Significant investment in the port infrastructure for turnaround of large cruise vessels
The construction of a new 330,000 square meter port area will be completed in February 2019. There will be an area of 25,000 square meters designated for cruise operations to facilitate smooth turnarounds for the largest vessels in the industry. With a quay spanning 500 meters and a water depth of 15 meters the Port of Kalundborg will be ready even for the future generations of cruise ships yet to be built.
"The Port of Kalundborg has its eyes on the future cruise market. The growth within the cruise industry is immense and the potential for new business huge. We are very excited and proud to announce that we are entering into a cooperation with Blue Water Shipping in Denmark and PWL Port Services in Hamburg, Germany," says Port Director Bent Rasmussen. The partners with their long standing expertise in the industry will be responsible for the terminal operation as well as acquisition.
The sales & marketing team will consist of Hans Chen Braas, Blue Water Shipping, Alexander Napp, PWL and Liselotte Roerup, Port of Kalundborg. "We are confident that with this new port area we are offering a unique turnaround opportunity for Baltic cruises and journeys along the Norwegian coast. The location of Kalundborg 8NM from the T-route in the Great Belt and just 100 km from Copenhagen airport will make Kalundborg a very competitive alternative in the area with regard to revenue for the cruise lines and time and fuel savings when cruising into the Baltic," says Liselotte Roerup, Cruise and Marketing Manager, Port of Kalundborg.
Alexander Napp, Managing Partner of PWL Port Services: "At time of rapid growth in the cruise industry we are not only looking in Germany for new potential destinations and turnaround ports for the industry. When we came across the Port of Kalundborg and its potential once the new deep water pier is in place, it was only a consequent step to join the team with Port of Kalundborg and Blue Water. With the expertise we have in Germany and the location of Kalundborg and its close proximity to Copenhagen we see a huge opportunity for the region. We encourage all cruise lines to have a close look to this most interesting new opportunity."
Hans Chen Braas, Manager, Port Agency & Cruise adds: "Blue Water Shipping is very excited to be part of the project in Kalundborg. The whole region is becoming increasingly popular and with the huge orderbook ahead, Kalundborg is a great alternative and addition to the existing port structure. Together with the Port of Kalundborg and PWL, we will be able to offer a modern, full-scale turnaround solution, customized to fit each cruise lines' exact needs."