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6 hours ago by arnekiel

Amber Cove, Carnival’s new port in the D.R., nears opening date
PUERTO PLATA, Dominican Republic — The new Amber Cove port on the north coast of the Dominican Republic is rapidly coming together a little more than a month before the first ship is scheduled to arrive on Oct. 6. The port, being developed by Carnival Corp. and a local partner, already has a 1,280-foot pier, a bus and taxi staging area, cabanas and the finished shells of bars, restaurants and shops. Landscaping is being planted and the interiors of the structures are ready for build-out. About 350,000 guests from eight Carnival Corp. brands are expected to use the facility in 2016. About half will come from Carnival Cruise Line, which will use Amber Cove year-round. The 25-acre project cost $85 million to develop. About half of the space is devoted to a transportation hub. Six acres along the shore have been reclaimed from the bay. There is a large pool area, but no beach on the port property. Carnival will offer multiple beach excursions. www.travelweekly....

7 hours ago by arnekiel

Ningbo Port and Zhoushan Port to merge
Ningbo Port has officially announced that it is currently working on a merger with Zhoushan Port, having suspended trading of the company’s stocks since August 4 to put together the deal. In August, Zhejiang government announced that a new entity named Zhejiang Port Investment Operation Group (ZPIO) has been established by Zhejiang SASAC.

7 hours ago by arnekiel

Zhenghe Shipbuilding suspends operations
Zhoushan-based Zhejiang Zhenghe Shipbuiding, a subsidiary of Qingdao Zhenghe Shipping, has sent a notice to its employees that the shipyard has suspended operations and asking them to wait for further notice regarding unpaid salaries. Over one thousand of employees in the shipyard haven’t been paid for several months.

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