Global Ports Holding said it has agreed in principle to an equity partnership with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. to develop Antigua and Barbuda's cruise facilities.

Virgin Trains USA (formerly Brightline) today hosted a congressional staff delegation and the Florida Ports Council for a ride between downtown Fort Lauderdale and Virgin MiamiCentral. The group is currently in South Florida touring Port Everglades and PortMiami as well as meeting with maritime leadership.

The prospects for growing the cruise industry in the Eastern Mediterranean are positive but much needs to be improved in terms of safety and security for the sector to fully capitalize on the region's advantages.

Buenos Aires Port is seeking national and international bids for its continued modernization, with a US$760m investment required in the first 10 years, along with operations for a 50-year term.

Central American destinations were encouraged to understand the diverse needs of today's cruise travelers and to differentiate their products in order to compete globally during the FCCA Central America Cruise Summit, taking place in San José, Costa Rica.

Cold ironing is expected to become significantly more attractive in German ports after the federal government this week agreed to cut the EEG charge for electricity supplied to ships by 80%.

Newbuild SeaDream Innovation will be equipped with a large battery pack of approximately 4 MWh, enabling silent, emissions-free sailing for up to three hours, with no disturbance to wildlife.

The cruise industry is 'all in the same boat' on Cuba, Frank Del Rio, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, said Thursday. It's not a matter of one company or brand competing against the other.

Argentina's Transport Ministry approved the specifications for an international public tender to operate the renewed Port of Buenos Aires for the next 50 years.

Québec Minister of Tourism Caroline Proulx was on hand for the arrival of Hurtigruten’s Fram at the Ross Gaudreault Cruise Terminal on Thursday. The expedition vessel is the first of its kind to call at the port and it launched the earliest cruise season there.

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