Port of Skagen - Facts and port extension
The Port of Skagen was established in 1907 and today it is the largest fishing port in Denmark.
A busy and dynamic port where large amounts of fish are landed, handled and traded every day. The port is a dedicated commercial port making a great effort to ensure optimum facilities for the businesses and users of the port.


The Port of Skagen is the port in Denmark and the Nordic countries where the largest amounts of pelagic species, Herring and Mackerel, as well as Protein Fish for industrial use are landed. Vessels from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Scotland, Iceland, Greenland, Poland and the Faroe Islands land their catch in Skagen. Landings and export include practically all types of fish and shellfish caught in the cold northern waters and processed by the skilled and dynamic Skagen businesses.


  • Port of Skagen received 6,190 landings
  • 198,000 tonnes of fish were unloaded
  • Gross receipts of DKK 760 million
  • Swedish vessels unloaded fish at a value of DKK 162 million
  • Norwegian vessels unloaded fish at a value of DKK 125 million


  • The port has 5.5 km of quays
  • 646,000 sqm. of land area
  • 370,000 sqm. of water area
  • A 20 metre wide RO-RO ramp
  • Seven basins with water depths from 5 -  9 metres
  • BIP
  • Fish terminal and auction
  • Trawl repair area of 4,000 sqm
  • Dry dock of 135 x 25 x 8 metres
  • Railway tracks to the port area and washing site for trucks
  • At the moment the Port of Skagen has vacant industrial areas of 75,000 sqm.
Extension of the port
The Port of Skagen is halfway through an extensive expansion of the port and since 2005 the port has taken many measures to strengthen the facilities of the port to the benefit of all stakeholders in and around the port.



In August 2013 Port of Skagen will start the second stage of the port extension project, which includes:

  • A new basin with 450 metres of new quay
  • Water depth of 11 meters
  • 1.5 km of brake water
  • An extension of the port entrance from 80-175 meters
  • The project is due to be completed by spring 2015. 

The result of the extension makes Port of Skagen able to receive more
and larger vessels, including large fishing vessels, oil tankers and cruise ships

For further information, please visit: www.skagenhavn.dk

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