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Sailing conditions

Maritime info

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Good navigability and immediate accessibility

The port's prominent location and good year-round navigability are both a practical and an economic advantage for shipping. When looking for a port on the east coast of Jutland, the journey to Grenaa offers particularly good accessibility. Entry is via the port's 0.7 nautical mile long and 12 metre deep fairway, where both larger and smaller vessels can enter the port efficiently and safely.


Location and basins

The location of Grenaa harbor is 56°24.4'N 10°55.5'E. The port consists of the outer harbor, ferry harbor, south harbor (basins II and III), fishing harbor (basin I) and north harbor (basins IV and V) - the latter with a water depth of up to 11 meters.



With good weather, a regular current runs along the coast. The current changes every 6 hours. Northward current is predominant, southward current is usually weak. Speed usually max. 0.5 knots. Tidal range: 0.25 m +/-. Wind conditions: normally V-SW.

Information about conditions

150 meters

The outer fairway is 150 metres wide

100 meters

The inner channel is 100 metres wide

375 meters

The port turning basin is 375 meters in diameter

230 meters

Vessels over 230 metres may call in consultation with the port and pilot under special arrangements

10.3 meters

The normal maximum ship length possible is 230 metres (panamax ships) with a draught of 10.3 metres. Ships of this size can be berthed using only two tugs.

Harbour pilot

The harbour pilot advises and assists the ship's master during the voyage. The pilot has special knowledge of Danish waters, including the Kattegat, where Grenaa has a prominent location with good sailing conditions. Port of Grenaa is immediately accessible all year round, which is both practical and an economic advantage for shipping.

DanPilot's pilot boat

DanPilot Mike is based in Grenaa at Fiskerikajerne 22. DanPilot Mike is in a special league of new pilot boats with better fuel economy, high safety, stability and equipped with the most modern navigation equipment. Contact DanPilot 24/7 Operations Tel. (+45) 63 25 66 66

Portus Pilot

Portus Pilot is also based in Port of Grenaa. You can read more at and contact them by phone +45 20 44 44 46