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Global Ports Holding to open new state-of-the-art terminal in Lisbon
Lisbon Cruise Port is to receive a significant boost with the opening of its new, state-of-the-art terminal building, which has already won a number of awards, following a 24 million euro investment and 2 year construction process.
Global Ports Holding (GPH), the world’s largest cruise port operator - it operates 14 ports in 8 countries, provides services for 7.8 million passengers reaching a market share of 25% in the Mediterranean annually - built and operate Lisbon Cruise Port, to be inaugurated on the 10th November 2017.
The new terminal has been an important element of recent development in Lisbon, which was awarded ‘Best City’ in the 2017 Wallpaper Magazine Design Awards. The terminal itself won ‘Best Rehabilitation Urban project’ at the SIL Portuguese Real Estate Fair 2017.
Covering around 13,800 m2 over three floors, the new terminal will provide around 1,500 meters of pier to cater for a wide variety and size of ships, will feature two fully-automated gangway systems, on-site equipment including cranes and forklift trucks, and be able to supply vessels with check-in facilities, water supplies and other provisions while in dock. Visitors passing through the terminal will be able to enjoy shopping and catering services, as well as the terrace with a panoramic view.
The terminal was designed by renowned Portuguese architect, João Luís Carrilho da Graça and a key consideration of the terminal design was sustainability and ensuring the smooth onward flow of tourists, to avoid congestion elsewhere in the city.