Changes in the Infrastructure
The new container terminal in Nuuk is one of the largest infrastructure projects in recent Greenlandic history. The new modern container terminal is, as the only port in Greenland, equipped with mobile harbour cranes that can load and unload the containers directly from the ships. This allows more containers on board since there are no need for cranes on deck. At the same time, it also provides an infrastructure with a shorter “turn around time” on freight to and from Greenland as they can sail directly to the new container terminal in Nuuk, unload the containers, and return straight away.
The project comprises approx. 47,000 m2 of container area with space for both ordinary goods, container goods and an area with both cooling and freezing. Load and unloading of the ships is done by mobile cranes, powered by both solar oil and power. The new quayside stretches over 310 meters through both rocky hills and sediments. The project also includes a terminal building, a warehouse and a workshop for port equipment.
The terminal will be modernized so that it can secure freight to and from Greenland for the next many years, and furthermore is up to date with the newer modern ships used for cargo transportation.