Kick off day with the new Board of Directors


A/S J. Lauritzen’s Eftf. and Jutlandia Terminal A/S strengthen the Board of Directors to accelerate our vision and equip us with additional strong competencies ensuring to fulfill our full potential. 

The 30th of January 2018 we announced the new composition of our Board of Directors including a new chairman and a further extension of the board members.  

Friday the 2nd of March our new chairman, Kim Hedegaard Sørensen and the owners Kasper and Kristian Svarrer had the pleasure of hosting the first Board Meeting with the new and extended Board of Directors for Lauritzen and Jutlandia, at our headquarter in Esbjerg. The entire day was spent on getting to know each other, meeting the employees of the two companies, and matching expectations between the management team and the board.

“Kasper and Kristian have done a tremendous job in putting a new and very strong board together. I am personally very happy to be part of the team and I am looking forward to be working with the employees, the management and the rest of the board for a successful future”, says Kim Sørensen.


The two primary operating companies in Harbour Group Holding have just introduced Kim Hedegaard Sørensen as the new chairman of the board, taking over the position for Kasper Svarrer. Kasper Svarrer has wished to step more into the background of the family company and has therefore handed over the responsibility for the two companies to Kim Hedegaard Sørensen.

Kim Hedegaard Sørensen has an extended international experience from the transport industry from Maersk Group, as CEO of Blue Water Shipping and currently as CCO for Panalpina in Europe.

“We are very humble to have been able to draw in a competence as Kim to our family business where our strong values ​​and desire for growth has been a major motivation factor for Kim”, says Kasper Svarrer.

The Board is further strengthened with Ulf Preisler, IT Director of Danske Fragtmænd and Jens Peter Thomsen, CEO at Ocean Team Scandinavia.   Ulf has incredibly strong IT skills, being one of the best in his field in the country. Digital solutions are important competitive- and growth parameters in the transport industry and therefore we upgrade our competences.   Jens Peter knows the Oil, Gas and Wind industry in depth, comes with great international experience and furthermore has a developmental approach which we think is unique and can be beneficial to our companies.

We are looking very much forward to the cooperation in the board with the additional skills and people who have joined us.

We are also looking forward to the journey we are heading in a very changeable world, especially because we are confident that the potential of J. Lauritzen and Jutlandia Terminal is far from being met yet.

New composition of the Board: 

  • Kim Hedegaard Sørensen, CCO Panalpina
  • Ulf Preisler, IT Director Danske Fragtmænd
  • Jens Peter Thomsen, CEO Ocean Team Scandinavia 
  • Kasper Svarrer, owner J. Lauritzen's Eftf. & Jutlandia Terminal, Management Maj Invest
  • Kristian Svarrer, owner/CEO J. Lauritzen's Eftf. & Jutlandia Terminal
  • Mikael Würtz, Lawyer and Partner Dahl Advokatpartnerselskab
  • Jørn Johansen, Group CEO Skanlog A/S
Ann Hansen
- Alice Butik
We have collaborated with Lauritzen as our freight forwarder for about 14 years and have always been very pleasant with them.
It is easy to book and in case of problems/delays we are notified.

Clear departures make it easy to see when to expect our goods will be delivered.

The staff are always friendly, happy and accommodating upon inquiries, which makes you in a good mood when talking to them.

We have tried other freight forwarders but has always returned to Lauritzen.
Brian Pedersen
- HL Keramik
Always amazingly high service. You continuously bring good info about delivery times.
Furthermore, we always experience great flexibility with you.
Johan Steffensen
- Steff Byg
For 25 years, if not more, Lauritzen have had all our transport to Italy and have always handled it exceptionally good.

As we are located in the same city, Lauritzen has always been good at paying us a visit, if something has been missing, which has also contributed to very good relationships among the companies.
If something goes wrong, against expectations, Lauritzen quickly report this. And in case we need goods in a hurry they also find a solution to this. All information is passed on. That means a lot to us.

In addition, Lauritzen transport what we have to Spain, Norway and Sweden.

To us, Lauritzen is not a supplier but a partner.
Niels Hagelskjær
- Garant Holstebro
Garant Holstebro has in about 15 years purchased tiles from Italy and Spain. In these 15 years we have more or less only used Lauritzen for transportation of our tiles.
For us at Garant Holstebro it is all about an end product of the highest quality which also means delivery of our products.
The cooperation that I have personally had with Lauritzen for many years now can only be described as excellent.
I send orders every week and all orders are handled professional. Each request is answered immediately and each case at the concerned factory is handled thoroughly so we always have our goods loaded in time, which means that we can comply with all our deliveries.
In case of accident, I receive an email or a call from the office immediately, so I can always give our customers a message about a possible change of delivery time.
I have to say that I rarely experience such a complete workflow as the staff perform at Lauritzen.
Incredible nice people to talk to and write with. I could mention some names, but I am sure they know who they are, and I am certain that all at Lauritzen performs equal.
Poul-Henning W. Nielsen
- Slagelse Flisecenter A/S
We always receive an excellent service from Lauritzen.
When there occasionally are accidents by train, which Lauritzen are not an influencer on, they are good at informing of possible obstacles. Mean while they are also good at remembering our orders and always asking if other orders is to be transported back home. We are very satisfied with the cooperation.
- Hydro
Samarbejdet i opstartsfasen er gået utrolig godt. Vi sætter stor pris på at det altid er de samme, der håndtere vores bookinger og de har styr på det. De holder os godt informeret.
Vi sætter endvidere pris på at det, så vidt muligt, er de samme chaufføre, der kommer ud til os igen og igen.
Sammenfattet ser vi at den service vi var vant til fra Lauritzen fra før, stadig er den samme. chaufførerne gør som de bliver bedt om / i overensstemmelse med vores HMS-krav, så vi er yderst tilfredse med opstarten.
John Knudsen
HL Keramik - Purchaser
Lauritzen solves all our tasks concerning loading of tiles in Italy. Their set-up is probably the best we've tried in all the 40 years we have imported tiles from Italy. We have since the switch to Lauritzen, experienced a super service and delivery. I have recommended Lauritzen to others and would still do it if someone is searching transport solutions from Italy.