Barcelona, March 12th 2007 – ADELTE, a world leading designer and manufacturer of passenger boarding bridges for the cruise and ferry industries has recently been informed that the new cruise terminal at Red Hook in Brooklyn, New York has received three prestigious cruise awards.

The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal enjoyed a successful first year in operation, including sold-out cruises and strong interest for 2007 bookings. But that is not all; the cruise terminal has also won several prestigious awards: the “Best New Homeport” by PortHole Magazine, the “Cruise Terminal of the Year” by Princess Cruise Lines, and the “Best U.S. Homeport” by TravelAge West Magazine. 

“We are very proud to have contributed with our state-of-the-art passenger boarding bridges to these recognitions for the new passenger cruise terminal in New York,” said Jordi Floreta, Managing Director of ADELTE. “The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is very modern, convenient and accessible and makes New York an active and attractive participant in the world cruise business”

ADELTE designed, manufactured and installed two passenger boarding bridges of the HYDRA range, providing safe, secure and comfortable access to cruise passengers from cruise terminal to ship and vice versa. The structures can travel the length of the terminal apron to accommodate the variety of ships that Brooklyn services. In recent years ADELTE has installed four HYDRA boarding bridges at the port of Barcelona (Spain) and will inaugurate in 2007 HYDRA passenger boarding bridges in Norfolk (Virginia – USA), Manhattan (New York – USA) and in Barcelona and Melilla (Spain).

The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal was officially opened on the 15th of April 2006 by Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City. Leading architects Bermello, Ajamil and Partners designed the terminal and Turner Construction Company created the facility. Both companies and ADELTE are also currently working on the modernization of pier 88 at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, slated to open this year.