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Spain: Port of Seville receives shipping container-based cruise ship terminal | GizMag.com

Spain: Port of Seville receives shipping container-based cruise ship terminal | GizMag.com | 9 Geography | Scoop.it

In order to accommodate the growing number of cruise ship passengers who regularly disembark at the Spanish Port of Seville – the country's sole inland port – a new cruise ship terminal has been built using shipping containers. While they aren't always the best building material for every situation, in this case they appear to have proved a good fit.

 

The brief called for the new terminal to be suitable for use as a multipurpose space, and able to be expanded or moved with relative ease if necessary. Crucially, construction also had to be completed within 15 days, which is the maximum interval between cruise ships docking at the port.

 

Spanish architectural firms Hombre De Piedra and Buró4 took 23 well-worn shipping containers to construct the 508 sq m (5,468 sq ft) terminal. Throughout their working life, the containers have clocked up the equivalent distance of 29 trips around the world. They were prepared off-site, before being transported to the dock and installed while it sat empty.

 

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Galveston hopes cruise ship works tourism Magic

Galveston hopes cruise ship works tourism Magic | 9 Geography | Scoop.it
Island officials hope the ship will bring the island more tourism dollars, as Galveston marked a milestone in its decade-long efforts to market the port city as a cruising destination.

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