Another good year for the Port of Hirtshals
Growth for the 10th year in a row is something that characterizes the Port of Hirtshals, where the number of truck and trailers for 2018 became 148.000 units in total, which is the largest amount of units the port has ever witnessed. This marks a growth of 6.000 units compared to 2017. On the other hand, the amount of bulk cargo fell a little.
10.000 tons of salt unloaded in Kalundborg|
13 hours of efficient work – thats how fast crane operators in the Port of Kalundborg were able to unload 10.000 tons of road salt to Chemisafe from the freight ship Oslo Fjord 1. The freight ship was in a rush, as it had to return to the shipowner after being time chartered.
Scandinavias first dry port|
ADP Associated Danish Ports/Port of Fredericia is now in the process of driving the construction machines in position for construction and land development of what will be Scandinavia's largest and preliminary only Dry Port
New TEU-record in the Port of Aarhus|
In 2018, the Port of Aarhus beat their own previous Danish record made in 2017 of 511.424, as the port took in 540.363 containers (TEU). This corresponds to a six percent increase. That is more than one container for every minute of the year. The ports freight turnover was 8.801.234 tons.
Port of Frederikshavn wins business award|
It was a humble and happy Mikkel Seedorff Sørensen who, as CEO of the Port of Frederikshavn, received Frederikshavn trade council’s Growth and Willingness Business Award 2018 in front of 230 guests in the Music House together with Chairman of the Board Bo Uggerhøj.
|New fish landing record in Port of Skagen |
2018 was another record-breaking year for fishing at the Port of Skagen, as the port’s fish landings ended with a value of 1.019.000.000 Danish kroner. This beats the former record of 1.000.689.000 kroner back in 2016. The Port of Skagen is still Denmark’s largest fishing port measured by the amount and value of fish landings.
|Ole Ingrisch new Chariman of Port-Safety|
Ole Ingrisch, Chairman of the board of Danske Havne, will become the new Chairman of the Board of the security company Port-Safety in February.
New container record at Port of Aarhus |
Yesterday morning container number 522.717 was loaded onto quayside at the Port of Aarhus. That is a record breaking number. On top of this, inventory shows that the ports turnover from freight broke last years record on December 12.
Port of Esbjerg gets new director|
The Port of Esbjerg will be getting a new director on April 1 2019, when 45-year-old Dennis Jul Pedersen will be appointed Port Director. Dennis Jul Pedersen takes over the position as Port Director because current Port Director Ole Ingrisch is leaving the port towards the end of February after 16 years, in order to retire.
Large oil spill in Port of Aarhus |
Last Friday at 21.19 o’clock a large oil spill happened in the Port of Aarhus’ turning basin 3 and 4 while the bunkering of a container ship took place at the port. 5-10 m3 of oil leaked on the quayside and into to the turning basin.
APM Terminals sets operational record|
APM Terminals ha set a new North American operations record this month with 27,846 TEUs handled on one vessel. This represents a complete discharge of the vessel for import cargo and a complete new load of export containers.
|SDK Shipping moves to the Port of Aalborg |
One of the countries largest shipping agencies SDK Shipping will be moving its Aalborg office to the East Port at the Port of Aalborg on January 1 2019. SDK Shipping, which until June 28 2018 went under the name Shipping.dk, has signed a lease issued by the Port of Aalborg A/S regarding renting the new offices. The logistics company’s seven employees in Aalborg will be working from Langerak in the future.
|Four can bid on Skagen’s expansion project|
There are both Danish and foreign companies as well as consortiums among the four applicants who have been pre qualified to bid on the Stage 3 expansion of the Port of Skagen. There were initially 7 applicants who put in a request of becoming pre qualified to bid on the Stage 3 project of expanding the Port of Skagen.
Wind turbines in the Port of Aarhus|
A majority in the Aarhus city council has decided to replace three areas that where giant wind turbines were to be established on, with three new locations. One of the locations is the East harbour of the Port of Aarhus. But before anything can be done, an environmental examination has to be done, and nothing is set in stone in regards to placing the wind turbines in the port.
Danske Havne happy with new finance act|
Danish trade organization Danske Havne is pleased with the fact that a majority in the Danish Parliament has agreed on a finance act that includes several initiatives that will improve the infrastructure in rural areas – and thereby the access to the country’s many commercial ports.
Port donates art to Bornholm Hospital|
The Port of Rønne has decided to donate new art to the children’s department in Bornholm’s Hospital. The purpose of the art is to make the experience of being hospitalized less scary. The art will make the surroundings more cozy and give a sense of home for the patience, Bornholm’s Hospital writes in a press release.
Theme day about workenvironment in ports|
Danish trade organization Danske Havne hosted a well attended theme day on work environment at Lindø Port of Odense last week. There were several presentation held on workplace inspections, workplace psychology, port traffic, and construction work. 42 people from all over the country participated in the event.
|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.