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Emergency drill undertaken in Stavanger

Over 70 representatives from the city, port and emergency bodies of Stavanger gathered for a tabletop emergency exercise at the end of March. An escalating cabin fire on board the 3,800-passenger cruiseship ‘Ultimate Dream’ was the scenario. It coincided with the annual food festival which attracted 20,000 locals to the port area. Thick, black...Read more

New member and newcomer to cruise: Parnu

Parnu in south-western Estonia is the newest member to join Cruise Europe and has no restrictions to the size of ship that can lie at anchor . The 247m-long quay in the city centre is presently able to cater to ships of up to 180m in length and 45m beam alongside due primarily to the present depth of about 6m. The turning basin caters to ships of...Read more

Aarhus is European capital of culture in 2017

A E50m archaeology museum Moesgaard is due to open in Aarhus, Denmark, in autumn this year. It is designed by Henning Larsen who also designed the Danish Opera House. A further E10m is being invested in the Old Town museum and E265m in a new culture house. A further E66m is being invested in the city which will be the European capital of culture...Read more

Lisbon awaits outcome of competition authority deliberations

The consortium - Global Liman Isletmeleri (40%), Grupo Sousa Investimentos (30%), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (20%) and Creuers del Port de Barcelona(10%) - with the concession to build and operate a new terminal at Santa Apolonia in Lisbon, Portugal, is being analysed by the competition authority with the hope that contracts will be signed in May...Read more

Trondheim upgrades its facilities

Trondheim is expecting its first of 57 calls in May. At the end of the season Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ Black Watch will call on New Year’s Eve. Pullmantur has four turnaround calls scheduled and MSC Cruises is returning to the Norwegian port after an absence of a couple of years. This year a new bollard is being installed which will make it more...Read more

Wismar invests in pier refit

Wismar has grown from two calls in 2013 to 15 this, 10 of which are from Pullmantur which also does full-ship provisioning at the German port. For 2015 14 calls are already booked. E3m is being invested in refitting the pier in Wismar, Germany. The work which includes expanding the quay to 240m in length, creating a fixed ISPS fence, and building...Read more

Leixoes looks forward to opening its second terminal in September

Leixoes is situated 8km from Porto, a World Heritage site recognised by UNESCO in 1996. The Leixoes Passenger Terminal/North Terminal is a wooden construction that resembles a ship’s hull, and is considered an important architectural and historical heritage. It includes a reception area, public telephone, toilets, an exhibition area, tourist...Read more

Lock construction will expand Amsterdam’s opportunities

A public private partnership (Provincie Noord-Holland, City of Amsterdam, Port of Amsterdam) co-financed by the European Union to improve maritime access to Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has been put in place. Construction of a sea lock is expected to begin in 2015 which will enable larger vessels of up to 340m and 52m beam to call the city. It is...Read more

Queen Margrethe II opens Copenhagen’s new quay on May 2

Copenhagen’s three-berth Ocean Quay will be inaugurated by Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II on May 2 when Royal Caribbean International’s Legend of the Seas calls. The 1,100m berth will be served by three terminals, each of 1,800m2. Facilities exist to discharge wastewater at 300m3 per hour and infrastructure for shore power is in place. Storm...Read more

Cruise Europe makes it presence know at CSM 2014

Cruise Europe’s pavilion complete with the French Atlantic Ports was buzzing at Cruise Shipping Miami this year. With French fayre on offer every day and a Belgian beer reception hosted by Zeebrugge one afternoon the stand took on a much more lively atmosphere than in previous years. Chairman Michael McCarthy said at the CE reception on the Monday...Read more