June 14 (Reuters) - Global Yatirim Holding, the controlling shareholder of Global Ports Holding (GPH), the world's largest cruise port operator, said on Friday that it would take the London-listed firm private.

Global Yatirim, which holds a 59% stake in GPH, is considering a possible $3 per share cash offer for the remaining stake in the cruise port operator, it said.

"GIH as the controlling shareholder is convinced of the merits of moving the business into private ownership and intends to seek delisting of the company," Global Yatirim said in a statement.

It added that it was in discussions with potential providers of funding for the acquisition of the stake.

Earlier in the day, GPH forecast annual passenger volumes of nearly 20 million for 2025, after it posted a 47% rise in adjusted core earnings for the year ended March 31.

(Reporting by Aby Jose Koilparambil in Bengaluru; Editing by Sonia Cheema)