Up to 5% growth in cruises for CMP in the coming year

The environment was on the agenda when GreenPort Cruise assembled port and cruise experts from throughout Europe in Copenhagen on 6 October

GreenPort Cruise was opened by CMP’s Arnt Møller Pedersen, COO Cruise and Ferries, who welcomed delegates from throughout Europe, who had assembled to discuss the cruise industry’s most pressing environmental issues.

And the best news was largely to do with the environment:
”The Sulphur Directive has had a pronounced effect in CMP: Emissions have been cut by 60% during the last year. Our challenge is to maintain that development in an already busy port.”

”Copenhagen is very important as a hub for cruises in Northern Europe and the Baltic area,” said Arnt Møller Pedersen. ”There are 4.4 million cruise passengers a year in the Baltic, distributed over more than 2,000 trips. This year CMP has been visited by 70 ships from 33 shipping companies, the first on the tenth of April and the last ones coming as Christmas cruises in December.”

”CMP has 45 turnarounds, and the cruises generate 4,000 seasonal jobs. In Copenhagen and Malmö visitors spend an average of 210 Euros a day, which is three times more than a normal tourist spends”, said Arnt Møller Pedersen.

After a period in which growth in the number of cruise arrivals in CMP has stagnated, there was also good news in that respect:

”We are anticipating growth of 3-5 % next year. The future looks a lot brighter today than it did just a short time ago.”

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