Open port event

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Thank you for supporting our Open Port event

The port quay had been swept, the flags billowed beautifully in the wind, the large mobile port cranes were lined up along the quayside - and the port staff, all dressed in yellow for the occasion, were ready to welcome everyone to the northern port, Nordhavnen.

A lot of happy guests chose to spend their Saturday morning and lunchtime on visiting Nordhavnen which is usually cordoned off due to ISPS security and for security reasons. The Port of Grenaa invited to Open Port event with gift bags, entertainment, music, speeches, food and drink from 10:00 – 13:00.


Sea shanties, magic and announcing the winner of our competition

The band De Lystige Sømænd provided a festive, maritime atmosphere with sea shanties and other songs from the stage which, rather appropriately, was a curtain trailer from the local carrier, Rygaard Transport & Logistics.
From the stage, Henrik Svanekiær enchanted the audience on the port quay with psychological magic and manipulation.

One important item on the agenda was also announcing the winner of the competition that was to decide the future name of the red Gottwald crane and, not least, the new giant Liebherr crane.

The panel of judges had previously made its choice from the proposals received in the competition which was held in the course of the summer - and the result was August for the Gottwald crane and Limone for the Liebherr crane. The winners were Søren Vogt and Else Brask who were both presented with prizes by Mayor Jan Petersen. Runner-up amongst the top three in the field was also Lars Hammer who was presented with his prize after the event.
Local support

According to Henrik Carstensen, CEO of Port of Grenaa, the port experiences great support and commitment from the local community. The port has a strong history and, in the past, many people have had a tradition of coming to the port to keep track of the activities. A support that the port would like to honour by showing off the port.

- “Normally you can keep track of the activities via the Port of Grenaa website, Facebook and LinkedIn but, this time around, we chose to make an extraordinary effort to show off a little more of the port to the local residents. We are quite proud of our port, ourselves”, states Henrik Carstensen.

- “The Port of Grenaa has shown progress and has achieved record results for some years and, so, now was therefore the time to celebrate it with our local neighbourhood. On behalf of the entire organisation, I would like to say a big thank you to all the many people present for their support of the event", concludes Henrik Carstensen.


The Port of Grenaa is now continuing the daily task of complying with the recently presented strategy Port of Partnerships for a Green World 2025.