GPH positions Kalundborg as alternative cruise port to Copenhagen – Cruise Industry News
Global Ports Holding announced that it has signed a 20-year agreement with the port of Kalundborg to provide services to cruise passengers in the port of Kalundborg in Denmark.
The port of Kalundborg will be GPH’s premier cruise port in the Northern European cruise port market, marking an important milestone in the continued development and growth of the company, according to a press release.
Kalundborg is located in central Denmark, just off the deep water T-road and just over an hour from Copenhagen city center.
“The port’s geographic location means that it can provide cruise lines with an economical and fuel-efficient alternative to the Copenhagen cruise port,” Global Ports said in a press release.
Kalundborg is a cruise destination that has historically only received a handful of cruise calls per season. However, with a new 500-meter-long quay completed in 2019 and with the addition of GPH’s global expertise and know-how, “we anticipate strong growth in cruise ship traffic to the port in the years to come. “the company said.
As part of the deal, subject to certain milestones, GPH will invest up to € 6 million by the end of 2025 in a specially constructed cruise terminal. GPH currently plans to resume cruise port operations before the end of the current fiscal year.
Global Ports Holding, CEO H. Emre Sayin, said: “Kalundborg is an economical, sustainable and fast alternative port in Denmark for cruise lines and wishing to visit Copenhagen. Therefore, we are very much looking forward to working with the Port Authority, cruise lines and local stakeholders as we showcase and transform the charming destination of Kalundborg into a sustainable port of recovery and visit for the region. We believe that the upgraded cruise port facilities will provide a great experience for all passengers visiting Kalundborg. I am also delighted because this agreement is an important step for GPH as Kalundborg is our first port in the cruise market in Northern Europe. “