• 15 mars, 2019

US Cruise Ports select ADELTE

Barcelona, 15th March 2019 – ADELTE, an engineering company based in Barcelona and the world leading specialist in the design and manufacture of Seaport and Airport Passenger Boarding Bridges has been contracted by three cruise ports in the USA to deliver a total of six Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges (SPBBs) to their cruise terminals.


Last month ADELTE was contracted by the Massachusetts Port Authority to deliver in 2020 a SPBB for its Raymond L. Flynn Black Falcon Cruise Terminal. The contract is a result of a competitive tender process in which ADELTE delivered the best solution. The HYDRA-type Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridge (SPBB) will be capable to operate with current and future new generation cruise vessels, including those vessels with overhanging life boats, and the SPBB will replace the current system installed in 2001. The SPBB will be designed and manufactured in Spain and will be transported completely assembled from the port of Barcelona to Boston.


Earlier this year ADELTE has also been contracted by Port Miami (Miami Dade County) to deliver two symmetrical SEDNA-type SPBBs for NCL’s new Cruise Terminal B and one SEDNA-type SPBB for Cruise Terminal C. The two SPBBs for Cruise Terminal B will be delivered in time for the inauguration of NCL’s new iconic terminal, which will be known as the “Pearl of Miami”. The SPBB for Cruise Terminal C will be delivered later in 2020. All three SPBBs will be capable to operate with the current and future cruise vessels, including those with overhanging lifeboats, and the design and manufacture will take place in ADELTE’s offices and manufacture facility in Spain. All three SPBBs will be transported completely assembled from the port of Barcelona to the cruise terminals in Miami. When the systems are installed, Port Miami will have a total of eight ADELTE SPBBs in operation at the cruise terminals B, C, D and F.


Last year ADELTE also won a contract with Canaveral Port Authority to deliver in 2019 two symmetrical SPBBs for the new state-of-the-art Cruise Terminal 3. The new terminal, currently in construction, will be the homeport for Carnival Cruise Line’s newest and largest XL-class cruise ship “Mardi Gras” and the HYDRA-type SPBBs will be capable to serve all current and future Carnival cruise vessels at this terminal. The design and manufacture of the SPBBs will take place in Spain and the structures will be transported to Cruise Terminal 3 in Port Canaveral where they will be assembled. When the systems are installed, Port Canaveral will have a total of eight ADELTE SPBBs in operation at the cruise terminals 3, 5, 6 and 10.

  • 11 décembre, 2018

ADELTE achieves its environmental sustainability goals without precedents

ADELTE The Boarding Company and all its companies are strongly committed to good environmental management and to minimizing the environmental impact of their activity.

As our environmental management certificate ISO 14001 establishes, ADELTE Group’s companies are proposing objectives to help the minimization of this impact and they are concluding with quantifiable results.

We are therefore pleased to inform you that with our commitment and that of all our customers, suppliers and workers, we have achieved the goal of reducing paper consumption by 35.65% by 2017 compared to the previous year, which means 570 kg less paper and approximately 28 trees saved from felling.

Water consumption has also been reduced by 7.10%, i.e. 3,448 litres less, the same amount of water that can be invested in irrigating around 60 trees or in feeding 2298 people in one day.

The consumption of ink toner has also decreased by 44% and consequently of the pollutants that this entails, such as polystyrene monomer, harmful to the skin and respiratory and ocular mucous membranes. This reduction is equivalent to 32l of oil which is equivalent to 50 kg of PET plastic with which more than 1,500 bottles of bottled water can be made.

Congratulations to all of you for your efforts and awareness of respect for the environment and a better world!

  • 20 septembre, 2018

ADELTE wins prestigious Seatrade Cruise Award “Supplier of the Year 2018”

Lisbon, 20th September 2018 – ADELTE, the world leading designer and manufacturer Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges (SPBBs) for Cruise and Ferry Terminals, received last night the “Supplier of the Year 2018” award during the Seatrade Cruise Awards gala evening, sponsored by Global Ports Holding, at the Patio da Galé in Lisbon.

We are enormously proud to receive this award from the cruise industry. After winning this award for the first time in 2008, we are once again delighted to be recognized  for our commitment to deliver innovative and tailor-made Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges and Global Services to enhance Cruise and Ferry terminal operations all around the world” says Jordi Floreta, Vice-President at ADELTE.

Recognizing « any firm or individual who has provided a exceptional quality service/or quality supplies to cruise lines/builders/ports etc over the past 12 months,” the Award was determined by a judging panel of industry executives, members of Seatrade Cruise global editorial team, cruise consultants, analysts and association experts from around the world.

Over the last 12 months, ADELTE has delivered at total of 19 SPBBs to Cruise and Ferry Terminals around the world. Cruise terminals in Barcelona, Cherbourg, Civitavecchia, Lisbon, Southampton, Port Miami, Port of Seattle, Keelung, Incheon, Taipei and a Ferry terminal in Brodick, received one or multiple boarding bridges from August 2017 up until the end of July 2018. ADELTE’s current project portfolio includes the delivery of SPBBs to the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney, the Ocean Terminal in Southampton, the Palacrociere Terminal in Savona and Cruise Terminal 3 in Port Canaveral.

  • 24 août, 2018

ADELTE strengthens its international presence delivering innovative boarding solutions to major ports across the world

Barcelona, 24th August – Port cities like Miami or Barcelona are global benchmarks for cruise ship traffic. Their infrastructures must ensure efficient, incident-free travel for passengers and, of course, impeccable safety standards and quality of service. This year, ADELTE will install tailor-made seaport passenger boarding bridges, the most innovative bridges in the transport sector.

Each port has unique needs. Every architect aims for something new. Each company is distinguished by certain qualities. But everyone agrees that boarding bridges should deliver comfort and safety for passengers. ADELTE consistently designs boarding bridges that not only meet the maritime transport needs of today but are already responding to the challenges of the future, creating innovative solutions adapted to each unique cruise and ferry terminal.

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  • 1 juillet, 2018

ADELTE at the forefront of safety in Operations of airport passenger boarding bridges

The incorrect operation of an airport passenger boarding bridge can cause huge losses for any airline and airport. Whether its damage to the fuselage of the aircraft or personal injuries to passengers and crew; the economic and reputational losses for an airport or airline can be disastrous.

If in addition to these risks we add the increase in security measures and passenger access control, the result is a bad boarding experience do to fact that passengers do not perceive comfort and convenience.

For these reasons, ADELTE in collaboration with Group Infaimon and Leitat Managing Technologies, have started the “SPB Project” (Secure and Safe Passenger Boarding Bridges) to improve and ensure a comfortable, safe and fast passenger boarding process at airports all around the world.

Project Budget: 735.975,09 €

Financial Framework: RTC

Contract number: RTC-2017-6141-8

Start Date: 01/07/2018

End Date: 30/06/2021




Financiado por: FEDER/Ministerio de Ciencia,Innovación y Universidades – Agencia Estatal de Investigación/_Proyecto RTC-2017-6141-8

Objetivo Temático del Programa Operativo: Promover el desarrollo tecnológico, la innovación y una investigación de calidad


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