Shore power enables ships equipped with the necessary equipment to shut down diesel powered auxiliary engines and plug into land-based electrical power. This reduces emissions of pollutants that damage air quality and GHG emissions that contribute to climate change. It also reduces engine noise. In this video, the Port of Vancouver presents its own shore power facility.
AIDA Cruises added Bremerhaven to its port calls, as AIDAcara made its maiden call in the city, on July 13. During the occasion, Captain Manuel Pannzek welcomed numerous guests from the city, port management and the tourist industry for the traditional plaque ceremony.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
The US Port Canaveral, in east Florida, and Disney Cruise Line have reached a new 20-year agreement to expand operations and make Port Canaveral home for two of Disney Cruise Line’s three new ships. The new operating agreement will begin on 1st June 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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