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GPH and Sepcan set for 15-year concession at Alicante Cruise Port

Global Ports and its local partner Sepcan are expected to take over operations at Alicante Cruise Port in the first half of 2023
The Port Authority of Alicante awarded preferred bidder status to an 80:20 joint venture between Global Ports Holding and the company’s local partner Sepcan to operate a 15-year concession at Alicante Cruise Port, following a public tender process.

Work will now commence on agreeing the terms of the concession agreement, according to Stephen Xuereb, COO, Global Ports Holding. ‘I am delighted that our consortium has been awarded preferred bidder status for Alicante Cruise Port,’ he said. ‘We will now work closely with the Port Authority of Alicante towards the successful conclusion of the concession agreement, and we look forward to operating a best-in-class cruise port in Alicante that will deliver significant benefits for all stakeholders.’

Global Ports and Sepcan are expected to take over operations at Alicante Cruise Port in the first half of 2023.

Up to €2m investment

Alicante port is currently undergoing a multimillion-euro investment by the port authority that will enhance the port and surrounding area, and integrate it into the fabric of the wider waterfront and city. As part of the concession agreement, Global Ports plans to invest up to €2m into refurbishing and modernising the cruise terminal.

Alicante Cruise Port

Alicante Cruise Port has strong airlift connectivity and handles over 100k passengers annually. Global Ports states is one of the most in-demand and growing cruise destinations on the east coast of Spain and well located for inclusion in Mediterranean itineraries.