Prior to the start of the Seatrade Europe fair, the APV has participated in the CLIA Port & Destination Summit 2019. Valenciaport is the seventh port of Spain in cruise traffic, with 421,518 passengers in 2018 and a growth of 2.23% – September 11, 2019
Valenciaport has participated in the meeting organized annually by Cruise Lines International Association, CLIA. The CLIA Port & Destination Summit 2019, which was held in Hamburg in the framework of the Seatrade Europe fair, is one of the main meeting forums of the international industry. The commercial and business development director of Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia), Mar Chao, and the head of marketing, Francesca Antonelli have attended this meeting in which more than 300 representatives of the industry participate.
The CLIA Port & Destination Summit 2019 has been attended by representatives of companies such as AIDA Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, Disney Cruise Lines, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Marella Cruises, MSC Cruises, Pullmantur, Royal Caribbean, Silversea Cruises, TUI Cruises and Virgin Voyages.
The number of cruise passengers moved in the integrated shipping companies in CLIA has maintained a sustained growth in the last ten years. If in 2009, there were 17.8 million people who used these shipping companies for their tourist cruises worldwide, in 2018 this figure grew to 28.2 million people. In 2019, forecasts put the figures at 30 million passengers.
Cruise traffic in Valenciaport
Valenciaport closed 2018 with a total traffic of 421,518 cruise passengers, representing a growth of 2.23% over the previous year. These figures place Valenciaport as the seventh port of Spain in cruise traffic behind enclaves such as Barcelona, with 3.05 million cruise passengers (+ 12.43%); Balearic Islands, with 2.43 million passengers (+ 14.07%); Las Palmas, with 1.33 million passengers (+ 7.03%); Tenerife, with 1.02 million cruise passengers (+ 5.79%); Malaga, with 507,000 cruise passengers (-0.44%); and Cádiz with about 425,000 cruise passengers (+ 9.76%).
Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia