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Luis de Carvalho joins Copenhagen Malmö Port as Commercial Cruise Director

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Luis de Carvalho joins Copenhagen Malmö Port as Commercial Cruise Director

Luis de Carvalho will join Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP), as the new Commercial Cruise Director, starting effective November 1st, 2022.

CMP is a full-service port operating in Copenhagen, Malmö and Visby welcoming approx. 500 cruise ships and 1 million passengers yearly. While Copenhagen is the leading turnaround port in the Baltic Sea region, with easy access to a well-connected international airport, all cruise terminals are in close proximity to city centres and airports and all of them are popular for transit calls.

CMP has the ambition to become one of the most sustainable ports in the world and is well underway to become CO2 neutral by 2025 by amongst other things focusing on an effective and sustainable cruise service.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Luis de Carvalho to CMP. We continuously strive to improve and to be a leader within cruise, which also means reducing environmental impacts, being closer to our customers, strengthening collaboration with the destinations and pushing for an even better guest experience. Luis’ skills and background make him very suitable to propel us forward as we continue to develop the cruise business with great ambitions”, says Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO, Copenhagen Malmö Port.

Luis' extensive career in the cruise, tourism, and travel industry spans over 35 years and he has successfully managed port and destination development in Northern Europe, Baltic, Mediterranean, Atlantic Islands, Africa, Middle East, and Asia regions. He started his career in the cruise industry in 1986 with Premier Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line in Miami, later spending 12 years with then Los Angeles based Crystal Cruises. For the last 10 years Luis has been managing Europe’s division of leading AEP firm Bermello Ajamil & Partners.

Luis will work closely with CCO Sune Norup Christensen as part of a dedicated team which oversees commercial cruise activities for all destinations at CMP.

For additional information, please contact:
Ulrika Prytz Rugfelt, Chief Communications & Sustainability Officer,
Copenhagen Malmö Port AB, E-mail:, Telephone: +46 (0)70 252 00 98.




Ulrika Prytz Rugfelt

Ulrika Prytz Rugfelt

Press contact Chief Communications & Sustainability Officer +46 70 252 00 98

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