What can be transported by ship?

At H. Daugaard, our slogan is: customised logistics. This means that we adapt all logistics tasks to each individual customer. With more than 100 years of experience and industry knowledge, we can offer you the most efficient and optimal guidance on transport and logistics – and additionally, we handle all practicalities to ensure that your cargo is safely and easily transported from A to B.

At H. Daugaard and Grau Shipping, we offer maritime transport within conventional, project/heavy lift, and bulk cargos. We handle both chartering and stevedoring.

Our quayside facilities provide the most optimal conditions for transporting heavy cargo, and we can thus handle shipping of a wide range of cargo types. Our cranes load conventional cargo volumes and also specialise in unloading heavy lift units of more than 200 tonnes as well as bulk goods.

Why choose shipping at H. Daugaard?

When you choose shipping at H. Daugaard, you can be sure that you have a professional team behind you. With Grau Shipping, we have the actual clearance of ships ‘in-house’, which provides our customers with safety and convenience. We now have control over all parts of the maritime transport, which reduces the risk of supply chain errors.

We offer quayside facilities from our central locations in the Triangle Region (Denmark). This means that we are uniquely able to efficiently connect your sea freight to the rail and motorway network, and you thus only have one partner throughout the entire transport process.

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Centrally located shipping service in the Triangle Region (Denmark)

In both the ports of Kolding and Vejle, H. Daugaard offers quayside facilities with cranes and trucks able to quickly and efficiently unload your ship cargos. The ports are located in cities that act as hubs of transport networks stretching across the whole of Europe. This means that we have a direct line to both railway networks and motorways. The sea freight from Kolding and Vejle allows for environmentally friendly and quick shipping worldwide.

We help with the entire chain of transport, and offer shipping in the form of road transport, rail transport, and maritime transport. We also offer storage in modern buildings at our warehouses.

We specialise in shipping

With many years of experience in maritime transport of goods, we strive to provide the best service every day, which means that you can be certain that your shipping will always arrive safely. Additionally, we also focus on environmental security and security of supply, meaning that you can let us transport your goods with a clear conscience.

With competitive modes of transport by road, sea, and rail, H. Daugaard offers customers customized solutions, combining shipping with other modes of transport to ship products.

Contact us if you want to learn more about your options in relation to sea freight and other modes of transport.

Shipping: A more sustainable mode of transport

It is important to reduce CO2 emissions, and at H. Daugaard, we have implemented initiatives into the work processes that have a huge annual influence on the amount of CO2 that we emit. Visit out page regarding sustainability to read more about our work for a more sustainable transport industry.

Maritime transport is more environmentally friendly than truck transport. However, it requires that you have a large amount of cargo that needs to be transported. If you do, then  maritime transport is the most environmentally friendly mode. With more than 300 annual ship arrivals, for which we handle heavy cargo of more than 1,500-5,000 tonnes per load, our priority is the safety of both the cargo and our employees.

With each maritime transport, we make sure that the cargo is secured and that the unloading is handled with the utmost care. Our machinery is replaced when needed to make sure that our equipment meets the requirements we set for them. This ensures that our employees can safely manage the machines at every ship operation.

Furthermore, all employees are trained and continuously undergo training in both unloading and emptying of ships. With certification in environmental security, we provide our employees and customers a safe environment.


Advantages of maritime transport

There are many advantages to choosing maritime transport at H. Daugaard. Among other things, we offer the following advantages:

  • Large shipping capacity
    When you use our maritime transport, we load and handle your cargo, which makes it possible to ship large amounts on the same unit.
  • Centrally located traffic hub
    We have facilities on the quay at the ports of Kolding and Vejle, which is ideal for further transport of the cargo. If we need to transport the cargo further with one of our other modes of transport, such as by road or rail, we are easily able to do that, which saves you time and money.
  • Environmentally friendly choice
    With maritime transport, many units can be shipped at the same time, which saves on fossil fuels compared to truck transport. With maritime transport, economies of scale can be utilised.
  • Highly professional staff
    We have a fully trained staff in stevedoring at all of our port locations. Our experienced staff is thus familiar with both receiving cargo as well as the unloading and loading of most types of cargo.
Our customers say...

The key to a sovereign cooperation

Is based on trust and a strong concept that applies to both companies.
- James Hardie Europe

H. Daugaard has been along for our journey. Rather than limiting, they have facilitated our growth.


We experience H. Daugaard as self-driven and incredibly cooperative. Their ability to put the puzzle together for Envases Europe makes great value to our business


- Envases Europe

Shipping prices of maritime transport

Of course, the price of shipping your cargo depends on many factors. The size and the type of cargo that you need to have transported are deciding factors.

The destination also has an influence on the price, and therefore it is necessary to know the distance of the maritime transport needed to calculate the final price. It is also crucial whether you need further shipping after the maritime transport is finished. However, there can be great financial gain from using maritime transport, as there is a possibility of economies of scale. We would be happy to advise you on this.

Our experienced employees are available via phone or message and are always ready to guide you according to your needs.

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