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Privatisation Port of Harlingen draws closer

Port of Harlingen

14 October 2016

The privatisation of the ports of Harlingen draws closer, as the municipality is set to agree on establishing the new port corporation in 2017.

Privatisation Port of Harlingen

For many years, the privatisation of the municipal port of Harlingen has been an issue of debate. But there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. The municipality wants to combine the separate ports into one ‘Port of Harlingen’, to create jobs and provide economic benefits so the ports can develop.

The goal of the port is to continue its growth, by focusing on sea freight from niche markets, for example importing from Scotland and Scandinavia as well as exporting exclusive salt products and foods, writes local paper De Leeuwarder Courant. The Port of Harlingen is home to a wide range of activities including shipbuilding, bulk and container, fishing, recreation, and port-related industry (production of cement and salt).

Read the article on Port of Harlingen – Leeuwarder Courtant (13 October 2016, in Dutch)

Involvement Stig in privatisation

Stig assists the municipality of Harlingen in the privatisation process by delivering an overall solution, including process management, market research, preparing 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.

Read more about Stig’s involvement