Ports – Greenland

Greenland, the largest island in the world located in the North Atlantic and Arctic regions, has several key ports that play an important role in its economy and logistics. In this article, we will look at Greenland’s main ports, their location and functions.

  1. Port of Nuuk: Located in the capital of Greenland, Nuuk, on the south-west coast of the island. Port of Nuuk is Greenland’s largest and most important port, serving both cargo and passenger vessels. It plays a key role in the island’s supply chain, international trade and is an important centre for the fishing industry.
  2. Port of Ilulissat: Located on the west coast of Greenland, in the town of Ilulissat. The port serves fishing vessels and local freight traffic, playing an important role in the regional economy and tourism, as Ilullissat is a popular tourist destination due to its glaciers.
  3. Port of Sisimiut: Located on the west coast of Greenland, in the town of Sisimiut. The Port of Sisimiut is the second largest port on the island and is an important transport hub serving both fishing and cargo vessels. It also plays a significant role in fish and seafood exports.
  4. Port of Qeqertarsuaq: Located on the west coast, on Disko Island. The Port of Qeqertarsuaq serves fishing vessels and local freight traffic, supporting the economy of the region.
  5. Port of Qaqortoq: Located on the south coast of Greenland, in Qaqortoq. This port plays an important role in supplying the southern regions of the island, serving both fishing and cargo vessels.
  6. Port of Narsarsuaq: Located in the south of Greenland, in the small settlement of Narsarsarsuaq. The port is mainly used for local shipping and supplies.

Full list of official ports that exist in the region:

  • NUUK (UN/LOCODE: GLGOH, North Atlantic)
  • SISIMIUT (UN/LOCODE: GLJHS, North Atlantic)
  • SISIMIUT ANCH (North Atlantic)
  • NANORTALIK ANCH (North Atlantic)
  • ILULISSAT (UN/LOCODE: GLJAV, North Atlantic)
  • AASIAAT (UN/LOCODE: GLJEG, North Atlantic)
  • PAAMIUT (UN/LOCODE: GLJFR, North Atlantic)
  • QAQORTOQ (UN/LOCODE: GLJJU, North Atlantic)
  • NARSAQ (UN/LOCODE: GLJNS, North Atlantic)
  • MANIITSOQ (UN/LOCODE: GLJSU, North Atlantic)
  • ILIMANAQ (North Atlantic)
  • ILIMANAQ ANCH (North Atlantic)

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