The Kingdom of Denmark is a sovereign state in northern Europe’s Scandinavia that comprises Denmark and two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Its population is roughly 5.6 million. Denmark has a high-income economy that ranked sixth in nominal GDP per capita in 2014. If you are an exporter, you should learn more about this highly developed, stable anchor of Europe’s economy; you’ll quickly see that to export from the US to Denmark makes sense.

Denmark’s major industries include chemicals, food processing, shipbuilding, pharmaceuticals, and construction. The country’s main exports include industrial production/manufactured goods, fuels, and agricultural products.

Danes enjoy a high standard of living, and Denmark is frequently ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world, with one of the world’s highest per capita incomes. To export from the US to Denmark is to open a gateway to the rich markets of Scandinavia.

Full Container (FCL) or Groupage (LCL)

When shipping a container to Denmark, you have two options: a full container load (FCL) or groupage (LCL).

If the volume of your shipment is equal to at least half of a container, then a full container load (FCL) will be your best option. A 20-foot container accommodates 10 standard pallets, while a 40-foot container can carry 22 standard pallets. If your shipment consists of at least six standard pallets, you’ll thus need FCL.

A full container load is also a good choice if you wish to minimize any risk of damage to your goods that could be caused by contact with other exporters’ merchandise.

If sharing a container is a viable option for you, we recommend groupage-a less-than-container load (LCL). That way, you will pay only for the space you need. Consult iContainers for rates and other important details.

Ocean Freight Routes to Denmark

  • Port of Aalborg
    Aalborg is located on the Limfjord. This port is accessible year-‘round, 24 hours per day. Its main import and export commodities include cement, coal, feedstuffs, fertilizer, grain, and oil cargoes. Two additional private ports house the cement factory Aalborg Portland A/S and the power station Vattenfall A/S.

  • Port of Arhus
    Arhus has a fine-meshed route network with several weekly connections to ports in the Nordic countries and northern, southern and eastern Europe, as well as ports in the UK, the eastern Mediterranean, and the Far East through 15 shipping companies. Some of the world’s largest container ships from the Maersk Line call at this port. Arhus is a major international container port, and also includes the largest public bulk terminal in Denmark for transport of grain, feedstuffs, and oil.

  • Port of Fredericia
    The port of Fredericia is located in the sound of Little Belt in southern Jutland. Its dominant business is the Shell Oil refinery, which has two jetties, one of which is also used for the loading of North Sea crude oil. Other main commodities are containers, steel, fertilizers, and salt. The port’s depth is nearly 50 feet, making it one of the deepest ports in Denmark, accommodating Aframax and Panamax ships. The port is accessible all year ‘round, 24 hours per day.

  • Port of Copenhagen
    Copenhagen is the largest Danish seaport, and one of the largest ports in the Baltic Sea basin, with a total annual traffic capacity of around 20 million tons of cargo. The terminal has a storage area of roughly 43 acres. The port handles automobiles, general cargo, and bulk, and has a four-berth RORO terminal.

Air Freight Transportation to Denmark

Anyone working against a short deadline or with an urgent shipment may wish to consider air freight instead of ocean freight. Air freight does come with some limitations in terms of volume and weight; iContainers provides a calculator to help you determine whether air freight will be viable for you.