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Global Ports Holding and MSC Cruises announce agreement to support Antigua

St. John’s Antigua – March 14, 2019 – Mr. Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises and Mr. Mehmet Kutman, Chairman of Global Ports Holding (GPH) met recently to discuss opportunities to work together in the Caribbean.

Mr Vago was very pleased to learn of GPH’s recent agreement with the Government of Antigua to redevelop and manage the cruise complex.

“Antigua is a port we have long been meaning to grow as a part of our regional deployment. Under GPH’s stewardship, we are confident that the guest experience will be considerably enhanced. We are happy to announce that we are exploring ways to support the growth of Antigua’s cruise traffic with our award-winning ships. MSC currently has 13 ships on order and we want to take our ships to ports that cater to our  clientele. Our partnership with GPH is extremely helpful in this respect”.


In response, Mr Kutman added “We value highly our relationship with MSC, a cruise company that we have worked with for many years. Together, we look forward to helping Antiguans benefit from the cruise business through the growth of jobs and other opportunities. Antigua is a beautiful island with friendly people. We are proud of our partnership and look forward to a long, beneficial relationship.”

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