New floating pontoons have been set up in the Port of Rijeka to accommodate cruisers

first_imgThe Port of Rijeka Authority presented two new floating pontoons that enable the reception of cruise ships and merchant ships up to 295 meters long and draft up to 9 meters. Cruise ships with a draft of more than 7 meters have so far been moored at the Brajdica container terminal. Two new floating pontoons measuring approximately 9 meters x 6,5 meters placed along the Rijeka breakwater ensure the mooring of larger cruise ships and, if necessary, larger merchant ships. From May to the end of October, the Port of Rijeka Authority expects 41 cruise ships with 74.000 passengers and 30.600 crew members. This means that next year Rijeka will be visited by twice as many cruise ships and twice as many passengers and crew members (105.600 people) than this year. The data are not final because the announcements for the next season are still in progress and the final number of docks may be higher after the conclusion of the announcements. The pontoons were made by the company Dalmont doo The total value of the investment is HRK 1.944,092,75, and it is financed by the Rijeka Port Authority’s own funds. “This investment provided the possibility of mooring cruisers and larger merchant ships on the Rijeka breakwater”, Said the director of the Port of Rijeka, Denis Vukorepa, and added that preparations are underway for the implementation of a new berth in the southern part of Molo Long, which would be a long-term berth for all passenger ships. The presentation was organized on the occasion of the docking of the cruise ship “Marella Celebration”. The City of Rijeka, the Tourist Board of the City of Rijeka, the Tourist Board of Kvarner and the Port of Rijeka Authority have been jointly implementing a number of activities for the development of Rijeka into a recognizable cruising destination in Kvarner for several years. The new floating pontoons provide the Port of Rijeka with the necessary additional capacities for the upcoming cruising season in 2020, when Rijeka, as the European Capital of Culture, will host twice as many ships. Source / photo: City of Rijekalast_img

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