Danish Ports works to ensure the best possible framework conditions for all Danish commercial ports. There must be equal and fair competitive conditions between ports in Denmark and among ports internationally. The Ports Act must create clearer guidelines for where tasks should be solved and thus contribute to a good foundation for growth throughout Denmark.
Hub for green transition
Danish ports are central to the green transition in Blue Denmark and the transportation sector as a whole. Ports are the hub where sea, road and rail meet. We need to use less energy for transportation in general and use new fuels. Sea must therefore replace road transportation when it is most climate-friendly. Ports are hubs for Denmark's wind turbine adventure and suppliers of infrastructure for ships. The ports [...].
Denmark has always been a proud fishing nation, and the industry remains a cultural and economic cornerstone for numerous communities across the country. Despite the post-Brexit challenges that have limited fishing opportunities for Danish fishermen, the Danish fishing industry has proven resilient and adaptable, with 3.4 billion worth of fish caught in 2021. Denmark is therefore [...].
Growth promotion in Blue Denmark
Danish Ports Association works to promote all initiatives that create growth on a sustainable basis in Blue Denmark. In particular, the Danish Ports Association would like to promote initiatives that increase the volume of goods over quay, as well as initiatives that can make the ports more competitive. It is important for Danish Ports that we work purposefully to ensure [...].
International cooperation and legislation
Danish Ports works to promote international cooperation in e.g. EU & ESPO-regime as well as among the Nordic ports and industry organizations, to influence international legislation and its implementation nationally and to be able to advise members on international development trends and funding opportunities.
Partnerships and collaboration
Ports are the link between sea and land transportation. Therefore, Danish Ports is part of the Blue Denmark, but is also oriented towards other branches of transportation. Danish Ports supports the Blue Denmark's organizations joining forces to ensure growth and employment in the blue industries, including through the establishment of a new maritime cluster, [...].
Danish Ports works to solve environmental challenges in port operations such as odor, noise, smoke, water environment and waste, so that the best solutions are found based on the environment, economy and across borders. Danish Ports cannot solve the challenges alone, which is why Danish Ports also works with international environmental initiatives. To ensure a clean port environment, we at Danish [...].
Investments and ports
Danish Ports is continuously working to ensure a coherent Danish infrastructure, where the ports are a natural part of ensuring the greatest possible accessibility and mobility in Denmark. As much freight as possible must be moved from the roads to the Blue Motorways to create the best possible mobility in society. Danish Ports is working to create a framework [...].
Why cruise tourism is good for Denmark and the ports Cruise guests contribute DKK 1.25 billion annually to Denmark's economy - primarily to the hotel and retail industry. It created around 2,400 jobs in Denmark in 2019, and we need those jobs. For the ports, cruise ships are an excellent business, but it varies from port to port [...].