GPH-Global Ports Holding announces updates on West Med Cruise Ports

   April 5, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

The world's largest cruise port operator Global Ports Holding (GPH) showcased ongoing projects in the Western Mediterranean during a Regional Reception held on March 29th as part of the Seatrade Cruise Global event.

The event highlighted GPH's commitment to providing state-of-the-art cruise ports that prioritize sustainability and guest experience. Javier Rodriguez Sanchez, Regional Director West Med & Asia, provided updates on GPH's newest addition to their network, Alicante Cruise Port. Alicante is set to experience a record-breaking year for turnaround passengers in 2023, with inter-porting regular itineraries.

Alba Colet, Commercial Manager of Tarragona Cruise Port, shared the latest developments regarding the port. GPH plans to build a new state-of-the-art modular cruise terminal that will utilize solar power to ensure the sustainable provision of the terminal's energy needs.

Susana Gutierrez, Interim General Manager of Las Palmas Cruise Ports, provided an update on the three ports in the Canary Islands: Las Palmas, Fuerteventura (Puerto del Rosario), and Lanzarote (Arrecife) Cruise Ports. The project includes the construction of new cruise terminals in all three ports, with the largest one in Las Palmas.

Jordi Guillem, Manager of Global Ports Services, presented an overview of the company's offerings, which include integrated port service packages to cruise lines in all GPH ports and non-GPH ports worldwide. He also mentioned that the company is in its second season of providing port and ground agency services to cruise lines as part of their integrated service project model in Barcelona and all other Spanish and Portuguese ports.

Port of Alicante (Spain)

Image: Port of Alicante (Spain)

Javier Rodriguez Sanchez stated that their "ongoing projects in Alicante, Las Palmas, and Tarragona Cruise Ports, as well as exciting updates on Global Ports Services," demonstrated "Global Ports Holding's dedication to meeting the evolving needs of the cruise industry and exceeding expectations."