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17 December 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 00:02 GMT+1



November 9, 2018

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The Global Turk Holding Ports signs a preliminary agreement for the management of the crocieristico traffic to Antigua and Barbuda

In program the construction of a new dock for ships of class "Oasis" in the port of St. John's

The Turkish terminalista group Global Holding Ports (GPH) has undersigned a memorandum of understanding with the government of Antigua and Barbuda who establishes the start of negotiations in order in the long term to assign to GPH the concession through which managing the crocieristico traffic to Antigua and in particular in the port of St. John's that enlivens the great part of the crocieristi that reach in the Caribbean State.

Understanding, that it includes exclusive right clauses that engage the executive of Antigua and Barbuda to negotiate the agreement for a period of time only predetermined with GPH, previews also the allocation to the Turkish company of the management of a shopping center. Moreover the preliminary agreement previews by the Turkish group the engagement to invest in order to upgrade the structures of the port of St. John's dedicated to the crocieristico traffic and to construct a new dock in order to allow the landing place with the port of call of cruise ships of class "Oasis", that is long units 360 meters and of 225 thousand tons of tonnage. Moreover GPH will have also to improve the current structures dedicated to business activities and to construct a new shopping center.

"After the acquisition of the crocieristico port of the Havana, to Cuba, happened 21st june - it has emphasized today the managing director of Global Holding Ports, Emre Sayin - we have completed an ulterior step in the picture in our strategy of expansion in the Caribbean, that they are the greatest crocieristico market of the world. We - Sayin has announced - preview that the final agreement will be signed in the first half of 2019"(on 22 May 2018).

This year the crocieristico traffic in the port of St. John's has been attested to about 800 thousand fleeting. With the arrival of GPH and the construction of the new dock and of other structures it is previewed that in the medium term the traffic anniversary will go up to beyond a million crocieristi.

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