Port of Hamburg has started construction works on a third cruise ship terminal as a response to a growing number of passengers. The number of cruise ship passengers is expected to double by 2022.
Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) says that this project is a collaboration between the HPA and the Hamburg Airport, with both sides involved in all aspects of the venture.
Unlike the existing terminals in Altona and HafenCity, the new terminal will have one building for arriving and one building for departing passengers. This is to ensure that the new class of cruise ships with higher passenger-carrying capacity can be serviced fast and efficiently.
A 35.000 m² large area, right next to the embarkation and disembarkation buildings will offer sufficient long-term and short-term parking facilities. The plans provide for up to 1,500 parking spaces for private vehicles and more than 20 coach bays as well as taxi passenger drop-off and pick-up points.
Source: Hamburg Cruise Center