6 - Ports and related (including agents/pilots/stevedoring)

Svitzer A/S


Since 1833, Svitzer has provided safety and support at sea. With 4,000 employees, a fleet of 440 vessels and operations all over the world, we are the global market leader within towage.

Henrik Carstensen, HSEQ Manager

Commercial Ports of Lolland


Nakskov Port is owned by the local authorities and will be developed and run as a commercial port. Heavy investments in the port facilities have been made in order to meet the increasing demands for a modern commercial port.

The port offers large industrial areas where new companies can be established. There is an underlying basis for different types of businesses, especially business connected to farming or the Wind industry as MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.

Rødbyhavn Port is an centrally located industrial and commercial port in the center of the future Fehmarnbelt region.

In the years to come Rødbyhavn Port is facing a significant development, as a business with focus on traditional port business and activity in the construction of the future Fehmarn Belt Link.

Jørgen Buhl, General Manager

Rohde Nielsen A/S


Rohde Nielsen A/S operates a fleet of more than 40 specially built versatile vessels operating world wide as dredging and marine contractors. Our main areas of operation are coastal protection performed by beach nourishment, contributions to the development and extensions of ports as well as land reclamation. We also operate our trailing dredgers on projects for offshore trenching and other seabed preparation work just as we provide services for pipeline landfalls.

Lone Voigt Starris, General Counsel

Port of Aarhus


The port of Aarhus is an active trade area with approx. 150 companies, creating the basis for about 10,000 jobs.

The port of Aarhus is Denmark’s largest container port, with a market share of approx. 60 per cent, and also Denmark’s largest public bulk port. This implies that a very large part of the consumer goods are imported to Denmark via the port of Aarhus. Also, a significant part of the Danish export is shipped via the fine-meshed network of shipping routes to all parts of the world.

In addition, the port of Aarhus is an important ferry port, serving around 800,000 cars and around 2 million passengers on an annual basis. The company Port of Aarhus has recently initiated the construction of a new office centre in five levels of approx. 13,000 sq m, situated at the container terminal area.

Jakob Flyvbjerg Christensen, CEO

Port of Horsens

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Port of Horsens has in recent years specialized in supporting the local business community. The goods arriving at the port is either used or produced within 20 km of the harbour, whether it is wood chips for Horsens Heating, bulk or packaged goods. 

Thus the Port of Horsens is local, focussed and reduce road transport.

Claus Hom Christensen, Port Director

Port of Kolding

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The Port of Kolding is among the 10 biggest ports of Denmark, with at total handling by ships in 2006 of 1.185 million tons.

The Port is an industrial- and traffic port, with more than 80 companies and 1,200 employees.

The Port of Kolding has all modern facilities and handles most kinds of goods as well as areas for companies wanting to settle at the harbourside with the following advantages:

  • railroad track with a direct connection to the international transport net

  • the highway leading directly to the port

  • warehouses, silos etc. for storing wood, iron, paper, feedstuff, fertilizer, bitumen, cement, mixed cargo etc.

  • connection to the dsb rail terminal

  • good ways of co-operation in an active transport environment

  • ro/ro facilities

  • storing facilities for bulk goods

  • Cruise ship reception facility

  • expert handling knowledge of wind turbines

  • a wide range of modern handling equipment

Anders Vangsbjerg Sørensen, CEO

Korsør Havn (Port of Korsoer)

Port of Korsoer is the commercial harbour of Slagelse Municipality - centrally placed in the heart of Denmark.

Port of Korsoer is home for a number of companies, who use the benefits of the centralised infra-structure with direct connection to the European motorway and railway network. Port of Korsoer is easy to find – and easy to sail into with the Great Belt Bridge placed just beside the shipping lane into Korsoer Harbour.

Port of Korsoer can offer all the facilities which are characteristic of an effective commercial harbour.

Port of Korsoer is a market-oriented harbour that continuously upgrades the services according to the needs of the customers. The Harbour is constantly developing and improving the facilities, traffic conditions and services. Slagelse Municipality also owns a number of other harbours. Skaelskoer Harbour, Vasebro, Agersoe, and Omoe harbours, Stigsnaes ferry harbour, as well as the old Halskov ferry harbour. The harbours at Agersoe and Omoe consist of ferry harbours, fishing harbours and sailing harbours.

Existing Conditions in Korsoer Harbour

The harbour areas in Port of Korsoer are about 12.8 ha. The length of the quay is 1200 m plus about 350 m at the old station. The depth of water is 8 m at the America Quay and the Cruise Ship Quay and 7 m at the other quays.

