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Record turnover in Port of Grenaa

April 19, 2023

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For the fourth year in a row, and despite international unrest, Port of Grenaa has achieved a record-breaking turnover.
It was therefore an extremely satisfied chairman of the board who at today's general meeting was able to present a turnover of DKK 72.2 million and a net profit of approximately DKK 11 million for the 2022 financial year in Port of Grenaa.

"Naturally, I, and the rest of the Board, take a very positive view of this result. Especially in light of the fact that 2022 was a difficult year in many ways, partly due to the unfortunate war in Ukraine, which caused energy and fuel prices to rise. And on top of that, an inflation rate that we have not seen higher since 1982," says Bent Hansen, Chairman of the Board of Port of Grenaa.

Henrik Carstensen, CEO of Port of Grenaa, is also very satisfied with this year's turnover and results. He points to one thing in particular that has been special for 2022.

"Last year was particularly notable in the bulk sector. Especially biomass made up a very large part of the bulk cargo that came across the quay. This was a result of the sudden energy crisis, which meant that raw material depots for the Danish heating plants had to be secured in a short time," says Henrik Carstensen.

Sustainable and climate-proof

Port of Grenaa, like most companies, is in a sustainable transition. One of the company's climate targets is to increase the share of hybrid or electric cars in the company to at least 50 % by 2025. This target was already achieved by the end of 2022, with 66 % of the fleet being hybrid or electric.

Electric cars at Port of Grenaa
As of January 2023, the Port of Grenaa's car fleet in operation is based on electric cars running on 100% green electricity.

"In the past year, we have had an extra focus on the green transition. Sustainability and green transition is not something we just talk about. We do something about it," Bent Hansen emphasizes and continues: "In the Port of Grenaa's sustainability strategy, we have agreed that we will spend 10% of the port's profits on sustainable transition within our strategic focus areas. We are living up to that goal, also this year."

Certifications and infrastructure

Port of Grenaa has focused a great deal of attention on obtaining certification in the three ISO areas of quality, environmental and occupational health and safety management. This is one of the areas where extra resources have been used during the year.
Another recurring point is the constant work to draw attention to the infrastructure on Djursland.

"Wherever we have the opportunity, we try to influence opinion leaders and politicians so that we can bring forward the construction of the 2+1 road to the Feldballe junction and the bypasses at Trustrup and Tirstrup. But if the infrastructure is to make sense and significantly improve safety, the A15 must be made into a 2+1 road all the way to Grenaa. Anything else makes no sense at all," says Henrik Carstensen, CEO, Port of Grenaa.

New Board of Directors

Port of Grenaa welcomes a new board member, Daniel Isak Dallerup, who is nominated by the Central Organization of the Trade Union Movement East Jutland.

At the inaugural meeting of the Board of Directors, which was held after the General Assembly, Bent Hansen was appointed to continue as Chairman and Laura Hay Uggla will also continue as Vice-Chairman.

In addition to the above mentioned, the board consists of: Anette Ruby Liebe, Benny Hammer, Jens Meilvang, Jess Abildskou and Lene S. Sørensen.

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