Port Tarragona (on Spain's Costa Daurada) on December 3 held the inauguration of the new Balears Wharf, a new multipurpose infrastructure adjoining Llevant breakwater.
The new facility was presented in a social gathering format that was attended by Pau Ricoma, Mayor of Tarragona; Francisco Toledo, president of the State Ports Authority; Josep Maria Cruset, president of the Port of Tarragona; Jordi Puignero, Vice-President of the Regional Government of Catalonia & Minister of Digital Policies and Territory; Teresa Cunillera, Spanish Government Delegate in Catalonia.
The Balears Wharf's inauguration consisted of a welcome speech and a presentation of the project by the President of the Port of Tarragona who explained the significance for the territory and the work undertaken by the board in its development.
Following the interventions of the representatives of the present institutions, the ceremony of twinning with the Balearic Islands was carried out. The president of the Port of Tarragona, Josep Maria Cruset, acted as host of the twinning in which Josep Ribas, Minister of Mobility & Housing of the Balearic Islands Government, and Pere Segura, Mayor of Vila-Seca, presided over the ceremony that consisted of placing a handful of Mallorcan soil in the pier's bowels.
The institutional part of the inauguration finished with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque by the Master of the Hapag-Lloyd's cruise ship ms Europa (Captain Dvergastein Dag) - the first cruise ship to dock at the Balears Wharf.
The new cruise ship terminal will be a new reception point for cruisers arriving in the port city. Port Tarragona aims to create an innovative cruise terminal that will become another reference for the city. The optimization of vehicle and passenger mobility, a high-quality service, and respect for the environment are priorities for the Port. These are actions included in the Agenda 2030 Sustainability Plan, an integral part of the new project.