Comment regarding shore power

Based on the discussions in media regarding shore power, CMP has the following comment:

The challenges with cruise ships and emissions are not new and is not only a problem in Copenhagen. Several organisations, including CMP, has for a long time followed the development in environmental friendly energy solutions, as we would like to be part of influencing the development in a positive direction with long term sustainable solutions, which are both financially and environmentally feasible. The tendency for planned ships are primarily focusing on LNG (Liquid National Gas), which around 20% of coming new cruise ships are being prepared for, according to the order books. There is a search for broad solutions, and at present CMP is, for example, in a dialogue with a leading Danish utility company regarding a solution which likely might be mobile, more efficient and with less installation costs.

According to the media, CMP/Copenhagen appears to have rejected an offer to receive a shore power facility for free, which is incorrect. Of course, there will be significant establishing- and operating costs. The conditions in Kristiansand, to where the facility (converter) is being shipped, is different from the conditions in Copenhagen.

CMP is focusing on that the port of Copenhagen is being operated in good co-existence with the city. The cruise business creates for example about 4,000 seasonal jobs in Denmark and the business spends about 1.4 billion Danish crowns in Copenhagen in general. Each year 250,000 hotel nights are booked by cruise guests.

Quote from CEO Barbara Scheel Agersnap:
“The city was referred to as a port before it was called Copenhagen. The port and the city have lived in great co-existence for centuries and will continue to do so. The port is a catalyst for the city. We will also find a solution this time. Therefore, it is very pleasant to conclude that the City Hall has announced they are focusing on finding a good solution.

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