The Hav Line method has now been tested in Hirtshals


The future has arrived - or at least the future within salmon logistics and salmon distribution namely the shipping company Hav Line's factory-transport vessel "Norwegian Gannet". On November 13, 2018 "Norwegian Gannet" called the Port of Hirtshals for the first time in relation with a test call but already within the next couple of weeks, it is expected that "Norwegian Gannet" has been set into operation and therefore will deliver salmon to the new salmon terminal at the Port of Hirtshals. 



About the test call Carl-Erik Arnesen, CEO at Hav Line said:
- The test call was efficient and performed as expected. This means that we now are ready for the final tests and to put "Norwegian Gannet" into operations. "Norwegian Gannet" is expected to call the Port of Hirtshals two times a week and at each call "Norwegian Gannet" deliver 700 tonnes of salmon. This corresponds to 50 lorries loaded with salmon twice a week is being transported to the markets and consumers in Europe.



"Norwegian Gannet" plays an essential part in the so-called Hav Line method as the salmon is slaughtered aboard the ship on the journey between the Norwegian salmon farms and the terminal in Hirtshals. At the Port of Hirtshals, Hav Line has built a salmon terminal, which also plays an essential part in the Hav Line method. Once the salmon has been sorted and packed at the terminal in Hirtshals, it is ready to be distributed. 



The Hav Line method challenges the traditional method of distributing salmon. The Hav Line method allows European and oversea consumers to get better products. Besides being able to offer the consumers a better and fresher product, the Hav Line method also moves a large part of the transport of the salmon from the roads to the sea which in particular is in focus in Norway. By using the Hav Line method, Hav Line will in the future reduce the overall environmental impact significantly.