The Port of Frederikshavn is one of the most important commercial harbours in Denmark today.
The port is among the ten largest in Denmark and includes a traffic harbour, a ferry harbour and a versatile service industry.
It is a modern, centrally located, commercial port with good facilities and a service set-up, which ensures fast and efficient handling of ships and cargo.
The port has an ambitious investment plan and a clear strategy to offer the best facilities and world calibre maritime services – now and in the future.
STRATEGIC AREAS OF FOCUS
| TOURISM AND FERRY TRAFFIC |
| CONVENTIONAL HARBOUR INDUSTRY |
| ENVIRONMENTAL AND RECYCLING |
| MARITIME SERVICE INDUSTRY |
The Port of Frederikshavn is the largest ferry harbour linking the continental Europe to Scandinavia. It is also the hub for ferry traffic to and from Gothenburg, Oslo and the Danish island of Laesoe. Within the harbour there are 5 ferry berths with ramps and 3 RO-RO berths.
The port has a modern and efficient infrastructure. In terms of logistics, the port’s users and their customers enjoy direct access to Europe’s motorway and railway networks.
The port covers a total area of 2,419,063 m2 of which the water surface makes up 975,500 m2.
The water depth in the port basins is between 7 and 14 metres. There is a water depth of 14 metres in the new turning basin and in the new harbour basin.
Port of Frederikshavn disposes of more than 7.2 km quay.
North Harbour: 7 metres water depth along quays
Traffic Harbour: 8 metres water depth along quays
New harbour area: 14 metres water depth along quays
New quay facility: 9.5 metres water depth along ship quay
Vessels of Panamax size can enter Port of Frederikshavn.
The Port of Frederikshavn is a well attended port, with approximately 4,500 ships arriving each year, of which 3,900 are ferries carrying 1.8 million passengers, 350,000 passenger cars, 168,000 lorry units, 2,500 busses and cargo, totalling 2.45 million tons.
Map of Port of Frederikshavn
SUPPORTED BY THE WHOLE TOWN
The port is crucial to Frederikshavn and always has been. The port is a pulsating powerhouse, which has ensured employment and prosperity for generations, not only for the town but for large parts of Northern Jutland.
The port is the town’s port – and employs more than 5,500 people from the local area. More than 100 private companies operate in the port area. The port is thereby the area’s growth engine and enjoys full support from the local area.
" The Port of Frederikshavn is a martime powerhouse in Europe, a pivot for a considerable part of the growth in the district of Frederikshavn. The level of activity in the maritime industry is increasing, therefore the Port of Frederikshavn is expanding. We set sail for the future!
Mayor Birgit S. Hansen