The North Sea´s little giant
The Port of Thyboron is a one-of-a-kind industrial port on the Danish coast. Given its unique position, the port is developing with rising cargo transportation, lucrative maritime and fishery sidelines and has the potential to increase together with the rise in the offshore wind farm activity in the North Sea as wind farm site and hub.
Thyboron Port is an independent port, owned by Lemvig Municipality. Located on the Danish North Sea coast inside the Limfjord, it has 5.5km of quay line at water depths varying from 3.5m to 9m. ‘Yes, we are very busy,’ reflected Port Director Jesper Holt Jensen. ‘But the unique atmosphere around the port, the companies that support each other and the projects we are embarking on, just adds to the one-off can-do attitude that you will rarely find elsewhere across Europe’s ports.
‘We might be small in stature, as the tenth biggest cargo port in Denmark, but we are big on getting the job done. Unstinting cooperation between all companies within the port is renowned. It is the port’s DNA.’ Indeed, the word ‘unique’ crops up many times when talking about the activities, the positioning and the overall performance of the Port of Thyboron.
Founded by the Danish State on May 29th 1914, it was originally a fishing port. Thyboron has retained that historical link and now more than 100 years later it is one of Denmark’s three largest fishing ports and is currently the home port for about 100 fishing vessels.
It’s the eastbound gateway to the North Sea, with its all-weather berthing facilities, ensuring that, even in rough weather, vessels can berth smoothly, with safe handling guaranteed. Rapid access and ease of use are essential to making costly projects much more efficient.