. On this page, you can read more about our transport solutions for Denmark.
Important transport routes Denmark and your benefits
Denmark has long been known for its high level of development in the European Union. The high investments in logistics have also paid off for the country, making transportation within Denmark run smoothly and efficiently.
The main thoroughfares in Denmark are the highways that run throughout the country, making all major cities easily accessible. The two main highways are the E20 and E45, which run from north to south and connect the country's two largest cities (Copenhagen and Aalborg). Furthermore, there are several national roads that connect important places in the country and serve as an alternative to highways. The roads are wide and in good condition, making road transport fast and reliable. There are also numerous bridges and tunnels that allow transportation between the different islands. Given the geography of Denmark, this is of course extremely important.
Rail transport in Denmark is also very well-developed. The railway spans a length of more than 3000 kilometres and is spread throughout the national territory. The main routes run from Copenhagen to Aarhus and from Copenhagen to Fredericia, connecting these areas with neighbouring countries and enabling international transport.
Thanks to its direct location on two seas (namely the Baltic Sea and the North Sea) and important sections or straits, such as the Skagerrak in the north, the Kattegat in the east, and the Sound in the south, sea freight is very important for Denmark.
The largest and most important port in the country is the container port in Copenhagen (also known as Port of Copenhagen or Københavns Havn), which is also the largest in Scandinavia. The port has several terminals used for the transportation of containers, cars, general cargo and special transport. Thanks to its central location and good intermodal connections, it is an important hub for Northern European transport.
Another important seaport in Denmark is the port of Aarhus, which is located on the east coast of the country and serves as a gateway to the Scandinavian markets. The port of Aalborg (north coast of the country), the port of Esbjerg (on the west coast) and the port of Frederikshavn (in the north) are also of great importance for the transportation of general cargo and special transport.
Air freight transport is also very well-developed in Denmark. The main airport in Denmark is Copenhagen-Kastrup International Airport, which is located near the capital city of Copenhagen. The airport has a modern cargo terminal and is also one of the largest air cargo airports in Northern and Central Europe. Many airlines regularly fly from Denmark to international destinations and vice versa, due to the country's close trade relations with its trading partners.
Important cities for cargo transport in Denmark
In addition to many beautiful natural landscapes, Denmark also has important cities and industrial centres that are particularly valuable to the Scandinavian country.
Copenhagen is undoubtedly the most important transport city in the country, as it houses Denmark’s largest port and one of the largest in Northern Europe, and the city is close to Sweden. Thanks to its proximity to Copenhagen-Kastrup International Airport and optimal intermodal transport options, the city is ideally suited for goods transport.
The second largest city in Denmark is called Aarhus and plays an important commercial and industrial role. The city on the east coast of Jutland is home to a large port from which mainly agricultural products are exported. Its location on the E45, one of the main road connections in Denmark, also makes the city attractive to companies for through transport within Europe.
The city of Aalborg is another important logistics location in Denmark and has great importance for transport in and between Northern and Central Europe.Due to its geographical proximity to Sweden and Norway and the excellent infrastructure connections, many goods are shipped from here to other parts of Europe. Aalborg Airport is also the fourth largest airport in the country.
Transport solutions from Seacon Logistics
We offer different types of transport to and from Denmark. Whether it concerns general cargo, less-than-truckload or full-truckload shipping, air freight, sea freight or freight transport – we will ensure that your goods arrive at their destination safely and on time. Below you will find our transport solutions to and from Denmark:
- Groupage transport to Denmark
- Pallet shipment
- Partial loads (LTL / LCL)
- Full loads (FCL / FTL)
- Rail transport
- Deliveries in the city centre
- Delivery with tailboard
- Express delivery to Denmark
Groupage Denmark - LCL and LTL
The term LTL (Less Than Truck Load) is used in freight transport to indicate that only part of the available cargo space of the truck is filled. In the logistics industry, it is therefore common to combine several partial loads at one loading point or to add a partial load. In short, groupage or LTL is therefore the merging of several smaller loads into one larger load. This optimises the use of the freight container during road freight.
The abbreviation LCL stands for Less than Container Load and in sea freight refers to shipments that do not fill an entire container and are combined with other general cargo in a consolidated container. LCL transport mainly offers price advantages and some benefits in practical handling and stowage. For general cargo, only proportionate transport costs are incurred for the use of the container volume.
Full loads Denmark - FCL or FTL
The abbreviation FCL (Full Container Load) is used in sea freight for full container loads. Unlike LCL: a load that only partially fills a container. With FCL loads, the container is loaded by a shipper and unloaded at the destination by a consignee.
