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US Virgin Islands: Plans to Upgrade

The US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp has announced plans for upgrading infrastructure and creating additional berthing capacity to accommodate larger cruise vessels at Crown Bay and at the West Indian Company (WICO) docks.

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US Virgin Islands: Carnival in music

Carnival Corporation has committed to a music programme in the US Virgin Islands that will see the cruise giant providing musical instruments to the territory’s Department of Education. In addition to having corporate

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UK upgrades Caribbean relief capabilities

Following the horrors of the 2017 hurricane season, the United Kingdom came under criticism in the Caribbean for its slow response to the disasters that hit its British Overseas Territories (BOT). In the Caribbean region,

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Cruise business: More ships coming

By the end of the coming year, 25 new cruise ships will be in service. Another 19 will come into service in 2020 and 20 more in 2021. In total: 64 new cruise ships in 36 months. The average size of each ship is 97,726

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Sulphur limit: Maersk to add surcharge

Maersk Line expects to spend more than 2 billion USD to meet the IMO sulphur limit. The line said it would introduce a new Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) surcharge on January 1, 2019 to recover costs related to

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Sulphur limit: CMA CGM to adjust surcharge

CMA CGM has indicated that the cost for its complying with the IMO global 0.5% sulphur limit will be approximately 160 USD/teu. It said the cost would be absorbed by an adjustment to customers’ fuel surcharges. The company plans to meet the IMO standard by supporting lower-sulphur fuel, using liquefied natural gas in future vessels and equipping some ships with scrubbers (technology that cleans heavier fuel). —

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Jamaica: Ocean’s new tug for Kingston

Ocean has bought a new harbour tug from the Sanmar group to service its contract obligations in the Port of Kingston. The Canadian firm previously deployed three of its harbour tugs to Kingston in June 2018 after

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Jamaica: Kingston Logistics Park – progress

Construction of the $28.5 million USD near-port Kingston Logistics Park, being developed by the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) for the Port Authority of Jamaica, is well underway, for completion in two

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Trade War: USA and China

The USA carried out its threat to heap additional tariffs on Chinese imports amidst growing concern from major USA corporations, resulting in an additional 200 billion USD worth of imports from China, in two initial

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Cruise business: Disney stepping up

Reports are that Disney Cruise Lines has moved to expand its Miami presence and increase its share of the cruise market. Three new ships were added to the Disney fleet, totaling seven overall. The company is now

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Cruise business: China gets aggressive

Ten government departments in China have joined forces to attract 14 million foreign cruise passengers by 2035. A part of the plan is to implement a policy which allows foreign tourists to stay in China for up to 15 days,

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Cruise business: Carnival profits

Carnival Cruise Lines has reported a significant increase in revenues and profits for the quarter ending August 31. Yet, the world’s largest cruise ship operators experienced a decline in the value of its stocks. Carnival’s share value declined by more than 4.8% despite reported revenues of 5.8 billion USD (up from 5.5 billion for the corresponding period last year) and profits of 1.7 billion USD for the corresponding period under review, up

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BVI Tortola: Fantasy is back

The Disney cruise ship m/v Fantasy returned to Tortola in late August for its first visit since the devastating 2017 hurricane season. The sound of steel pans floated across on a welcoming breeze as passengers disembarked to shop. 54 stores offering an extensive range of shopping options were open at Tortola Pier Park. With 75% of the stores at Tortola Pier Park open and back in business, plans to be operational by the end of the year are expected to be successful. —

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PMAC’s 21st AGM LARGEST EVER PMAC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

When the Port Management Association of the Caribbean (PMAC) convened its 21st Annual General Meeting in Jamaica’s beautiful north coast setting, it was the largest attendance ever recorded at any of the previous 20. Registration of delegates and participants for the first time topped 100.

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PMAC RECOGNISES TOP CARIBBEAN PORTS St. Vincent and the Grenadines win Novaport Cup 2018

The Port Management Association of the Caribbean (PMAC) presented its top award for marine port performance, the Novaport Cup, to the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Port Authority.

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To foster operational and financial efficiency and to enhance the level of service to the mutual benefit of
Caribbean Ports and their stakeholders, through the sharing of experience, training, information and ideas.