Growth has taken off once again in the global cruise industry and Europe is one of the markets that is increasing most.
FOTO: Dennis Rosenfeldt
Europe – an expanding cruise marketAfter slowing down somewhat, the growth in the global cruise industry has taken off again. It is estimated that 24 million passengers will take a cruise somewhere in the world during 2016. That’s ten million more than in 2006. And it is the markets in Europe, Asia and South America that are increasing most. The cruise industry is currently dominated by a small number of large shipping groups. The actual market can be divided into two main segments, a mass market which targets families etc., and a smaller, niche market with exclusive cruises.
new shipsThere are more new cruise ships under construction now than there have been for several decades. It is estimated that 30 new ships will be put into service in the global cruise market during the period 2016-2018. Most of the ships are being built in the segment that is aimed at families. These ships are constantly getting bigger and can often take between 5,000 and 6,000 passengers. They have an extensive range of food, entertainment and recreational activities, and function in practice as individual, floating tourist destinations.
A large number of passengers are expected to take a cruise in the Baltic region during 2016. That is 2% more than during 2015. Copenhagen is one of the largest destinations in the region. Other major cruise ports are Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Kiel, Helsinki and Rostock.
Europe is one of the cruise industry’s major growth regions. In the Baltic region alone there are 28 different destinations. Several of them have excellent airport connections, which is also an important prerequisite. During 2015, the Baltic region was served by 40 different cruise lines with 88 ships. Furthermore, the cruises in the Baltic region are comparatively profitable for the shipping companies, which also contributes to the growth and development of this kind of tourism.
New concepts and themesAccording to the standard image, the typical cruise passenger is upper middle aged or even older. And probably American. That image is no longer correct. The shipping companies have developed family concepts and lots of themed cruises, which are attracting new types of passengers. It might be golf, culture, opera, or food and wine cruises. At the same time, increasing numbers of Europeans are choosing to have a cruise holiday. And as only a few per cent of all those who live in Europe have actually been on a cruise, there is huge market potential.
Germany and the UK at the top In Europe cruises are most popular among Germans and the British. These two countries together account for just over half of all passengers in the European cruise market. However, Denmark is one of the countries that is increasing most. Between 2014 and 2015, the number of Danish cruises passengers increased by 13%.
billion Danish kronorCruise traffic is estimated to turn over about 1.3 billion Danish kronor in Copenhagen over the course of a season. This includes everything that the passengers and crew consume, as well as the service and peripheral services linked to the cruise liners. At the same time, this tourism contributes to creating approximately 4,000 seasonal jobs.
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Disney is the code word for a world of adventure, magic and magic dust, and there will be plenty of that on board when ”Disney Magic” arrives at CMP in both 2016 and 2017.
With its four ships – ”Disney Magic”, ”Disney Wonder”, ”Disney Dream” and ”Disney Fantasy” – Disney Cruise Line has combined its customers’ childhood universe with top quality ships and cruises for the entire family. In 2016 ”Disney Magic” will call at CMP on three occasions – 29 June, 6 July and 13 July.
”Disney Magic” will have a busy programme in 2017 too, with Copenhagen as turnaround port or as port of call for longer cruises. The ship will put into Copenhagen for the first time after a 15 day cruise from Port Canaveral in Florida, with visits to Amsterdam and Portland in England en route.
”We are delighted to be able to bid Disney welcome to four turnaround arrivals in 2017 because they have chosen to utilize Copenhagen as the starting point for their cruises in the Baltic and Northern Europe,” says Arnt Møller Pedersen, COO Cruise & Ferries at CMP.
”More and more cruises have a theme, for example, art, nature, history or sport, and Disney fits in this context as perhaps the strongest brand in that it immediately gets our emotions going, and because Disney’s entire universe is provided for the guests on board, from Mickey Mouse to Star Wars.”
”Disney Magic” has room for 2,700 passengers in 875 cabins, and a crew of about 950. It was built by Fincantieri in Italy, and was launched in 1998.
