About Danish Ports
Danish Ports - Trade organization for Denmark's commercial ports
Danske Havne's main tasks are to influence business policy, participate in the public debate and, not least, to provide advice and ensure a framework so that members can develop their businesses in the best possible way for the benefit of employment and competitiveness.
Ambitions for Danish Ports
Danish Ports' ambition is to strengthen the competitiveness, business development and reputation of ports and individual ports by
- Promote the interests of all member ports
- Promote the interests of groups of member ports
The ambition is based on 3 overarching principles for the work of Danish Ports:
Focus on business development and market opportunities
Danish Ports Association focuses on its members' added value, competitiveness and business development as well as on uncovering new market opportunities both nationally and internationally.
Close contact with the political system
Danish Ports Association works to ensure the best possible conditions for Danish commercial ports. The political work is done in dialog with both the government and the opposition - with politicians, advisors and officials at Christiansborg, in the municipalities and in the EU. Danish Ports participates in key councils and committees and is a significant player in the public debate. The EU is becoming more and more important in legislation. Danish Ports has established a closer dialog with the European Sea Ports Association, ESPO, and we have increased our contact with both the European Parliament and the European Commission.
Clear and sharp profile
Impact through clear goals and bold prioritization. The goals of Danish Ports - both the goals for all ports and for groups of ports - are clearly communicated so that they are known among members, decision-makers and in the public debate.
- Business development
- Impact on legislation and framework conditions
- Targeted member service
Members and organization
All ports covered by the Danish Ports Act and ports located in the Faroe Islands and Greenland (i.e. municipal ports, municipal self-government ports, port limited companies and private ports used commercially for goods, vehicles, people and fish landings) can join Danish Ports. We currently have 48 members. Danske Havne carries out its activities by taking initiatives for changes to legislation, by issuing statements and recommendations, by providing service, guidance and advice, by training and information activities, by international activities and by preparing discussion papers and developing projects that promote Danske Havne's purpose. Danske Havne's expenses are primarily financed through membership fees and to a lesser extent through income-generating activities in connection with consultancy assignments and course activities.