The Senate of the State of Bremen has approved the reconstruction of the cruise quay in question.
Bremenports, a port authority, will now draw up a detailed plan for modernising the Columbus Quay, which was built in the years 1924-26 and is not fit to serve modern cruise vessels. Recently the quay was used as a supplementary berth for cargo handling and shipbuilding-related operations, such as final outfitting of passenger ships.
The construction phase of the €78.7m worth project is scheduled to set off in early 2021, to be completed three years later.
Last year, Bremenhaven's cruise traffic totalled 84 calls (+15 over 2016) with 166k (+68.5% year-on-year) guests on-board the vessels. This year, the port is to receive 112 calls and serve about 235k cruise passengers.