The port offers all the service facilities that vessels may need, 24 hours a day.


Always listen to VHF radio channels 12 and 16 when entering into port, shifting or departing.

Larger fishing vessels shall report the time of arrival to the port office as far in advance as possible.

The port control listens 24 hours a day on channels 12 and 16.

Unloading of fish always takes place at:

• Pier 41, where the water depth is 9.0 m / 7.0 m or 

• Pier 38, where the water depth is 7.5 m

Vessels that have been unloaded fish may not be layed up at these piers.

Loading berth

There are certain berths for various sizes and types of fishing vessels.

It is prohibited to lay up a vessel elsewhere than in the place designated by the port control. 

Non-resident vessels shall notify to the port office of the vessel’s supervisor if the crew goes home.

Storage and handling of fishing gear

We refer to the current regulations with specifications regarding areas and present procedures.

Fishing gear placed on piers without being clear and durable marked with name/vessel number will be removed by the port control as lost property.

In any case, it is forbidden to store gear on pier 38 and 41 (by the auction halls) and on pier 43 (between the unloading cranes).

In case of doubt or questions, please contact the port control: +45 96 55 07 13

Fresh water

Fresh water stands are find all over the port with the exception of basin 5 and basin 6. At these stands, fishing vessels can take fresh water free of charge.

Electricity from land

It is possible to purchase electricity for the vessels from a shore connection by agreement with the port control.

Reception programme for ship waste

The port has a reception programme for ship waste. Contact the port guard by telephone on +45 96 55 07 10.

Download the form here.

As containers for waste sorting are placed around the port, The Port of Hanstholm requests that sorting systems are respected.

The port area

The port’s area includes the port facility, Roshage Pier east of the port and an adjacent land area west, south and east of the port.

The port area also includes:

The water area within the port facility’s outer jetties.

Rules for navigation

For navigation within the port area, the special rules for navigation in certain Danish waters apply.

A special rule for Hanstholm in particular is that outgoing ships must wait.

The maximum speed in the basins is 3 knots.

Also refer to “The Danish Port Pilot”.

Rules of order

The “Standard regulations for the observance of order etc. in Danish ports” apply with the following addition:

The supply of fuel from tanker trucks to vessels can - under no circumstances - take place on the piers used for unloading consumption fish (pier 38 and pier 41).