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Akureyri calls on the increase as pier extension is completed

Work to extend the pier at Oddeyrarbryggja is complete. The pier now measures 240m in length and has been fitted with new 200t storm bollards. Recent dredging means the depth alongside now ranges from 9.5m to 11m. Vessels of up to 350m in length can now be accommodated alongside. So far 137,936gt MSC Splendida, at 333m in length, is the largest...Read more

Rotterdam is now LNG-ready for AIDA

Rotterdam is now in a position to be able to supply LNG to AIDA Cruises’ AIDAprima while she is in port. Due to the berth being in the heart of the city it has taken some time for the appropriate studies, such as safety, to take place but the Municipality has given it the green light and she has already called. The LNG is supplied by truck. Only...Read more

Skagen ready for waste collection

Skagen has established a stationery port reception facility for black and grey water. There are six shore connections at Cruise Quay 9 and two at Pier 10. Discharge is directly to the municipal sewage system via a 800m3 tank. About 200m3 can be handled per hour with the maximum capacity per call being 800m3. Call numbers are more than doubling...Read more

Hamburg heads up Green Cruise Port

The 2016 cruise season in Hamburg will be the busiest on record with 700,000 passengers scheduled to visit the city, representing a growth of 35%. The city expects to welcome 170 cruiseships of which 151 will be homeporting and 19 on transit calls. Hamburg has committed itself to become one of the most attractive and environmentally-friendly...Read more

Amsterdam improves river security

Amsterdam is improving the security of river ships and passengers. This is one of the fastest growing sectors within the city’s tourist industry. More than 1,800 river cruiseships and over 450,000 passengers are visiting this year. “We attach great importance to the security of our visitors. Recently, to our regret, we received several reports...Read more

Southampton wins port of the year

ABP Southampton was named Port of the Year at the Seatrade Cruise Awards in Tenerife on September 22. The award was given in recognition of ABP’s investment in all four cruise terminals, through partnerships with both Carnival Corp & plc and Royal Caribbean International (RCI), as well as the recent re-securing of Southampton as the latter’s...Read more

Bremerhaven improves services

All four ocean-going vessels of Phoenix Reisen were headed for the Columbus Cruise Center in Bremerhaven on July 31. Flagship Amadea led the fleet arriving at 0630, followed by Albatros, Artania and Deutschland. In the terminal building, the arriving passengers were welcomed by performers on stilts and offered fish snacks and smoothies. Their...Read more

Copenhagen economy benefits from increasing call numbers

In June this year Copenhagen Malmo Port experienced its busiest day in its cruising history when 25,000 passengers and 8,000 crew members visited. Captain Carmine Maddaloni from Costa Cruises’ Costa Favolosa commented: “All the cruises are fully booked until the end of September. There are good facilities for the ship. They are well organised...Read more

Ships calling Lerwick getting bigger

The record for the biggest cruise ship into Lerwick Harbour was broken not once but twice this year when 122,210gt Celebrity Silhouette entered the Shetland port for the first time on August 14. In June 115,055gt Azura from P&O Cruises called. Captain Calum Grains, harbourmaster and deputy chief executive Lerwick Port Authority, said: “The...Read more

Dover, Disney and a three-ship day

On July 25 Dover Cruise Port bade farewell to Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic for the final call of the 2016 season. The port ensured that cruise passengers had a memorable embarkation by arranging for them to be greeted in Cruise Terminal 2 by the sounds of The Shard Quartet, a saxophone quartet featuring some of the UK’s pioneering young...Read more