CMP will be visited by ”Disney Magic” again in 2017, with Copenhagen as turnaround destination
Disney Cruise Line has four cruise ships. One of them is Disney Magic, which will be calling into CMP and Copenhagen on three occasions during the 2016 season.
Disney’s magical world coming to CMP again
Increasing numbers of Chinese people are choosing to go on a cruise – including via CMP. The Princess Cruises shipping company is expecting to have about 2,000 Chinese cruise passengers in Copenhagen in 2016. At the same time, the shipping company anticipates that growth among these long-distance travellers will be 10% in the years to come.
”The development in China is similar to that in many other countries and regions. They start by testing cruises in the vicinity of their homeland. After that it’s time to try out cruises in other parts of the world”, says Arnt Møller Pedersen, COO, Cruise, & Ferries within CMP.
Asia has long been one of the fastest growing cruise markets. Between 2012 and 2014 the number of passengers increased by almost 35% per year. At the same time, new ships with the focus on the Chinese market are currently under construction by major shipping companies including Carnival, MSC and Norwegian Cruise Line.
Adapting what is on offerEstimates from the cruise industry show that the number of Chinese people who holiday abroad will double by 2020. Many are expected to travel to other continents and, in doing so, select a cruise holiday in areas such as the Caribbean or Europe. Some shipping companies have also started to adapt what is on offer on board to suit passengers from China and other Asian countries, for example, in terms of food, entertainment and recreational activities.
”The fact that more Chinese people are choosing to take a cruise is positive for CMP as it opens up a larger market for us”, Arnt Møller Pedersen observes. The Princess Cruises shipping company is expecting to have about 2,000 Chinese cruise passengers in Copenhagen in 2016. At the same time, they are anticipating annual growth of 10% in this segment in the years to come. This changes the situation and means that CMP and the tourist industry will also have to adapt its service to meet the needs of these visitors.”
China – third largest cruise nation
China is not just the world’s most populous country. With it’s ever larger middle class, it is also considered to be the driving force behind global growth in the cruise industry. It is estimated that 1.3 million Chinese will go on a cruise in 2016. It is possible that China will overtake Germany as early as 2017 and become the second largest country in terms of number of passengers in the global market.
PHOTO: Dennis Rosenfeldt
The number of cruise passengers is now increasing again. CMP will receive about 750,000 passengers during 2016. But that’s just the beginning. The pace will further increase in 2017 with 850,000 passengers expected to visit Copenhagen. This is an all time high!
Arnt Møller Pedersen, COO Cruise & Ferries.
The end of April was the official start of this year’s cruise season. The year’s last scheduled sailing is in mid-October. During the approximately six months that the season lasts, about 750,000 passengers will visit CMP and Copenhagen.
”This means that the trend has been broken. After two years with less passengers, we are increasing again”, observes Arnt Møller Pedersen, COO Cruise & Ferries within CMP. It means that there will be a hectic cruise season, both for us in the port and for the tourism industry. One reason that the trend has reversed is that the cruise industry has invested heavily in larger new ships in recent years. And larger ships mean more passengers per arrival in the ports.
”The larger ships offer an increased range in the cruise market. At the same time, the shipping companies are good at adapting what they offer to each geographic market and selling out the ships to the last berth”, Arnt Møller Pedersen says.
The investment in ever larger ships is noticeable at CMP. During this year’s season there will be 15 arrivals of ships that can take more than 4,000 passengers. Next year fully 55 arrivals are planned with ships in this size class. The fact that 2016 is going to be a hectic season is already noticeable in other ways as well.
”On ten occasions in the summer we will be handling at least three turnaround cruises in one day, i.e. cruises where the passengers start or end their trip in Copenhagen. And on 20 days we have four ships or more on site at the same time”, says Arnt Møller Pedersen. “This places high demands on logistics and infrastructure – demands which CMP is used to dealing with and resolving.”
Copenhagen – a popular destinationThe most intense days for cruises are at the end of June, with CMP handling seven ships at the same time, totalling about 30,000 passengers. Copenhagen is still northern Europe’s largest and most popular cruise destination.