The buildnings at the harbour are of very different proportions and values. Typically the companies are situated on leased area. The wharfs of the harbour is generally in good shape. The harbour owns warehouses with a total area of about 7000 square metres. We can offer areas for different purposes, space in up-dated warehouses and 2 RoRo berths.


Jimmi Jørgensen, Port Director


Port of Elsinore (Helsingør Havn)


Havnen er en kommunal selvstyre havn for skibe på mindst 10 m i længde.

Med mere end 500 m samlet kajlængde og fire flydebroer plus en 90 m lang flydebro kan havnen servicere de fleste typer af skibe.

Største kaj er str. 3 også kaldet Kongekajen, som kan modtage skibe op til 150 m i længde med max dybgang 6,5 m.

Som gæst i Helsingør Havn får du det hele. En kompakt bykerne med små gamle krogede gader og seværdigheder i verdensklasse.

Jesper Schrøder, Port Director

Skandinavisk Transport Center - Køge Havn

Skandinavisk Transport Center in Køge is one of Denmarks biggest joined business- and transport areas. The transport center has within recent years grown from 130 ha (1.300.000 m2) to 180 ha (1.800.000 m2), and should it become necessary we have the possibility to expand even more. The combination of the highway, rail road, port and optimal facilities and conditions for businesses have created a dynamic transport center with a lot of big companies like Netto, Lidl and Lemvig-Müller.

We are one of Denmarks biggest transport centers – and in the future we will grow even bigger. We are expanding and offer newly developed plots from 20.000 m2 to all companies with a need for transportation and (almost) limitless space.

Thomas Elm Kampmann, CEO


LETH Agencies


Our activities in the Suez Canal and Egyptian ports started in 1924 by supplying steam coal in Port Said. As the shipping industry and the number of transits increased the canal transit clearance service was added.

The company is a specialized transit agency offering swift and secure services in the Suez and Panama Canals as well as in the Turkish and Danish Straits. Additionally, our services also comprise port calls and husbandry services in South Africa and Singapore. Leth Agencies is owned by its Managing Director and Chairman.

Our services are provided by our offices in Oslo (head office), Copenhagen and Singapore. In Egypt our operation is run by offices in Port Said, Cairo, Alexandria and Suez.

Our Egyptian joint venture, Leth Egypt Agencies (LEA) in Port Said, is in addition to the transit services also providing agency services to clients requesting security teams and equipment onboard the vessels. We are the market leader within security team operations in Egypt presently servicing more than 60 security teams companies.


Jacob Guldager, Branch Manager and Director Operations

Helsingborgs Hamn AB

The Port of Helsingborg – The Container Specialist
The Port of Helsingborg is one of Sweden's largest ferry ports, a container specialist, and one of Northern Europe's leading ports. As a container specialist, we handle roughly 280,000 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) by sea and about 170,000 TEU by land annually. Our 230 personnel handle about 8 million tons of goods every year. The Port of Helsingborg offers shipping offices, transporters, shipping agents and an attractive infrastructure with effective train, road and sea connections. Annually, the ferries between Helsingborg and Elsinore transport 8 million passengers and two million vehicles over one of the world’s busiest waterways. Helsingborgs Hamn AB is owned by the city of Helsingborg.

Bart Steijaert, Managing Director

The Ports of Guldborgsund

The Ports of Guldborgsund (Guldborgsund Havne) consist of four ports: business port of Stubbekøbing, fishing port of Gedser, business ports of Nykøbing Falster and Orehoved. These four ports provide an individually tailored service as needed.

A professional staff of permanently employed workers and highly skilled technical assistance are in charge of the handling of vessels and maintenance of basins as well as ground systems. All are at your service 24/7.

The ports are placed centrally in Guldborgsund, Storstrømmen, Grønsund and at the Baltic.

The business ports of Nykøbing Falster and Orehoved are ISPS approved ports (International Ships and Ports Security), which means, they are a part of the comprehensive set of measures to enhance the security of ships and port facilities against terrorism. This demands a big deal of technical knowledge and professional judgement among the work staff. 

Our materiel ranges from cranes (40 and 52 tonnes), Fork-lifts, Bob-cats, tug boats (5 tonnes bollard pull), that can comply with the customers present demands on the ports. The Ports of Guldborgsund welcomes all current and future customers to a professional service 24/7/365.

Laila Nielsen, General Manager

Port of Esbjerg


The Port of Esbjerg is an international, multimodal transport center and an important Scandinavian gateway to the whole world. More than 200 companies are located at the port, and 8,000-10,000 people work here.

