The Board of Copenhagen Malmö Port, CMP, has given the go-ahead for the construction of a new cruise terminal in Copenhagen. The terminal will be able to handle more than 5,000 passengers per call.
The prospects for the future of the cruise industry are promising, with constantly rising demand, says the port. To be able to cope with the increasing interest, CMP has made the assessment that current facilities need to be augmented with another terminal building, Terminal 4.
“With this development, we are making sure that Copenhagen retains and develops its position as the leading cruise destination in Northern Europe,” says Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO of Copenhagen Malmö Port.
In 2017, 55 ships, each with more than 4,000 passengers, visited CMP as part of turnaround calls, when ships change their passengers. The total number of cruise passengers arriving during the season will be around 850,000 people.
The cruise industry creates just over 4,000 (mainly seasonal) jobs in Copenhagen and contributes total turnover of SEK 1.3 billion to the capital city region’s economy.
The new cruise Terminal 4 is expected to open in 2020. CMP is also building a new cruise terminal in Visby which is expected to open in April 2018.