News archive - 2013

10 December 2013
Monday 9 December 2013, the Port of Hirtshals' annual ?Port day for all" was held at the North Sea Research Park in Hirtshals. At the meeting, the port informed about the current development and future plans, and most importantly, the port's annual sponsorship was handed out.



05 December 2013
During the first week of December, the Port of Hirtshals has laid out a concrete pontoon bridge in Jollehavnen, which is the area for commercial dinghies. The new bridge replaces a worn out bridge from 1974, which is no longer useable with regard to safety.



15 November 2013
The webcams at the website of the Port of Hirtshals have always been a large draw - not only for the port's users and business partners, but also for people with a general interest in the port and the weather in Hirtshals. Therefore, the port has invested in two new webcams, which provide a larger and better picture of the port's entry and eastern port area.



24 October 2013
Earlier this year, the Port of Hirtshals launched a new website, which has now been re-launched in what is called a responsive design. Today many people use their mobile phones or tablets to go online, and the new design means that the website automatically adapts to the platform from which the user visits the site. Regardless of the user's platform being a mobile screen, a larger tablet screen or an ordinary computer screen, the website will adapt to the screen size.



14 October 2013
9-11 October, the Port of Hirtshals and the association Hirtshals Service Group participated at Northern Europe's largest fishing exhibition DanFish International in Aalborg. 24 service companies from Hirtshals were gathered on a large stand, which provided the visitors with a good overview of the services that can be found in Hirtshals.



08 October 2013
Monday 7 September, the Danish transport minister Pia Olsen Dyhr (SF) visited the Port of Hirtshals. The minister arrived at the port with train from Hjoerring. The three general topics for the transport minister's visit were development of the port's hinterland infrastructure with the establishment of a bypass road to the eastern part of the port, establishment of a cargo rail terminal and free competition on equal terms.



01 October 2013

From 9-11 October 2013, Northern Europe's largest fishing exhibition, DanFish International, will be held in Aalborg, Denmark. Again this year, Hirtshals Service Group will be present at the exhibition with a large stand. The Hirtshals stand will represent a large range of the service companies, which can be found in Hirtshals today, and everybody is welcome to stop by for a talk.



07 August 2013
The first weekend of August, Hirtshals Fish Festival offered three exciting days of fish, fishery and learning. The festival was held at the North Sea Research Park, in town and at the port, and had between 10,000-15,000 visitors from Den-mark and other parts of Europe. The large number of visitors meant that some of the activities during the festival either had to prolong their opening hours and some event had report sold out.



16 July 2013
Fjord Line has put into service its new ship MS Stavangerfjord, and has simultaneously opened a service between Hirtshals and Langesund. The new service opens a direct connection between the European continent and Norway's largest industrial area, Grenland. The direct connection with departure times adjusted to the wishes of e.g. the Norwegian fishing industry means that logistics in Scandinavia can be planned with a completely new flexibility.



27 June 2013
4-7 June 2013, Port of Hirtshals participated at the world's largest transport exhibition, Transport Logistic in Munich, for the fifth time. Transport Logistic contains all segments within cargo transport and is therefore a good place to create contact to new customers and get an insight into cargo transport on both a European and global scale.



31 May 2013
Recently, Port of Hirtshals decided to have the lower part of East Basin 2 deepened to a water depth of 10.5 metres and this has turned out to be a success. The new water depth means the large vessels can unload directly to the port?s BIP Centre and cold stores.