Royal Greenland expands production in Cuxhaven

Shrimp processing to start in new facility in 2019

Knut Kokkelink, Niederlassungsleiter Cuxhaven von Niedersachsen Ports; Helgi Helgason, Werksleiter Royal Greenland; Lars Nielsen aus der Geschäftsführung Royal Greenland; Carsten Fitter, Geschäftsführer Royal Greenland; Holger Banik Geschäftsführer Niedersachsen Ports. copyright: NPorts

The fishery company Royal Greenland Germany GmbH and its contract partner, Niedersachsen Ports (NPorts), are jointly constructing a building in the Fischereihafen Cuxhaven which is to be a new processing facility. It is directly adjacent to “Herring Hall”, which is currently in use by the company.

With those two facilities, Royal Greenland is among Cuxhaven’s largest fish processing companies. By Autumn 2019, the facility’s space shall be used for production and processing of shrimp. Until then, it will be fully equipped and the required machinery will be installed. Additionally, a connection will be built out from “Herring Hall” to the new fishery facility. In connection with this expansion of the business, 50 new jobs will be created.

“In the port, the fishery business needs good neighbors and strong partners. I’m glad that Cuxhaven was successful in its bid and that this expansion will strengthen the economy of the region,” said Holger Banik, general manager of Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co. KG.

The favourable location at the North Sea along the mouth of the Elbe and Weser rivers has meant that Cuxhaven was able to become one of the most important fishery sites in Germany in the last 100 years. Today, it is the second largest fishery port in the Federal Republic of Germany. Among the 40 fishery companies in Cuxhaven, there are many which have decades of experience in fish processing and fish logistics.

Royal Greenland, which is based in Greenland, has 750 million euros of annual revenue and is the largest supplier of fish and seafood from the North Atlantic worldwide. It has more than 40 production facilities in Greenland and distribution companies in Europe, China, Japan and the USA.

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