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Amsterdam Moves to Ban Cruise Ships

Jul 22, 2023

Amsterdam took a first step toward banning large cruise liners under broader plans to reduce mass tourism and pollution, officials said on Friday.Once implemented, the measures adopted by the city council would bring the Dutch capital into line with other high-profile European cities, including Barcelona, Dubrovnik and Venice, that have already cut cruise liner numbers or are considering doing so.The council approved the proposed ban on Thursday…

Canada Clamps Down on Cruise Liners Dumping Sewage

Jun 26, 2023

Canada on Friday banned cruise ships from dumping sewage and dirty water close to shore, and said it would impose fines of up to C$250,000 ($190,000) for offending vessels.A range of anti-pollution measures introduced on a voluntary basis in April 2022 will become obligatory with immediate effect…

Carrix to Acquire Ceres Terminals

Jun 26, 2023

Marine terminal operator Carrix announced it has agreed to purchase Ceres Terminals from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III, a fund managed by Macquarie Asset Management. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Ceres was established…

PowerCon Installs Shore Power for Cruiseport Rotterdam

Jun 13, 2023

Denmark-based PowerCon has been appointed to realize the shore power installation of Cruiseport Rotterdam. Peter Castberg Knudsen, partner of PowerCon, and Mai Elmar, director of Cruiseport Rotterdam and Cruiseport Shore Power (CSP), signed the agreement June 2…

Port of Seattle Commissions Third Shore Power System at Pier 66

Jun 12, 2023

The Port of Seattle is installing a third shore power system at Pier 66, making it the world’s first port with three of the systems for cruise ships. The technology can significantly reduce emissions and improve air quality by allowing ships…

PowerCon to Supply Shore Power for Cruise Port Amsterdam

May 17, 2023

The Port of Amsterdam has awarded a contract to PowerCon and subcontractor BAM for the installation of shore power systems at Cruise Port Amsterdam (CPA).The project has received subsidies from both the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water management and the European Commission…

First Large Cruise Vessel Arrives in Aberdeen South Harbour

May 02, 2023

Port of Aberdeen said Tuesday it had welcomed the first cruise ship into the 'transformational' £400 million Aberdeen South Harbour expansion. The 203-meter-long AIDAaura, with a capacity for more than 1,200 guests, is the longest vessel to visit the Port of Aberdeen to date…

Toronto Kicks Off 2023 Cruise Season

May 01, 2023

PortsToronto welcomed its first cruise ship of the 2023 season on Friday, April 28. The Viking Octantis officially launched another record-breaking cruise ship season which will see 54 ships and more than 22,000 passengers visit Canada’s largest city between May and October…

Canada's Port of Vancouver Expecting Record Cruise Season

Apr 17, 2023

Canada's Port of Vancouver welcomed the year's first cruise ship earlier this month, kicking off what is expected to be a record cruise season.In total, 331 cruise ships visits are scheduled for the Canada Place cruise terminal at the Port of Vancouver between April 12 and October 24…

Power Play: Innovative Mobile Device Connects Vessels to Shoreside Electricity

Apr 05, 2023

Mobile Cable Positioning Devices can quickly accommodate vessels of many sizes and shapes, making shore power available almost immediately, a boon to the industry’s ambitious decarbonization goalsOne of the keys to reaching Cruise Lines International…

Port of Toronto Reports Record Cargo and Cruise Numbers for 2022

Feb 21, 2023

The Port of Toronto announced it  moved more than 2.3 million metric tonnes of cargo in 2022, its highest recorded cargo levels in 18 years, and welcomed a record 41 cruise ships and more than 12,000 visitors to its Cruise Ship Terminal.The…

Stena Line Inks Deal to Operate Birkenhead Terminal Until 2100

Feb 17, 2023

One of Europe’s largest ferry route and port operators, Stena Line, said it has signed a new deal with U.K. port operator Peel Ports to operate its 12 Quays port and ferry terminal in Birkenhead until the beginning of the 22nd Century. The Swedish…

PortMiami to Get World’s Largest Shore Power System

Feb 16, 2023

The world's top passenger port is installing a network shore power systems for cruise ships that, once completed, will be the largest of its kind globally.PowerCon said it has been tapped as a subcontractor to deliver five systems that will…

Port Everglades Gets $32 Million Grant for Sea Level Rise Infrastructure

Feb 10, 2023

Port Everglades was awarded a $32 million grant this week to mitigate environmental threats from flooding and sea level rise and ensure continued access for marine vessels. This grant is part of more than $275 million for resilience projects…

Port Everglades Completes Shore Power Master Plan for Cruise Terminals

Feb 06, 2023

Florida's Port Everglades recently completed a study to add shore power to the Port's eight cruise terminals and has taken delivery of the final report. The study was performed by Moffatt & Nichol, a global infrastructure advisory firm working in cooperation with Florida Power & Light (FPL)…

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BSG Acquires Maritime Software Company

BSG Acquires Maritime Software Company

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US' MARAD Announces Grants to Boost Supply Chain Efficiency

PortLiner to Construct Electrolyte Bunkering Station in Hartelkanaal

PortLiner to Construct Electrolyte Bunkering Station in Hartelkanaal

Rotterdam and Singapore Ports Team Up to Slash Emissions

Rotterdam and Singapore Ports Team Up to Slash Emissions

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