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.
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.