The Port of Esbjerg was founded in 1868, and since its completion in 1874, it has been the main center for sea carriage and trade between Denmark and the rest of the world.

In 2018, we shipped 1,210 MW wind power, which makes us the leading port in Europe when it comes to offshore wind. We are also the primary base for Danish oil and gas activities in the North Sea and has been ever since The Danish Underground Consortium (DUC) extracted the first oil from the Dan Field back in 1971. Finally, we are Denmark’s leading RoRo port with connections to more than 25 ports via six regular RoRo liner services. In 2018, the port handled 4.5 million tonnes of goods.

Find out more at www.esbjerg.dk

Jesper Bank, CCO

Port of Randers

Randers Havn er en kommunal selvstyrehavn med en havnebestyrelse bestående af 5 byrådsmedlemmer, en repræsentant for arbejdstager samt en repræsentant for arbejdsgiver.

Randers Havn danner grundlag for en lang række virksomheder, hvoraf størstedelen er afhængig af havnens services og faciliteter. Virksomhederne danner grundlag for en samlet beskæftigelse på ca. 600 personer, mens der i afledte erhverv er ca. 600 beskæftigede.  Sammenlagt giver Randers Havn således anledning til en beskæftigelse på godt 1.200 personer. Disse arbejdspladser har en produktionsværdi på ca. 1,6 mia. kr. og skaber indkomster på knap 800 mio. kr.

Af denne grund fik Randers Havn overrakt Randers Erhvervspris 2012. Erhvervsdirektør Per Søndergaard begrundede valget af havnen med, at ”Havnen har det hele. Byens puls og hjerteslag. Et vækstlokomotiv. En oplevelseskatalysator. Et åndehul. En god forretning.” Kommunen har udpeget Randers Havn til et af de fire vækstlokomotiver, der skal skabe vækst og udvikling i Randers.

Og så er havnen ambitiøs. Havnen vil igennem en længere årrække flytte ud på et nyt område øst for den eksisterende havn. Arealet er på næsten 1 mio. m2. En samlet investering på 1 mia. kr

John Morgen, Port Director

Port of Rønne A/S

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Being the largest and oldest port on the island of Bornholm with fine access and natural port conditions, the Port of Roenne is a natural pivotal location in the history of Bornholm and Roenne.

The Port of Roenne has always served as the gate to Bornholm and as a major driver of growth and development on the island in the Baltic Sea. As such, the Port has served as income generator to the benefit of the entire island and its population.

For centuries, the Port of Roenne has been the key access point to the community of Bornholm, and its importance to the society of Bornholm is now clearly evident from a recent independent analysis.

The analysis shows that around 1,850 people earn their living directly or indirectly from the Port of Roenne. Overall, the Port's activities contribute an impressive DKK 4.1 billion to Bornholm's national income accounts, or 20% of Bornholm's GDP.

Today, the Port of Roenne is a private limited company and may be characterized as one of the large workplaces on the island of Bornholm. The port of Roenne handles more than 3,000 arriving ships a year with the amount of cargo totaling more than 1.4 million tons. More than 1.5 million passengers and just under 345,000 cars passed through the Port in 2015.

Thomas Bendtsen, CEO


Port of Thyborøn

Port of Thyborøn is known as one of Denmark’s biggest and most diversified fishing harbours.
In addition to our solid and very innovative fishing industry we are also experiencing continues growth within a number of different industries such as stones and gravel, raw materials for the chemical industry and bio waste for energy plants. We have specialized in servicing short sea carriers for whom flexibility, accuracy and the turnaround time for loading and unloading is important.
In 2013, our own fishing fleet and a number of foreign boats are resulting in a landing value of approximately 600 million kroner, and companies situated at the port who is working within and in conjunction to the fishing industry are expecting to contribute with a total turnover of close to 1 billion Danish kroner.
This makes Port of Thyborøn an important center for future growth and development in the north-western region of Jutland

Tine Jensen Le Breton, Salgs & Marketingchef


Danish Ports

Danish Ports (Danske Havne) is the national association of commercial ports in Denmark. Seventy Eight Danish ports are members of the Association, ranging from large and medium-sized commercial ports to small local ports.

Smooth and efficient transportation of goods is vital both for the development and competitive strength of trade and industry and for the society in general. Ports have developed to become transport nodes and are linking the different modes of transport, goods and passengers.

Denmark enjoys a highly developed infrastructure. Prepared for the demands for efficient and competent service, Danish ports are ready to serve their business partners for the mutual benefit of all parties involved.

Bjørn B. Christiansen, Managing Director