EFIP is delighted to welcome the Port of Aalborg as a new member. It’s the first Danish port that joins the network of European inland ports.
The Port of Aalborg is one of Denmark’s leading ports, creating a production value of DKK 13 billion a year and a job effect of 9.145 full-time positions across 100 companies.
The Port of Aalborg is the main port for all traffic to and from Greenland. It’s Denmark’s 4th largest container port with approximately 68.000 container handlings and a total market share of 10%. Furthermore, the port is also the distribution centre for oil and petrol distribution, grain and feed, and many bulk products in North Denmark and it’s Denmark’s 4th largest port as regards to turnover with a total of DKK 198 million. The Port of Aalborg is the fastest growing business area in North Denmark and it has always about DKK 500 to 1.000 million ready for investments in infrastructure and port facilities.
Besides being a state-of-the-art transport centre that offers intelligent logistical solutions, the Port of Aalborg is home to several large international companies. Siemens Wind Power and Bladt Industries are amongst the largest, but also companies such as Royal Arctic Line, Royal Greenland, Blue Water Shipping, Carlsberg and many more have their facilities in the Port of Aalborg.
Claus Holstein, the CEO of the Port of Aalborg, said: “I am very pleased that the Port of Aalborg, as the first Danish port, has become member of EFIP. The Port of Aalborg is centrally located as an inland port in the heart of the business region Northern Jutland. The Port of Aalborg serves the business community in an efficient manner, resulting in reduced logistic costs. The Port of Aalborg is a multimodal hub that provides an excellent platform for companies located in the industrial park adjacent to the port. The membership of EFIP will bring the Port of Aalborg into the family of European inland ports and allows to strengthen the collaboration and to provide further development opportunities.”
EFIP President, Roland Hörner, said: “The Port of Aalborg is the very first Danish inland port that we welcome in EFIP and it’s very unique as it is located 30km in the Limfjord and it’s also Europe’s only base-port for Greenland. I am looking forward to cooperate on EU inland port matters and I am convinced that our cooperation will strengthen the European voice of inland ports and improve the understanding of our role in multimodal logistics both on a national and European level."
EFIP Director Alexander van den Bosch added: “I am delighted that the Port of Aalborg has joined EFIP as it is the first CO2-neutral port in Denmark and as there are only a few similar ports in the world, their expertise and involvement in sustainable port development could be an example for other inland ports in Europe and will for sure lead to cooperation opportunities within EFIP.”
Background information on EFIP
EFIP brings together nearly 200 inland ports and port authorities in 18 countries of the European Union and Switzerland. Additionally, EFIP also has observer members in Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine.
EFIP actively follows all developments in the field of EU policy of importance to inland ports and represents the inland ports vis-à-vis the European institutions and other international bodies. EFIP offers its members the possibility to exchange information, expertise and best practices with colleagues in other countries.