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Global Ports Holding wins Bremerhaven Cruise Port concession

Cruise Port Bremerhaven handled more than 230,000 cruisers in 2002, over 90% of them on homeporting ships
Global Ports Holding was awarded a 10-year concession for Bremerhaven Cruise Port with a potential five-year extension option.

Bremenports GmbH & Co. KG tapped GPH on behalf of the city of Bremen. The concession results from a transparent and open tender process by bremenports in accordance with EU rules.

Takes effect in January 2025

The concession agreement takes effect in January 2025 when Bremerhaven Cruise Port is expected to join GPH’s network.

Bremerhaven's cruise facilities are currently undergoing a multimillion-euro investment by the local authorities. In 2022, the port handled more than 230,000 cruisers, over 90% of them on homeporting ships.

Northern Europe growth ambitions

'This concession represents another significant step in our ambitions to grow our global cruise port network and to expand our operations in Northern Europe,' GPH Chairman/CEO, Mehmet Kutman said. 'The award is a further endorsement of our operating capabilities and the benefits our stakeholder partnership approach can bring to cruise destinations, passengers and the local population. The GPH team look forward to working with all stakeholders to build further on the success of Bremerhaven Cruise Port.'

GPH will share details about its plans at a Sept. 26 news conference in Bremerhaven.