Royal Greenland to open another fish processing facility in Cuxhaven

HWG member companies present themselves at the "fish international 2020" in Bremen

Fish International_Copyright Thomas SassenCuxhaven, 11 February 2020 - The independent company Royal Greenland is about to open another fish processing facility in Cuxhaven. It is owned by the autonomous Government of Greenland and also the newest member of Cuxhaven Port Authority (HWG). At this year's "fish international 2020", the seafood company will appear jointly with the HWG, about 15 other fishing companies and institutions and the sponsor Seaports of Lower Saxony at the joint stand 5E39 in Hall 5.

With three processing plants, Royal Greenland is one of the larger fishing companies in Cuxhaven. In its facilities, lumpfish roe and fish are packed in jars. Recently, the company also started processing prawns while in deep-freeze and packing prawns in brine or dressing. "This provides the framework for a strengthened strategy to provide the best possible service in the local European markets," says René Stahlhofen, Managing Director of Royal Greenland Vertriebs GmbH.

Jens Lühmann, organiser of the Cuxhaven’s exhibition stand and Managing Director of Spedition Lühmann, adds: "Right now, 1,400 employees in 40 companies ensure that the high quality standard for high-value fish products are guaranteed around the clock, from catching to processing.

Cuxhaven plays a major role in Germany in the extraction, processing, handling and transport of fresh and frozen fish from all over the world. Shipments arrive continuously at the North Sea port by ship or truck. Thus, Cuxhaven offers ultra-modern deep-freeze facilities with a storage capacity of 150,000 cubic metres and port facilities that meet all requirements.

Since 2012, the seaside town has been the headquarters of the German Association of prawn fishermen, Deutsche Krabbenfischer GmbH. The cooperative entity is a common interest association of 120 prawn fishermen; it jointly markets catches in order to achieve better producer prices and prevents undersized prawns from coming to market via ist new sieving station.

The large fishing companies are also innovative, eco-friendly and sustainable. In order to preserve the fast resources of the seas for future generations, it is essential to treat fish as a good in a responsible manner. Companies such as the Kutterfisch-Zentrale (Cutterfish Central), Royal Greenland, but also the Osterloh Laboratory in Cuxhaven fully adhere to this responsibility.

A joint exhibition stand allows visitors to efficiently meet many different contact persons in a single location. The fishery port of Cuxhaven provides customers with an opportunity for face to face discussions.



About HWG
The Cuxhaven Port Association (HWG) represents the interests of Cuxhaven’s maritime companies, institutions and private individuals united by the common goal of marketing and further developing the port at the mouth of the river Elbe. The HWG also promotes Cuxhaven’s standing as the most important port location for the fish industry and offshore wind energy in Germany. Current news about the HWG can be found on its Homepage, on LinkedIn and Twitter.


About fish international
Founded in 1988, fish international is the only German trade fair for fish and seafood. Every two years, a good 12,000 visitors from the fish industry, fish wholesalers, food retailers and the catering trade come together to find suppliers, obtain information and exchange ideas among the 300 suppliers from all over the world. The 17th fish international takes place from Sunday to Tuesday, 9 to 11 February 2020.


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