Port owner: DSB’s legal case doesn’t hold water

Owner of ferry port takes DSB to court: do not use my water

In 2009, Peter Poulsen bought an old ferry port off DSB in the harbour of Knudshoved near Nyborg.

For six years, Poulsen worked tirelessly in an effort to make the ferry port one of Denmark’s largest marinas. Now, it has emerged that the rights to the water in the port may not, in fact, be included in the sale.

In other words, Poulsen may have bought the rights to a port where he is not allowed to use the water.

Controversial usage rights
Doubts about the rights to the basin were raised after DSB stated that it wanted access to half of the basin – a request that shocked Poulsen.

“I thought that they’d lost their minds. We purchased the rights to the full docks back in 2009,” Poulsen told DR.

The former mayor of Nyborg, Erik Christensen, has followed Poulsen’s plans to build a marina in the old ferry harbor closely, and he is somewhat puzzled by DSB’s plans to use half of the basin.

“Plans to create the largest marina in the old harbour has been known by everyone for a very long time now. This situation is certainly something morally fishy,” Christensen told DR.

No comment from DSB
Now, Poulsen has no alternative but to go to court.

“We have sued DSB in a declaratory action. We need to have a judge approve that we have bought the rights off DSB, so that we can establish this once and for all,” he said.

DSB has refused to comment on the matter, according to DR.





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