To counter the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit, the Danish seaport has introduced support initiatives for its clients, including deferrals of payment for the warehousing of goods and extending the area rent fee deadline.
"We've spent a proportion of our resources on supporting activities and customers at the harbour. This means that our financial result for the year may not be quite so impressive, but then we've played a part in helping our customers and ensuring that routes could be kept open, thereby also propping up our cargo turnover. This could easily have turned out so much worse," Flemming N. Enevoldsen, Chairman of the Port of Esbjerg's Board of Directors, said.
He also commented on the final cargo result, "We're delighted that we very nearly managed to retain the tonnage. Early on in 2020, we were worried that things would turn out much worse, so even though we've experienced a slight reduction, we're still very happy indeed."