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Smyril Line builds new terminal in Hirtshals, Denmark

Smyril Line has joined forces with Danish turnkey contractor HMU A/S and together they have started the construction of a 3,350 m² administrational and storage building, located close to the Nordsø Terminal and Containerkajen in Hirtshals, Denmark, where three of the Smyril Line’s ships call into port on a weekly basis.

Smyril Line’s construction on the Port of Hirtshals includes an administrational building of 600 m², a 2,700 m² storage building and a 50 m² terminal office, all with a prominent location on a 17,000 m² area right by the drive way to the Nordsø Terminal, writes Portofhirtshals.com.

Carsten Kjær, CEO at Smyril Line Cargo, looks forward to the coming months’ activities.

– At Smyril Line, we look very much forward to developing our activities and strengthening our position at the Port of Hirtshals with this construction. The location and design of the building is constructed to ensure effective and quick operations when dealing with the cargo from our ships and when servicing both cargo and passenger customers, says Kjær according to Portofhirtshals.com.

He continues:

– Now that the construction has begun, we have already moved on to the next challenge which is recruiting new and qualified employees for the daily operations and tasks in the terminal. We are about to create a new and well-run organization here in Hirtshals, and that is a very exciting process which will go on for the next couple of years, says Kjær.

The construction work was initiated in February and is scheduled to be done in the fall of 2018 when Smyril Line expects to start using the new facilities for servicing their customers and ships, writes Portofhirtshals.com.

Smyril Line’s ferry, M/S “Norrøna” which is especially built for sailing the North Atlantic Ocean, carries both passengers and cargo between Hirtshals in Denmark, Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands, and Seyðisfjørð in Iceland. M/S “Norrøna” sails once a week during winter and twice a week during summer.

Image credits: Hirtshalshavn.dk