Thorco Shipping

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Thorco Projects
Industry Shipping
Founded 2003 in Svendborg
Headquarters Copenhagen , Denmark
Key people
Thomas Mikkelsen(CEO)

Thorco Projects is a Danish shipping company based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Copenhagen Capital of Denmark

Copenhagen is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. As of July 2018, the city has a population of 777,218. It forms the core of the wider urban area of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen metropolitan area. Copenhagen is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand; another small portion of the city is located on Amager, and is separated from Malmö, Sweden, by the strait of Øresund. The Øresund Bridge connects the two cities by rail and road.

Denmark constitutional monarchy in Europe

Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations. Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and is bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark also comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark proper consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km2 (16,573 sq mi), land area of 42,394 km2 (16,368 sq mi), and the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2 (853,509 sq mi), and a population of 5.8 million.



May 1, 2003 Thorco Projects set sails in the historical maritime town of Svendborg, Denmark. With just four geared multipurpose tween deck vessels. Through organic growth business increased and by the end of 2012 Thorco Projects operated 55 vessels through 10 offices. [1] In July 2013 Thorco merged with Clipper Projects. [2] Today Thorco Projects is one of worlds leading multi purpose/project owner and operator. With around 70 vessels and 15 local offices around the world.

Svendborg Town in Southern Denmark, Denmark

Svendborg is a town on the island of Funen in south-central Denmark, and the seat of Svendborg Municipality. With a population of 26,672, Svendborg is Funen's second largest city. In 2000 Svendborg was declared "Town of the year" in Denmark, and in 2003 it celebrated its 750th anniversary as a market town. By road, Svendborg is located 195 kilometres (121 mi) southwest of Copenhagen, 183 kilometres (114 mi) south of Aarhus, 44.2 kilometres (27.5 mi) south of Odense, and 28.5 kilometres (17.7 mi) east of Faaborg.


Thorco Projects has 15 offices in 13 countries and operates a fleet of about 70 multipurpose ships of sizes between 7,800 and 20,000 DWT. Thorco Projects A/S is a subsidiary of the THORNICO Group of Companies. In addition to shipping, Thornico Group is active in Food, Technology, Sport and Fashion, Real Estate, Tech and Financing industries.

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  1. "Rederi vokser med raketfart" (in Danish). Fyns Stifttidende. Retrieved 2013-07-21.
  2. "Clipper Projects fusionerer med Thorco Shipping" (in Danish). Søfart. Retrieved 2013-06-11.