Cruise traffic in Copenhagen continued to break records in 2018. 865,000 passengers and 343 arrivals were the figures when summarising the season – a season in which the glorious weather gave the visitors an especially fine experience. At the same time, cruise traffic increased in both Malmö and Visby.
Copenhagen is consolidating its position as the leading cruise destination in Northern Europe. All figures are pointing upwards, producing an all time high. As well as passenger numbers growing to 865,000 and arrivals to 343, the ships’ gross tonnage also increased. This year it entailed 25.4 million gross tonnes.
”The trend towards larger cruise ships is continuing, and means that our gross tonnage is increasing. This year we received 52 large ships with about 4,000 passengers. This is more than ever before”, says Arnt Møller Pedersen, COO Cruise & Ferries in CMP.
Longer seasonCMP is also benefiting from the fact that the cruise season has been extended by a month in 2018.
”Later this year we will be receiving Christmas and New Year cruises. It involves nine arrivals and is also a new record. These cruises principally attract German and British passengers, who visit the Christmas markets in Copenhagen”.
A new feature is that passport and visa control for passengers resident outside the EU’s Schengen area is handled at the cruise terminals at Ocean quay.
”This has been done for four arrivals. The police carried out the actual external passport checks in a process which worked really well. Next year, passport and visa control will be performed for 14 arrivals”.
Another new feature is that the luggage service will be extended through external suppliers. The passengers have received assistance with collection on the quay, with the luggage being taken onward to their hotel or to the airport if they are travelling further.
”In the long-term, we want to find a more comprehensive solution surrounding luggage handling, preferably together with the airport as it would make it even simpler for the passengers”.
Growth in Malmö and VisbyAfter a short break, Malmö has once again received cruises in 2018. There were nine arrivals with about 11,000 passengers.
”Next year the traffic will be further expanded. We will then receive 12 arrivals and 30,000 passengers, including the Pullmantur Cruises shipping company, which will make Malmö a turnaround-port in the next three seasons”.
Last but not least, 2018 was the premiere for the new cruise terminal in Visby, which is presented in separate articles in CMP News.
”Visby has got underway according to plan, which is positive. The season developed well, and here too the traffic will grow in 2019”, Arnt Møller Pedersen sums up.
Talking of growing, Copenhagen is also aiming for more arrivals and passengers next year. Arnt Møller Pedersen is expecting CMP to then pass the dream barrier and for the first time receive more than a million passengers in Copenhagen – in other words an all time high again!
PHOTO: Dennis Rosenfeldt
This year’s cruise season was successful, with a new passenger record in Copenhagen. At the same time, the cruise operation developed strongly in both Malmö and Visby.
New cruise records in 2018
Cruise passengers in Copenhagen 2016-2018
# 3 2018
Focus on sea transport
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CMP – hub for
CMP is a new hub for handling refuse-derived fuel. Container volumes have increased in a process where refuse-derived fuel is subsequently converted into electricity and heating.
New cruise record 2018
More arrivals and passengers, as well as bigger ships, meant that the 2018 cruise season broke new records. Growth is set to continue in 2019, when CMP is also expected to pass a dream barrier. Read more
Port operations constantly encounters changes which increases the demand for development. Read more
IN THIS ISSUE
One of the "world’s best" terminals
The new cruise terminal in Visby is one of the best in the world. Larger ships are now welcomed to the beautiful island in the Baltic Sea, which has already increased cruise traffic during 2018.
Sights set on the port
of the future
Globalisation and technological developments are redefining the playing field throughout trade and industry. We are putting our energies into managing the development trends in our industry in order to meet the future effectively. Read more
Cruises good for Gotland’s tourism industry
80 per cent more cruise passengers compared with 2017. This is the figure when summarising the 2018 season – a cruise season that has made a positive contribution to Gotland’s tourism industry. Read more
The most modern
Denmark’s most modern container port is emerging in Copenhagen. It ensures that CMP will continue to be the leading freight operator in the capital region and throughout Eastern Denmark in the future. Read more
Different collaborations and business partners, but also land and facilities that are adapted to the needs and requirements of completely new operations. It concerns the port of the future and how CMP views the changes to come.
