Global Ports Holding, a subsidiary of Global Investment Holdings, signed a 10-year concession agreement with a 10-year extension option with Prince Rupert Cruise Port in the British Columbia Region of Canada. Thus, Global Ports Holding added its first port in North America after the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Asia and Northern Europe to its portfolio. Prince Rupert Cruise Port, the new port of Global Ports Holding, which has increased its share in the Mediterranean Bowl to 40 percent and is about to add its 4th port in the Caribbean, the world’s most important cruise market, to its portfolio, is 65 kilometers from Alaska, one of the most important cruise destinations. is at a distance.
80 thousand passengers are targeted in 2023
Prince Rupert Cruise Port is also ideally located for cruises to and from major ports in the region, including Seattle and Vancouver, according to a statement from Global Investment Holdings. Prince Rupert Cruise Port is expected to host 41 thousand cruise passengers in 2022, while the passenger volume is expected to approach 80 thousand for the 2023 cruise season and continue to grow. Prince Rupert Cruise Port has the infrastructure to accommodate larger ships. Global Ports Holding, which will transfer its global know-how to Prince Rupert Cruise Port, will also work closely with local stakeholders to develop programs that highlight local heritage, culture, gastronomy and the extremely diverse plant, animal and marine life as part of the deal. it will work.
“We are increasing our share in the cruise market”
Noting that Prince Rupert Cruise Port is important because it is the first port in North America, Global Ports Holding Chairman and CEO Mehmet Kutman said, “As Global Ports Holding, we are reinforcing our title as the world’s largest cruise port operator day by day. We are strengthening our presence on the world’s most important cruise routes. While increasing our share in the Mediterranean Basin to 40 percent, we recently signed a preliminary agreement to add the 4th port in the Caribbean, the world’s most important cruise market, to our portfolio. Now, with Prince Rupert Cruise Port, we have stepped into the Alaska market, which is one of the most important cruise destinations in the world. With this port, we are increasing our share of the cruise market.” said. Global Ports Holding Americas Regional Director Mike Maura Jr. He said: “At GPH, we want to strengthen and expand Prince Rupert’s tour opportunities. At the same time, we will carry the expertise and operating model we have as GPH to the port. Prince Rupert has enormous potential as a unique unspoiled destination and a major port in the Alaskan market. We look forward to working with our stakeholders to improve the passenger experience, collaborate with locals to add exciting tour opportunities, and drive more traffic to Prince Rupert.”