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New member: Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur is Iceland’s northernmost town with a history steeped in fishing. Beginning as a small shark fishing village in 1900, it grew to become one of the largest towns and most important harbours in Iceland and the undisputed capital of herring fishing in the Atlantic. In the heyday of the herring fishery, it was a busy boomtown with a...Read more

Turku plans for waste collection and shore power

The Port of Turku is a core port in the Scandinavian-Mediterranean transport corridor of the EU TEN-T Core Network. Together with the Finnish ports of Naantali and HaminaKotka, the Port of Stockholm and Viking Line, Turku has been granted EU funding to an environmental project, The Northern ScanMed Ports – Sustainable Maritime Links. Turku is the...Read more

Bilbao puts Getxo terminal out to tender

The Port Authority of Bilbao has put out to tender the maritime terminal on the third cruise berth at Getxo for E5m with a one-year completion period. The 15m high building covering an area of 3,200m2 has been conceived as a “great rectangular glass container, light in form and bright, protected by a light zinc roof with six skylights to give the...Read more

Trondheim passenger survey completed

Trondheim has been conducting a survey of passengers this summer. Almost 2,000 people, or 7% during 26 of 50 calls, were asked a number of questions with the following responses. Almost 100% enjoyed the call in Trondheim with 47% highlighting the Nidaros Cathedral, 17% the old town (Bakklandet) and 14% Kristiansten Fortress. In addition the...Read more

Hamburg is expecting 26% passenger growth in 2016

Hamburg is expecting 160 calls on 33 cruiseships for the 2016 season, four more than this year. The number of passengers is set to rise from an estimated 525,000 passengers in 2015 to approximately 661,000 next year, making it a record year. “The strong growth - up by 26% - is attributable to the fact that in 2016 we will have more calls by higher...Read more

Liverpool looks forward to record year

Liverpool is preparing to welcome a record number of ships in 2016. Liverpool Cruise Terminal will play host to 64 calls – 10 more than this year – bringing in more than 85,000 passengers. The 2016 schedule includes five inaugural visits, including Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic, Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas, Phoenix Reisen’s...Read more

Lerwick breaks size record

The record for the largest cruise ship to visit Lerwick is set to be broken twice next year during what is expected to the best season so far at the Shetland port. The harbour will be visited by P&O Cruises’ 115,055gt Azura on June 30 followed by Celebrity Cruises’ 122,210gt Celebrity Silhouette on August 14, with 3,096 and 2,886 passenger...Read more

Greenock hits 100,000

Greenock Ocean Terminal has become the first Scottish port ever to welcome more than 100,000 passengers in a single year. The milestone passenger arrived on Princess Cruises’ Regal Princess. Mrs Anita Wong had travelled with her husband Paul from Ontario Canada and will spend some time in Greenock before heading off to visit Glasgow for a few days...Read more

Hull will adjust 2017 events for pre-planners

Hull has been named UK capital of culture 2017. A mixture of different events is being planned for every day of the year. For those cruiselines booking a call there is still time to adjust and tailor events such as concerts, carnivals etc to a specific day. Discussions are taking place with various brands interested in bookings calls in 2017...Read more

Rouen Christmas market grows in popularity

The run-up to Christmas and New Year is a great time to be in Rouen and this year the Rouen Christmas market is destined to be bigger and better than ever. Situated directly outside the western facade of Rouen’s cathedral, in the heart of the old medieval city, it will take place from November 26 until January 3 this year. It is open throughout...Read more