PHOTO: Johan Ramberg
The technological shift and globalisation are redefining the playing field in businesses and industries. The changes are moving quickly and can produce the most unexpected results. For Mærsk, Amazon is now a competitor to be reckoned with. At the same time, the café chain Starbucks has become one of the USA’s largest banks via the deposits customers make on the company’s loyalty card. When roles change it is important to think in new ways. Port operations are no exception.
“We must ask ourselves who will be CMP’s customers in the future, who we will collaborate with and how land and facilities can be used,” says Povl Dolleris Røjkjær Ungar, COO, Commercial Area Cars, General Cargo and Container within CMP.
“At the same time, I think that the perspectives are broadening. We have previously been focused on port development. In the future we will be a part of a wider social development, working in different ways and in new partnerships – with both private and public operations”.
Hub for integrationCMP currently functions as a hub in logistics management in the Öresund region. The role as hub will continue to be important, but will probably also be linked to new services and collaborations.
“It will be more important to work in networks, be able to integrate parts of our own operations with other companies in the surrounding area and create new synergies”, Povl says.
Talking of synergies, CMP is already part of a project surrounding industrial symbiosis, where businesses derive benefit from each other’s resources – for example, when residual products from one company are used in manufacturing at another one.
More manufacturing and processing New collaborations will change the picture of the port and of which activities will be located there.
“Land that is currently used for storage of freight might instead be used for manufacturing and processing. It will mean that new types of enterprise are established in the port area, which will also want to benefit from our close proximity to Copenhagen and Malmö, and that we have both the infrastructure and the logistics network, both nationally and internationally”.
Thinking in new ways and working in a more integrated fashion may also change our relations with current customers and business partners. Povl gives the example of handling new cars, where today CMP has a strong position.
“The vehicle industry is changing, including through the phasing out of fossil fuels”, he says. ”We operate Scandinavia’s largest car port and must continuously develop and improve this type of activity, perhaps integrate ourselves in new ways in the customers’ value chains and offer new services in the future”.
The phase out of fossil fuels also has a direct impact on CMP’s own operations. Emil Nordström is responsible for CMP’s liquid and dry bulk operations.
“It is no secret that our infrastructure is adapted to oil products. Now that the world around us is changing, we must also adapt and manage the transition to renewable products that it is likely will dominate in the future”, he says.
He stresses that CMP is simultaneously part of the development through the investments that it makes in technology to reduce the environmental impact of its own operations. Most recently it was biogas-powered work vehicles purchased for the oil port.
“It is likely that some operators in our business will also be bypassed or left behind in the shift that is coming”, Povl concludes. “CMP will be a company to reckon with in the future too, and it is therefore putting a great deal of energy into effectively managing development trends in our industry”.
Sights set on the
port of the future
Right now the technological shift and globalisation are changing the conditions in many industries. The same goes for us. We are therefore putting a lot of energy into meeting changes in our sector in a planned way.
Europe’s most modern cruise ship quays matched expectations. It has given an additional boost to the traffic. And growth is simply continuing. Next season sights are set on even bigger ships and more passengers.
The new cruise ship quays was inaugurated ceremoniously in April. Since then, there have been 75 arrivals with about 75,000 passengers.
“It has been a successful season. The terminal has functioned excellently and I would claim that it is one of the best facilities in the world”, says CMP’s terminal manager Henrik Ahlqvist.
Visby is now able to welcome the large ships which dominate cruise traffic. They are 300 metres or longer and have not previously been able to enter the port. Visby has consequently been losing both arrivals and passengers for some years. But that is now no longer the case.
“This year we received ships of around 300 metres, and the trend of larger ship is continuing”, Henrik Ahlqvist emphasises. Celebrity Silhouette Visby will be calling next year. She is 315 metres. During 2020 we will be visited by MSC Splendida, which is fully 333 metres long.
He is also pleased with the collaboration with Port of Visby and the shipbroker Carl E. Ekman.
“It seems like everyone is enthusiastic about the operation and are working towards a common goal, which meant that everything functioned excellently”.
