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Container feeder ports is up for debate

Container feeder ports is up for debate

20-10-2016 08:00:00

The international maritime development is booming and Kalundborg Harbour opens the debate on future requirements for an efficient container feeder port. It occurs when the entire maritime industry October 25-27 are gathered in Copenhagen for the international trade fair, Danish Maritime Fair.

"At a time when the requirements for an effective container feeder port increases, it is natural and necessary that we focus on conditions, needs and terms for future container handling. Among other things, we want to discuss how the transport industry and politicians will meet the development so that ports can contribute to growth and employment in the future," says the initiator of the debate, Bent Rasmussen, port director at Kalundborg Harbour.

The question is whether Denmark is sufficiently geared to comply with the demands of the international transport and logistics market makes for the interaction between land and sea and the existing port infrastructure. Kalundborg Harbour wants to start a constructive dialogue and discuss challenges, prospects and opportunities for container feeder ports with industry players.

The debate panel consists of MF and port and sustainability spokesman Lea Wermelin (S), Mogens Røigaard, COO at Ancotrans, James Swan, Secretariat Director in Danish Harbours, Ebbe Bisgaard, Country Manager at Unifeeder as well as chairman of Kalundborg Harbour, Jakob Beck Jensen, who is looking forward to listening to the debate.

"The maritime industry is a position of strength in Denmark, and this trend should continue. The handling of containers plays a major role for a functioning transport chain. I am therefore pleased to open dialogue with knowledgeable people in the field, since it is important that we jointly will find lasting solutions on to how we prepare ourselves in the best possible way for the future," says Jakob Beck Jensen, Chairman of Kalundborg Harbour.

The debate will take place Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 13:30 at Kalundborg Harbour exhibition stand at the Danish Maritime Fair.

Source: Kalundborg Havn / Maritime Denmark

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