Christmas is near and the new year is around the corner.
It is time to reflect on the past year – and fortunately there are many events to be happy about.
2019 had a beautiful start where Port of Frederikshavn won the Frederikshavn Trade Council Growth and Will Business Price for the ambitious growth strategy and the port expansion. An acknowledgement we are very proud of and thankful for – especially since it is the trade’s own price.
We experience growth and development in the businesses on the port. Both existing and new customers invest in and believe in Port of Frederikshavn, and this reasserts that together we have set the right course for the future.
The port expansion’s Stage 2 is nearly finished. It is amazing to follow the development on the new port areas.
In the spring, we could announce that we together with Bladt Industries had signed a contract on the construction of a new oil terminal. The terminal will consist of 11 storage tanks and with an accumulated capacity of 74,400 m³ maritime products and wastewater, the plant will be Scandinavia’s largest. The terminal is expected to be ready for operation by the end of 2020, where it is to be leased and operated by Stena Oil.
In 2021 Port of Frederikshavn will be one of Europe’s leading within maritime recycling. And we are already well on our way.
In September foreign minister Jeppe Kofod visited Frederikshavn for the inauguration of the world’s first custom built recycling yard. The opening of the yard was the kick-off to an enormous sustainability adventure in Northern Jutland, where more than 200 jobs will be created within sustainable economy. Modern American Recycling Services, whom are operating the yard, have the first employments in place and expect to begin the first recycling assignment in the beginning of the new year.
Five new and modern warehouses, each of 2,000 m², are now finished on the new port areas. Four warehouses have already been leased and taken into use. The 10,000 m² new warehouses/production facilities are intended for handling of both bulk products and project cargo.
The autumn holidays were the kick-off for the opening of the public access to the new north breakwater. Something, which we together with many anglers, had been looking forward to. We hope that the 1.8 km long breakwater – which is not to be found in many other places in Europe – will give many good experiences for anglers, citizens and tourists.
In October Port of Frederikshavn got its own book. Several years of intense research and writing was presented in a beautiful binded book with an amazing story about Port of Frederikshavn from 1806 – 2018. It is a story about Frederikshavn’s precondition and life nerve. A story about a port, which started with a basin with a few feet water depth, and which today is a port in rapid development, where the first vessels already have called the new quay with 14 metres water depth.
Thank you for an amazing support in 2019. Thank you for good and constructive cooperation with customers, business partners and all of you who visit the port. We look forward to continue a good cooperation in the new year and send you the best wishes of a merry Christmas and a happy new year!