Zadar’s Gaženica Port in Final for Title of Best International Port!

Lauren Simmonds

Gaženica Port (Zadar Cruise Port) is one of the three finalists for the Seatrade Cruise Awards 2019, the Port Authority of Zadar announced.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 23rd of August, 2019, the Port Authority of Zadar has stated that this is great recognition for them, as well as for the concessionaire, Zadar International Port Operations (ZIPO), that is, Global Ports Holding (GPH), which nominated this Dalmatian cruise port for the title of “Port of the Year “which rewards port authorities/cruise companies that have made the most progress in managing cruise ports in the past year.

Ports from anywhere in the world can apply, and this year the finalists and ports are also OldenLoen in Norway and Yokohama in Japan, N1 reports.

On this occasion, the director of the Port Authority of Zadar, Robert Škifić, said: “Right now, in the first year of cooperation with GPH and ZIPO, we’re seeing very good results. Entering the finals, where there are only two other ports in the world, says enough about our mutual success. We’re convinced that in the coming years this cooperation will be better and better and that the city will soon take the place that belongs to it in the cruise business,”

Rebeka V. Pevec, director of the Zadar International Port Operations company said: “We’re very excited to be one of the three finalists for the Seatrade Port of the Year Award in 2019. This is also a recognition of our hard work and the work of Director Škifić and his team in positioning the city as an important destination for cruise trips on the Adriatic sea, increasing the number of passengers in the port, developing the port and providing an even better experience to visitors.”

The winner will be announced on September the 11th, 2019 in Hamburg, Germany, at the largest fair of the Seatrade Europe Cruise Industry 2019. At this fair, Zadar and Zadar County’s joint force will be represented and promoted by the city’s port authority, ZIPO and GPH, the Zadar and Zadar County Tourist boards, as well as Zadar Airport, too. The goal is to promote this area of Dalmatia through excellent cooperation and to attract even more guests to the best port in the Adriatic, and soon perhaps the best in the entire world.

The Seatrade Cruise Awards have been awarded for over the last ten years to the most outstanding examples and practices within the cruise industry, and this coastal Croatian city known for its Roman and Venetian ruins could soon be added to that prestigious list.

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