Thyborøn Harbour achieved record turnover
Foto: Thyborøn Havn
2016 was a good year for Thyborøn Harbour, with reports on progress in almost all business areas and record turnover in both fishing, freight and shipping. The total value of fish landed ended at 910 million kroner.
The fish auction managed to keep the same amounts of edible fish as in the record year 2015. This was managed via the high quality of fish landed and Danish Fiskeauktioners sales and logistics system to raise prices, and thus the value of the fish by just over 10 percent.
Transit fishing was the great achiever in 2016 with a whopping growth of 105 percent compared to 2015. In particular, the Dutch and Belgian vessels started earlier this year and ended later than normal, which we at the port are both happy and proud to be chosen by vessels. They chose Thyborøn Harbour as their favorite transit port for the landing of the fish to their homeland.
The resident industrial vessels have been good at "compensating" for the lack of sandeels by catching other species like: sprat and Norway pout over the year. We managed, with good transfer pricing, only to end up 12 percent below landing value in the record year 2015 for industrial fish.
The total value of fish landed by Thyborøn port therefore ended with another record year of 910 million kroner. Now the aim must be to acheive 1 billion kroner, which we can only do by remaining an attractive fishing port with the best facilities, the best service at the port and a growing resident fleet.
On the cargo area there was produced 1,5 million tons of cargo in and out of the harbor, which is 88 percent above the level for 2015, which was a very good year. The rising freight activities are directly reflected in the increasing ship arrivals and the resulting revenue for the port.
Thyborøn expect renewed growth in 2017 in all business areas.
Source: Thyborøn Havn / Maritime Denmark