Achieve the targetsMats Eriksson is port manager in Visby. He is delighted to have the opportunity to be part of putting a new facility – purpose-built for cruises – into operation. The personnel in the port take care of the services on behalf of CMP: meet the ships, manage the waste, fresh water and a lot more besides.
“Both technically and in terms of logistics it has functioned well”, he says. It is also good that we have already come close to the targets that Region Gotland set when the investment in the quay was made. The target is 100,000 passengers within five years and 150,000 within ten years. In 2018 we had 75,000 passengers. Next year we will receive 120,000”.
Now that the cruise is over, CMP and Port of Visby will start putting more energy into technical and maintenance issues, as well as into exchange of experience.
“We are working on a long-term basis with CMP, which we think is ”best in class” when it comes to cruises. At the same time, we share our experiences so that together we can develop the operation and achieve the targets that have been set”, Mats Eriksson says.
New shipping company in 2019Everybody involved is doing their best to evaluate the past season. However there are already areas where there is a desire to see improvements for 2019, for example, the footway from the terminal in to Visby. With regard to 2019, the number of passengers will increase to about 120,000 and arrivals to 94.
“We are noting that it is simpler to “sell” Visby now that the quay is in operation,” Henrik Ahlqvist observes. ”Positive news for 2019 is also that we will be visited by ships from the Royal Caribbean. This also means that the number of American passengers will increase compared with this year”.
Europe’s most modern cruise quays was opened in Visby in the spring, and it is now also receiving the large ships that dominate cruise traffic.
It will be completed by the end of 2021 – the futureproof, modern, sustainable and automated container terminal in Copenhagen. The terminal substantially strengthens CMP’s role as the leading actor within freight handling in the capital region and throughout Eastern Denmark.
The area in Ydre Nordhavn is fairly anonymous, however, the on-going groundworks are a reminder that this is where the container terminal of the future will be just three years from now.
“We are making a major investment. New technology and modern logistics solutions are paving the way for development of land totalling 450,000 square metres”, reports Povl Dolleris Røjkjær Ungar, COO Cars, General Cargo and Container within CMP.
“Modern logistics solutions refers to a digitalised facility which delivers better and more stable freight flows, in other words, more automated flows with faster, smoother handling throughout the logistics chain”.
CMP has long been supplying Copenhagen and Eastern Denmark with containered cargo and it has a key role in the flow of goods to shops and businesses in the capital region. CMP is thus part of a large transport network, which links the Danish container operation to all major international ports.
“Our geographic location and connection to the world’s largest container lines is a major competitive advantage”, Povl emphasises.
Semi-automated terminalThe new container terminal will be 85,000 square metres in size and have a depth of water of 12.5 metres. This is 2.5 metres deeper than today and will ensure that tomorrow’s feeder ships can also be handled at the terminal. The terminal will be semi-automatic, which means that the handling will to a large extent be automatic.
“It also guarantees our potential for expansion, so the terminal can grow in line with volume developments in the market. At the same time, the technology enables higher productivity compared with today and contributes to the more efficient and stable flows that we want to have”, Povl says.
“In our view, automation also provides more advantages than just better flows – it also enhances safety in the handling process and produces a better work environment”, he continues.
Sustainability issues have a clear place in the on-going work. Cranes, machinery and vehicles will be powered by renewable fuels. The sustainability aspects are also included at all times in the choice of energy solutions for heating, materials and technologies to be used in construction of the terminal.
“Another environmental benefit is that Ydre Nordhavn is located farther out towards the sea. It shortens turnaround times compared with today and produces less emissions and noise from the ships”.
Right now the authorities are conducting an environmental assessment of the entire project – an extensive task which is expected to be completed during the coming six months.
“The focus here is also on safety issues, technical fire considerations and much more. The collaboration is working well, and means that in several areas we are setting the parameters for the innovative new terminal solution together with the authorities”, Povl concludes.
Povl Dolleris Røjkjær Ungar, COO Cars, General Cargo and Container.
