Port of Hirtshals will have a new chairman
After nearly 14 years as the chairman of the board for Port of Hirtshals Harbor, Anker Laden-Andersen announced today that he has chosen to step down from the position as of March 31, 2024.
Earlier today, Anker Laden-Andersen informed the Hjørring City Council and the board of Port of Hirtshals that he wishes to resign from the port’s board and consequently step down as the chairman of the board at the end of March 2024—a position he has held since 2010.
Before his chairmanship, Anker Laden-Andersen was a general member of the Port of Hirtshals board since 2001, contributing to and being part of the significant development that Port of Hirtshals has undergone, especially over the past decade.
- At some point, there needs to be a change in the port's chairmanship. I believe it is the right time for me to step down as chairman. Port of Hirtshals has a strong economy and a stable business foundation. This gives the port's board ample time to find my successor, who will have the opportunity to participate in the work for the remaining part of the term. After nearly 14 years in the position, I want to make some space in my calendar and prioritize my many other tasks going forward," stated Anker Laden-Andersen.
The outgoing chairman leaves a well-run company whose future course has already been set, including the upcoming expansion of Port of Hirtshals. In addition, the port's ambitions to become a key player in the green transition are well on their way to realization. Just yesterday, the Just Transition Fund announced that Greenport Scandinavia is awarded DKK 109 million for the development of Port of Hirtshals as a green European hub for the capture, transport, storage, and utilization of CO2 (CCUS)—a project that is largely a reality due to the development company Greenport North.
- Anker Laden-Andersen has been a driving force behind the port's development for the past 14 years. The development of new business areas has lifted the port's growth and economic development in the entire region. Port of Hirtshals is now on a strong development path in the green transition, where the expansion of the municipally owned port forms the basis for a green business adventure," said Mayor of Hjørring Municipality Søren Smalbro, adding:
- Port of Hirtshals and Hjørring Municipality owe Anker a great deal of gratitude for his significant efforts and the new green growth opportunities that lie ahead.
The process of finding a new chairman of the board starting April 1, 2024, to succeed Anker Laden-Andersen will now commence.