Copenhagen Malmö Port to handle larger cruise ships
The Swedish Maritime Administration has given Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) permission to berth cruise ships longer than 240 metres in Malmö.|
The maritime authority has lifted a previous restriction on larger cruise ships following a series of simulated dockings carried out in different weather conditions in Gothenburg, Sweden last year. The tests concluded that the port would be able to manoeuvre visiting ships at a speed of 3 knots and with a side wind of 10 miles per second (m/s), without the assistance of pilot boats. However, the wind restriction set for the ships’ maiden visits is 8 m/s. “The fact that CMP has been given the go-ahead from the Swedish Maritime Administration to receive ships of up to 300 metres creates entirely new conditions for the cruise operation here in Malmö,” said Arnt Moller Pedersen, head of cruise traffic at CMP.
(4 days ago, by arnekiel
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