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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 company has operated twice daily ferry services to Belfast since 2011 and this new deal will see them continue to operate there for at least another 77 years…

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…

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)…

Port of Los Angeles Issues Draft RFP for New Cruise Terminal

Feb 01, 2023

The Port of Los Angeles announced it is inviting comments on a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for the future development of a new Outer Harbor Cruise Terminal and redevelopment of the existing World Cruise Center on the LA Waterfront.“This…

AD Ports Inaugurates Aqaba's First Cruise Terminal

Jan 23, 2023

The first and only cruise terminal in Aqaba was inaugurated with the arrival of the cruise vessel MSC Splendida carrying more than 2,000 visitors to Jordan.The new terminal marks the launch of the first of five strategic mega-projects planned…

First Cruise Ships Tap Shore Power at Port of San Diego

Jan 20, 2023

On January 13, two cruise ships plugged into the newly completed shore power expansion at the Port of San Diego cruise ship terminal for the first time – a doubling of the previous capacity.The Disney Wonder and the Insignia were able to simultaneously…

Galveston Mulls Adding Fourth Cruise Terminal

Dec 27, 2022

The Galveston Wharves and cruise company MSC Cruises are negotiating the development of a fourth cruise terminal at the Port of Galveston. The entities signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) on December 7 outlining parameters…

Boston's Flynn Cruiseport Reports 'Strong Rebound'

Dec 14, 2022

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) reports it saw business bounce back at Flynn Cruiseport Boston this year with 310,767 passengers and 128 cruise ships this season, including 56 homeport vessels and 72 port of calls.The Cruiseport…

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