cruise ships

Baltic Sea ports achieve record number of cruise guests in 2019

Following the newly-published Cruise Baltic Market Review, in 2019 5,909,784 guests visited the ports in the Baltic Sea, presenting an increase of 9.1% from 2018 and 16.9% from 2017. A recent report revealed that the cruise industry supports over 12,500 jobs in the Baltic Sea region, which has been recently seeing a surge of cruise passengers, which is showing on the positive economic impact in the region. 

Passenger traffic increases at Port of Kiel

Port of Kiel continues to pursue its growth course in passenger traffic posting a 4.2% increase with 2.2 million travellers. At the same time, the port’s cargo sector was unable to match the top results of the reference period. The handling performance fell by 3.5% to 7.15 tons of cargo in 2018. 

Savona’s cruise terminal reopens after renovation

Costa Cruises and the Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority have now reopened the Calata delle Vele cruise ship quay and Palocrociere Terminal One in the Port of Savona, Italy, after an extensive renovation process. The Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority invested €17 million to conduct modifications to the quay.

Port of Vancouver announces 33rd cruise season finale

The Port of Vancouver announced that its 33rd cruise season will come to an end on November 1, with the final cruise ship departing from Canada Place terminal at the Port of Vancouver; The port informs that the 2020 cruise ship season will start again on 2 April, 2020.

Cruise terminal to open in Japan, operated by Carnival

Carnival Corporation has begun the construction of what it claims to be the cruise industry’s first cruise terminal in Japan, located at the port of Sasebo, planned to begin operations in summer 2020. Following the 20-year agreement that was signed in March 2018 with the of Sasebo and MLIT Japan, the cruise company will build and operate the new terminal.

Port of LA plans to develop Outer Harbor Cruise Terminal

The Port of Los Angeles announced a development opportunity for an Outer Harbor Cruise Terminal at Berths 46 and 50, as well as plans to launch a Request for Proposal (RFP) later this fall. The proposal targets cruise lines, terminal operators, and real estate developers, who want to create a new cruise terminal.

Plans to transform Nassau Cruise Port revealed

Global Ports Holding, cruise port operator, announced that Nassau Cruise Port has signed a 25-year port operation and lease agreement with the Government of the Bahamas for the Prince George Wharf and related areas at Nassau cruise port.

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