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14 December 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 23:18 GMT+1



December 6, 2018

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Royal Caribbean will realize a new terminal cruises in the port of Galveston, in Texas

The duration of the concession contract will be able to reach the 60 years

Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) will realize and manage a new terminal cruises in the port of Galveston, in Texas, project that is object of an agreement undersigned from the Port of Galveston with the American crocieristico group that, second the attempts, will lead in the signature of a contract of concession that will have a duration until 60 years, with an initial period 20-year-old more four optional periods ten-year-old everyone.

The new terminal will cover an area of about 18.500 square metres and will be realized to Pier 10, that American is situated in the Southeastern area of the port and currently has a line of dock of about 410 meters. According to the forecasts, the new crocieristico landing place will be inaugurated in the autumn of 2021.

Galveston is the quarter crocieristico port of the United States and last year it has recorded a traffic record of 1.861.549 passengers, with an increment of +7.5% on 2016, with a total of 255 ports of call of cruise ships regarding 235 in the year precedence.

Currently the texan port has two terminal cruises to Pier 22. Al Cruise Terminal 1 lands ships of the companies Carnival Cruise Lines and Princess Cruises, while the Cruise Terminal 2 is scaled by ships of Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Princess Cruises.

"In last the 15 years - it has remembered the president and managing director of Royal Caribbean International, Michael Bayley, in occasion of the signature of the agreement - Royal Caribbean has carried to Galveston beyond 2,4 million hosts, for an economic impact pairs to 65 million dollars for every year. The development of the new terminal - it has emphasized Bayley - is essential for our continuous increase and expansion of the brand in the region".

Currently two ships dellaRoyal Caribbean sail from the port of Galveston: the Liberty of the Seas, that it is most major unit from cruise in departure from the State of the Texax, and the Vision of the Seas. The Port of Galveston previews that the new terminal of the crocieristico group will allow to increase the traffic of 1,0 million passengers to half of the duration of the contract.

"This new terminal cruises, that it will be constructed by Royal Caribbean - has emphasized the managing director of the Port of Galveston, Rodger Rees - will allow with the port to continue esponenzialmente to invest in our infrastructures increasing our activity in the segment of the cruises. This partnership will carry is ships of class of greater dimension is a greater number of visitors to the city of Galveston and the region".


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