New Passenger Terminal Opens in Zadar

Inauguration of new passenger terminal at Zadar Cruise Port with Božidar Longin, Stephen Xuereb, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Robert Škifić and Barbaros Ozakan

A new passenger terminal was officially opened on April 24 at Zadar Cruise Port. 

The President of the Republic of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, attended the event, along with more than 200 distinguished guests.

Global Ports Holding, the world's largest independent cruise port operator, has operated Zadar cruise port since September 2018. The new Zadar terminal building extends over 18,000 square metres on two floors, according to a statement.

As part of the event, a special session of the Zadar County Assembly was held at the building, as a part of the County Days that are being marked this month demonstrating the importance of the investment to the local community.

The terminal inauguration ceremony was also attended by GPH COO Stephen Xuereb and Zadar Port Authority CEO Robert Škifić, Prime Minister’s Envoy Zvonimir Frka-Patešić, Assistant Minister in the Ministry of the sea, transport and infrastructure Josip Bilaver and Zadar County Prefect Božidar Longin. 

Emre Sayin, CEO of Global Ports Holding, said: “Last year we were very pleased when Zadar Cruise Port joined our global network of 15 cruise ports. 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”

Barbaros Özakan, Zadar Cruise Port General Manager, commented: “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. Since then, nearly 10 thousand 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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