Transporting and shipping goods around the world is one of Denmark's absolute business strongholds. Danish transport companies are especially strong within container, bulk cargo shipping and tanker transport. In general you will find both large and small competitive companies offering international road, sea, air and rail transport, logistics solutions. postal and courier services.
Some of the largest shipping companies are Danish
A.P. Møller - Mærsk is Denmark's largest company and the world's largest container shipping company. A.P. Møller - Mærsk is the owner of Maersk Line's container shipping and other container activities in all corners of the world. Maersk Tankers operates a large fleet of crude oil and gas carriers.
J. Lauritzen, TORM, Dampskibsselskabet Norden, Nordic Tankers are other large Danish shipping companies operate large fleets with specialised vessels. You will find shipping companies with tankers, container carriers and bulk carriers offering transport services for crude oil, gasoline, jet fuel, diesel oil, gas, containers, bulk cargo, dry cargo and other cargo types.
In general Denmark can be characterised as being a shipping nation, because some of the largest shipping companies in the world have their headquarters in Denmark. The long and proud naval tradition of Denmark is today carried on by the many Danish seamen working for Danish shipping companies sailing the blue oceans of the world.
Danish road transport companies
Many Danish transport companies offer international road transport services and logistics solutions for their customers. Road transport companies primarily offer transports of goods between Denmark and other European countries. However some of the larger Danish road transport and logistics companies have opened offices and terminals in other European countries making them able to offer their transport and logistical services locally.
Airfreight services in Denmark
SAS Cargo is the leading air cargo carrier in Scandinavia. Airfreight to, from, via and within Scandinavia is primarily handled by SAS Cargo. SAS Cargo is a part of SAS Group the leading airline group in Northern Europe.
Many other airlines and transport companies offer airfreight and air cargo services in Denmark. Transport companies, courier companies and postal companies all use airline cargo companies in order to transport the goods, packages and letters quickly around the world. Copenhagen Airport is the largest airport in Denmark and Billund Airport in Jutland is the second largest.
Rail cargo transport services
In Denmark the main railway cargo provider is DB Schenker Rail Danmark Services A/S. The German owned company acquired the rail cargo activities from the national Danish railway carrier DSB back in 2001.
Postal services in Denmark
Post Denmark is Denmark's main postal company. They provide a full range of postal services in Denmark. In December 2009 Post Danmark merged with the Swedish postal company Posten AB to create the jointly owned Danish-Swedish company named Posten Norden AB. Posten Norden AB seeks to maintain their position as the leading postal services provider in Denmark and Sweden and to expand their business to Norway and Finland.
The postal services markets have been privatised around Europe. Today the former national postal services providers as well as new postal services providers are competing for market shares on the European postal market.
Courier services in Denmark
Courier services for Denmark and internationally are provided by both large international companies like UPS, DHL as well as by smaller local companies. In Denmark Bring owned by the Norwegian Posten Norge is now offering courier and postal services.