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About the Port of Esbjerg
The Port of Esbjerg is Denmark’s largest port on the North Sea. It is the primary service and supply port to the Danish oil and gas industry and a Northern European hub for cargo, especially RoRo-transport, i.e. wheeled cargo that is driven on and off vessels.
The Port of Esbjerg is the European market leader when it comes to handling and shipping out wind power. More than 4/5 of the offshore wind capacity installed in Europe was shipped out from the port.
The Port of Esbjerg is home to more than 200 companies, which together employ more than 10,000 people. The companies represent the entire supply chain within the offshore and energy industries.
Facts and figures
- The Port of Esbjerg is located on the North Sea at latitude 55° 28’ N and longitude 8° 26’ E.
- The Port of Esbjerg covers an area of 4.5 million m2.
- The Port of Esbjerg has 12.7 km of quay.
- The Port of Esbjerg was founded in 1868. Today, it is a public self-governing port owned by the Municipality of Esbjerg.
- The Port of Esbjerg is led by a professional board of directors. The Port Director is Ole Ingrisch, while the board of directors is chaired by Flemming Enevoldsen.
- In 2016, the Port of Esbjerg had 6,626 ship calls (this excludes the Fanø ferry).
- The Port of Esbjerg handles approximately 4.5 million tonnes of cargo each year.
- The Port of Esbjerg is Denmark’s leading port in terms of car imports. In 2016, a little more than 70,000 new cars were imported through the Port of Esbjerg.