”The geographic location benefits us, with proximity to a large number of cities and sights in the region. Copenhagen also has excellent international connections and is close to both an airport and to shopping and sights in the city centre”, Arnt Møller Pedersen points out. CMP has been praised on many occasions for its cruise service and quality. In March 2016 we were named Best Turnaround Port Operations 2015”, he continues. “This also contributes to us being an attractive destination, for both shipping companies and passengers.”
Given the increased growth, CMP is evaluating the possibilities of developing the capacity of the cruise operation even further. Three new terminals were opened in 2014, however in view of the larger ships, it might be necessary to invest in another facility.
”We are planning larger terminal buildings to handle the growing passenger volumes. It concerns buildings of about 6,000 square metres, which is twice as big as the terminals that were put into operation in 2014”, says Arnt Møller Pedersen. “The analysis work will hopefully result in a decision being taken later in 2016.”
Cruise tourism is now on the increase in Copenhagen again
The trend has been broken. After two years with fewer passengers, the number of arrivals and passengers is increasing at CMP. And next year, the volumes are expected to rise even further.
Cruise Copenhagen Network was set up in 1992 on the initiative of Copenhagen Port, and is one of the first collaborations of its kind in the world. It brings together all the most important activities - destination management, transport, sights and hotels.
Behind the cruise tourism lies an efficient network in which a number of different private and public actors cooperate. Cruise Copenhagen Network is an important explanation for Copenhagen currently being one of northern Europe’s most popular cruise destinations.
What does cruise tourism mean for Copenhagen?
A calculation of the economic impact of cruise tourism in Copenhagen from 2014 shows that turnover deriving from cruise tourists has a value of about 1.3 billion kroner. The calculation also showed that cruise tourism in Copenhagen creates about. 4,000 seasonal jobs. This is equivalent to 1,700 full time jobs.
Cruise visitors will once again be pouring into Copenhagen and the other destinations in Denmark this year. Planning and close cooperation are needed in order to ensure that it is a good experience for them, and that’s precisely what Cruise Copenhagen Network is all about. The network gathers all private and public actors that have an interest in Copenhagen and Denmark receiving as many cruise visitors as possible. “It is more than an ordinary collaboration, and important for Copenhagen”, considers the Network’s Director, Claus Bødker:
”It is essential as, in many ways, we are a completely unique network. Unique in the sense that many businesses that are deadly rivals on a daily basis are able to disregard the everyday competition and work in collaboration to make the cruise experience in Copenhagen as good as possible for the numerous visitors. I think that the shipping companies are very pleased with their collaboration with the network. The shipping companies know that they can ask something of Cruise Copenhagen Network, and it will be communicated onward to the most important actors. In addition, we supply a lot of data and information about the cruise visitors that our partners can use to create an even better experience in Copenhagen. The more information we have about the cruise visitors, the better the experience we can create, and that is something the shipping companies value.”
A Welcome Crew to receive visitors”A concrete example is our Welcome Crew on the quays, which welcomes the cruise visitors to Copenhagen with advice, guidance and a street map. This year 750,000 visitors will receive their first welcome from us,” says Claus Bødker. Cruise Copenhagen is also very important for the international marketing of Copenhagen and Denmark as a destination.
”For example, we have more than 50 partners in many different sectors, so we are always capable of referring interested parties to the specific partner. Many shipping companies are interested in finding out more about the different partners, and international travel agents are also keen to make contact with hotels, bus companies, incoming agencies, etc. As we simultaneously have all the most important cruise destinations in Denmark in the network, it is particularly effective for those who want to send cruise visitors to the country,” says Claus Bødker.
What does the network mean to the partners?Vedde Bus has 75% of the official traffic to and from the ships in the form of excursions and shuttles to the airport and hotels:
”The collaboration in Cruise Copenhagen Network is significant in that when we lobby politicians, the municipality is more prepared to listen when we are an organisation than if we are a single private actor. It is typically when it concerns problems with the logistics to and from the ships,” says Carsten Rasmussen, CEO of Vedde Bus.
