The Board of Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) has approved the building of a new cruise terminal in Copenhagen.
Expected to open in 2020, the terminal will be located beyond the current Oceankaj in Ydre Nordhavn and will be able to handle more than 5,000 passengers per call.
In a bid to respond to the promising prospects of the cruise industry, CMP has made the assessment that current facilities need to be augmented with another terminal building, Terminal 4.
“A new terminal, designed for more than 5,000 passengers, 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,” says Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO of Copenhagen Malmö Port.
In 2017, 55 ships, each with more than 4,000 passengers on board, visited CMP in what are known as turnaround calls, when ships change their passengers. The total number of cruise passengers arriving during the season will be around 850,000 people.