Copenhagen Malmö Port receives approval to build new cruise terminal


Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) has secured board approval to build a new cruise terminal in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The proposed terminal will be designed to handle more than 5,000 passengers per call and is planned to be located beyond the current Oceankaj facility in Ydre Nordhavn.

The new Terminal 4 facility is scheduled to open by 2020 and is expected to help CMP to deal with future demand.

Copenhagen Malmö Port CEO Barbara Agersnap said: “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.

"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.”

CMP has received 55 ships so far this year, each with more than 4,000 passengers on-board. 

The facility handled a total of 311 cruise calls and 732,000 passengers last year.

The total number of cruise passengers scheduled to arrive at the port during the upcoming season is estimated to be around 850,000 people.

CMP noted that Copenhagen's cruise industry has created more than 4,000 employment opportunities, mainly comprising seasonal jobs.

It has also contributed a total turnover of kr1.3bn ($175m) to the local economy.