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New member: Dun Laoghaire

Dun Laoghaire Harbour (DLH) is experiencing a change in focus from ferry to cruise port. Its first cruiseship called in 2012 with this year being the busiest to date with 22 calls scheduled including those from P&O Cruises’ newbuilding Britannia, Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2, Windstar Cruises' Star Legend (two calls) and Princess Cruises’ Royal...Read more

Greenock breaks 100,000 ceiling

This year Greenock becomes the first Scottish port to receive more than 100,000 passengers. With 56 calls scheduled, passenger numbers are due to reach 108,866, a 14% increase on 2014. Over the past eight years passenger numbers have more than quadrupled while the number of calls has trebled. The Cruise Terminal at Greenock Ocean Terminal will...Read more

Parnu deepens access channel

The Port of Parnu has been preparing itself for cruiseship calls so that it can deliver its promise when taking bookings. On January 7 it signed a contract with Jan De Nul Group for the further deepening of the access channel.The works which will begin on July 15 and be completed by November consist of dredging from the current 6m to 7.2m in order...Read more

Skagen’s new facilities open for business in April

In April the DKK226m new cruise facilities at Skagen will be up and running. There are 15 calls scheduled bringing 24,000 passengers, a 300% increase on 2014. By 2020 the hope is to have at least 40 calls and 80,000 passengers a year. The new facilities include: a new basin with 450m of new quay giving a length overall of 330m iwth water depths of...Read more

Hull studies riverside terminal possibility

Hull is gearing up for the 2015 season which sees Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ Azores making five turnaround calls. As with all cruises to the UK port, complimentary shuttle buses are provided for all passengers and crew. Port owner ABP works closely with Visit Hull & East Riding to assist the cruiselines in providing excursion opportunities...Read more

Flam introduces Vox tours this summer

Flam will offer excursions using Vox for the first time this summer. Beginning with those to Stalheim and Stegastein, passengers will be able to keep the headsets received but these must be ordered from Visit Flam by the tour operator. “We aim to be able to offer them on most tour by bus, boat and train. Hopefully by next year but it may take a...Read more

Come and visit Cruise Europe on stand 731

Cruise Europe will once again be attending Cruise Shipping Miami and can be found on stand 731. The French Atlantic Ports, Zeebrugge, Antwerp, Riga and Arctur Travel St Petersburg will all be exhibiting. Chairman Captain Michael McCarthy and managing director Jens Skrede will be on hand to answer any queries, talk about membership and the...Read more

Malmo gets low-sulphur marine diesel facility

From January 1 the sulphur limit in fuel was reduced to 0.1% with significant effects on the Emissions Control Area (ECA) of the North Sea, Baltic Sea and English Channel. To enable vessels to bunker with the new fuel in the region, Copenhagen Malmo Port (CMP) and Scandinavian Tank Storage (STS) are jointly investing in the port of Malmo to...Read more

Shore power takes a back seat to scrubbers as ECA 0.1% kicks in

It doesn’t seem so long ago that cold ironing/shorepower was a key talking point when it came to combatting cruiseship emissions in port but things have moved on apace. With the start of the new year came the 0.1% sulphur limit in Emission Control Areas which has concentrated many a mind and resulted in the ordering and installation of millions of...Read more

Amsterdam City Council gives the go-ahead for new lock

On November 26, the City Council of Amsterdam said ‘yes’ to the accelerated and expanded construction of the new large sea lock in IJmuiden, with the one-off investment required for this being given the green light. The new lock will be operational in 2019. It will be 500m in length, 18m deep and 65m wide. It will safeguard the ongoing...Read more