Stable profit level for Copenhagen Malmö Port

During 2012, Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) achieved a turnover and an operating profit that were on a par with the 2011 levels, despite the weaker economic situation. Car imports, RoRo traffic and oil transport all increased significantly.

CMP's turnover amounted to SEK 725 million (727) while operating profit stood at SEK 102 million (101). Before exchange rate effects and one-off income and expenses, turnover increased by 4 per cent and operating profit by SEK 15.8 million.

"The results reflect the fact that the operation is developing steadily, despite the economic situation," says Johan Röstin, CEO of CMP.

The handling of new cars for the markets in the Baltic region continued to increase for the third year in a row. The number of cars increased by 9 per cent to 457,000. CMP currently handles cars from 13 different car manufacturers. As recently as February 2013, the port in Malmö became the Swedish hub for Mercedes vans.

"The access to land and quays, as well as the good geographic location, are facilitating further expansion. Our goal is to increase volumes to 520,000 cars during 2013," says Johan Röstin.

The positive trend for cruise operations is also continuing, with an increase to 376 arrivals (370) and 840,000 passengers (820,000) in 2012. Copenhagen was voted best cruise port for the fifth year in a row. The amount of cruise traffic is also set to increase in Malmö during 2013, when the Spanish cruise operator Pullmantur centres its cruise arrivals in the city.

RoRo traffic increased by just over 5 per cent to 245,000 trucks/trailers, and the handling of oil rose by 16 per cent to 5.2 million tonnes. Container and dry bulk volumes decreased slightly.

Questions and comments:

Johan Röstin, CEO of CMP AB
+46 (0)40-680 41 65
johan.rostin@cmport.com

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