Global Ports Holding wins Nassau concession

Global Ports Holding (GPH) has won a bid to redevelop and operate the Prince George Wharf, the main cruise port in Nassau, Bahamas. “This project marks the beginning of a new Bahamian success story,” said Mehmet Kutman, GPH Chairman. “The Government of the Bahamas is [Read more...]

2019-03-02T19:17:48+00:00 March 2nd, 2019|Ports|

GPH to operate Antigua and Barbuda cruise port

Global Ports Holding has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the Antigua and Barbuda Government to operate the cruise port on an exclusive basis. The concession also includes certain retail outlets in the cruise terminal area. The signing also marks the Group’s second step in [Read more...]

2019-02-17T17:12:10+00:00 February 17th, 2019|Ports|

Hull’s cruise terminal plans revealed

The UK’s Hull City Council has updated plans for a cruise terminal, planned for a dedicated river berth next to an area called The Deep. This project meets a growing demand for European cruise ship growth and capitalises on the economic benefits to the local [Read more...]

2019-02-17T16:42:30+00:00 February 17th, 2019|Ports|

Cairns to receive larger cruise ships

Cairns’ Aus$127 mill port upgrade is a step closer after the tender was announced for major dredging and construction last weekend. RN Dredging, the Australian subsidiary of Rohde Nielsen, was awarded the dredging and construction contract and will work with the largest Queensland-based dredging company [Read more...]

2019-02-17T16:40:10+00:00 February 17th, 2019|Ports|

Nisomar extends partnership with NCLH

Nisomar, the data-driven maritime services company offering virtual port agency, has signed another partnership agreement for launch services with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) in Chile for the 2019/2020 season. This new agreement follows Nisomar’s successful 2017/18 season with NCLH and under its latest partnership, [Read more...]

2019-02-17T16:38:04+00:00 February 17th, 2019|Ports|

Scrubber wash water problems – fake news

The Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 has called upon the shipping industry not to single out scrubber wash waters when coastal states and port authorities adopt local regulations.   Responding to reports that coastal states and ports are implementing rules that ‘restrict the discharge of [Read more...]

2019-01-28T11:29:51+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Ports|

Canaveral cruise terminal contracts awarded

The Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners has awarded Merritt Island-based Ivey’s Construction a $78.98 mill contract for the port’s Cruise Terminal 3 project plus a $29.53 mill contract for the adjacent 1,800-vehicle parking garage. Ivey’s was the low bidder to build a two-story, 188,000 [Read more...]

2019-01-13T22:03:58+00:00 January 13th, 2019|Ports|

Carnival to operate Tenerife cruise terminal

Carnival Corp is to become the first concession-holder to operate the Canary Islands' and Mid-Atlantic's newest cruise terminal at Tenerife. This followed the signing of an agreement with the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, following a recent Board meeting. Opened in 2016, during [Read more...]

2018-12-17T09:34:24+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Ports|