The Zadar Cruise Port, located at Zadar's Port of Gazenica, was declared the Port of the Year at the 2019 Seatrade Cruise Awards ceremony held within the CLIA Germany Gala Dinner, during Seatrade Europe, in Hamburg on Wednesday.
Gazenica was the winner in the "Port of the Year" category, in which the other two finalists were the Port of OldenLoen, Norway, and the Port of Yokohama, Japan.
The Seatrade Cruise Awards were introduced some 0 years ago. Award categories include Destination of the year, Port of the year and Marine Interior Designer of the year – a brand new category for 2019 – and the Personality awards are made up of Seatrade Cruise Personality of the Year and the Seatrade Outstanding Achievement Award 2019.
Ports proposed for awards are judged by cruise industry leaders "with a wealth of experience and knowledge". "The Seatrade Cruise Awards offer recognition in industry categories as well as giving community and personality awards," according to the information on the Seatrade Cruise Awards.
Zadar Cruise Port is a part of the Global Ports Holding (GPH), an international port operator with a diversified portfolio of cruise and commercial ports.
GPH management chair Emre Sayin, as well as local authorities in Zadar expressed satisfaction with the award, adding that this will also serve as encouragement to further improve the port facilities.