The Board of 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 passengers per call.

To be able to cope with the increasing interest, 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 the port to receive larger ships in future so that Copenhagen retains its position as a leading cruise destination in Northern Europe.

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.

The cruise industry creates just over 4,000 jobs (mainly seasonal jobs) in Copenhagen and contributes total turnover of SEK 1.3 billion to the capital city region’s economy.

The cruise terminal is expected to open in 2020.