Kalundborg Port will be GPH's first cruise port in the Northern European cruise market, marking an important milestone in the company's continued development and growth.
To date Kalundborg has received just a handful of cruise calls per season. It located in the center of Denmark, next to the deepwater t-route and just over one hour from Copenhagen city center.
'The geographic location of the port means that it can provide cruise lines with a time-saving and fuel-efficient alternative to Copenhagen Cruise Port,' GPH said.
‘With a new 500mtr quay completed in 2019 and with the addition of GPH's global expertise and know-how, we expect to drive strong growth in cruise traffic at the port over the years ahead,’ CEO Emre Sayin said.
As part of the agreement, subject to certain milestones, GPH will invest up to €6m by the end of 2025 into a purpose-built cruise terminal. GPH currently expects to take over cruise port operations before the end of the current financial year.
Sayin commented: ‘Kalundborg is an economic, sustainable and time-efficient alternative port in Denmark for cruise lines and passengers wanting to visit Copenhagen.
‘We are very much looking forward to working with the port authority, cruise lines and local stakeholders as we introduce and transform the charming destination of Kalundborg into a sustainable port of turnaround and visit for the region.’