Being the largest and oldest port on the island of Bornholm with fine access and natural port conditions, the Port of Roenne is a natural pivotal location in the history of Bornholm and Roenne.
The Port of Roenne has always served as the gate to Bornholm and as a major driver of growth and development on the island in the Baltic Sea. As such, the Port has served as income generator to the benefit of the entire island and its population.
For centuries, the Port of Roenne has been the key access point to the community of Bornholm, and its importance to the society of Bornholm is now clearly evident from a recent independent analysis.
The analysis shows that around 1,850 people earn their living directly or indirectly from the Port of Roenne. Overall, the Port's activities contribute an impressive DKK 4.1 billion to Bornholm's national income accounts, or 20% of Bornholm's GDP.
Today, the Port of Roenne is a private limited company and may be characterized as one of the large workplaces on the island of Bornholm. The port of Roenne handles more than 3,000 arriving ships a year with the amount of cargo totaling more than 1.4 million tons. More than 1.5 million passengers and just under 345,000 cars passed through the Port in 2015.
Thomas Bendtsen, Port Director