The Transport Minister has unveiled a masterplan to convert Port Sultan Qaboos, the principal port serving the capital, into a dedicated tourism port. Marinas, cruise ship terminals and shops, as well as a hotel, recreational spaces, and exhibition centre on marine life, etc. – a whole new city-port sector is planned. A special structure will be built for the project. The transfer of most cargo activities to Port de Sohar is being studied.
Global Travel industry news
Works are underway on 2km of the North Embarcadero. Promenades, a park, urban art and other projects will bring new access to the waterfront at the centre of San Diego. The cruise ship terminals at the site are also going to be renovated to make the waterfront more attractive to cruise companies.
North Embarcadero Visionary Plan (+ videos)
International Cruise & Ferry Review
Designed by the PlusUrbia architects’ studio, "Port-Side Miami" combines offices, shops, restaurants and hotels in the western part of Dodge Island. It will be located right beside a cruise ship terminal. Phasing of construction work should minimise the impact on port operations. It will be inspired by the urban style of the nearby city centre while preserving its island character.
Arch Daily (+ slideshow)
Two terminals located east of Lisbon are to be transferred to Trafaria, to the south of the Tagus.They will be redeveloped to cater to cruise ship calls. Only the Alcantara terminal, to the west, will be maintained and developed. The Trafaria deep water port will have a capacity of 1 million TEU. The project has provoked reactions, particularly from the mayor of Almada, the city to which Trafaria belongs.
Journal de la marine marchande
The cruise ship business is the tourism sector showing the strongest growth, but its impact on urban heritage sites is causing concern. This study carried out in Charleston opens the way to proposals for how to manage the mass influx of tourists better, and move towards more sustainable tourism.
Uruguay: 10% increase in cruise ships and 400,000 passengers in Montevideo
(Vision maritima, 21/05/2013)
Malaga (Spain): more than 650,000 cruise passengers and an impact estimated at €56.6 million in 2012
(La Opinión de Malaga, 21/05/2013)
Hobart (Tasmania): New cruise terminal opened in the historic Wharf N°2.
(Cruise Industry news, 25/04/2013)
Seville (Spain) has opened its new cruise terminal made from recycled containers
(Diario de Sevilla, 23 avril 2013 ; Diario del Puerto, 22/04/2013)
Hamburg (Germany): cruise ships on the Steinwerder site before it is developed into a general cargo terminal?
(World Cargo News, 09/04/2013)
Cruise ship traffic in Europe: 8% annual growth and 315,000 jobs created in 8 years
(Global ports, 18/03/2013)
Canada: impact of the cruise ship business estimated at €1.79 billion (CAN$2.38 billion) and 9,849 jobs
(NWCCA, 03/2013 ; Executive summary, 03/2013)
Valparaiso (Chile): the new cruise ship terminal delivered in October could be used as a conference centre
(Mundo Maritimo, 15/03/2013)
Kiel (Germany): already the third biggest cruise ship port in northern Europe, Kiel is increasing its capacity
(Port Technology, 14/03/2013)
Copenhagen (Denmark) and Malmö (Sweden) develop their cruise ship capacity
(Cruise Industry News, 07/03/2013)
The Islands of the Caribbean : The impact of cruise ships on the local economy is called into question
(Fox news, 10/10/2012)
Melilla (spain): demolish the old maritime station or convert it into a business?
Hong Kong: quayside electricity and low emissions for vessels which use the future Kai Tak cruise ship terminal.
(SinoShip news, 13/01/2013)
Port Everglades: four cruise ship terminals expanded following an agreement with Carnival
(Cruise Industry news, 19/12/2012)
Houston (USA): pressures on ports due to emissions generated by increased number of cruise ships
(Green Port, 31/12/2012)
Manta (Ecuador): will specialisation in cruise shipping re-open the question of the new deep water port?
(Global Ports, 28/12/2012 ; Mundo Maritimo, 21/12/2012)
Split (Croatia): financing from ERDB to reinforce passenger activity
(RZD Partner, 18/12/2012)
China : the private group HNA launches the first Chinese cruise company
(Le Marin, 30/11/2012)
Toulon (France) : a new quay to receive big liners in the centre of the city
(Le Marin, 29/11/2012)
Iran wants to develop passenger activities in the ports in the North of the country
(PMO news, 27/11/2012)
Pointe-à-Pitre (France) : inauguration of the cruise terminal, capacity and accessibility are improved
(Mer et Marine, 19/11/2012)
Auckland (New Zealand) : cruises ever more present ; over 100 calls for 2012/13
(Ports of Auckland, 31/10/2012)
Immingham (UK) : ABP issues the masterplan 2010 - 2030 for the port, ranked top of the country for tonnage
Valparaiso (Chile) : following the real estate project in Puerto Baron, the cruise terminal will be transferred
(Mundo Maritimo, 12/10/2012)
Cruises : The European Cruise Council wants more port cooperation on the environment
Inchon (Korea) : a new passenger terminal in 2014 to receive 2.2 million, passengers a year
Indonesia : the ports are preparing for the growth of cruise activities
(Cruise Industry News, 01/10/2012)
Marseille (France) : the Terrasses du Port already 90% commercialised (opening in 2014)
Valparaiso (Chile) : US 550 million investment on the port and for the Puerto Baron project
(Mundo Maritimo, 2012/10/01)
Cartagena (Spain) : City and Region are supporting the ’Puerto Home’ project for cruises
(You Tube, 18/09/2012)