Port of Grenaa delivers strong growth in new strategy year
The Port of Grenaa has come out of 2021 with growth at such a high level that the port achieves one of the best results ever. The port expects 2022 to be a year of consolidation with continued focus on business development and ISO certification of the port.
The Port of Grenaa reports a turnover of DKK 68.2 million, which is an increase of approximately 12 percent from 2020. On the bottom line, the profit for the year is DKK 10 million, which is also an increase from last year.
"The year 2021 was actually supposed to be a year of consolidation, where we started working in earnest with the new 2025 strategy "Partnership port for a green world". Therefore, it was not in the cards that the Port of Grenaa would achieve a turnover record that tops the three previous record years. We can be very proud of this", says a satisfied Bent Hansen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grenaa Port A/S.
Port of Grenaa's CEO, Henrik Carstensen, also shares the enthusiasm of the chairman and the board:
"The growth can be attributed, among other things, to the fact that we at the Port of Grenaa are skilled at landing ad-hoc projects. And the entire organization is ready to act quickly and flexibly on new tasks and bring them to completion. One of the year's exciting projects was the pre-assembly of the world's largest floating offshore wind turbine TetraSpar. For the Port of Grenaa, it is great to be able to contribute to the development of groundbreaking projects such as floating offshore wind".
Gollowing the transformation of the port
In relation to the Port of Grenaa's new strategy, the port has made several steps towards a green transition of the port:
"In 2021, we entered into a supplier agreement with the energy group NRGI. This means that we have converted the port's power consumption to 100% Danish-produced, climate-friendly electricity. We have established ten electric charging stations in the port area, for use by businesses, tourists and private motorists. In April, we took delivery of our new Liebherr crane, which has been converted to run on electricity. In addition, we are continuing our process of establishing an even better energy infrastructure at the port, where the largest ships and rigs can be connected to shore power. This will give our customers flexible access to the port's major shore power upgrade from 2 to 20 megawatts, which the port also invested in, in 2021", says Henrik Carstensen.
Expectations for 2022
"We expect 2022 to be a year of consolidation. Right now, a great effort is being made to make the Port of Grenaa attractive for the major projects of the future, such as future wind farms in the Kattegat and Fehmarn", says Chairman Bent Hansen and continues:
"Before the end of 2022, we expect, among other things, to achieve ISO certification of the port within quality, environmental and occupational health and safety management".
New Management Board
Port of Grenaa A/S welcomes the three new board members nominated by the municipal council of Norddjurs Municipality: Anette Ruby Liebe, Benny Hammer and Jens Meilvang.
At the inaugural meeting of the Board of Directors, held after the General Assembly, Bent Hansen was appointed to continue as Chairman and Laura Hay Uggla as the new Vice-Chair.
In addition to the above, the Board of Directors consists of Anne Bjerrekær, Lene Skovsgaard Sørensen, Jess Abildskou and Lars Møller.