The qualities of different modes of transportation continue to be the focus for the Port of Hirtshals


The Port of Hirtshals focuses heavily on advising and inspiring transporters and cargo owners to think of cargo transport as a whole. This includes considering whether the most optimal transport solution might involve different forms of transportation. This will all be for the benefit of the companies' finances, flexibility, their green accounting, but also for the benefit of society as a whole. 



Transport solutions combining trucks, trains, and ferries are of great societal value but it also means that the traditional transport solutions must be challenged. Cargo owners will experience different packaging for the services they demand, being transport solutions, but they will also realize that the services themselves will, in many ways, remain the same and stay highly competitive. Looking at cargo transport in its entirety will therefore mean positive societal changes and changes to the benefit the companies without the owners of the cargo experiencing changes in the demanded service - transporting cargo from A to B.



To intensify the focus on the use of intermodal transport solutions, a cluster of ports has initiated a new port collaboration. This collaboration includes the ports of Hirtshals, Kristiansand, Larvik, Grenland, Risavika, Bergen, Gothenburg, and Zeebrugge. In addition to strengthening the general collaboration between the ports, the collaboration also highlights the network of transport corridors that the Port of Hirtshals is a part of. 



Development coordinator at the Port of Hirtshals, Michael Rosenlund Langballe says:
The Port of Hirtshals is not just the point of departure for cargo transport using the direct routes that the shipping companies run to and from Hirtshals. The Port of Hirtshals and the other ports in this collaboration are pivotal for a large network of transport corridors where recognizing the qualities of the three modalities, being rail, road and sea transport, is essential.

The ports have undertaken a large educational and communicational task to which communication employee at the Port of Hirtshals Katrine Myrup Ritter states:
- The transportation industry is marked by conventional thinking, and there is no doubt about the great extent of the communication task involving informing an industry about those opportunities which in many cases have been neglected. At present this particular task is a priority in the collaboration between the ports.