GPH signs agreement with Kalundborg
As part of the agreement, and subject to certain milestones, GPH will invest up to €6 million 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.
Emre Sayin, ceo GPH, said: “Kalundborg is an economic, sustainable and time efficient alternative port in Denmark for cruiselines wanting to visit. Therefore, we are very much looking forward to working with the port authority, cruiselines, and local stakeholders as we introduce and transform the charming destination of Kalundborg into a sustainable port of turnaround and visit for the region.
“We believe that the enhanced cruise port facilities will deliver a great experience for all passengers visiting Kalundborg. I am also thrilled because this agreement is a milestone for GPH as Kalundborg is our first port in the Northern European cruise market.”
Kalundborg is located in the centre of Denmark, just next to the deepwater t-route and is just over one hour from Copenhagen city centre. The geographic location of the port means that it can provide cruiselines with a time saving and fuel-efficient alternative to Copenhagen.
“This deal is a game changer in our efforts to generate more cruise calls to our port and it creates the best possible circumstances for turnaround calls as well,” commented Michael Larsen, sales manager Port of Kalundborg.
Kalundborg is a cruise destination that has historically received just a handful of cruise calls per season. However, with a new 500m quay completed in 2019 and with the addition of GPH's global knowhow, the company expects to drive strong growth in cruise traffic at the port over the years ahead.