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.
Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Sea is the biggest cruise ship ever to visit a Russian port, as the vessel arrived on September 9, at the port of Vladivostok, Russia after passing under the famous ‘Russky’ bridge.
Carnival Cruise Line secured an approval by the Miami-Dade County Commission for a complete renovation and major expansion of Cruise Terminal F at PortMiami, to enable accommodation of the company’s next class of ships.
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.
The Cayman Islands government selected Verdant Isle Port Partners (VIPP) as the preferred bidder for a project to construct a new cruise berthing facility (CBF) and enhance current cargo facilities.
Cruise Belfast, a collaboration between Belfast Harbour and Visit Belfast, opened the first dedicated cruise terminal on the island of Ireland to cater for Belfast’s growing popularity as a cruise destination.
The Port of Southampton has welcomed guests from Saga Cruises’ newest cruise ship on her maiden voyage around the UK. Namely, passengers on the ‘Spirit of Discovery’, were welcomed to the city on 22 July. The maiden voyage is touring the UK.
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.
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