With an FTL delivery (Full Truck Load), the shipment fills the entire available cargo space. The truck transports this shipment to its destination without reloading. This is for one recipient. This completely utilises the truck’s transport capacity.
Fast delivery is the main advantage of FTL. This is because there is no need for transhipment or extra route planning to different recipients. The truck drives directly to one destination. It is the most effective method of transporting goods by road to a final destination.
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Special transport Denmark
In our wide range of transport services, we also offer special transport to and from Denmark. This is the worldwide transport of long, high and heavy goods that do not fit in a container or truck. We believe it is important to comply with all international regulations and guidelines in this type of transport. Especially when transporting dangerous goods, regardless of whether they are transported to or from Denmark to abroad. Below you will find an overview of all goods that Seacon Logistics transports:
- Long goods
- Dangerous goods (ADR)
- Boxes (KTN)
- Boxes (BOX)
- Heavy load
- Pallets (PLT)
- Gitter boxes (GIBO)
- Barrels (FSS)
- Other loose goods
Transport options Denmark: to and from Asia, America, Europe and Africa
At Seacon Logistics we understand that, in addition to the quality of your products, fast shipping and associated satisfied customers are of great importance. That is why we facilitate the worldwide transport of your goods in all aspects. Goods transport within Europe is usually handled via road freight, but for shipments to and from Asia, America and Africa, we of course also have sea freight and air freight at your disposal.
From our locations at strategically located terminals, we supply all major consumer markets. By outsourcing your transport to and from Denmark to Seacon Logistics, you benefit from the advantage that you do not have to worry about complicated coordination across different continents and time zones. With us, you are guaranteed – partly thanks to the excellent cooperation with our partner network – a fast, efficient and well-organised shipment.
Transit and delivery times for transport to Denmark
To satisfy you and meet all your requirements, reliability and speed are paramount at Seacon Logistics. That is why we work closely with a worldwide partner network and can plan, execute and organise your transport efficiently.
It is also possible to send express shipments, we arrange this in collaboration with our network. Fast transport services and our in-house customs clearance ensure that your transport from Denmark arrives at your customer faster than usual.
For daily updated information and reliable transport planning, please contact us directly. Our specialists are always ready to help you.
Customs: the correct import and export documents
Our focus is always on the entire logistics chain. To serve you even better, our in-house customs department takes care of the necessary import and export documents and transport certificates. Our Compliance Desk checks whether your goods comply with all guidelines and sanction regulations at the place of destination. This way you will not be faced with unpleasant surprises and you can concentrate on your core business. Thanks to our status as Authorised Economic Operator (previously AEO-certified) and 'preferred supplier', we can minimise delays. An important advantage for you as a customer.
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Incoterms®: Protect your international trade with Denmark
As a global logistics chain director, Seacon Logistics deals a lot with Incoterms®. Although we are not involved in the commercial agreements between buyer and seller, we are often consulted about the dangers and consequences of the various Incoterms® before a transaction is concluded. In practice, many companies still underestimate the risks.
To ensure that contractual formulas in the trade of goods are interpreted equally by buyer and seller, we have created a white paper and an infographic.
Important additional information: Public holidays, driving bans and local details
Denmark's geographical location and beautiful nature immediately stand out. That is why specific guidelines have been issued to protect the landscape and the population. There are also local specifics that you should take into account. Below is an overview with some important details:
- Driving on goods transport: There is no general ban on driving on public holidays or Sundays in Denmark. However, there are local restrictions that must be observed. On the island of Bornholm, for example, there is a driving ban for trucks above a certain load on Sundays and public holidays.
- Toll: In Denmark, a toll is levied on certain routes, which is calculated according to the vehicle class and the distance travelled. We are happy to help you gain insight into the costs.
- Many islands: Denmark consists of many islands that are connected by bridges. It is important to be informed in advance about the geographical characteristics and possible transport restrictions. As a Denmark expert, we are happy to assist you with this.
If you have more detailed questions about the specifics or rules in Denmark, please feel free to contact our team. In a joint logistic analysis, we examine which aspects are relevant for your goods transport.
The strength of Seacon: logistics at its heart since 1985
Since the establishment of Seacon Logistics, we have been building our organisation as a leading logistics chain director. Today, Seacon Logistics has over 700 employees at various strategic locations throughout Europe. Yet the origins of the family business can still be felt in our organisation. And that is precisely where our strength lies. Logistic services from the heart, that's what we are all about!
With a strong we-feeling, we take on logistical challenges and work together to serve you as our customer in the best possible way. With innovative and efficient solutions, we take your logistics to a new level. Transparent communication, personal approach and entrepreneurship are the basis of our customers' trust.
Are you interested in a transport solution to a country other than Denmark? Then take a look at one of our many other partner countries:
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
- United States
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