Port of Kolding
Danish Industry criticizes port decision
The Confederation of Danish Industry, DI, released a statement this morning, in which they critique the decisions made to shut down commercial ports in Kolding and Vejle. DI warns about the consequences of shutting down the commercial ports and is going to investigate the politics of the decision to see if the municipalities’ decisions are legal.
Koldings port director shocked by decision|
The municipality of Kolding’s decision to shut down the commercial port comes as a surprise to port director Anders Vangsbjerg Sørensen. One single city council has decided to shut down the port, and the companies that currently use the port have to move latest in 25 years.
Danish ports among the most effective|
A new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) shows that Danish ports took 6th place on the list of the world’s most effective ports. But Danish trade organisation Danske Havne wishes keep progressing, and wants to compete with the best. Therefore the organisation seeks political focus and has concrete suggestions to how Denmark reaches the top of the list in the future.
Hirtshals installs new wave recoarder|
On November 6, the Port of Hirtshal switched their wave recorder with a new and more advanced model. The new wave recorder is placed outside the Port of Hirtshals’ entry zone, and sends data to a receiver in the port office 24 hours a day.
Nakskov Port continues to grow |
Since the Municipality of Lolland took over Nakskov Port in July 2014, the municipality has invested 27 million in improving the port. Now, strong political support has resulted in further investments of 57,1 million kroner.
|Strandby hires Harbourmaster|
Strandbys fishing industry is in the midst of a positive evolution, and because of this a lot of people have ordered new and larger fishing vessel and are thereby investing in the future. Therefore the Port of Strandby has decided to hire Christian Heidemann Andersen as the ports new harbourmaster. His job will be to develop the port concurrently with the positive growth that the port’s customers are experiencing.
|Ice tax increases by 25 percent in 2019|
Winter is coming and during the government’s icebreaking committee’s latest meeting, held on September 14 2018, a decision was made to increase the tax on ice. The increase will be apply for the period between January 1 and December 31 2019 and will be 0,05 Danish kroner per ton of cargo ship goods that is shipped to or from the port in question.
Lindø Port of Odense result decrease|
The first half of 2018 was not a good one for Lindø Port of Odense. The company saw a fall in both revenue and profits – especially the latter, from a profit of 32.6 million kroner after tax in the first half of 2017, to now 10 million.
Molslinjen in financial battle with Rønne|
On January 1, the Port of Rønne raised the toll that ferries have to pay when arriving at the port - by between 160 and 400 percent, depending on the calculation method. Danish ferry company Molslinjen believes that the port’s raise of the toll is far to extreme, and have therefore reported the case to the competition authorities.
Danish fishing ports prosper |
The Danish Fisheries Agency has just announced the latest numbers for fish landings in 10 selected ports during the first half of 2018. The statistics show a significant improvement in landed value of nine percent compared to the landed value for the same period of 2017.
Cruise season in Skagen is cut short|
The Port of Skagen has experienced the best cruise season in its history, but it has been cut short. This last cruise ship arrival of the season should have occurred on Sunday, where Viking Sky from shipping company Viking Cruises was going to visit the harbour. Unfortunately, the shipping company has canceled its stop in Skagen due to the weather forecast promising strong winds.
|Cruise ship no. 100 arrives in Skagen|
Just before noon today, the cruise ship Marina from Oceania Cruises arrived at the port of Skagen for the second and last time this year. Marina is thereby the 100th cruise ship to arrive at the port since 2015, when the port opened up for the arrival of larger cruise ships.
|Rolls-Royce Marine gets new address|
The service company Rolls-Royce Marine A / S has entered a leasing deal with the port of Aalborg. After being located 27 on Værftsvej for the last 27 years, the company is now moving to an area of 4,500 square meters in the port of Aalborg’s commercial park on the eastern port.
