Evaluation of the Port Law - again
Minister of Transport and Building Hans Christian Schmidt has called for an evaluation of the Ports Act with himself at the table. Danish Ports is ready, as we have done good preparatory work. It is a pleasure to have Hans Christian Schmidt back as Minister for Transport and Building. Not only because Hans Christian knows the port area from last time, but also because he has not missed any opportunity to visit a port since he took office. It is true that he cannot promise funds now and here for port packages, as the state's construction ceiling has been reached for 2016 (due to the light railways), but there is no lack of will. This was expressed at a number of consultations in the Danish Parliament in recent weeks and not least at the latest meeting of the National Industrial Ports Council. But when there are no immediate state funds for investment in blue and gray infrastructure to support the ports, we have to work in other ways - for example by amending the Ports Act. Here, too, the minister is responsive - he has convened an evaluation with himself at the table and with the participation of the parties' transport spokespersons on February 8, 2016. As a prelude, members of the National Industrial Ports Council can submit themes for the evaluation, and here Danish Ports is ready. The collection of examples has been used both to report "strange rules" to the Danish Transport and Construction Authority earlier this year and will also form the basis for themes that we want evaluated in the Port Act. With the good winds blowing, we can hope that the matter will move forward so that the government can live up to its government platform of fewer burdens on business. For more information. Contact Gitte Lillelund Bech, Danish Ports, and read more news from Danish Ports here.