The veterinary control of food imported into the EU from third countries is done at the Border Inspection Point (BIP). Port of Hirtshals BIP centre is located at Sildekajen by East Basin 2 adjoining with one of the freezers at the port.
The BIP centre facilities consist of 448 square metres of office and laboratory facilities as well as reception area and a permanent cold and chilled store of 56 square metres. An additional 1,864 square metres can be included in the cold and chilled store as required.
The BIP centre has two reception ramps which allows handling of both cargo and containers at the same time. The centre can also be extended by two additional reception ramps.
Use of the veterinary border inspection point is made directly to Port of Hirtshals in connection with the usual settlement of vessel and goods charges, etc. Costs in connection with the control itself are settled directly with the veterinary authorities.