The 35-year Built Operate Transfer (BOT) of the Lisbon Cruise Terminal will include the construction and the operation of a landmark cruise terminal of 16,619m2 in total area, on a public-service concession basis, at the Lisbon Cruise Terminal. The total concession area available to the consortium covers 60,632m2. With the addition of the new terminal, which will reach 1425m in berth length and of 2mn of passenger capacity, the Port Authority of Lisbon aims to grow in calls and cruise passengers as well as turn-around operations, and as such double the current visitors of 550,000 passengers in the near future while contributing favorably to regional tourism and economy. The construction of the terminal is expected start in early 2015 with completion by the end of 2016 and is estimated to require c. Euro22mn in total investment.
Once completed, with the addition of Lisbon Cruise Port to the existing portfolio of Barcelona, Malaga, Singapore, Kuşadası, Bodrum and Antalya Ports, GPH will reach 10mn cruise passengers worldwide, making it the world’s largest cruise operator.