Denmark’s most modern container port
The ultramodern new container terminal will strengthen CMP’s role as the leading actor within freight handling in the capital region and throughout Eastern Denmark.
A superb new terminal and 80 per cent more cruise tourists. This is how the 2018 season can be summarised. More tourists is obviously good for the tourism industry, not just in Visby but on Gotland as a whole.
Cruise tourism on Gotland increased by 80 per cent during the year. The majority of the passengers stay in Visby during their visit, but about a third choose to take a guided tour, to the island of Fårö for example.
Visby is a classic cruise destination, with the investment in a new terminal providing a boost.
“We received 75 arrivals with an increase in the number of passengers of about 80 per cent compared with the year before”, reports Frida Nehro, shipbroker at Carl E. Ekman in Visby. “Germans were the largest group, followed by passengers from the UK, Finland, Sweden and the USA”.
Frida and her colleagues are the shipping companies’ extended arm in Visby. They manage local planning, are responsible for contacts with authorities and much more.
“The new terminal has functioned well”, she emphasises. ”Both shipping companies and ship captains have been pleased. It is simple to berth at the splendid long quay. At the same time, large, generously-sized areas are available for buses and passengers inside the terminal area”.
Produces incomeWhen it comes to activities on shore, Carl E. Ekman’s sister company, Gotland Excursion, offers everything from guiding in Visby to sightseeing tours to other parts of the island. The majority of passengers usually shop, have coffee, eat lunch or visit the sights in Visby.
“However, about a third go on guided tours, including to Fårö in the northern part of the island or perhaps to a fishing village where they can also drink coffee or eat lunch”, reports Susanne Samuelsson, marketer at Gotland Excursion.
Gotland Excursion has been working with cruise tourism for a long time and knows that it both produces income and creates jobs in the tourism industry.
“For example, we have cafés that have sold 1,200 cups of coffee and destinations that have sold 800 tickets to cruise passengers”, Susanne Samuelsson observes.
Adapt receptionShops, restaurants, museums and cafés are attractions in Visby. The majority are members of the City Centre Association led by Magnus Olsson. He too is fundamentally pleased with the season.
“We are creating profitable conditions for our 220 members, so cruise tourism is important for us,” he says. ”During the season we have kept our members informed of all arrivals on a weekly basis – when the ships dock and which nationalities there are on board”.
“It makes it easier to adapt reception. The shops might open earlier as the ships arrive in the morning, or they might put out a ”Willkommen” sign if there are German tourists on board”.
New approachDespite positive experiences, there is room for improvements in forthcoming seasons, e.g. making it easier to get from the ships to the city centre – a distance of about one kilometre.
“One option might be a so-called Hop on Hop off Bus which runs between the terminal and the centre”, Magnus Olsson says. ”We are also examining the possibilities for shops to send goods home to customers. It would make things easier as handmade stone and glassware are popular items to purchase, but bulky to carry on the flight home”.
Tugboats, which are not currently available locally, have been on the agenda within Carl E. Ekman on several occasions during the season.
”A number of captains have asked about this in consideration of the fact that a quay in such an exposed location should have a tugboat available to assist on windy days”, Frida Nehro says.
“We are also hoping that it will be possible to make things easier for the passengers to get into the city centre. At present the footbridge that connects to the terminal area does not have disability access. There is no lift, which means that not everybody can get into town unassisted”, she concludes.
It is estimated that the number of cruise passengers in Visby in the 2019 season will increase by a further 65 per cent to about 120,000.
Visby – substantial increase in cruise tourism
Ships call into Malmö on a weekly basis with containers of refuse-derived fuel. The containers are unloaded at CMP for onward transport to Sysav’s waste-to-energy plant, where the refuse is converted into electricity and heat.
Ships call at Malmö every week with containers of refuse-derived fuel, known as RDF. The containers are unloaded at CMP for onward transport to Sysav’s waste-to-energy plant, where the waste is converted into electricity and heat. The operation got underway earlier this year and is based on import of refuse-derived fuel from England, where there are high charges for landfill. It has opened up new business opportunities, linking environmental aspects from two countries in Europe.
