Consultation response to the Environmental Impact Report and Local Plan 387 on the expansion of the Port of Fredericia.
Danske Havne thanks for the opportunity to submit a consultation response to the Environmental Impact Report and Local Plan no. 387 regarding the expansion of the Port of Fredericia.
We assess that the Port of Fredericia is a port of national importance as critical infrastructure, both as a port for transportation of goods and as an energy hub.
75 percent of all Danish foreign trade is shipped via a Danish port, and with the Port of Fredericia's growth, not least in the container area, the port is crucial for security of supply.
There is or will be a lack of space in Danish ports in general. A phenomenon that extends across most of Europe.
Not least for this reason, Danske Havne welcomes local plan proposal 387 for the expansion of the Port of Fredericia.
The Port of Fredericia is an important Danish infrastructure where ADP is now future-proofing both the capacity for the growth in environmentally friendly modes of transportation such as container and ferry freight.
The expansion of the Port of Fredericia is important to society because it develops the existing infrastructure for what we want more of in the future - "more goods by sea".
Transportation by ship is 15 times more climate-friendly than road transport and also helps to alleviate congestion challenges on the Danish road network.
The planned two expansions of the Port of Fredericia will also bring competitive advantages not only to Fredericia but also to Danish import and export companies that use the port and can utilize the interaction between water, rail and road.
The port's location in the growth region of the Triangle is a clear advantage. We consider it crucial that the port is given more space. Space is the new, necessary offer that ports must have on their shelves in competition with foreign, larger ports in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Sweden and Poland.
Ports like the Port of Fredericia are crucial hubs for green transition, import/export, job creation and growth.
With the port expansion, shore power facilities will be established, which will provide reductions in CO2 emissions for the benefit of the local environment and reductions in noise impact.
With the Port of Fredericia and Taulov Dry Port, ADP A/S has created Denmark's multimodal hub, which is being developed with green solutions and infrastructure for the transition of the transportation sector.
The infrastructure in the area with the Port of Fredericia, the highway network, the railway network and Billund Airport in the hinterland means that the transportation hub Taulov Dry Port is expected to develop further and attract more companies and jobs.
The port expansion will further support the sustainable development of the transportation sector and shipping and ensure the development of the multimodal position of strength.
Søren Søndergaard, Danish Ports