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Facts about the port


Our customers and other people with interest in the Port of Hirtshals, often need different information about the port. This range between normal questions such as opening hours in accounts department to more unusual information about the port area or mode of operation.

Therefore, we have collected a number of answers, which can answer the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

If you need more information, you are very welcome to send us an email.



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Number of employees

22


Start date

December 1st 1929
(the first day a fee was charged for the landing of fish).


Developer

Department of Hydraulics Engineering (The Danish State)


Taken over by Hirtshals Municipality

January 1st 2001


Mode of operation

Independent public port


Turnover

App. DKK 80.2 million (2018)


Cargo volume

App. 1.9 million tonnes (2018)


Passengers

2.366 million travellers (2018)


Lorries/trailers

148,000 units (2018)


Cars

735,000 units (2018)


Value of landed fish

App. DKK 560.1 million (2018)


Dredging

On average 350,000 m³ of sand p.a. from the port entry


Outer breakwaters

The breakwaters are owned by the Danish Coastal Authority (The Danish State)


Water depth

Up to 10.5 meters (MSL) in the port basins


Quay length

4.7 km.


Land area
1,100,000 m²

Leased area

327,000 m²


Available area

244,000 m²


Road and quay area

330,000 m²


Water area

465,000 m²


Ice factories

2


Combi terminal

1


Ferry berths

3


Ro/ro ramps

2


Slip ways

1


Floating dock


Cold store capacity

162,000 m³


Chilled store capacity

5,000 m³


Distance to motorway

0 km to E39


Railway

To the port


Airport

Sindal (20 min.)

Aalborg (45 min.)