Istanbul, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Turkey’s Global Ports Holding (GPH) signed a 15-year agreement with the Cuban company Aries S.A. for the management of cruise port in Havana and its expansion.
The terms of the agreement include a mixed company system for the infrastructure management, and a major investment program, to increase the current two cruise-ship terminals to six by 2024, according to a statement made public by GPH.
The Havana port received last year some 328,000 passengers, and it is expected that this figure will reach 500,000 by late 2018.
‘In addition to the operations of the cruise-ship port, the company will continue working with our Cuban partners on the design and technical specification of the cruise port investment program, including the proposed new terminals,’ the note said.
Global Ports said that it will use the acquired experience and its operating model for the management of the facilities and will assume responsibility for the commercialization of the new terminals as they go into operation.
GPH is the world’s largest cruise port operator, and currently manages 12 of them in the Mediterranean, one in Singapore and two commercial ports in seven countries.