Kalundborg is a Baltic Sea port and town located on Zealand Island (Denmark) with population around 16,000. The cruise port is located approx 110 km (68 ml) from Copenhagen. The port is visited by cruise ships on itineraries along Norway's coast.
Kalundborg is on the northwestern coast of Zealand (Denmark's largest island) and is famous for the broadcasting transmitter and country's largest coal-fired power station. A major tourist attraction is the 5-spired Vor Frue Kirke (Church of Our Lady). The town is the traditional seat of the Lerche family and here is their stately estate (located in the outskirts).
As ferry port, Kalundborg is linked to Samso Island. The seaport plays central role in the economy. It is a self-governing and managed with independent finances. Kalundborg Container Terminal is served on a weekly basis by the agency / shipping line Unifeeder. Schultz Shipping is another major local shipping company. Statoil Refining Denmark operates country's largest oil refinery located on the harbor. It has capacity of 6,6 million tons of oil products produced annually. Haldor Topsoe is one of the companies with facilities located at Kalundborg Tank Terminal.
In 2018, the cruise port had scheduled a total of 6 ship calls (over 9,000 passengers) by the Marella Cruises liner Marella Discovery. Vessel's maiden visit (June 1) was during a 14-day roundtrip from Newcastle UK to ports in Scandinavia and Russia.
On October 11, 2017, officially started the construction works for the new port area of Kalundborg's New West Port, with scheduled completion in 2019. The new port is sized approx 330,000 m2 (3,55 million ft2) and includes a containership terminal (doubles as cruise berth) with a 500-m / 1640-ft long quay/dock. New port's water depth is 15 m (49 ft) making it Zealand's only seaport with a deepwater quay. The project was divided into 2 separate contracts - one for land-based construction works and one for dredging, with contractor companies, respectively, "NCC Industry" and "Wasa Dredging". New West Port's expansion was completed in February 2019.
Kalundborg cruise terminal
In April 2019 was officially inaugurated Kalundborg's new cruise terminal, which construction started in October 2017. The facility has capacity to handle/berth even world's largest passenger ships with a quay length of 500 m (1640 ft) and water depth 15 m (50 ft). The quay is also equipped with 150-ton bollards (short vertical posts used for ship mooring) and heavy rubber fenders (placed quayside at every 15 m). The terminal is easy to access, so tugboat assistance for docking vessels is not required.
As the new terminal is located outside the town, complimentary shuttle bus service is provided for passengers and crew all day long during ship calls. The drive distance from the cruise port to downtown is ~10 min.
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The new cruise ship terminal at Port Kalundborg is ready for use. Even the largest ships can now easily call at the new terminal with a 500...April 17, 2019
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Port of Kalundborg (Zealand Island, Denmark) entered into partnership with PWL Port Services and Blue Water Shipping to introduce the port as...August 31, 2017
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