Maritime Industry

Aalborg has a rich maritime history within shipbuilding, ship supply, boiler production, marine pump manufacturing and in recent times new chapters have been added with ballast water management systems, automation software, real time tracking solutions, and much more.

The maritime history of Aalborg dates back more than 550 years, and since the beginning and right up to today, the harbor and waterfront have been stable focal points for generations, both in terms of work and leisure life.

The maritime industry has been an essential element in defining the culture of Aalborg and many of the current pioneering companies has grown out of the previous shipbuilding operations and the proud maritime heritage.

The synergies in the region continue to attract maritime companies, research and activities.


Port of Aalborg is a modern port and transport hub with multimodal logistics solutions and the host of an expanding business park – appointed as one of Aalborg’s growth zones.

The location provides optimal opportunities for companies with global ambitions and newcomers will be settling in next to pioneering companies within green engineering and technology.


Aalborg University

Aalborg University is awarded the best engineering university in Europe and within the faculty of engineering and science the Centre for Logistics (CELOG) is conducting research within Logistics, Transport, Industrial Operations and Supply Management.

Most of the research is carried out in collaboration with private companies and public institutions offering results and solutions applicable to a “real-world” challenge.



Reasons to Invest

  • World class research at Aalborg University’s research and knowledge centre - CEntre for LOGistics (CELOG).
  • Competences within e.g. supply chain management, planning and scheduling, operations management, green supply chains and logistics, value chain diagnostics.
  • Port of Aalborg – Denmark’s most intelligent port.
  • In North Denmark, the Danish cluster for Maritime & Logistics Innovation – MARLOG – brings together research and industry.
  • Innovative local companies.

The companies say:

The Aalborg history lives on in Alfa Laval

In the Port of Aalborg's old shipyard area, you’ll find one of the largest maritime companies in Denmark. Alfa Laval Aalborg develops and manufactures a wide range of equipment for ship and land industry worldwide.
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Circular first in Aalborg

With headquarters in London and divisions in San Francisco and Manchester, the Circular First Group was looking to establish a division in mainland Europe. Meet the Managing Director and learn why Aalborg turned out to be the optimum place for them.
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Aalborg csp - Aalborg equals Green Energy

Outside the danish borders, the Aalborg city name is completely recognizable in the energy industry - especially in green energy and the company Aalborg CSP has contributed to this narrative.
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Meet Claus Fallingborg

Investment Manager, Invest in Aalborg

Claus has a long history within IT, digitalization, connectivity, and international relations. He can be your access point, guide, and partner in building a strong business case and securing the right collaborations within the city of Aalborg. Claus has an enormous passion for Aalborg combined with a customer-first-focus, which will spark synergy in every project he enters.

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