The Amador Panama cruise terminal progresses towards its completion in 2023
The Amador Panama cruise terminal, located on Perico Island, on the Amador Causeway, is a project that seeks to boost tourism and the economy of the country, by offering a modern and quality infrastructure to receive thousands of visitors who arrive on ships of up to 5,000 passengers.
The project, which started its construction in 2017, has an estimated cost of $206.7 million and is expected to be completed in the second half of 2023 or early 2024. The Pacific Cruises consortium, integrated by the Belgian company Jan De Nul and China Harbour Engineering Company, is in charge of the design and construction of the terminal, in which Guives Panama has been contracted for the installation of roofs and facades. This station consists of two docks and a main building with all the land facilities.
The terminal is based on a home port concept, meaning that tourists can come to Panama and board the cruises. In addition, it will have various amenities, such as natural reserve areas, ample parking, shops, restaurants, high technology, among other attractions for users.
The terminal has already received some cruises in its maritime part, which has been operational since November 2021. Between that date and April 2023, some 6,270 visitors have been attended between the Amador terminal and the Mutis port, located in the district of Montijo, in the province of Veraguas. On Monday, November 9, 2021, the first two cruises of the season were received, the Viking Star and the Wind Star.
The Amador Panama cruise terminal is a project that promises to be a benchmark in the region and an attraction for lovers of the sea and nature. With its completion scheduled for 2023, it is expected to contribute to the development of the country and the increase of tourist flow.
Guives Panama has made from the 3D models of the structure all the details of the roofs and facades. For this project, the installation of the Kalzip system has been chosen, which includes pre-lacquered aluminum trays on curved roofs and facades. Cellular polycarbonate facade has been used in skylights.