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Representatives of “PP of SPb MF” PLC took part in the annual meeting of the Baltic ports in Kiel

12 December 2019

Representatives of “PP of SPb MF” PLC took part in another annual meeting of the Baltic ports, which was held on December 4 in the city of Kiel (Germany). The meeting was traditionally attended by representatives of ports of Tallinn, Helsinki, Rostock, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Kiel and St. Petersburg. The main objective of the annual event is aimed at elaboration of joint solutions for the development of the cruise industry in the Baltic Sea region.


The participants summed up the results of the 2019 summer navigation, shared indicators of operational and economic activities, discussed projects for the development of port infrastructure in the context of dynamically developing cruise market and new trends in shipbuilding.
According to 2019 data, the Passenger Port of St. Petersburg received more cruise passengers than the ports of Helsinki, Tallinn and Rostock.
Representatives of the ports spoke about ongoing projects for the construction of new passenger terminals. In the next two to three years, specialized cruise terminals will be built in the ports of Copenhagen, Tallinn, Rostock and Kiel. Building of new terminals is associated primarily with the emergence of new cruise liners with a passenger capacity of more than 5,000 people.
Within the framework of the event, a familiarization tour at the terminals of the port of Kiel was organized for the participants, including the construction site of the future passenger terminal of departing and arriving of cruises. Commissioning period is 2021.


The parties also discussed the growing demand for onshore power supplies from cruise lines. Currently, such an opportunity is presented in the ports of Helsinki and Rostock for serving ferry lines. In the coming years, such a service will be available for cruise and ferry vessels in the ports of Kiel, Stockholm and Copenhagen.


As a result of the meeting, it was agreed to continue cooperation aimed at promoting the Baltic Sea region and increasing attractiveness of cruise and ferry tourism in general. In conclusion, the participants unanimously decided to hold the next meeting in 2020 in St. Petersburg. 
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