Claus Holm Christensen, director of Horsens Harbor.
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.
Horsens Harbor has space problems|
Increased busyness creates space problems at Horsens Harbor, where all freight handling takes place on the south dock, because the north dock is to be converted to houses. According to the Harbor Director, space problems can hamper the harbor’s companies' expansion opportunities.
Harbor believes in expansion despite refusal|
The government is not undeeway with a port package, nor with possible support for the expansion of Søby Harbor on Ærø, which will provide the basis for an expansion of Søby Shipyard. Yet there is optimism in Søby.
Esbjerg almost finished with the East Harbor|
Esbjerg Port is working to complete the first stage of the port expansion, which increases the port's capacity by 250,000 m2 and 400 m wharf. Following the plan, the new area was transferred to the port on October 16.
Rønne Port is expanded by Per Aarsleff|
Monday October 17, 2017 became a landmark day in the history of Rønne Port. The port signed a contract with the Danish construction company Per Aarsleff A S on a port expansion. The step is expected to happen in late 2017.
|Molslinjen gets new ferry terminal|
Aarhus City Council has now agreed to move Molslinjen’s terminal to the East Harbor in Aarhus. Thus, Aarhusians can look forward to 1 million cars to and from the ferry in the city center and drivers to make it easier and faster to get to and from the fast ferries to Zealand.
|Foundations coming to Thyborøn|
Aarsleff has now completed the construction of 4 foundations for the wind farm in Nissum Bredning. The foundations are now on their way to Thyborøn aboard the Aarsleff 132 barge. The 28 MW large pilot project will enable testing of new technologies
Copenhagen gets new cruise terminal|
The Board of Copenhagen Malmö Port, CMP, has given the green light to build a new cruise terminal in Copenhagen. The terminal is placed in continuation of the existing Oceankaj in the outer Nordhavn and is capable of handling more than 5,000 passengers per arrival.
French port gets Danish cement terminal|
Shorter delivery times and focus on the environment were crucial to the fact that the world's largest white cement producer, Aalborg Portland, chose to build its own port terminal in the French port city of Rochefort. The ship transport of cement from Aalborg to France affects the environment less, the company explains.
Three bids for the expansion of Rønne Port|
On Thursday last week, Rønne Port took an important step in the process of an expansion. It happened when the port's internal project team and management received 'the last and final bids' (BAFO) on how and at what price the three companies/consortia could handle the task.
Solid half-year for Frederikshavn Harbor|
Frederikshavn Harbor had a profit of DKK 13,1 million in the first half of the year. Revenue has been around 10 percent over budget until June 31, 2017, and half-year earnings are 21 percent above the budget for the first half of the year.
|200 new jobs in Hvide Sande Harbor|
The large expansion of Hvide Sande Harbor has resulted in the creation of over 200 new local jobs since 2010. It is shown in a comprehensive analysis conducted by the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and the Center for Regional and Tourism Research (CRT) for the port in collaboration with Danske Havne.
|Faroe Islands strives to become a hub|
The Faroese government has a strategy to make the Faroe Islands a maritime hub in the North Atlantic. The Faroe Islands will be marketed as a kind of service hub for all types of ships with particular focus on offshore vessels.
Oil pollution after fire must be investigated|
The violent fire that hit Avista Oil's refinery at Kalundborg Harbor last Monday may have caused oil pollution. Kalundborg Municipality has a "reasonable suspicion" that the waste water may have contained oil residues that can be sown into the soil around the refinery.
Vestager stops illegal tax rebates for ports|
Belgian and French ports have for many years received special tax rebates, which EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager now states as illegal. The two countries will adjust accordingly from January 1, 2018, but the ports will not have to pay back.
Port of Aarhus sets new Danish record|
Early this morning, one of the world's largest container ships, MSC Erica, left Aarhus Harbor after the largest berthing in Denmark's history, where approximately 3,600 containers were lifted over the berth, corresponding to approximately 6,500 TEU from a single ship.
Hanstholm Harbor on the right track|
The Board of Directors of Hanstholm Harbor has expressed great satisfaction with the ongoing procurement process at yesterday's board meeting. Calculations show that the harbor expansion will create 450 new jobs in Hanstholm.
|Frederikshavn Harbor wants to expand again|
Frederikshavn Harbor's Board of Directors is preparing the decision base for a Stage 2 in the harbor expansion project. The expansion means the establishment of an additional 400-meter berth and andeepening of 14 meters in the harbor basin.
|Grenaa Harbor first with LNG bunker plant|
Grenaa Harbor is on its way to establishing LNG bunkering facilities. The harbo has signed a preliminary agreement with the Estonian company LNG Gorskaya Overseas, which will construct the plant.
