Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia, at the cermet (Image: Global Ports Holdings)
Croatia’s Zadar Port Authority officially opened the new passenger terminal at Zadar Cruise Port on 24 April.
The two-storey terminal, which is operated by Global Ports Holding, was inaugurated during a ceremony attended by more than 200 guests, including Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia.
Other notable attendees included: Stephen Xuereb, chief operating officer at Global Ports Holding; Robert Škifić, CEO Of Zadar Port Authority; Zvonimir Frka-Patešić, envoy to Croatia’s prime minister; Josip Bilaver, assistant minister for Croatia’s Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure; and Zadar County Prefect Božidar Longin.
“Last year we were very pleased when Zadar Cruise Port joined our global network of 15 cruise ports,” said Emre Sayin, CEO of Global Ports Holding. “The opening of the new passenger terminal marks the next step in the development of Zadar as an exciting and important cruise destination and we are delighted to collaborate closely with the officials in Zadar and the Croatian government in this endeavour. We look forward to bringing our operational and commercial expertise to Zadar.”
Cruise ships have already started calling at the new terminal.
“At the beginning of April, we welcomed the first cruise ship to our new terminal, which marked the start of this year’s cruise season,” said Barbaros Özakan, Zadar Cruise Port’s general manager. “Since then, nearly 10,000 cruise passengers have passed through and experienced our facilities. We look forward to welcoming many more in the months and years ahead.”
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