SME government to secure Danish critical infrastructure
Tine Kirk, CEO of Danish Ports, wrote this article in the Danish newspaper Børsen on December 29th. The new government must have the courage to prioritize the necessary expansion of Danish infrastructure and, unlike Germany, which has sold part of the Port of Hamburg to the Chinese, keep it in Danish hands. It is positive that investments in ports are included [...].
Port of Hanstholm is again a hub for freight traffic: New route between Hanstholm and the Norwegian coast
After a long period of preparatory work, the start-up of a freight route between Hanstholm and northwestern Norway is now a reality. This follows the signing of an agreement between the Port of Hanstholm and the Norwegian shipping company Egil Ulvan AS, which in the first week of 2023 will start regular scheduled shipping to and from Hanstholm. The route's basic cargo is Danish-produced fish feed for Norwegian offshore [...]
Tine Kirk in Altinget Transport: The future government must have the courage to secure our critical infrastructure
The original post can be read here. A new government must prioritize the necessary expansion of Danish infrastructure. Even when there are local protests. Because war and corona have shown us the value of secure local supply, writes Tine Kirk. I have several wishes for a future government, but first of all, I would like the government and [...]
Tine Kirk and Carsten Aa in Altinget Transport: Serious mistake to let China buy part of the Port of Hamburg
The original post can be read here. It was not good when Greece leased the port of Piraeus, one of Europe's most important container ports, to the Chinese in 2009. The Greeks were financially on their knees and the then German chancellor, Angela Merkel, made it clear that EU aid was conditional on sales and austerity. So the Greek government seized the opportunity and leased [...].
Danish Ports with an appeal to Scholz in Altinget Transport
This post was published in Altinget Transport on 28/10/2022 and can be read here. It was not good when Greece in 2009 leased the port of Piraeus, one of Europe's most important container ports, to the Chinese. The Greeks were financially on their knees and the then German chancellor, Angela Merkel, made it clear that EU aid was conditional on sales and austerity. So [...]
Green transition & Sustainability
Danish Ports: Perfect ambitions for offshore wind, but stop the rule-mongering
The Danish Ports Association is enthusiastic about the government's new plans to accelerate the construction of Danish offshore wind farms. But recalls that it requires a reorganization of timeframes and rules to succeed - a task force may be the solution "We are always enthusiastic about the government's high level of ambition when it comes to the green transition", says [...].
Port of Aalborg lifts top line and delivers best operating result to date
The country's largest inland port, Port of Aalborg, has just delivered accounts that exceeded expectations with a profit before tax of DKK 61 million in 2021. A year in which the company continued its strategic development through, among other things, new investments in the business park, green transition and digitization. In a 2021 that both nationally and internationally again became a [...]
Port Esbjerg and Moffatt & Nichol develop a 'digital twin' of the port
Port Esbjerg is a European leader in offshore wind and has been involved in 55 offshore wind projects. Now, the port will create a 'digital twin' to develop and define the future of port infrastructure for offshore wind by combining Port Esbjerg's experience with global consultancy Moffatt & Nichol's expertise in infrastructure planning, design and innovation. Port Director at [...].
Danish Ports on Russian ships: Awaiting guidelines and have good dialog with the Ministry
The trade organization Danish Ports has for several days been in continuous dialogue with the Ministry of Transport about Russian ships. The industry director is pleased with the trusting dialog "It is clear that we have many members who are calling for clear guidelines on how we should treat Russian ships calling at Danish ports. And whether we should receive them at all." So says the chairman of [...].
Green transition & Sustainability
World class at Port Esbjerg
Port Esbjerg and local company CS electric will establish the world's first onshore hydrogen power plant as early as this fall "We're really taking the green lead in Denmark at the moment, and I'm delighted that our Danish ports are playing such a central role. Yesterday it was the news about the Port of Hanstholm, which already next year will establish [...].