The Danish Ports Association works to ensure the best possible framework conditions for all Danish commercial ports. There must be equal and fair conditions of competition between ports in Denmark and among ports internationally. The Ports Act will create clearer guidelines for where tasks are to be carried out, thereby contributing to a good foundation for growth throughout Denmark.
Danish ports are central to the green transformation of Blue Denmark and the transport sector as a whole. The ports are the hub where sea, road and rail meet. We need to use less energy for transport in general and to use new fuels. Sea transport must therefore replace road transport when it is most climate-friendly. The ports are hubs for Denmark's wind turbine adventure and suppliers of infrastructure for the ships. The ports [...]
Denmark has always been a proud fishing nation, and the industry remains a cultural and economic cornerstone for numerous communities around 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 fish caught in 2021, making Denmark [...]
Promoting growth in blue Denmark
The Danish Ports Association works to promote all initiatives that create growth, on a sustainable basis, in Blue Denmark. In particular, the Ports of Denmark would like to promote initiatives that increase the volume of goods at berth, as well as initiatives that can make ports more competitive. It is important for the Ports of Denmark to [...]
International cooperation and legislation
The Danish Ports Association works to promote international cooperation in the EU & ESPO framework and among the Nordic ports and trade organisations, to influence international legislation and its implementation nationally and to advise members on international development trends and financing opportunities.
Partnerships and cooperation
Ports are the link between sea and land transport. That is why the Ports of Denmark are part of Blue Denmark, but also orient themselves towards other modes of transport. The Danish Ports Association supports the fact that the organisations of Blue Denmark are working together to ensure growth and employment in the blue industries, including through the establishment of a new maritime cluster, [...]
The Danish Ports Association works to solve environmental challenges in port operations, such as odour, noise, smoke, water and waste, so that the best solutions are found based on environmental, economic and cross-border considerations. The Ports of Denmark cannot solve the challenges alone, which is why the Ports of Denmark also works with international environmental initiatives. To ensure a clean port environment, we at Danske [...]
Investments and ports
Danske Havne is continuously working to ensure a coherent Danish infrastructure, where the ports are a natural part of ensuring maximum accessibility and mobility in Denmark. As much freight as possible must be moved from the roads to the Blue Motorways in order to create the best possible mobility in society. The Ports of Denmark works to create a framework [...]
Why cruise tourism is good for Denmark and its ports Cruise passengers contribute DKK 1.25 billion annually to Denmark's economy - primarily to the hotel and retail sectors. 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 [...]