Zadar beat fellow finalists, Port of OldenLoen in Norway and Port of Yokohama in Japan to win the prestigious title.
The director of the Port of Zadar Authority, Robert Skific, said the success of Gazenica should be attributed to the excellent cooperation between the Zadar port authorities, the Zadar International Port Operations concession holder and Global Ports Holding (GPH).
“Making in into the finals with only two other international ports speaks enough of our joint success. We are convinced that in the coming years this cooperation will be better and better, and that Zadar will soon take the place that it belongs in the cruise line business,,“ said Skific.
The new Gaženica passenger terminal is one of the most modern cruise port terminals in the Mediterranean. It is a two-storey building that spreads across 20,000 square metres and provides all the relevant services for domestic and international transport. The construction of the terminal, which began in 2016, cost 27 million euro.
Global Ports Holding Plc signed a 20-year concession agreement between its wholly owned operating subsidiary Zadar International Port Operations d.o.o. and the Port Authority of Zadar for the operating rights of the Gaženica cruise port.