New Cruise Ship Quay Includes Dredging

Region Gotland and Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) have formally signed an agreement with the aim of making Gotland a principal new attraction for the Baltic’s cruise tourists. Preparations to extend the port are fully underway, including the marine archaeological survey.

Under the agreement, the region will invest around $30.7 million in a new cruise ship quay, with CMP renting the quay for 20 years.

Now it’s full steam ahead for all engines! The construction project is proceeding with planning and various surveys on site, and together with the island’s business community we will ensure that Gotland is ready when the quay is completed in 2018,” said the regional board’s chairman Åke Svensson.

We are looking forward to contributing our experience to the collaboration with Region Gotland. This is a significant undertaking for us as we can offer our customers a more attractive cruise route. The fact that we will thereby also be contributing to more tourists visiting Gotland is very satisfying,” said Johan Röstin, CEO of Copenhagen Malmö Port AB.

The marine archaeological surveys outside Kopparsvik commenced in November, and geotechnical surveys on the sea bed will take place in the spring. The actual construction will start with dredging in spring 2016 and two years later the first cruise liners will put into Gotland’s new cruise centre.

Constructing a cruise ship port and establishing an attractive cruise destination is an extensive operation, with a large number of public and private actors having to work well together. This is one of the most important reasons behind Copenhagen’s success, and something on which we place a lot of importance. The start of the project in Visby has been particularly promising,” said Arnt Møller Pedersen, Cruise Manager in Copenhagen Malmö Port AB.

CMP is Northern Europe’s leading cruise ship port with some 346 ships and 800,000 passengers a year from more than 150 countries arriving in Copenhagen and Malmö.

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