Although the Danish Port of Esbjerg, celebrating its 150th birthday this year, is located on the North Sea, it has always been included on our maps, as it de facto serves the Baltic market, too.
The port's origins were grim, as it was the Second Schleswig War that gave rise to the town-port in Esbjerg. Following Denmark's defeat, the Duchies of Schleswig, Holstein, and Saxe-Lauenburg were lost, including the kingdom's up-to-date most important North Sea port in Altona.
Rather than see this with trepidation, the Danes decided to erect a new port from scratch (citizens of Gdynia nod their approval).
What used to house only a few farms, was soon transformed into a vibrant harbour which over the decades traded in top Danish goods, be it fish, butter, or meat in the past, and nowadays serving the oil & gas, wind energy, and ferry sectors. Best wishes!