Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) has given the go-ahead to build a new cruise terminal in Copenhagen.
The terminal will be located beyond the current Oceankaj in Ydre Nordhavn and will be able to handle more than 5,000 pax per call and is due to be opened in 2020.
To be able to cope with the increasing interest in cruise ships calling at the Danish capital, CMP said that the current facilities need to be augmented with another terminal building -Terminal 4.
“A new terminal, designed for more than 5,000 pax, will enable us to receive more and bigger ships in future. With this development, we are making sure that Copenhagen retains and develops its position as the leading cruise destination in Northern Europe.
We look forward to continuing to attract passengers to the attractive city of Copenhagen through close collaboration with various partners and actors in the city,” said Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CMP CEO.
In 2017, 55 ships, each with more than 4,000 pax on board, visited CMP in turnaround calls. The total number of cruise passengers arriving during the season will be around 850,000 people.
“This decision gives us the opportunity to create a modern, attractive terminal that can efficiently handle the large number of passengers wanting to visit Copenhagen in future,” said Arnt Møller Pedersen, CMP COO, Cruise & Ferries.
The cruise industry creates just over 4,000 jobs (mainly seasonal) in Copenhagen and contributes total turnover of SEK1.3 bill to the capital city region’s economy, the CMP claimed.