Combi terminal

The combi terminal by the Port of Hirtshals is an essential part of Hirtshals' future development as an intermodal logistics centre, that with its central location in Scandinavia can offer companies and the transport sector efficient transport solutions.

The terminal has been ready for fixed commercial rail traffic since June 25, 2015 and has since its completion been tested with three 2,800 tonnes conventional freight trains. The test has documented that the terminal meets the requirements for functionality and efficiency.

There are still openings for the start-up of freight rail traffic on the combi terminal. In relation to starting up traffic the interest especially comes from the transport industry and freight rail operators. At the same time Hjoerring Municipality and the Port of Hirtshals are in dialogue with a number of Europe's largest freight rail operators to start traffic on the terminal. However, the start-up depends on establishing a necessary commitment from the carriers and a credible setup from the rail operators.

The combi terminal by the Port of Hirtshals is financed by the Danish government, and the investment has totalled DKK 33.5m. The construction work was carried out by Hjoerring Municipality in collaboration with the state, Banedanmark, Nordjyske Jernbaner and the Port of Hirtshals.

The combi terminal has a length of 675 meters and covers an area of 24,000 m². The terminal is located between Hirtshals Transport Center (HTC) and the Port of Hirtshals and along the E39 between Hirtshals and Hjoerring. The entrances to the terminal for both trains and trucks are at the northern end of the terminal.