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Cartagena Port Cruise Traffic Rises 24.5% Y/Y In 2016

Cartagena port cruise traffic rises 24.5% Y/Y in 2016

Source: PortSEurope
Cartagena, Spain (PortSEurope) January 30, 2017 – Cartagena port has been seeing a spectacular rise in the number of companies choosing it as a home port in recent years. This is evidenced by the data for the arrival of ships and tourists last year. The port received 121 cruises with a total of 187,193 passengers, 12.04% and 24.54% more than in 2015, respectively. For this
year, the forecasts indicate the arrival of 148 cruise vessels and about 230,000 passengers, 25% more than last year. This was explained by Economy Minister Juan Hernandez, who came to Cartagena to receive the first ship that calls this year, “MSC Magnifica”, accompanied by the president of the port authority (Autoridad Portuaria de Cartagena), Antonio Sevilla. This ship, which arrived from in Funchal (Portugal) and departed to Civitavecchia (Italy), transported 3,605 passengers. The next cruise scheduled for Cartagena is “Berlin” which will arrive on February 28. Source: Diario del Puerto (News portal) Copyright (c) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2017.

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