Improved conditions for customs officers at the Port of Hirtshals

In cooperation with SKAT (the Danish Customs and Tax Administration), the three ferry companies Fjord Line, Color Line and Smyril Line, the Port of Hirtshals has made an improvement of the working conditions for the customers officers, who daily control the cars and trailers that arrives with the ferries to Hirtshals from Norway, the Faroe Islands and Iceland.

The Port of Hirtshals has invested ?67,000 in improved facilities at the port's two ferry terminals. The investment has been used for better lighting of the areas for control of cars and better lighting of the area, where SKAT's trailer scanner are occasionally set up. Furthermore, the investment has been used for speed bumps for slowing down vehicles in connection with customs control.

The Port of Hirtshals' technical manager Peter Ydesen says:
- As a piece of infrastructure and a serious business partner, we are to ensure an effective unloading of the ferries and provide safe working conditions for those, who work at the terminals. In recent years, the port has experienced an increase in traffic, and we would like to give our visitors a problem free arrival by being able to exit the ferries easily and quickly. We expect that traffic via the Port of Hirtshals will continue to grow, which means even more work for the customs officers.