The Port of Hirtshals will become more digital in 2019

With an increasing degree of digitalization and integration of systems, the Port of Hirtshals will continuously improve its operations, reduce the operating costs and provide better service to collaborators. It is several years ago, the last invoice was sent by letter, and from the beginning of 2018, most paper was gone in the daily administration. The port is now ready to take the next step - it will be taken during 2019.

During 2017 and 2018, the Port of Hirtshals has initiated the replacement of power points along the quay and at the same time started the preparations to automatic settlements. In the first part of 2019, the digital registration and settlement will start as the port enrolls the payment system, ProPower. 

Technical Manager at the Port of Hirtshals says the following about the implementation of the automatic registration and settlement:
- We integrate the digitalization while renovating and replacing the installations on the quays, thus providing both modern and save installations. At the same time, we remove the possibility for unregistered consumption.

In connection with transition to the automatic registration the coordinator at Maritime Service at the Port of Hirtshals Andreas Christiansen says:
- We will carry out some tests over the last part of 2018 and the first part of 2019. When we have finished the installations, we will be ready to put the entire system in operation at the Western part of the port. When we are satisfied with ProPower and any childhood diseases have been removed, we will take the next step in the administration. In the administration we aim to integrate the automatic registration with the port administration system and then the settlement for electricity in principle run without us interfering.

In the second part of 2019, the Port of Hirtshals will once again upgrade its digital platform as the port allows for example shipping companies, ship brokers and the fish auction to transfer registration of ships and settlements directly into the port's system. In that way, from an overall view, both resources and time can be saved in administrations.

Coordinator at Maritime Service, Andreas Christiansen looks forward to offering the port's collaborators the new solution:
-The digital solution is being developed. We are looking very much forward to the new possibilities and with the standardization we will presumably avoid some of challenges that we experience today.