The municipality takes over in Assens |
Yesterday, an almost unanimous city council voted that Assens Harbor, being an autonomous port, becomes a municipal port from January 1, 2018. The port's board had requested that the harbor be organized in a new way. The port is an independent company with its own board of directors.
Stena Line looks at alternatives to Varberg|
Stena Line has now begun the process of seeking alternatives to Varberg harbor for the traffic to Grenaa. The reason is that the municipality no longer projects a ferry port in the new future port. Stena Line is therefore required to leave the current berth location in 2019.
Fire at Aarhus Harbor has been extinguished|
The fire that occurred at Aarhuskarlshamn at Aarhus Harbor yesterday afternoon has been extinguished. It is still too early to say something about the cause of the fire. The following fire investigations will clarify this.
Fire blocks parts of Aarhus Harbor|
A fire has broken out at the company Aarhuskarlshamn on Slipvej at the industrial harbor in Aarhus on Wednesday afternoon. The police have evacuated and blocked the area at Sydhavnsgade, Slipvej and Celebesvej. According tothe East Jutland Police, no people have been injured by the fire.
|2016 was a good year for Grenaa Harbor|
In 2016, Grenaa Harborhad progress in both activities and sales. Revenues rose to DKK 52.7 million compared to DKK 46.4 million the previous year. The port had a profit of DKK 8.1 million. Regional Council Chairman Bent Hansen has been elected as new Chairman of the Board of Directors after Poul Anker Lübker.
|Aabenraa Harbor renovation is progressing|
Over the past year, MT Højgaard has been busy renovating Nyhavns Westquay in Aabenraa Harbor. 500 meters of new and modern quay is now ready to be put into use, and now the work continues in Sydhavn, which will be renovated for 20 million kroner.
PM inaugurates APMT's New Mexico terminal|
Latin America's most technologically advanced container terminal has actually been underway since February 27. But tomorrow, APM Terminal's Mexico terminal is officially inaugurated by the Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, who is on an official visit in the country.
New pier improve arrivals at Rønne Harbor|
Rønne Harbor plan to establish a solid outer pier to ensure better navigation conditions. The ferries to the island have been unable to get in or out of the harbor when the wind proves challenging. It has sometimes meant many hours of delays.
Five consortiums may bid for port expansion|
Hanstholm Harbour and its consultant, Rambøll, has selected five consortiums that are allowed to prepare offers on the forthcoming expansion of the port, which is estimated at half a billion kroner and will take about three years to realize.
Shipping.dk secure gravel project in Nyborg|
Per Aarsleff A/S has secured a major construction project in the Odense area. Shipping.dk, which is part of the Middelfart-based company USTC, has been coordinating the task of handling 75 percent, 100,000 - 150.000 tons of gravel for the project in Nyborg.
|Port authorities concerned about Trump|
The US president wants to finance his planned increase in the US defense budget, and it may include going beyond the budget of the government-funded US ports. And that worries port authorities.
|Hanstholm Port in wind turbine agreement|
Hanstholm Harbour has established an agreement with the company GPP Vind K/S to set up three wind turbines in the port area. The turbines will replace four existing ones, but will have an overall greater capacity. The agreement is a milestone towards the expansion of the port, which will occur over the next three years.
The ports are under pressure|
Declining growth in the world economy and less trading than expected, makes great demands on the adaptability of Danish ports. The volume of freight has shrunk by some 15 percent over the past 10 years, while the port investments have grown significantly.
Plans for new container terminal in Aalborg|
Aalborg Harbour A/S is planning a new, larger container terminal under the working title Aalborg Container Terminal 2. The terminal is scheduled to be placed in the 180,000-square-foot area east of the current basin where the existing container terminal is located.
Norwegian net makers heading to Skagen|
Skagen Harbour has signed a letter of intent with Norwegian Egersund AS TRÅL to settle with a net making facility at the port. Initially it will be a temporary location until stage 3 of the port expansion is completed, which will mean new areas.
Traffic records for Ystad Harbour|
Traffic volumes in Ystad Harbour continue to grow. In 2016, as many as four new records were set and the magic threshold of 2,000,000 passengers was reached. 1,375,176 passengers traveled between Bornholm and Ystad in 2016.