The Freeport of Riga Authority announced that it has become a member of CLIA. Membership in this organisation will enable the Freeport of Riga Authority to cooperate with the world’s largest cruise line operators, facilitating the development of the cruise sector in the Port of Riga.
A new international cruise terminal will start operations in Brisbane within two years, as the Port of Brisbane and Carnival Australia announced they had reached a commercial agreement. The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal at Luggage Point will be operating by mid-2020.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority celebrated the arrival of the 25 millionth cruise passenger through the Port. To mark the occasion, the port authority hosted a celebration at Canada Place. In 2018, more than 895,000 passengers are expected on 241 vessel visits in Vancouver, a 7% increase in passenger volumes.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and Miami-Dade County have reached an agreement to amend and restate a cruise terminal agreement including the construction of a new Cruise Terminal B at PortMiami. The agreement guarantees the county a minimum of 1.3 million Norwegian Cruise Line passenger moves annually.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, revealed their plans for a new Norwegian Cruise Line terminal at PortMiami. The project will begin in May 2018, and is scheduled for completion by the fall of 2019.
The number of cruise passengers visiting Britain continues to rise for the tenth consecutive year, with passenger day calls having quadrupled to 1.415 million in the last decade, including an increase of 17% over 2016, according to figures released by CruiseBritain. Cruise passengers arrived through 68 cruise ports in 2018 and stepped ashore for the day from 120 individual ships, with many ships calling on multiple occasions.
Rotterdam’s cruise season is set to start on 15 March, when AIDAperla will arrive for the first time at the Cruiseport Holland Amerikakade. The vessel, which replaced the AIDAprima, has arrived in Rotterdam a total of 78 times between April 2016 and November 2017.
The port handled 68 cruise liners bringing over 140,000 passengers and crew to the region. In the container industry, combined total traffic through the Port and Bantry Bay Port Company reached 10.3 million tonnes in 2017, a very good increase of 8.6% compared to 2016. Total imports increased by 6.4% while exports increased by 12.3%.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority released the 2017 statistics for cargo through the Port. According to them overall cargo volume through the port reached a new record of 142.1 million tonnes. Sectors that presented the biggest growth were containers and bulk grain.
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