Zadar port Gaženica in the finals for the best port in the world – Seatrade Cruise Awards 2019.

first_imgLocal traffic continues to maintain positive trends with growth of 2,05% to 953.254 passengers. Looking at the type of traffic, significant growth of passengers was achieved among cruise passengers, 21,29% to 73.670 passengers. The same period in 2018 was realized at the level of 60.740 passengers. Photo: Luka Gaženica This is a great recognition for the Zadar Port Authority and the concessionaire Zadar International Port Operations (ZIPO), ie Global Ports Holding (GPH). Namely, GPH, the world’s leading cruise port operator, has nominated the Zadar port for cruises in the “Port of the Year” category, which rewards port administrations / cruising companies that have made the greatest progress in cruise port management in the last year. Ports from any part of the world can apply, and this year the finalists are the ports of OldenLoen in Norway and Yokohama in Japan. The Port of Gaženica (Zadar Cruise Port) in Zadar is one of the three finalists of the most prestigious selection for the best port in the world 2019 Seatrade Cruise Awards. The Zadar Port Authority continues with records in the number of transported passengers and vehicles at ports under its management. As a percentage, the highest growth of 25,17% was achieved in international traffic (seasonal lines). 2.969 passengers were transported. As of this year, a new line Zadar – Pesaro was introduced, next to the line Zadar – Ancona. The winner of the election will be announced on September 11, 2019 in Hamburg at the largest fair of the cruise industry Seatrade Europe 2019. At this fair, Zadar and Zadar County will jointly represent and promote the Zadar Port Authority, ZIPO and GPH, the Zadar Tourist Board and Zadar County and Zadar Airport. The goal is to promote Zadar and Zadar County through excellent cooperation and attract even more guests to the best port on the Adriatic, and maybe soon in the world.center_img For the first time in history, the total number of passengers carried exceeded 1.000.000 in the first 6 months. In the observed period, a total of 1.029.893 passengers were transported, which is an increase of 3,28% compared to the same period in 2018. Rebeka V. Pevec, director of Zadar International Port Operations, said: “We are very excited to be one of the three finalists of the 2019 Seatrade Port of the Year Award. This is also a recognition for our efforts and the efforts of director Škifić and his team in positioning Zadar as an important destination for cruises on the Adriatic, increasing the number of passengers in the port and developing the port and providing an even better experience for visitors to Zadar. All our efforts are focused on the well-being of cruise passengers, but also the entire local community” Photo: The Seatrade Cruise Awards have been given for more than ten years to the best examples and practices within the cruise industry. Hundreds of ports apply for this selection every year, so entering the finals is a great success. There is still a growing trend in the number of vehicles at a higher rate than among passengers. In the first 6 months of 2019, 194.382 vehicles were transported, which is an increase of 7,05% “Already now, in the first year of cooperation with GPH and ZIPO, we see very good results. Entering the finals, where only two other world ports are with us, speaks volumes about our mutual success. We are convinced that in the coming years this cooperation will be better and better and that Zadar will soon take its rightful place in the cruise business. ” said the director of the Zadar Port Authority Robert Škifićlast_img read more

Gallery: Syracuse takes to the court in Orange-White scrimmage

first_imgSyracuse played publicly in the Carrier Dome for the first time on Friday night in the Orange vs. White scrimmage. It was the first opportunity for SU fans to see Buddy Boeheim, Jalen Carey, Robert Braswell and Elijah Hughes in Syracuse Orange. Comments Published on October 12, 2018 at 10:37 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Tipp ladies claim Munster crown

first_imgTipperary are the Munster Minor A camogie champions.The Premier beat Clare in last night’s final in Garryspillane running out winners on a scoreline of 4-12 to 2-9.Tipperary’s Sinead Meagher was player of the match. Meanwhile Limerick beat Cork in Cahir to retain the Minor A Shield by 1-14 to 1-9.last_img

Dean Ryan Cup Final goes to replay

first_imgThe sides couldn’t be separated at full-time so the match went to extra-time but after the additional period of play the sides were still level – the Tipp school registered 3-13 with their opponents from the Rebel County responding with 1-19.It’s been confirmed that the replay will take place next Saturday, November 19th, at a venue and throw-in time yet to be determined.last_img

