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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Port of Seattle, celebrating 20 years as a homeport, welcomes the 2019 cruise season with the arrival of the first ship—Celebrity Eclipse, at the Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal at Pier 66. The Port expects an estimated 1,208,590 revenue cruise passengers this year, breaking last year’s record of 1,114,888.
Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk broke ground on Brisbane’s $158 million new International Cruise Terminal. The project is planned to open in October next year, with the potential to more than double Brisbane’s cruise industry. Port of Brisbane CEO Roy Cummins said that within its first five years the terminal is expected to handle more than 1,100 vessel calls and around 1.8 million passengers.
MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise company, announced it has received approval from the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners for an innovative cruise terminal at PortMiami, as part of its expanding presence in North America and in the Caribbean.
Cruise vessel AIDAcara launches the beginning of Port of Kiel’s cruise season for 2019. Dr Dirk Claus, the port’s Managing Director commented that the upcoming cruise season will be very exciting and they will welcome a lot of new ships to Kiel. The second and new terminal building at the Ostseekai is presently under construction and they are working on the implementation of the onshore power project.
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