The Danish Museum of Art and Design presents world-famous Danish design and handicraft, and had 172,459 visitors in 2015: ”We have seen a marked rise in the number of foreign visitors in the last 3-4 years, and today around 80% of our visitors are foreign. We don’t know precisely how many are from the cruise ships, but the museum is just around the corner from the Little Mermaid and Amalienborg, and so it’s natural that they come here as well.” ”Cruise visitors are therefore an obvious target group for us, like tourists, they have been part of what we focus on. So it was also obvious that we would collaborate with Cruise Copenhagen Network. It gives us a number of benefits, one of which is that we are included in the PR material and are a part of the cruise network along with other central actors,” says Nikolina Olsen-Rule, Head of Communication for the Design Museum.
Collaboration to the benefit of visitors, shipping companies and Copenhagen
Sea transports between ports within the EU require extensive and complicated administrative processing. CMP would like this to change as it creates unnecessary work, inefficiency and productivity losses.
Building effective transport networks and developing new business and sustainable solutions requires national and international cooperation. The country’s ports play a major role, both in the development of the cities and as important hubs in the transport system. Furthermore, shipping is a good example of a sustainable mode of transport, which also contributes to relieving the pressure on the road and rail networks. Unfortunately, shipping is not always an obvious choice as the administration is considerably more burdensome than for road transport.
For example, shipping that goes between two ports within the EU requires extensive and complicated administrative procedures which involves more intermediaries. This in itself creates an unnecessary work load, inefficiency and productivity losses.
In its report from February 2016, the ECSA (European Community Shipowners’ Association) has surveyed the differences between road and sea transport in terms of the requirements for necessary documentation and handling. The example the ECSA takes up shows a container being transported from Nijmegen in The Netherlands to Borås in Sweden. The difference is clear as road transport only requires one CMR consignment note that applies for the entire route. Whereas for shipping, twelve points are defined, each of which comprise a measure, documentation or other administrative activity to transport the container between The Netherlands and Sweden.
“We can only conclude that the administrative processing for sea transport is considerably more burdensome than for, for example, road transport. It is obviously the market that should determine which means of transport is the most attractive at any given time, however, the conditions must be the same for all actors so that we can all compete on the same terms”, says Johan Röstin, CEO of Copenhagen Malmö Port AB.
In order to continue with the development and streamlining of the European transport system, the rules for the administrative process for shipping should be changed. For example, the Swedish Transport Administration is engaged in further developing its market surveillance and is investigating the competitive situation within different parts of the shipping market.
“Together with many other ports, CMP would like to be involved and contribute in the best way possible to achieving sustainable and efficient transportation, both nationally and internationally. We must therefore also act together so that shipping is not treated unfairly, but instead can be an adequate alternative for transportation in Europe”, Johan Röstin concludes.
CMP will be holding two seminars during ”politicians week” in Almedalen on Gotland in the summer. One of the seminars highlights the issues relating to conditions in the transport market, with participants including the Swedish Transport Administration’s Director General, Maria Ågren. The other seminar focuses on how important the ports are both for the development of the cities and as important hubs in both the national and international transport system.
Equal conditions in the transport market are required
CMP to be linked to Aarhus by fast seaplane
CMP is testing a new approach for this year’s season that will improve the taxi service for cruise passengers. Every Friday the 4 – 5 largest taxi companies in Copenhagen will receive advance information about ship arrivals during the weekend and in the coming week.
”We tell them the quays at which the ships are docking at and where there is likely to be the greatest need for taxi services”, says Arnt Møller Pedersen, COO Cruise & Ferries within CMP. “It can also make planning easier for the taxi companies.” There are about 1,800 taxis in Copenhagen and it will hopefully now be easier for them to find customers arriving with cruise ships. And there is a major requirement, as it can involve thousands and thousands of people who need help with transportation when several ships arrive simultaneously at CMP’s different quays. The passengers want help to get to shops, restaurants and sights in the city centre, as well as taxis to travel to Kastrup international airport.
