Construction started of Spain's Tarragona Cruise Port terminal

   June 15, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Exciting progress began on June 12th, 2023, with the start of construction for the Tarragona Cruise Port terminal in Spain, signifying a significant milestone for the region.

Operated by Global Ports Holding, this innovative and sustainable project represents a remarkable advancement. The new terminal, spanning 2,200 square meters (23,680 ft2) and requiring a 5.5 million euro investment, sets the stage for a transformative development.

Located in the Balears Wharf, which underwent ~EUR 30 million investment by the Tarragona Port Authority between 2020 and 2021 to enhance port infrastructure, the new terminal is part of ongoing efforts to study the wharf's electrification, aiming to substantially reduce CO2 emissions from docked cruise ships.

The construction of the terminal's building employs off-site industrialized modular techniques, with most of the work taking place in a separate industry where the building will be manufactured modularly. These modules will then be transported to the site, assembled, and finished on-site.

The terminal's design prioritizes functionality, eco-efficiency, and passenger comfort. With its avant-garde and ergonomic design, it promises a unique experience by offering high-quality services and amenities that cater to the needs of discerning passengers.

Port Tarragona Cruise Terminal

Tarragona's new terminal distinguishes itself through its commitment to sustainability and eco-efficiency. Construction and future operations incorporate environmentally friendly technologies and practices, including renewable energy utilization and efficient management of natural resources. These efforts significantly reduce the terminal's environmental impact and promote responsible tourism development.

Safety and accessibility were integral considerations in the terminal's design. Advanced security measures have been implemented, and accessible spaces have been created to ensure a comfortable and safe experience for all passengers, including those with reduced mobility.

Furthermore, the terminal has been designed to accommodate the future needs of the cruise industry, providing flexibility and expansion capabilities based on market demand.

Operations for the new facility are scheduled to commence in May 2024. This project will positively impact the region, contributing to tourism growth and the overall economic development of Tarragona.