Gate to great

There is a place where horizons are so much wider, and skies are higher - both physically and mentally. A place to inspire vision, experimental thought and provide a space for both people and new ideas. 

In Aalborg, we are leaders in transformation thanks to our location by the fjord where our port is a vital hub – not only for Northern Denmark, but for the entire Scandinavia. Throughout history this has afforded us countless impulses from outside and promoted open-mindedness, unpretentious mentality and vigour.

We were there when industrious merchants began trading internationally and Denmark’s large and prominent factories placed our city squarely on the map. We played a key role when North Atlantic trading took off, and we are at the forefront of Aalborg’s transformation from an industrial town to a contemporary smart city.

Knowledge and innovation are keywords for the Port of Aalborg. We are much more than a traditional port or transport hub. We are the gateway to a new and better future creating growth, new jobs, and opportunities for the benefit of both businesses and the community alike - with global perspective.

We have grown considerably during the years, and we intend to keep on growing into one of the largest business parks in Denmark, offering flexible and ideal locations for both commercial and industrial purposes. A business park where symbiosis and resource sharing are valued, and green transition is proactively applied to create new business opportunities.

We understand the challenges of tomorrow, and due to our specialized knowledge we are capable of offering effective solutions to both known as well as new issues and challenges - in innovation, production, transport, logistics, and not least, sustainable business models.

Our close collaboration with Aalborg Municipality and Aalborg University, ranked as one of the best technical universities in the world, generates a range of benefits, such as fostering the establishment of Green Hub Denmark - an area in Aalborg focused on development, testing, and growth creation through the sustainable solutions and technologies of tomorrow. This project not only supports the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goal, but also accelerates the green transition pioneered by Denmark since the 1970s.

To us, growth is all about standing together. About empowering each other through joint efforts and knowledge sharing. About pushing the boundaries of what we can achieve and transforming what's 'good' into 'great' - not only for businesses, but for the entire community. Together we create the foundation for growth, innovation, and sustainable breakthroughs.

We are Port of Aalborg - gate to great

Multimodal port area

  • Denmark's fifth largest port in terms of total volume of cargo
  • Multimodal logistics hub, offering transport via sea, road and rail
  • 4.1 million square metres of land in Aalborg Ø, Aalborg C, Nørresundby and Vodskov
  • 100 established companies on port land
  • 162,000 m2 of warehousing and offices (including 7,100 m2 cooling/freezing capacity)
  • 2 rail terminals and direct connection to the European rail network
  • Direct feeder route to Hamburg
  • 10.4 m water depth
  • 7 km quay section
  • 5 km to the E45 motorway and 15 km to Aalborg Airport
  • Own transport centre

Built from a port

Even though Aalborg was declared a port by Royal Decree 550 years ago, historians estimate that the city has been here for more than a 1,000 years. Over the years, Aalborg’s port activities have been a focal point in the private and working lives of generations. Supporting the growth of enterprising traders and businesses. Easing the transition from market town to industry and manufacturing. Facilitating the relocation of industry and the prosperity of the East Port. And, not least, supporting the transformation of Aalborg from industrial town to science city with an urban port that offers cultural activities, recreational oases, educational institutions, residential areas, festivals and much more.