Coronavirus puts Malmö Port on ice
The new Copenhagen cruise terminal was confirmed to be postponed indefinitely.
Due to the crisis with the coronavirus pandemic, a very drastically changed cruise market means that Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) must delay the establishment of what was expected to become a new cruise terminal in Oceankaj, Copenhagen.
With expectations for healthy growth in the Copenhagen cruise industry, at the end of last year CMP started the invitation to tender for the construction of a new cruise terminal, scheduled to be completed in 2022.
“This is, it goes without saying, extremely regrettable, including of course also to the parties involved in the tendering process, that the investment in a new cruise terminal is being postponed. Until a few months ago, we saw a healthy 2020 with a record number of port calls from cruise ships with almost a million guests visiting Copenhagen. However, with the arrival of the crisis accompanying the coronavirus pandemic, the brakes have suddenly been put on global growth – including in Copenhagen, where forecasts indicate that the 2020 cruise season will be entirely cancelled, followed by some uncertainty in the next few years," said Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO of Copenhagen Malmö Port.
Maritime Business World