With the US government shutdown dragging on, long lines at some airports are reported as more security screeners fail to show up for work. But, so far, there's no impact to cruise operations at key seaports contacted by Seatrade Cruise News.
The European Commission's decision to examine Fincantieri's proposed acquisition of Chantiers de l’Atlantique on referral by French and German competition authorities may delay the deal.
Taking an important step toward becoming a regional player in the mainstream cruise business, Chile has approved cabotage for foreign-flag ships of 400 or more passengers.
Argentina's Transport Ministry unveiled a modernization plan for the Port of Buenos Aires. The public-private project, an investment of $1.9bn over 50 years, will separate cargo and cruise operations and includes a new cruise terminal, among other improvements.
The cruise industry's long-running lawsuit against the city and borough of Juneau over a $5 head tax and $3 per passenger port development fee may be drawing to a close.
The US National Transportation Safety Board’s Office of Marine Safety has installed BMT’s fully certified Rembrandt navigation simulator system.
Cruising's most important global destination—the Caribbean—has largely bounced back from 2017's devastaging hurricanes but still faces a bundle of challenges. Vulnerable ecosystems, rising sea levels, regional debt, outdated funding mechanisms, inequality and inadequate tourism infrastructure investment are some of them.