cruise industry

Costa Cruises signs ‘Genoa Blue Agreement’ for Ports of Genoa and Savona

Costa Cruises has signed the ‘Genoa Blue Agreement’ promoted by the Genoa and Savona Coast Guard Offices. The document mandates vessels to use marine gasoil with a sulphur content not exceeding 0.10% by mass prior to entering the ports of Savona and Genoa, and not only while the ship is moored as required by current legislation.

Doha Port now able to receive more cruise ships

Qatar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications informed that it has completed the dredging works at Doha Port as part of its redevelopment project. Namely, up to 3.5mn cubic meters of material in the approach channel have been cleared and additional berthing has been provided to welcome more than one giant cruise ship.

Port of Riga sees four cruise ships’ visit at the same time

As Port of Riga informed, four cruise ships called the port on Wednesday, June 19. This number is the largest ever that the port has hosted and reflects the ports capacity and potential. According to Riga Central Terminal Board Member Valdis Andersons ‘Given that the city’s zoning has changed, a vision of the future has been created in which we can handle RoRo cargo here, engage in passenger transportation and welcome cruise ships.’

Port of Nanaimo to welcome its first cruise ship of season

The first cruise ship of the season, the 596 guest Silversea Cruises Silver Muse, will dock at the Port of Nanaimo, on Sunday, June 16. The vessel will arrive from Prince Rupert Sunday at 8 a.m., departing at 10 p.m. Tourism Nanaimo and Ambassadors from the Nanaimo Hospitality Association will be at the terminal and throughout downtown to greet and advise passengers on what to do during their stay.

Monitors to track cruise ships emissions in Greenwich

An £80,000 network of air pollution monitors, funded by the Port of London Authority, is now in place, ready to record the effect of emissions locally from cruise ships docking in Greenwich this summer. The eight monitoring stations are located close to the Greenwich Ship Tier landing stage. They will capture data all day long, with the raw data available at the websites of both the PLA and Breathe London.

Report: Port Everglades contribution to state economy

A new report by Martin Associates measures the impacts generated by maritime activity at US Port Everglades for the fiscal year 2018 (1st October 2017 through 30 September 2018). The cargo activity at the Port created an additional $30.1 billion of total economic output in Florida.

Port of Seattle announces shortlist for new cruise terminal project

The Port of Seattle announced the shortlisted companies to proceed in the process towards choosing a partner in the development and operation of a new cruise facility at the north end of Terminal 46. The Port concluded to three companies. The three teams responded to the Port’s Request for Qualifications issued in March and will now be invited to respond to a Request for Proposals, which is expected to be released in June.

Port of Amsterdam achieves transhipment record in 2018

Transhipment in the Port of Amsterdam grew to a record amount of 82.3 million tonnes in 2018. The North Sea Canal Area also saw transhipment achieving a record volume of 101.8 million tonnes. 2018 was also a record year in terms of the number of ship calls. Namely, the number of sea shipping movements in the North Sea Canal Area increased by 7% to 17,952, in comparison to 16,813 in 2017.

ABP prepares for busy cruise season at Port of Cardiff

ABP South Wales is preparing for a busy 2019 cruise season at the Port of Cardiff, following a popular programme of passenger vessel calls in 2018. The passenger ship ‘Marco Polo’, owned and operated by Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV), will kick off the season on 22 April.

US Virgin Islands aim to be the number one tourism destination

According to US’s Virgin Islands Governor, Albert Bryan, the US Virgin Islands aim to be placed as the number one tourism destination in the Caribbean by  employing robust public-private partnerships. The port Authority is also experiencing a progress with the permanent repairs of its 119 facilities damaged in the hurricanes of September 2017.

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