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Tallinn gets go ahead for LNG terminal

This June the supervisory board of Port of Tallinn approved the construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering terminal at Muuga Harbour. A contract for constructing a small-scale LNG receiving and distributing terminal to Muuga Harbour’s Eastern part is therefore expected to be signed with Vopak EOS. “The exact schedule for the...Read more

Passengers contribute an estimated £8.7m to Greenock

This year Greenock is due to become the first Scottish port to welcome more than 100,000 passengers in one year. It is estimated that each passenger contributes around £80 to the local economy. If it achieves the projected 108,866 visitors this year, then Greenock could bring an estimated £8.7m (E12.4m) to the local economy. Significant investment...Read more

Harbour parade opened in Oslo

On June 14 the first part of a 9km harbour parade was opened in Oslo. The four cruise quays are included in the central part of the project giving passengers easy access to both the waterfront and the city. Oslo has 105 calls and about 205,000 passengers this year but it is keen to encourage more calls, both transit and turnarounds. There are more...Read more

Trondheim conducts economic survey

Trondheim is conducting a survey this summer to find out how much cruise passengers spend in town. And also how many disembark the ships when in town. The results will be released this autumn. This summer passengers and crew are being offered 10% discount in many of the shops in the city centre. All they have to do is show their cabin card. Fifty...Read more

New anchorage near Edinburgh brings more opportunities

On July 8 P&O Cruises’ Britannia called Forth Ports’ new anchorage point off Newhaven, near Leith, Edinburgh, with about 5,000 passengers on board. Opened this season, three more calls are expected in 2015. The 141,000gt vessel was welcomed into the river by tugs displaying water cannons. It then took part in a ships’ horn welcome which could...Read more

Holy Loch has two calls booked

Holy Loch Port is expecting Saga Sapphire next August, to be followed by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca in September. The Scottish port has also received a potential booking for 2017. “Things are definitely starting to pick up. The booking for the Saga vessel is to allow the passengers to go to the Cowal Gathering which is a popular Highland...Read more

Bordeaux overnights are popular

Bordeaux is in the midst of a very busy season with a record number of ships calling. There will be 36 calls in total of which 31 are overnight calls with vessels staying up to three nights. Hence there will be 60 days in the year when a ship is in port. On May 13, three ships called on the same day: Costa neoRomantica, Silver Explorer and...Read more

Le Havre offers front row seats to Princess passengers

The Tour de France passed through Le Havre on July 9, 20 years after its previous visit. The sixth stage of the tour, Abbeville-Le Havre, is almost exclusively along coastal route. The peloton passed through Dieppe, Fecamp, Saint-Valery-en-Caux and, 30km from the finish, the spectacular cliffs of Etretat. The last few kilometres provided a final...Read more

New sightseeing vessel for Flam and surrounds

In June Brodrene Aa was officially awarded a contract to build a new sightseeing vessel, Seasight, for Norwegian operator The Fjords. The 42m carbon fibre catamaran is scheduled for delivery in May 2016 and will be operating on Naeroyfjord which is on the Unesco World Heritage list. “We are excited about the opportunity to start producing this new...Read more

Adelte delivers SPBBs to Hamburg’s Cruise Center Steinwerder

Adelte completed the installation of two seaport passenger boarding bridges (SPBBs) in May at Cruise Center Steinwerder prior to the official inauguration of the new cruise facility on June 9. The new terminal is comprised of two separate arrival and departure buildings, both connected to the company’s hydra-model SPBBs which provide fast and...Read more