Establishment of the Port of Hirtshals' new board

At the board meeting on Tuesday 7 January, the Port of Hirtshals' new board was established for the coming 4-year period 2014-2017.

Lawyer Anker Laden-Andersen continues as chairman for the board for the Port of Hirtshals. Anker Laden-Andersen has been chairman in the last four years, in which the port has maintained a focus on growth contemporary with a positive development in the port's finances. Previous auctioneer Knud Damgaard also keeps his position as deputy chairman, and the port hereby maintains its fishing related competences. Additionally, the board consists of manager Sven Buhrkall, Mayor Arne Boelt, deputy chairman at Dansk Metal Vendsyssel Mogens Bjerre, city councilor Henrik Joergensen and city counci-lor Ole Oernboel. The new board will quickly begin the work of realizing the port's Vision 2020, which will receive the board's okay at the beginning of the new board period.

Chairman Anker Laden-Andersen says after the establishment:
- Naturally, I find it exciting to continue the work of developing the Port of Hirtshals and the handling of future growth challenges. In the near future, we will be faced with significant strategic decision, which will have an impact on the port's future development. The board will maintain the focus on realizing the natural growth potential of the Port of Hirtshals. Our focus will thereby also be on creating results of both financial and activity-related character.

The port's owner Hjoerring Municipality has prioritized continuity as a basis for the further development and expansion of the port's activities. The appointment of the port's board has been made with an emphasis on the close relation between the city council and the port's board in order to strengthen the effort around the commercial development in the municipality. The board of the Port of Hirtshals will continue to prioritize a close dialogue with the port's users and business partners, and the local community.

Mayor of Hjoerring Municipality Arne Boelt says:
- The port is a growth creator in Hjoerring Municipality, and therefore the municipality pays great attention to the opportunities and challenges, which the port has and the development potentials which it realizes. For that reason, we have prioritized a close connection between the city council and the port's board, and this is the reason we have decided that the Mayor again should be part of the port's board.

For further information, please contact:
Chairman of the board Anker Laden-Andersen, mobile phone 40 63 12 03
Mayor Arne Boelt, mobile phone 41 22 30 69