”Copenhagen is one of northern Europe’s largest cruise destinations. It is teamwork that lies behind its successes, with many different actors within the tourist industry contributing their services,” Arnt Møller Pedersen emphasises. “And an improved taxi service will now enable CMP and the taxi companies to together raise the passengers’ experience of Copenhagen to an even higher level.”
A new air route with a Twin Otter seaplane is the fastest connection between Copenhagen and Aarhus. After lots of preparations, Nordre Toldbod in CMP and Østhavnen in Aarhus are going to be linked by a new air route, which can do the trip in under an hour. The airline Nordic Seaplanes is using is a smart red and white DHC-6 Twin Otter seaplane, which can land directly in the docks in the centre of the two cities. The route will therefore be an obvious connection for businesspeople and others who have to travel to meetings in Aarhus or Copenhagen respectively, and return on the same day. The plane can take 12-15 passengers.
”We are delighted that it is getting underway. The first test flight on 2 April from Aarhus to Copenhagen and back was a success, it took 55 minutes to Copenhagen and 49 minutes to Aarhus – all inclusive from terminal to terminal,” says Lasse Rungholm from Nordic Seaplanes.
Five flights a day are planned in each direction. News about the first flight and operations can be found on Nordic Seaplanes’ Facebook page.
See Copenhagen from an electric bike
Cruise visitors can now jump on a city bike when they arrive in Copenhagen, and see the city as the locals do. Copenhagen is a bike city, and it is easy to get around and experience the many sights and urban life from City Bikes, which are very popular among tourists. CMP’s Ocean Quay, the new terminal for cruise ships, has now been furnished with a station where city bikes can be collected and rented for as long as required. The characteristic white bicycles are equipped with GPS navigation and electric motors, so there are no excuses for not getting going. Passengers can set up an account before their ship arrives in Copenhagen and they are then ready to go to the charging station at Ocean Quay, log in to a City Bike and cycle off. The bike can be left at an equivalent charging station elsewhere in the city, or it can be cycled back to Ocean Quay.
The white bikes have also become popular among Copenhagen’s numerous tourists.
”In April alone there were 36,446 trips on the City Bikes, 15,000 of which were short, pay-as-you-go trips, which are ideal for cruise passengers who are only in the city for a short time. However, we are introducing a new pricing policy, offering the opportunity to purchase a day pass for the City Bikes, which is actually much more beneficial for the tourists,” says Iben Keller, PR and Communications Manager at By- og Pendlercykel Fonden.
”At the same time as experiencing the city, you can have the pleasure of knowing that the electric motor is climate-friendly. It emits 30 grams of CO2 per kilometre driven, and that is less than a quarter of the average emissions from a car.”
The price for ”pay as you go” is DKK 25 an hour. A deposit of DKK 200 is required on setting up the account, but it is refunded after 2 days.
In the first four months of 2016 there have been 82,000 trips on City Bikes. On average they were 4.4 km and lasted 45 minutes.
Better taxi service in 2016
Since Toyota and CMP started a collaboration in 2003, CMP has grown into northern Europe's leading logistics hub for new cars.
Two million Toyota cars to Malmö
Each year, CMP handles 400,000 vehicles from 14 automakers. For Toyota's part, it involves approximately 2 million vehicles since in 2003. CMP is now at the ready to receive even more cars in the future.
