Busy exhibition days at Aqua Nor in Trondheim, Norway


The Port of Hirtshals is currently exhibiting in Trondheim at Aqua Nor, one of the largest aqua culture and salmon processing exhibitions in the world. It is the first time in almost two years that Port of Hirtshals once again can be found at an exhibition.

The Port of Hirtshals is home to a large concentration of companies working in the salmon industry, and salmon both as transport and processing has in recent years developed into a large and important business area for the Port of Hirtshals and Hjoerring Municipality in general. Therefore, there was no doubt that Port of Hirtshals should participate in the Norwegian fair Aqua Nor.

- This is our first exhibition in almost two years, and we have been eager to see the number of visitors and exhibitors at the exhibition. However, all our worries have been completely unnecessary. The exhibition has had a high number of exhibitors and visitors, and we have had many visitors at our stand, says Per Holm Nørgaard who is the CEO of Port of Hirtshals.

It is the first time in almost two years that Port of Hirtshals participates in an exhibition.
It is the first time in almost two years that Port of Hirtshals participates in an exhibition.

Aqua Nor in Trondheim is the most important aquaculture event dedicated the aquaculture and fish processing industry in Norway. In recent years, the exhibition has attracted around 20,000 aquaculture industry professionals from more than 70 different countries. It is therefore an obvious place to meet both new and existing customers and business partners.

Over the last couple of days, Port of Hirtshals has met both new and existing contacts at Aqua Nor.
Over the last couple of days, Port of Hirtshals has met both new and existing contacts at Aqua Nor.

- The exhibition has enabled us to reconnect with business partners that have been put on standby due to Covid19. At the same time, we have created many new contacts to people who have shown interest in starting new collaborations both on the salmon side, within the fishing industry and finally within transport, states Per Holm Nørgaard.

A large amount of salmon is transported daily to and from the companies in Hirtshals from Norway, and the Port of Hirtshals has experienced a growing interest from Norwegian companies that want to explore the possibilities of establishing a department in Hirtshals. The latest addition is the company Biomega, which is currently building a biorefinery at the eastern part of the port. Based on byproducts Biomega aims to produce food ingredients for human health and nutrition.

Based on the Port of Hirtshals' unique geographical location directly to the important sea corridors in the North Sea and a well-developed infrastructure on land, Hirtshals offers rich opportunities for a large number of companies involved in the production of handling of fresh salmon.