Today marks an exciting milestone as the construction of the Tarragona Cruise Port terminal commences. This innovative and sustainable project, operated by Global Ports Holding, represents a significant step forward for the region. With a constructed area of 2,200 m2 and an investment of 5.5 million euros, the new terminal sets the stage for a remarkable transformation.
The new terminal will be located in the Balears Wharf, an investment of 30 million made by the Tarragona Port Authority between 2020 and 2021 for the improvement of port infrastructure. The Port Authority is currently studying the empowerment of the wharf for its electrification, which will significantly reduce CO2 emissions from the cruise ships docked.
The construction of the cruise terminal building will utilize an off-site industrialized modular techniques. Therefore, most of the work will not take place on the construction site but in an industry where the building will be manufactured almost completely in a modular way. Subsequently, these modules will be transported to the site, assembled and finished on-site.
The terminal has been meticulously designed with a focus on functionality, eco-efficiency, and passenger comfort. Its avant-garde and ergonomic design ensures a unique experience, offering high-quality services and amenities to cater to the needs of even the most discerning passengers.
The Tarragona cruise terminal stands out for its commitment to sustainability and eco-efficiency. Environmentally friendly technologies and practices have been integrated into its construction and future operation, from the use of renewable energy to the efficient management of natural resources. This will significantly reduce its environmental impact and contribute to the development of a more responsible tourism.
Safety and accessibility have been key considerations in the terminal's design. Advanced security measures have been implemented and accessible spaces have been created to ensure that all passengers, including people with reduced mobility, can enjoy a comfortable and safe experience.
In addition, the Tarragona cruise terminal has been designed to adapt to the future needs of the cruise industry, providing flexibility and expansion capacity according to market demand.
The new cruise terminal is scheduled to commence operations in May 2024. This project will have a positive impact on the region, contributing to the growth of tourism and the overall economic development of Tarragona.