New make of car for CMP
China – growing cruise market
Simplify sea transports
Growth within cruises
Cruise tourism in our latitudes gets under way in the spring. And that goes for 2016 too. What is especially gratifying this year is that CMP is advancing its position in the cruise market. The number of arrivals and passengers is increasing again. This year about 750,000 passengers are expected in Copenhagen and next year the volumes will grow even more. Our provisional estimate is that CMP will welcome fully 850,000 cruise passengers. As stated, the number of arrivals will also rise, however, the most important explanation for the increase in volume is that the cruise liners are getting bigger and taking more passengers. And with regard to being ”on the up”, this claim can also be made for the cruise industry as a whole. Interest in going on cruises is increasing all over the world. Together with Asia and South America, Europe is currently the fastest growing market. An underlying reason for this is that the shipping companies are good at developing concept- and themed cruises. Today there is something for most tastes – golf, opera, food or wine cruises to take a few examples. The leisure and entertainment industry also perceives a potential in cruises. One example is the Disney Group, which has four ships of its own. One of them is the Disney Magic, which will be visiting CMP on several occasions during the season and is presented in this issue of the magazine.
Sea transports treated unfairlyEven though cruises are the thread running through this edition of CMP News, there is room for other items as well. One urgent matter concerns shipping’s relationship to other forms of transport. In concrete terms, it concerns the administrative process for transports within the EU, where we would like to participate in making simplifications. Today there is much more paperwork in connection with sea transport than for road haulage. It impairs competitive neutrality, increases the work load, is inefficient and produces productivity losses. CMP is therefore going to lobby to improve conditions for shipping in this respect.
Last but not least, we present the Korean company SsangYong – our latest collaborative partner – on the car page. This means that CMP currently handles a total of 14 car makes, and is simultaneously Scandinavia’s largest car terminal.
Enjoy the read!
Johan Röstin, CEO of CMP
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Cruise market on the up
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Earlier this year, the first shipment arrived from CMP’s new customer; the car make SsangYong. The South Korean company SsangYong has both two and four-wheel drive cars in several different models.
New make of car for CMP
The South Korean car make SsangYong has both two- and four-wheel drive cars in several different models, all with modern, efficient diesel engines.
SsangYong has created a completely new organisation for its comeback in Sweden and Denmark through the newly formed company, SsangYong Motor AB, which is part of the Nic Christiansen group. The brand specialises in 4-wheel drive cars and has a range of models that are ideal for our Nordic climate. It is placing a particular focus on the completely new SsangYong Tivoli, a smaller SUV model, which will be supplemented later in the year with an extended version with a huge load capacity.
”We are currently working on developing a dealer network that can deal with customer enquiries, and establishing satisfactory conditions for a successful comeback. I am looking forward to a successful relaunch of SsangYong in Sweden and Denmark, it’s going to be an exciting journey”, says Jakob Lundin, CEO of SsangYong Motor.
This year CMP anticipates receiving up to 1,000 cars of this make, however, the aim is considerably more.
“We are anticipating eventually receiving up to 3,000 cars per year”, says Björn Larsson.
Cars are one of CMP’s most expansive business areas. Toyota is still largest, but other major brands such as Peugeot and Ford are also prominent. SsangYong is already a well known make of car on the Danish side of the Sound and the cars are also seen increasingly often on the roads in Sweden.
“We currently have 14 different makes of car at CMP”, observes Björn Larsson.
On a normal day you can see up to 30,000 cars in the port. And thanks to the large areas, there is room for a further 25,000 per day. Line after line of polished cars stand shining in the spring sun awaiting onward transport. And they are handled with great care by the personnel. There are numerous rules to ensure the cars are not damaged, and they are followed meticulously.
Some cars only stay in the port for a few days. Others are placed in what are known as PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection) terminals while awaiting orders and onward transport. The cars are eventually transported by means of a trimodal solution to Russia, the Baltic States and Scandinavia.
CMP is currently the Nordic region’s largest car port.
”We are experts in the car concept and have highly skilled personnel. Moreover, CMP has a favourable location, a wide network of lines and lots of ship arrivals”, says Johan Ullenby, COO Port & Terminal Operations. “These conditions give the end consumer a unique product for import, export or transshipment of vehicles, regardless of destination.”
At the end of January the first large shipment arrived from CMP’s new customer; the car make SsangYong. ”It is great that we have been able to tie in another make of car to CMP. Besides our favourable location, we have an excellent PDI facility that services and modifies the cars”, says terminal manager Björn Larsson.