'We want the Port of Ushuaia to be first class for cruise ships, not only recognized for being at "The End of the World,"' said Gustavo Melella, governor of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands.
'Much larger' than expected
The terminal will be located at the head of the port, where the container area is now. It will be 'much larger' than expected, according to Melella, though further details and a project timeline were not announced.
The facility will house a passenger waiting room, scanners and immigration, customs, health security and port offices.
Plans for terminal advanced with an agreement signed Wednesday between José Beni, controller of the General Ports Administration, and Melella.
Beni called the agreement a 'new step forward in the growth of General Ports Administration,' which continues to promote the development of the cruise industry, 'so important for our country.'
The ports administration, part of Argentina's Ministry of Transport, also runs the Quinquela Martín cruise terminal at the Port of Buenos Aires.
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