New agreement secures the future of the industrial fishing port in Esbjerg
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
A new agreement which comes into force on 1 March 2006, includes a complete new set of rates for discharging industrial fish. It also establishes two-man operation of new, so-called self-dischargers, which TripleNine will establish at the discharging quays in Esbjerg. This will make Esbjerg fully competitive, especially with regard to discharging by self-dischargers, and that has been a major reason why we are able to offer both suppliers from Esbjerg and foreign vessels the opportunity to discharge in Esbjerg from 1 March next year, explains Chairman Erik Bonde Pedersen.
The ships which will use self-dischargers typically arrive with very high quality raw materials that have been water cooled in the same way as edible fish, says Erik Bonde Pedersen. That is of course an advantage for the factory, as it enables us to produce better quality fishmeal and fish oil, which will achieve a better price on the world market. In addition, good raw materials enable us to control the production much better in order to minimise the obnoxious smells.
He hopes that this is the start of a virtuous circle, where the lower discharging costs help attract more fish, including fish which did not find their way to Esbjerg in the past. This will ensure more regular raw materials supplies, more continuous production and thus lower operational costs. That will mean more money for the fishermen, who will thus hopefully be encouraged to land even more fish at TripleNine.
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