APM Terminals uses drone to improve safety|
At APM Terminals' inland services facilities in San Antonio and Santiago, Chile, safety supervisors previously monitored activities on the ground. Now the latest technology is enabling their work to be done more effectively and safely. APM Terminals is amongst the first to use drones for security and to drive operational efficiency.
New NCL cruiseships coming to Copenhagen|
The American cruise ship company Norwegian Cruise Line will have up to six ships in Europe. A few of them will visit Copenhagen. One of the cruise routes focuses on stops around the Baltic Sea and will visit Warnemünde in Germany, the polish town Gdansk, Klaipeda in Lithuania as well as Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Riga and Copenhagen.
Improvement in the port of Aarhus|
Container revenue continues to increase in Denmark’s biggest port for containers. After last year’s improvement of 14 percent, the port of Aarhus’ results for the first half of the year shows an increase of 8 percent.
Port of Rønne sets new cruise record|
The Port of Rønne has just beaten its cruise record from last year, and it looks like this will continue to be a tradition. An extension of the port that will take place next year is expected to result in a 50 percent increase in the number of cruise ship passengers.
|Skagen Red is an attractive pit stop|
It has become attractive to drop anchor in Skagen Red. Many ships view the place as a pit stop, where they are able to collect new supplies of fresh water, do dredging, do diving examination, smaller reparations and much more.
|Molslinjen gets discount in Rønne|
The more passengers Molslinjen transports to Bornholm, the more discount the shipping company receives from the Port of Rønne. This is the essence of a deal that has just been made beteween the port and Molslinjen. The discount will be transported to Destination Bornholm, who will be using the money to attract more guests to Bornholm.
Recycled trash is gathering severely in ports|
The government’s move of location for the Danish Maritime Authority has created months of waiting for approvals for shipping of trash out of the country by ship. This makes it more difficult and expensive to plan the transport, numerous recycling organizations points out.
Freight sales dropped in Danish ports|
Denmark’s official statistics new numbers show a minor drop of 1,3 percent in freight sales in Danish ports in 2017. 94,6 million tons freight was handled in 2017 compared to 95,8 million tons in 2016. Though members of Danish port organization Danske Havne had a slight increase of 1,7 percent compared to 2016.
Astor opened the cruise season in Esbjerg|
The red carpet was rolled out, and Englandkaj 401 was decorated with flags and flowers, when the year's first cruise ship, MS Astor, on Ascension Day, was came to the port of Esbjerg. The 176m long ship brought 477 passengers plus a crew of 289 on the trip from the German island Herring.
Green industri are thriving in Aalborg|
More environmental companies have decided to establish themselves or expand at the Port of Aalborg. None less than 16 companies that deal with recycling of different raw materials are attached to the port. It is an industry that the port sees a lot of potential in for the future.
|Stena Oil Expands in Frederikshavn|
Stena Oil has signed an agreement to create a new marine fuel terminal in the Port of Frederikshavn. The facility will be fully adapted for the new Sulphur Directive 2020 and its location will reduce the distances travelled by bunkering vessels. The oil terminal will be the largest of its kind in Scandinavia, with a capacity of 75 000 cubic metres.
|Port of Skagen gets record-breaking year |
When the American cruise ship "Brilliance of the Seas" on Thursday May 3 at 07.00 am, stops at the port of Skagen and releases its 2,500 guests to the popular destination in North Jutland, the ship simultaneously sets of a record breaking cruise ship season for the history of Skagen.
The Port of Esbjerg celebrates 150 birthday|
Today on April 24, it is exactly 150 years ago since Rigsdagen in 1968 decided to establish the Port of Esbjerg. Back then, Esbjerg as a city consisted of two farms, three houses and 23 residents. Today the port is an international centre point for 200 companies and approximately 10.000 jobs.
Strategizing creates better results in Grenaa|
Grenaa Port came out of 2017 with a significantly improved bottom line and an increase of 6 percent in revenue from freight amounting to 1.45 million tonnes. Overall turnover declined as expected due to divestment, "The Port of Grenaa announces.
