Port of Køge is part of the Scandinavian Transport Centre in Køge, which is the largest combined business park and transport centre on Zealand. Port of Køge has good bulk handling facilities, etc. Port of Køge is one of Denmark’s largest harbours in terms of goods turnover and calls, with annual goods turnover of approx. two million tonnes. The planned expansion will make it possible to double this goods turnover during the next 10 years.
Port of Køge became a ferry port in 2002 with the establishment of a goods ferry between Køge and Bornholm. This route was changed to a combined passenger and goods ferry two years later, replacing the passenger ferry from Copenhagen to Bornholm. The modern new terminal for the Bornholm ferry is situated approx. 500 metres from Køge Railway Station, with buses connecting the two. The station has direct links to Copenhagen via the metropolitan rail network. Almost 100,000 passengers pass through the ferry port each year.
Port of Køge and Køge Municipality are currently expanding the port by adding 1,200 metres of new wharves, with a water depth of 8.5 metres, as well as 40 hectares of extra land. The expansion is being directed by a 2006 town plan, and will eventually cover extra port companies and business park sites.
The entire Søndre Port in Køge is also covered by an urban renewal project in Køge Municipality. The plan is to move industrial activities away from the very attractive areas and establish a new town area with mixed residential, business, cultural and recreational areas. More information is available (in Danish) in the vision report.