“It is consequently important to view this handling operation in a holistic perspective, where refuse from England can be recycled as energy in Sweden via environmentally friendly shipments,” says Ann-Charlotte Halldén Åkeson, Key Account Manager, Copenhagen Malmö Port.
“From CMP’s side, we are delighted to offer a really beneficial logistics solution, with the port’s strategic location, our tailored services and the proximity to Sysav’s plant constituting a totality,” she continues.
The Bertling Enviro trading house, which signed a contract with Sysav early this year, is behind the initiative. It is based on handling 100,000 tonnes of refuse-derived fuel over three years.
“Every business transaction is different, and to be successful must be tailored according to the conditions that pertain. This applies not least to logistics solutions, where large volumes must be managed efficiently and flexibly in terms of operations and costs. The collaboration with CMP is an important factor here”, says Niklas Amour, Director of Bertling Enviro AB
The deliveries of RDF will take place year round, with some seasonal variation when it comes to volume. It entails different logistics arrangements during the summer and winter seasons.
“The port’s geographic location and operational conditions have not just facilitated the current agreement with Sysav, but also create opportunities for new business in the future, for both imports and exports,” Niklas Amour says.
The shipping company, MacAndrews, is an important link in the logistics chain. It transports containers with refuse-derived fuel from England, with Malmö as the final destination.
“Our objective is to provide goods owners with solutions for Intra-Europa traffic which keep rubber tyres to a minimum! Our transport solution produces very low marginal emissions of greenhouse gases and ensures a constant inflow of fuel for the CPH plant. The solution removes long distance lorries from the roads and generates economies of scale from which other importers and exporters also benefit. We are highly delighted with the result,” says Roy Hayward within MacAndrews.
“We have put the solution in place thanks to our collaborative partners sharing our visions. Successful logistics solutions are based on innovation, inventiveness and courage. The shipping container has an important function to fulfil in the future when it comes to large Intra-Europe volumes, and in the work of transitioning to more climate-smart transportation,” Roy Hayward continues.
When the ships arrive at Northern Harbour, the containers are loaded onto lorries for onward transport to Sysav’s plant, which is only a few kilometres away from the port. There are high requirements for efficiency, control and quality in the logistics chain. Information about the cargo is consequently shared in the different stages in this chain. It delivers traceability and overview, which is important for these types of shipments.
“The transaction is a good example of how collaboration can contribute to transport solutions that are sustainable in the long-term, where shipping and the port’s location are highly important factors. Together we are taking responsibility for optimising the handling of refuse-derived fuel in Malmö in order to reduce global climate impact,” Ann-Charlotte Halldén Åkeson sums up.
RDF stands for Refuse-Derived Fuel. The handling of RDF contributes to a reduction in global emissions of greenhouse gases. A drop in the amount of waste that goes to landfill delivers a reduction in emissions of landfill gas. At the same time, energy is produced when the waste is incinerated, replacing energy production which would have otherwise consumed other natural resources.
100,000 tonnes of refuse-derived fuel over three years. This is how large the volumes are in the collaboration that CMP has initiated and which will boost the container operation in Malmö. The deal simultaneously paves the way for sustainable shipments and an international collaboration with environmental benefits.
Operating our port requires us to meet constant changes, and there are thus major demands for development – not least now that globalisation and digitalisation are rapidly altering conditions in many industries. We say more about this in one of the articles in CMP News. It concerns everything from how relationships with customers and business partners are changing to what we are doing to ensure that land and facilities continue to be utilised optimally in the future.
One tangible future investment is the new container terminal in Copenhagen, which is presented in a separate article. In Ydre Nordhavn we are now creating a largely digitalised facility which will meet our requirements and those of our customers for efficient, stable logistics flows. This facility will thus strengthen our role as the leading actor within freight handling for the Copenhagen region and Eastern Denmark as a whole.
