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Privatisation Port of Harlingen commences in 2017

Foto Gemeente Harlingen / Joachim de Ruijter

26 October 2016

A large majority of the city council of Harlingen voted in favour of the privatisation of the Port of Harlingen, which will ensure economic benefits.

Employment, transshipment, adding value

The municipality wants to combine the separate ports into one ‘Port of Harlingen’. Creating employment, transshipment and adding value are key factors for privatising the harbour of Harlingen. This will lead to a better functioning port and contribute to municipal goals. Overall, it will also make long term planning possible as well as collaborate with commercial partners more easily. The port of Harlingen is the most important port in the Friesland province. The privatisation will commence in April 2017.

Business plan

Stig assists the municipality of Harlingen in the privatisation process with process management, market research, drafting the business case as well as a development program. Stig also provides management decision-making by establishing decision-making documentation and presenting proposals to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the city council.

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