General Administration of Ports of Argentina signs agreement for the construction of a cruise terminal in Tierra del Fuego.


The General Administration of Ports (APG) of Argentina signed an agreement with Tierra del Fuego to advance in the design, construction and operation of a passenger terminal, which will be part of the expansion of the Ushuaia pier and will offer new and better services to passengers and shipping companies.


The agreement, signed by the AGP controller José Beni and the governor of Tierra del Fuego Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands, Gustavo Melella, establishes the conditions for the design, financing, construction, maintenance, administration, commercial exploitation and operation of a cruise terminal in the Port of Ushuaia, which will be added to the catamaran terminal already started.


Melella assured that “this will be a much larger terminal than the one planned”, and said that “it will be located at the head of the port, where the containers are today”.


The province highlighted the experience of the AGP in the administration of the cruise terminal “Quinquela Martín”, of the Port of Buenos Aires, and the need to continue developing the offer and services that the city of Ushuaia offers to shipping companies and cruise passengers, supporting its growth. “We are looking for the Port of Ushuaia to be first class for cruise ships, not only recognized for being at ‘The End of the World'”, added Melella.


For his part, Beni highlighted that the agreement “is a new step forward in the growth of the General Administration of Ports, which consolidates its federal technical role, and continues to promote the development of the cruise industry, so important for our country”.


The new specific agreement is added to the collaborations that the AGP already has in place with the province, in which, in addition to the expansion of the Port of Ushuaia, technical and environmental studies were carried out for the Southern Maritime Crossing, which will link Tierra del Fuego and Santa Cruz by waterway, generating an alternative to the passage through Chile.