Turnover record for Port of Hirtshals (Denmark)

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The end of two years of corona restrictions can really be felt at the Port of Hirtshals, which in 2022 set a record with a turnover of DKK 84.9 million and a profit of DKK 6.4 million.

It is particularly passenger car and passenger traffic, which is back at the same level as before corona, that accounts for the progress.

On the expenditure side, in 2022 the port has intensified capital investments in connection with the impending port expansion.

  • Revenue: DKK 84.9 million
  • Result for the year: DKK 6.4 million
  • Cargo volume: 1.95 million tons
  • Trucks: 144,000 units
  • Passenger cars: 780,000 units
  • Passengers: 2,369,000

Molslinjen lowers the prices on the Kattegat

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“Our route is critical infrastructure in Denmark, and we will constantly work to get as many cheap tickets on the market as possible. Like everyone else, we are affected by the increased costs, but we have to make up for that loss by getting more passengers and cars on the ferries”, asserts Jesper Skovgaard, MD Molslinjen.

Molslinjen will have an extra fast ferry on the Kattegat in 2023.

Adaptive Recognition delivers foundation for SmartPort Project at Scandlines Ports in Puttgarden, Germany and Rødby, Denmark

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Adaptive Recognition is going to deliver automatic number plate recognition and vehicle identification technology at the entry and exit gates streamlining passenger and freight check-in flows.

This year, Adaptive Recognition will deliver the foundation – intelligent cameras, sensors and middleware – that will enable Scandlines to build a Smart Port that can automate the handling of ferry customers.

“This project marks Scandlines’ foray into digitizing ferry ports and turns the Puttgarden-Rødby connection into a real-time, end-to-end ferry operation with technology from Adaptive Recognition, making the two ports some of the smartest in Europe.”

Carsten Nørland, CEO Scandlines.

Samsø Rederi’s New High-Speed Ferry on its Way to Denmark

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Samsø Rederi’s new high-speed ferry HSC LILLEØRE has been delivered and she is ready to be transported by heavy lift from South China to Aarhus, where she will arrive in February. From April 2021 she will ply the waters between Dokk1 in Aarhus and Sælvig in Samsø.

  • Capacity: 296 passengers and 70 bicycles
  • Service speed: 29.5 knots.

The 35m HSC LILLEØRE is the result of a public tender process floated by OSK-ShipTech in 2018, won by AFAI Shipyard in Guangzhou (China) with an Incat Crowther Design.

OSK-ShipTech is also the designer of the new linkspans serving the vessel, which now can be seen in both Sælvig on Samsø and at Dokk1 in Aarhus.

Rendering © Samsø Rederi / Incat Crowther

Study Says Fixed Link between Denmark and Germany will Cost Danish Taxpayer Dearly

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At least EUR 400 million, in the worst case up to EUR 4.3 billion: these are the losses expected by the economic analysts from KRAKA Advisory in relation to the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link for the Kingdom of Denmark

Ferry operator Scandlines asked KRAKA Advisory to examine the financial stability of the plans for the fixed link between Denmark and Germany from the perspective of the state treasury.

The main reason for the losses is the far too optimistic traffic forecasts by the planning company Femern A / S, which have not been significantly updated since 2002. A realistic assumption would also extend the repayment period for the project to more than 50 years. KRAKA Advisory therefore calls for the current planning to be stopped in order to put the project on an economically more stable footing.

“What should be scary for Danish taxpayers is, for us, a question of corporate future planning,” says Søren Poulsgaard Jensen, CEO Scandlines.

“The perspective of a state, tax-financed competitor does not frighten us. But if this is deficient, national and international competition watchdogs have to look very carefully in order to guarantee fair competition – for us and for all other private companies in traffic between Germany and Scandinavia.”

Scandlines: The Blue Border Between Germany And Denmark Reopens

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After 13 weeks during which the borders have only been open for transportation of goods or persons with a worthy purpose to cross the border, all borders between Germany and Denmark reopen on June 15 – and that of course includes the blue border, where Scandlines operates.

Scandlines’ shops on board and BorderShop Puttgarden will also open on June 15, whereas BorderShop Rostock has been open since June 2. It is of course possible to get something to eat and drink on board all ferries, where two out of three options are open.

”Although we have been able to maintain part of our freight traffic, the lockdown will have a considerable impact on our bottom line. We expect that the remainder of 2020 will be affected by the crisis and therefore we work hard to alleviate the effect of keeping the operation running with much lower income for several months,” says Søren Poulsgaard Jensen.


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Danish Minister Of Transport Approves New Ferry Products

The Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing has approved two new products on the Bornholm route:

  • A 10-hour fast ferry Family Card with full flexibility.
  • Companies can sign a commuter agreement for business.

Denmark to sell its part in ferry company Faergen

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Danish online business media started to report that the Danish Government has initiated a sales process that will lead to the sale of the State’s share of the shipping company Faergen.
This company operates five domestic routes, and the routes from Sweden and Germany to the island of Bornholm. Their “lifeline” contract on Bornholm ends after the summer of 2018, and is then going to be taken over by Mols Linjen.

Source: InsideBusiness  – Photo © Faergen