14. July 2017

The Port of Skagen aspires to join DUAL Ports

The Port of Skagen is in the process of entering DUAL Ports as a beneficiary partner on the LNG pilot project. Therefore, the Port of Oostende and Business Vordingborg participated in an official visit to the Port of Skagen in July.

Willy Hansen, CEO of Port of Skagen welcomed the partnership to the most northern part of Denmark, when the visit to Skagen was held in July. The partnership had a tour of the port, a presentation of some of the biggest companies situated on the port and a presentation of the expansion plans for the port, that will also mean an LNG bunkering installation in the port.

Also, a representative of the business consultance organization, Lene Kappelborg gave a presentation on their thoughts on how to develop the maritime sector in the northern part of Denmark.

The partnership had a guided tour of Skagerak Pelagic A/S, one of the leading pelagic seafood production companies in Europe, specialising in herring and mackerel products, customised according to customer requests, including the famous Matches, that is exported to the surrounding countries in the North Sea Region.

The visit ended with an early morning trip to the docks, to see the “MS Independence of the Seas”, which is one of the world’s largest cruise ship, carrying almost 4,500 passangers.

The visit is considered the official welcome to Port of Skagen in DUAL Ports, and it is expected that Port of Skagen will become an official partner in the project before the end of 2017.