The international container port of Denmark

The Port of Aarhus is the largest container port in Denmark and has a central location, internationally as well as domestically.


  • The Port of Aarhus has approx. 100 employees
  • 150 private companies in the port have several thousand employees
  • The governance of the port is carried out by the seven-member Board of Directors
  • The Port of Aarhus is a municipal self-governing port with independent finances

Port of Aarhus - all of Denmark's port

Port of Aarhus is Denmark's largest commercial port, with the country's largest container terminal (market share approx. 65 per cent) and the country's largest public bulk turnover (approx. 66 per cent). This means that a significant part of the food and non-food products that are imported and exported to and from Denmark are handled via Port of Aarhus.

The EU has recognized Port of Aarhus as a port of European importance, as Port of Aarhus is one of only two Danish Ten-T Core ports, and we are comfortable in international competition with the container ports in e.g. Germany and Holland.

Port of Aarhus has a finely meshed route with connections to most of the world. The world's largest container ships call at Port of Aarhus – as the only Danish port - every week.

Port of Aarhus is characterized by high efficiency, and free competition between several terminal operators makes Port of Aarhus one of the market's most competitive - even when it comes to price.

Ships calling at Aarhus can make use of our pilot service, mooring service and tugboats. The port service is available 24/7, all year round and at very short notice. The two tugboats "Aros" and "Hermes", the pilot boat "Thrym" and the port security boat "Ara" are available.

Port of Aarhus is undergoing rapid development. A new master plan outlines an extension of the port by 180 hectares - corresponding to 50 per cent of the current port area.

Port of Aarhus is a municipal self-governing port with its own board of directors and is operated as an economically independent unit without public subsidies.

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