TEAM Ports & Maritime S.L.U., the world leading designer and manufacturer of sophisticated Passenger Boarding Bridges (PBBs) for cruise and ferry terminals, has recently secured contracts for the delivery of two PBBs to the Port of Palma de Mallorca, two PBBs to the Port of Miami and one PBB to the Port of Genoa.
Palma de Mallorca – Spain: The Port Authority of Balearic Islands has contracted TEAM to deliver in early 2012 two PBBs of the HYDRA range to cruise terminals 1 and 3 in the port of Palma de Mallorca. These PBBs will have the capability to service the world’s largest new generation cruise ships with overhanging life boats, like Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class ships, the Carnival Dream-class ships and the Norwegian Epic. The design and functionality of the boarding bridges will be similar to the units recently installed by TEAM at cruise terminals A and C in the port of Barcelona.
Miami - USA: The busiest cruise port in the world, handling a record 4.33 million cruise guests in 2010, has contracted TEAM to design, manufacture and deliver two completely assembled PBBs of the HYDRA range for its Cruise Terminal D. At this terminal the Port of Miami will start turnaround operations with the Carnival Breeze in November 2012. The special design of the PBBs will facilitate perfect connections with Carnival Cruise Line’s newest mega ship with overhanging lifeboats.
Genoa - Italy: Stazioni Marittime S.p.A. in Genoa, Italy, has contracted TEAM to provide in spring 2012 a Passenger Boarding Bridge of the SEDNA range for its cruise terminal on the Ponte dei Mille wharf nr.3. This PBB will be able to serve new generation cruise ships and its installation will be TEAM’s first in Genoa; one of MSC Cruises’ main home ports. TEAM has already installed PBBs at cruise terminals in the Italian ports of Savona and Venice.