Thank you for this year
2020 is coming to an end, and we at Danish Ports hope, like many others, that 2021 will be a somewhat less crisis-ridden year. Regardless, we will, as always, work hard to secure and strengthen the framework conditions for Danish commercial ports. Thank you for a great year to our members and external stakeholders. We look forward to many [...].
The past year in an international perspective
From the beginning of the year, 2020 was expected to be all about the EU's Multiannual Financial Framework and the Green Deal. Like everyone else, this was overshadowed by other more pressing issues in the spring. For both Danish and European ports, the common experience was that the ports were helping to lift an important [...].
Virtual events were the solution to months of not meeting
The many canceled events in 2020 have forced us to think in new ways. At Danish Ports, we have therefore tried to be adaptable and create ways to still meet and talk to each other. This has meant that many meetings, forums and events in recent months have been held on online platforms, including [...].
Cancelled events in the wake of the corona pandemic
Although it has been an eventful year for Danish Ports in many ways, there was also a lot that didn't turn out quite as we wanted. At Danish Ports, we had to cancel many events, forums and network meetings that should have been held during the year. Like so many others, we had to [...].
Danish Ports opens for associate members
2020 was also the year when we in Danish Ports opened up for associate members. The associate membership is intended for companies that operate in connection with a port as either customers, partners or similar, and is intended to enable the port and its users to get closer to each other and thereby establish a natural dialog. The associate membership provides, among other things, [...]
Blue Denmark is among Danish strengths
It was also in 2020 that the Danish Business Promotion Board, which is part of the Danish Business Authority, designated Blue Denmark as one of twelve Danish positions of strength. Although the designation itself happened before the Corona pandemic broke out, it will probably lead to a greater focus on the overall maritime industry in the future. And we are of course very happy about this in Danske [...].
Danish ports are green
In many ways, both the Climate Partnerships and Danish Ports' Infrastructure Plan play a role in our green work. At Danish Ports, we are working to open more people's eyes to the fact that more goods by sea is a good and climate-friendly alternative to rail and road, and we look forward to the negotiations on a green mobility plan in the [...].
Danish Ports' infrastructure plan
In addition to participating in the work with the Government's Climate Partnerships, Danish Ports has during 2020 collected requests for infrastructure projects from the individual ports. These requests can be seen as a supplement to the Climate Partnership for Land Transport's recommendation to prepare a Freight Transport Analysis and have since become the Infrastructure Plan that Danish Ports launched in September. The Infrastructure Plan offers [...]
Danish Ports in the government's Climate Partnerships
It has been an eventful year at Danish Ports, where we participated in the climate partnerships for Land Transport and Blue Denmark in the period leading up to the outbreak of the corona crisis. Both climate partnerships delivered their recommendations to the government in mid-March, but the major national crisis has of course overshadowed the recommendations. Now, however, the time has come to bring the focus back [...].
The development of Danish commercial ports in 2020
Even though our sector has been hit by the Corona crisis, a lot has happened at the individual ports. The Port of Esbjerg has spent 2020 making good progress in its efforts to become a climate-neutral port. The port has entered into a unique partnership with the technology company Honeywell, and together they have embarked on a [...].