FCPPL review: 7 things we learned from matchday 20

first_imgIn the end, no away team won on the day. And only Hearts were able to get a point.Goals were at a premium unlike like week but surely the sensational result was in Essipong where AshGold lost. But in all these, here are key lessons from matchday 20.First, a reminder of the results.1. Travel is a curseIf there is any consistent trend in the league apart from Ashantigold’s form, it has to be how all teams have been poor on the road.  This was highlighted this week when all teams failed to record awayvictories. The best performing away sides were Hearts of Oak and Berekum Chelsea who could only pick up draws. With nine games left to go in the league, teams will have to perfect their away records as vital points on the road coupled with a good home record could propel teams to higher positions on the log.2. Goals are (too) hard to come byThirteen goals were recorded on this matchday meant an average of 1.6 goals per match. This is a relatively low count considering the high numbers recorded in the previous matchday.  The highest scoring match was in a Kumasi, where three goals were recorded. More worrying was the fact that the leading contenders for the goal king failed to find the net – with the exception of Ahmed Toure. Did coaches work on the defensive side of the game at training this week or did the attackers fail to utilize the chances given them? 3. Aduana are kings of the ‘one goal project’Aduana currently sit second on the log five points adrift of leaders Ashatigold. The Dormaa side recorded their ninth victory at home in ten attempts. More interesting is the fact that this was their seventh one goal victory over an opponent in Dormaa. This home form is reminiscent of their time under Herbert Addo which clinched them their first and only league title in 2009.  Should they continue their “one goal project” and pick up valuable points on the road, the former league champions could end up with the league. This makes their clash against Ashantigold in Obuasi next weekend even tastier.4. Olele is a supermanBarely 24 hours ago, Richard Kingson was writhing in pain after clashing with Christian Atsu to cut short his appearance in Stephen Appiah’s testimonial. To everyone’s surprise, the keeper was in goal against Liberty Professional and kept a clean sheet to boot. He even copped a yellow for time wasting. Was his injury a façade? Did the Oly medical staff pull a miraculous operation on Kingston overnight or was his injury part of the pomp and pageantry of the day?  These are questions best answered by Kingson himself but whatever be the case, Olele is a true superman.  5. BA United’s days are numberedNothing seems to go right in Sunyani at the moment. The Brong Ahafo side are sitting in the relegation zone, nine points from safety and more disturbingly, they could not find a jersey to play their league match until the eleventh hour. BA United are currently sitting on a time bomb and their relegation will be confirmed sooner rather than later. They have not won or picked a single point on their travels this season and with fixtures at Wa, Sekondi and Kumasi yet to come, they are better off making plans for the Division One League next season.6. Lions can’t devour now They sit uncomfortably in third from bottom on the league, which should represent a big source of worry for Randy Abbey’s side. The team that placed second in last year’s league have dipped in form. And markedly so. To worsen matters for Lions, they have been banned from their fortress at Kpando where they have claimed many scalps. It came as no surprise they managed to only draw against a Chelsea side who have been poor on the road in Obuasi. The temporary ban will hit Heart of Lions real hard as they are unlikely to record enough victories as they would like to had they played in Kpando. This is the best time to play against Heart of Lions as they seem to lack the sharp teeth required to devour their prey. 7. Has Duncan found the winning formula?A week ago, there was talk of crisis in the Kotoko camp with some ex-players (read: Sarfo Gyamfi) calling for spiritual help for the club. The mood seems to have changed after the Porcupine Warriors recorded two wins on the trot, one in the FA Cup and one in the league. A key characteristic in these two victories has been the  fact that Duncan stuck to the same starting XI. Conspicuously, both teams included veteran Jordan Opoku who found the going tough in Duncan’s early days at the club. Is he the missing piece of the jigsaw? And has Duncan found the right formula? For now, Duncan must be hailed for these victories but only time will tell if they were no flukes. It begins next week against Medeama in Tarkwa. –Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odumlast_img read more