Claus Sørensen expands at the Port of Hirtshals

The cold store and freeze plant company Claus Sørensen has just started using its new facilities at the Port of Hirtshals, which is earlier than expected according to the timetable. Claus Sørensen has increased the capacity for cold and freeze in Hirtshals significantly, and the new expansion provides the company with more than 12,400 pallet spaces.

Freeze plant manager Morten Jensen says:
- The new freeze plant increases our freeze capacity with more than 40 %, and we now have more than 28,300 pallet places at the Port of Hirtshals. Simultaneously, we have increased our cold store capacity to 2,000 pallet spaces, which is more than a doubling from before, and it is possible for us to increase even further.

Claus Sørensen's decision to increase the capacity at the Port of Hirtshals has been done to cover both the current and the future demand, which the company experiences in Hirtshals. The new building has been built in continuation of Claus Sørensen's current facilities at the Port of Hirtshals, and is situated in short distance from the quay and the new land expansion of 250,000 m².

In recent years, the Port of Hirtshals has experienced a positive growth especially within the transport business. Numbers from 2008 to 2015 show that the trailer and lorry transport has increased by 10,000 units every year, and this has had a positive influence on several of the companies located in Hirtshals - among these Claus Sørensen.

In February, the Luxemburg based shipping company CLdN started a new service between Zeebrugge, Gothenburg and Hirtshals, and the new traffic to and from the port has already increased the cargo transport over the Port of Hirtshals.