Record for cruises
We also say more about the cruise season, which produced several new and gratifying records. In Copenhagen we noted a new ”all-time-high” with 865,000 passengers. Malmö too returned as a cruise destination in 2018. In Visby the venture in the new terminal meant that the number of passengers increased by fully 80 per cent compared with 2017. These excellent developments will continue during 2019 too, when the number of arrivals will increase at all our three destinations. In Copenhagen we are even hoping to reach the dream barrier and welcome 1 million cruise passengers for the first time.
CMP – a logistics hubLast but not least, in this issue of CMP News we provide new examples of our role as logistics hub in the Öresund region. For some time we have been handling refuse-derived fuel which is converted into electricity and heat in the nearby thermal power station. At the same time, we are collaborating on logistics solutions with a construction company which benefits from CMP’s geographic location for its environmentally friendly sea transports.
Enjoy the read.
Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO of CMP
Read more about CMP at www.cmport.com
CMP News is distributed by Copenhagen Malmö Port AB (CMP).
Editor: Barbara Scheel Agersnap.
Writers: Fredrik Lilieblad and Ulrika Prytz Rugfelt.
Contact address: CMP, Terminalgatan 18, Box 566, 201 25 Malmö, Sweden.
CMP, Containervej 9, Box 900, DK 2150 Nordhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark.
A port in constant change
CMP News is distributed by Copenhagen Malmö Port AB (CMP).
Editor: Barbara Scheel Agersnap.
Writers: Fredrik Lilieblad and Ulrika Prytz Rugfelt.
Contact address: CMP, Terminalgatan 18, Box 566, 201 25 Malmö, Sweden.
CMP, Containervej 9, Box 900, DK 2150 Nordhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Lindbäcks Bygg selects sea transportation to move turn-key student housing from the north to the south of Sweden. It is good for the environment and delivers economic benefits as the ships carry freight in both directions.
CMP is the hub for student housing transported from the north to the south of Sweden. Sea transport is good for the environment. It also delivers economic benefits as the ships carry cargo in both directions.
Housing via sea transport – good for the economy and the environment
PHOTO: Lindbäcks Bygg
The company behind the shipments to Malmö is Lindbäcks Bygg in Piteå. It specialises in industrially produced apartment blocks, with everything from ceilings, floors and wall panels to fittings, kitchens, fully tiled bathrooms, heating and water installed in the factory. The finished units are then transported to the building site where they are assembled.
”Transportation by sea is an excellent complement to road transport. We are consequently now performing an initial test”, says Lars Wallgren, logistics manager at Lindbäcks Bygg.
The first load was shipped to Malmö in September. Further volumes will be transported to CMP later in the autumn with what will be a total of 175 student apartments in Lund.
Increase shippingLindbäcks has enjoyed a close collaboration with ShoreLink, Piteå Port & Hub and CMP. The ambition to ship volumes has been around for some time, but it wasn’t until now that it felt economically and environmentally sustainable.
”Utilising shipping for domestic shipments is a must in order to relieve both road and rail in Sweden, which has one of Europe’s longest coasts. We are delighted that Lindbäck’s new factory is located in close proximity to the port, making it easy to utilise shipping for their freight. This project is good for the future in that it will increase shipping from the region”, says Ulrika Nilsson, CEO of Piteå Port & Hub.
”There are several benefits to making boat transport function. It is beneficial to reduce the burden on the roads, and the fact that the ships return south with cargo instead of being empty also means that we can achieve environmental and economic benefits,” Lars Wallgren says.
Exciting collaborationAnn-Charlotte Halldén Åkeson, Key Account Manager at Copenhagen Malmö Port is also positive towards the new collaboration with Lindbäcks.
”For us, it is really exciting to enter into this collaboration and be able to support this type of goods flow. Using shipping to send freight from north to south is both sustainable and efficient. Malmö also has a favourable strategic location for transports onwards out into Europe. We are also a regional hub with short local shipments, for example, as in this case to Lund”.
Susanne Jangdal is CEO of ShoreLink, which operates the port in Piteå. She is very pleased about the collaboration.
”The new types of freight place high requirements on good logistics and efficient handling in the port in Piteå as we simultaneously have to manage major projects such as wind power and our ordinary scheduled services. However, I am convinced we can achieve this with the experienced and competent personnel we have”, she says.