The Board of CMP (Copenhagen Malmo Port), has given the go-ahead to construct a new cruise ship terminal in Copenhagen.
The new terminal will be situated beyond the current Oceankaj, Ydre Nordhavn and able to handle over 5,000 cruise passengers per visit.
The prospects for the future of cruise industry are quite promising, featuring constantly rising demand. In order to cope with this increasing interest, Copenhagen Malmo Port has made the assessment and current facilities have to be augmented via another terminal building, Terminal 4.
In 2017, a total of 55 ships, each with over 4,000 passengers onboard, visited Copenhagen Malmo Port in what are popular as turnaround calls, when ships change their passengers. The total number of cruise passengers arriving during the season will be around 850,000 people.
Cruise industry creates just more than 4,000 jobs (mainly seasonal) in Copenhagen and contributes turnover of SEK 1.3 billion to the economy of the capital city.
The new cruise terminal is expected to open in 2020.