Every second Saturday, the vessel M/V “With Frohavet” will call to port in Hirtshals. For a long time, the Norwegian shipping line Egil Ulvan Rederi AS has wanted a regular route between Denmark and Norway. Now, it finally becomes reality. The aim is weekly port calls in Hirtshals.
“There is a demand for a regular route between Norway and Denmark. We, as well as many other influencers within the industry, expect that this will create positive results”, says Arild Hoff, who is the day to day Manager of Egil Ulvan Rederi AS.
Blue Water Hirtshals’ role in this cooperation is to function as port agent, handle stevedore assignments and act as Egil Ulvan’s Danish Sales Agent ensuring that the route will be promoted and securing the success of transport from Denmark to Norway.
In Hirtshals, Blue Water has been part of the port area since 1989. A vital part of the office activities includes transport of all types of cargo to and from the North Atlantic and Scandinavia. For a number of years, the office has had specific focus on Norway.
The regular route will be carried out by M/V “With Frohavet” which will call into port in Hirtshals for the first time on 28 July. According to the plans, M/V “Kristian With” will later become part of the route ensuring weekly port calls in Hirtshals. The vessels will carry different types of part loads, foodstuffs and project cargo to and from Denmark and Norway. The shipping line calls to port in 30 Norwegian ports on a weekly basis.
The family-owned Egil Ulvan Rederi AS was established in 1919. Today, it is run by the third and fourth generation, Egil (father) and Ivar (son). In the 80s and 90s, the company was managed from a home office, however, as the company grew, more skilled staff were employed and the number of staff increased to nine employees today.