Gran Canaria’s main port of Las Palmas has unveiled plans for a new cruise terminal.
The Port Authority recently issued a public tender for companies to invest and manage a cruise terminal, in addition to improving the current facilities at Arrecife (Lanzarote) and Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura), which are managed from Las Palmas.
Before the pandemic, the port authority claimed it handled more than 500 cruise ships and 1.5 mill cruise passengers per year, around twice as many as the last decade and this figure was growing.
Las Palmas’ new public cruise ship terminal, together with the other islands facilities managed, must operate as public terminals open to general traffic, the Port Authority confirmed
The investment needed was estimated to be between €20 and €25 mill, and the winning company would run the terminal for up to 40 years.
The deadline for submission is 30th June.