Port of Copenhagen

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The administration building on the Esplanade
Copenhagen harbor seen from the spire of Our Saviour's Church, March 2013
Inderhavnen, Indre By

The Port of Copenhagen (Danish: Københavns Havn) is the largest Danish seaport and one of the largest ports in the Baltic Sea basin. It extends from Svanemølle Beach in the north to Hvidovre in the south. Along with Malmö harbour, Copenhagen Port is operated by Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) and By & Havn.

The port is divided into several different areas, many of which are individual harbours:

There has been rapid development along the seafront; large parts of the inner harbor been recently transformed into residential and commercial areas. The port has seen a dramatic resurgence in activity since the 1990s, following a long period of decline following the 1940s.


The Port of Copenhagen dates back to the Middle Ages. The port was originally owned by the Danish Royal Family. Christian IV moved Naval Shipyard from Gammelholm to its current location in Holem—the Holmen naval base one of several naval stations of the Royal Danish Navy. In 1742 the port was turned into an independent institution and remained unchange until 1812, when a central administration was set up, called "Ports and Mudringsvæsenet".

Port Captains[edit]

In 2007, administration of the port passed to By & Havn.



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Coordinates: 55°40′18″N 12°34′54″E / 55.6718°N 12.5817°E / 55.6718; 12.5817