The Port exhibition is a chance to play with and learn about global trade, shipping and oil extraction. You can try navigating the large ship, and simulate global goods transport in our massive marble run.
Simulate global trade using our huge marble run, and feel the full force of the storm with your own body. See here what’s waiting for you in The Port.
The Port is an exhibition about our lives in a globalised world where commodities and goods are shipped cheaply and effectively.
The 500-square-metre exhibition grapples with the scientific and technical aspects of the world of shipping. Central to the exhibition is a large ship showing how sea transport works.
From the vessel, you have an overview of the complex logistics involved. Here, you can play your way to learning about the world’s geography and transport mechanisms using a massive marble run, where the marbles represent goods on their way to and from Denmark.
Finally, you can take a trip out to the North Sea offshore sector and explore one of nature’s most amazing resources: oil.
Try out our wind tunnel, where you can feel the force of the wind blowing at various strengths against your body. And on the video wall, you can also see what the sea looks like from the bridge of a container ship far out in the North Atlantic.
In our ship simulator, you can try navigating a ship in high seas. We have built a realistic bridge with commanding views of the sea ahead, while the training simulator will test your skills as a shipmaster.
In our large marble run, you can try your hand at getting global trade to flow smoothly. The marble run simulates international goods transport, and is structured like a game, in which several participants have to work together yet also compete against each other.
The different marbles symbolise goods that need to be dispatched from warehouses and shipped by land and by sea; they have to be distributed correctly en route, finally being delivered to shops on the other side of the world.
The trade has to flow smoothly and efficiently for the global economy to truly function!
Visit the Port where you can test different wind forces on your own body. This video shows what calm seas look like on the shipping route through the St. Lawrence River towards Montreal, Canada. The video was recorded by the co-pilot on the Maersk Palermo.