PORTO, Portugal

Global Ports Holding, the world’s leading port operator, forecasts a 20% rise in cruise passenger numbers this year in Lisbon, the head of the company told Anadolu Agency. 

Chief Executive Officer Emre Sayin said Lisbon Cruise Terminal, which joined the company’s portfolio in 2014, attracted nearly 570,000 passengers last year.

“We expect passenger numbers, which showed a successful performance, to rise 20% in 2020,” Sayin said.

Global Ports completed and put its Lisbon investment into action in 2017, he stated.

“We constructed a terminal building with a 14-square-meter indoor area additional to the dock of 1.5 kilometers,” Sayin said.

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