Global Ports Canary Islands scoops sustainability award for build

By Kristiane Sherry |

Global Ports Canary Islands has won a sustainability award for its plans

Global Ports Holding and SEPCAN joint venture Global Ports Canary Islands has won a Las Palmas Ports Award for its commitment to sustainability in its cruise terminal operations. 

The business won the prize in the Outstanding Business Initiative category, which seeks to recognise significant contributions and creativity across the ports of Las Palmas.

Global Ports Canary Islands was rewarded for its work across Las Palmas, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote cruise ports. 

The business has invested €40 million to build four state-of-the-art terminals, including a 14,000 sqm operation in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Set to be operational by the 2024 cruise season, Las Palmas Cruise Port will be able to handle the world’s biggest liners, with new retail and F&B offerings and an improved operational structure.

Each new terminal will offer innovative customer experiences while meeting international safety and security standards.

The builds will use sustainable, recycled materials, maintaining low carbon emissions.  

“As the world’s largest cruise port operator, GPH is committed to sustainability and operational excellence,” said Javier Rodriguez Sanchez, GPH Regional Director West Med & Asia. 

“The recognition we have received for our sustainable and eco-efficient cruise terminals is a testament to our dedication to providing enhanced guest experience. 

“With the construction of these new facilities, we are taking another step forward in our mission to create a more sustainable future for the cruise industry in Las Palmas, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.”

The new facilities will be built using recycled materials.

Sergio, SEPCAN’s CEO, added: “Together we will build four sustainable and eco-efficient cruise terminals with a €40 million investment. 

“The new facilities at the Las Palmas Cruise Port in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, one of Spain’s busiest ports, will include a 14,000 sqm two-storey terminal. 

“The terminals will provide professional services, ensuring a comfortable and innovative experience for visitors while meeting safety and quality standards. The project is set to be completed within two years.”

Earlier this year, trade body Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and ship-building group SEA Europe called for the EU to include the maritime technology industry in its Green Deal Industrial Plan (GDIP) for reduced emissions.



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