Launch of the new rail freight connection to Hirtshals

What a historic moment! Yesterday, May 2, DB Cargo Scandinavia’s first test freight train arrived at the Port of Hirtshals, in Northern Denmark, in what Alexander Wehnert, Business Development Manager, appropriately called the company’s “Jutland Moonshot.”


At the presence of over 100 guests, including Danish and Norwegian national and local politicians, industry representatives, interest organisations, and your very own Corridor team, a historic milestone was reached. The launch of this new connection, which will bind Norway and continental Europe closer, is a powerful signal that cross-border, cross-industry cooperation is the way to go to make the modal shift to rail a reality. Praise to DB Cargo Scandinavia as well as all the other stakeholders involved in this key project – the Port of Hirtshals, Nordjyske Jernbaner A/S, CargoNet AS, the Port of Kristiansand, the Port of Larvik, and the Green Jutland Corridor – for their pioneering vision!

As our Managing Director Furio Bombardi underlined in his keynote speech, “this pilot project is deeply aligned with our Corridor approach – an approach focused on concreteness and the involvement of all parties in the rail supply chain, both public and private, never loosing sight of what the customer needs.”

Yesterday, the atmosphere was electrifying. We are sure it is just the beginning.