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April 10, 2019

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Green light to the new terminal cruises of MSC in the port of Miami

To the exhibition event Seatrade the AdSP Italian anticipate their offer in the crocieristico field in the within of the organized collective from ENIT and Assoporti

Today to Miami the commission of the County of Miami-Dade has approved of the agreement, anticipated from a not binding letter of attempts signed 10th January, with crocieristica company MSC Cruises for the construction of a new terminal cruises in the port of the city of Florida(on 13 July 2018). According to the terms of the understanding, MSC Cruises - that it will support the entire investment - will follow all the phases from the planning until the operating management of a great building that will comprise two terminal cruises (Terminal Automobile Association and Terminal AAA) and two approach.

The action of ulterior concession will have a duration 50-year-old with option for ten years. The poured initial annual canon from the crocieristica company to the County of Miami-Dade will pile to 15,2 million dollars, figure that after first will be subject to an increase anniversary of 3% and to other possible variations. If the canon will continue to increase per year of 3%, at the end of the 50 years of the contract the crocieristica company will have poured to the County 1,66 billion dollars. Between the other costs previewed at the expense of the company, the understanding previews that if MSC Cruises will enliven beyond 2,5 million passengers per year will have to pour to the County wharfage for the passengers who exceed this figure that will be initially pairs to 6,19 dollars for every passenger (figure also it subject to a annual increment of 3% beginning from on October 1°, 2023).

The new terminal will be planned by the international study of Arquitectonica architecture and will be able to accommodate at the same time two mega cruise ships of unitary ability until 7.000 passengers, allowing with MSC Cruises to carry out simultaneously two operations of boarding and disembarkation of the passengers, being enlivened more than 28.000 passengers to the day.

The work of construction of the new terminal, that it will be used in exclusive right from MSC Cruises, will have beginning in the first months of 2020 and it is previewed can be concluded within the end of 2022 when the company transfers you all its operations placing term to the agreements that now regulate the ports of call of the MSC ships Cruises to i terminal C and F of the port of Miami, port in which the currently company work with four ships: MSC Seaside and MSC Harmony for all the year, MSC Divina seasonally and MSC Wonder that will seasonally sail from Miami beginning from the next autumn. MSC Cruises has emphasized that thanks to new infrastructures it will per year enliven through the port of Miami a total of a million passengers.

"With others 13 cruise ships that will enter in our fleet in next the eight years - have commented Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC executive chairman Cruises - our ambition is that to carry to PortMiami the more innovative ships, ulteriorly enriching our offer for the hosts that give every part of the world will choose to leave with we for a cruise from Miami. In particular, new terminal, that it will be one of most innovative that the field has never seen, will allow to offer to our hosts a experience us to 360 degrees and of high level is during the boarding that during the disembarkation, that they will afford to enjoy the vacation from first to the last moment".

While to Miami the Seatrade Cruise Global is on, the international exhibition event dedicated to the field of the cruises to which various Italian Authorities of Harbour System in the within of the organized collective from the National Agency of Tourism (ENIT) and from the Association of the Italian Ports (Assoporti participate) with the sponsorship of the Italian Consulate to Miami. Between the AdSP present to the event figure that of the Ligurian Sea Western, that it administers the ports of Genoa and Savona I go, that has evidenced as the introduced statistical relationship today to Miami during the session from the title "Trends in the Med" from the MedCruise, the association of the crocieristici ports of the Mediterranean, indicates that from Liguria, second harbour system in Italy after Civitavecchia, turns out to be the quarter in the Mediterranean behind Barcelona, Civitavecchia and to the Balearic Islands let alone third party between the ports home port after Barcelona and Civitavecchia and first in it classifies of the ports with greater number of passengers for touched ship (4.397) in front of Barcelona and Marseilles.

To Miami l '' Authority of Harbour System of the Tyrrhenian Sea Central, that it manages the ports of Naples, Salerno and Castellammare di Stabia, is introducing the optimal results achieved in 2018, with Naples and Salerno that have closed the year with numbers in meaningful increase recording altogether beyond 1,13 million crocieristi regarding 993 thousand in 2017 and with Castellammare that it is more and more concentrating on the segment of market of the giga and of mega the yachts.

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