Another three large warehouses

 Another three warehouses have appeared at the port

Another three large warehouses have appeared at the port

The Port of Grenaa continually invests in facilities and equipment which provide competitive advantages to bulk commodity customers. The port is experiencing particularly heavy demand for storage capacity. Therefore, the port has invested in three new functional bulk commodity warehouses and is ready to build more.

“We are happy to have been able to turn recent years’ earnings into investments in our core segments. With regard to the bulk commodity business, we have invested in the giant Sennebogen 875 E and a specially designed huge funnel – both are initiatives intended to ensure efficient handling of bulk commodities. In addition to this, we have also continuously increased our storage capacity with several bulk commodity warehouses – and the newest three of these warehouses are only the latest, not the last,” Henrik Carstensen, CEO of the Port of Grenaa, says.

The three warehouses are located on Nordhavnsvej 19. Their central location between the quayside and a bypass road ensures an efficient distribution of the commodities. The first warehouse will be ready for use early in July 2020.

Up-to-date on requirements for safety technology

“The warehouses are equipped with a monitoring system which automatically calls the fire brigade in case of a fire. In addition to this, the warehouses are equipped with a sprinkler system consisting of five sections. Here, the firemen can connect their hoses to the building from the outside and use the sprinkler system to spray foam into the section where the fire has occurred,” Theis Gisselbæk, CCO at the Port of Grenaa, says.

Because the warehouses are built on a triangular plot, their lengths vary from 54.5 to 65.6 metres, and they cover an area between 1,625 and 1,954 square metres. In all other respects, their designs are identical.

The warehouses have a clearance height of 13 metres, allowing the biggest lorries to unload inside the warehouses. The warehouses are built with 4.6 metre pressure-resistant concrete walls to allow for higher piles of commodities. The floors are made of concrete and are therefore suited for many types of commodities, such as salt and heavy goods like grains, feeding stuffs and wood pellets.

The customers’ businesses and needs are the most important

“There is no one-size-fits-all solution when new storage capacity is to be created. During the first stage of the building process, the most important thing is therefore to talk to the customers about their needs and demands. In this way, we can offer our customers the best facilities, where all aspects have been considered and accounted for,” Theis Gisselbæk says.

In addition to the three warehouses, the Port of Grenaa has been granted building permission for another two warehouses.

“Because we have the building permission, we can act fast and stay one step ahead of the demand when the demand for storage capacity increases,” Theis Gisselbæk says in conclusion.