Torshavn Adding Berth Space


There is a massive expansion project underway in Torshavn, with 900 meters of additional berth space to be added by late 2019.

“The depth will be between 15 and 30 meters, allowing us to berth more ships,” said Annfinn Hjelm, finance manager for the port. “Additionally, the tug capacity has been increased significantly in the past couple of years, improving the regularity and safety of all maritime operations.”

For 2017, the capital of the Faroe Islands is expected to have about 50 ships, which Hjelm told Cruise Industry News he regarded as quite good.

“The outlook is positive and things are moving in the right direction,” Hjelm said.

“We are strategically very well located right between UK and Iceland, meaning you can’t miss us when going north or south,” Hjelm continued. “Additionally we are also only an overnight away from the Norwegian coast, and many lines take advantage of this. At the same time, the Faroes are so small that if you berth in Torshavn harbor, you can travel to 80 percent of the Faroes on the same day –thus creating a variety of excursions that the lines appreciate highly.”

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