With strong profits in 2021, the port company is looking to invest in new projects. This week, the Port Authority is examining the annual accounts of Kristiansund and Nordmore Haven IKS.
Calculations show an annual result for 2021 of 7.87 million NOK. Of this amount, the sale of shares in Kristiansund Baseselskap is approximately NOK 4.3 million. The profit without exceptional income from stock sales was NOK 3.6 million.
– The result of the year provides space to invest in exciting development projects in our owning municipalities. In 2022, we will prioritize quayside development at Vikan in Smøla and Høgset in Gjemnes, says Chairman Birgitte Røsgaard.
The company worked actively to reduce costs and increase revenue. This yielded results.
– This means increased maneuverability and force of execution. The Port Council is interested in developing the port company’s position in the region. It’s a good place to be, says harbor chairwoman Ingrid O’Rangoons.
Harbor Master Knut Mustad is very pleased with this year’s result. Large ships with long moorings provided increased income.
He points out that there was a lot of activity in the company, at the same time they were able to keep costs low. In 2021, the company did a lot of maintenance and modernization work for the berth facilities.
This is to ensure good, safe and environmentally friendly port facilities for our users. We have improved shutter and lighting conditions on the dock fronts at Høgset Terminalen and Fiskerikaia in Goma in Kristiansund. The work is carried out by our employees from the external department and the harbor guard. We’ve also repaired the steel at the loading dock in Sunndal, and built a new 100-ton bulkhead at Devoldholmen, says Knut Mostad.
Two small power stations have been set up on shore in the Inner Harbour, one at the fishing base and the other at Divoldholmen. The plastic hall has been fitted with a new cover. Investments are important to secure future income and keep pace with development and environmental requirements.
– It was a tremendous effort by the staff, who did a lot of heavy maintenance work in addition to their normal work duties. This saved the company significant costs, Mostad says.
– In general, the staff, the board of directors and the port board are optimistic about the future. We the employees are particularly looking forward to investing in new pier facilities again, to satisfy both owners, businesses and residents, says store host Erica Indergaard.
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