While it has been Denmark’s leading landing port for some time, official figures show that Skagen has strengthened that position during the first half of this year.
The overall volumes landed in Denmark during the first half of 2022 have decreased, while Skagen has maintained the same amounts as in 2021 – in addition to which landed values have increased by around 10%.
‘We see that the fishing vessels are choosing Skagen as a landing port, and of course we are very happy about that,’ said port director Willy B Hansen.
‘We believe that it is the wide range of industries, services and facilities on offer are attractive to the fishing industry. Naturally, Skagen’s geographical location and the prices the fishermen can get for their fish also play a significant role.’
As part of ongoing development of services, the Port of Skagen expects further development of shore power options for pelagic fishing vessels – including connection to shore power during discharging.
An increasing number of fishing vessels are opting for shore power after discharging, and then remain alongside up for a shorter or longer time. By offering connection to shore power during the actual discharging, this results in a reduction of CO2 emissions as another step on the port’s ambition to become CO2 neutral by 2030.