Worlds largest ports gives green advantages|
A new report from International Transport Forum (ITF) shows that 28 of the worlds 100 largest ports, measured by volume, are creating special advantages for environment friendly vessels. These ports can help support the new IMO goals revolving CO2 emission, but so far the effects are marginal.
New record for fish landings in Danish ports|
Fishlandings in the largest fishing port have increased in 2017 compared to 2016. In fact, landed quantities are the largest of the period where the Danish Agrifish Agency has published data for landings in 10 selected ports. Unfortunately, value does not follow.
|Environment survey in Port of Aarhus |
The people in charge of the Port of Aarhus have plans to extend the port towards the eastern side of the port. The extension, which is expected to occur in the third stage, is under environmental assessment. The last stage is expected to be finalized in approximately 40 years.
|Major fishing conglomerate chooses Skagen |
Skagen Havn has signed a leasing deal with the Norwegian fishing conglomerate Pelagia regarding the establishment of a new fishing industry to be located in the new area at the third stage of the harbor extension. The deal with Pelagia will be one of the cornerstones of the establishment of the third stage of the harbor expansion.
New record for Hanstholm Havn in 2017|
In 2017, Hanstholm Harbor statet its position as Denmark’s largest and also one of Northern Europe's largest ports for consumer fish. Including industrial fish, the harbors turnover of fish reached 1 billion Danish kroner. The harbors gross profit rose by seven percent to 26.8 million DKK.
Risk management be implemented in harbor|
Aalborg Harbor's new head of risk manager Anders Klitgaard completed training sessions for all harbor employees in January in a new management system, established to structure Aalborg harbor's handling of risks. The system is an essential part of the port's ambition to implement risk management.
Michel barnier will be visiting Thyborøn|
European Chief Negotiator for the United Kingdom Exiting the European Union, Michel Barnier, will be visiting Thyborøn harbor to talk about the many issues facing the fisheries sector with the effects of Brexit
Decline in revenue at the port of Horsens |
In 2017, Horsens Harbor took a loss in revenue of freight. The final figure is calculated at 749,511 ton, with a steady and stable distribution over the four quarters of the year. This is a decline from record breaking number in 2016 of approx. 80,000 ton
|Port of Kalundborg provides 1.439 jobs |
Danish harbors have an important influence on employment. Amongst these harbors is the Port of Kalundborg, which according to SDU and the Center for Regional and Tourism Research's new analysis report, provides for 1,439 jobs in the commune, which is equivalent to 8 per cent.
|Danske Havne seeking new CEO |
CEO of Danske Havne (Danish Harbors), Bjørn B Christiansen has announced to the board, that he is leaving the organization at the end of March 2018, when the work in the Ministry of Transport’s distinct expert committee on the harbor act is finished.
Former port manager accused of embezzlement |
A former port manager of Vejle harbor, located in Southeast Jutland, is being audited for
violating 16 different cases of the criminal code’s laws on embezzlement. The case revolves around possibly criminal offences related to the administration that is in charge of the harbor’s finances for expenses incurred for gifts, traveling and various other things.
Rønne becomes service station for windpark|
The Dutch company VBMS, who are to implement marine cables to Arkona Wind farm projects, have chosen Rønne havn as the service station for the many different ship types that are part of the job. The project starts in April next year and will be done in October.
Turbine blades will be recycled in Grenaa |
Demacq Recycling International B.V. has specialized in recycling wind turbine blades in the Netherlands. Now the company looks to Denmark. According to Cora Burger, co-owner of Demacq Recycling, "it is very likely" that the company opens a branch at Grenaa Harbor.
Rental costs Kalundborg Harbor 253 million DKK|
According to the newspaper Børsen, Kalundborg Harbor has concluded a 99-year lease agreement on an area for the forthcoming harbor expansion. The rental agreement, which the municipality of Kalundborg is responsible will cost the harbor 253 million DKK over the next 99 years.