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Port of Southampton starts major upgrade at Ocean Cruise Terminal
The UK’s Port of Southampton has embarked on a £12 million (US$15.7 million) project to significantly increase capacity at its Ocean Cruise Terminal so it can handle larger ships and a greater volume of cruise traffic. Port operator ABP Southampton will work with UK-based construction firm Graham to renovate both the terminal building and the quayside, aiming to have work completed ahead of the arrival of P&O Cruises’ first-ever LNG-powered ship Iona in summer 2020. The 5,200-guest vessel will homeport at Southampton and will be joined by a yet-to-be-named sister ship in 2022. Graham will make several major modifications to improve passenger flow in the terminal building.
DP World Southampton Orders Kalmar Machines
Cargo handling specialist Kalmar has agreed to supply 12 hybrid straddle carriers to DP World Southampton in the UK. Southampton is often the first or last call for container ships serving trade routes between Northern Europe and the Far East, and will implement the new equipment at its container terminal. With an expected delivery date of Q2 of 2019, the order, which includes operator training and six months of on-site maintenance support, fulfils the aims of DP World’s sustainability programme by using natural resources responsibly.
New cruise passenger record for Port of Southampton
Port of Southampton was visited by around 2 million cruise passengers in 2017, a record which is expected to be beaten 2018. http://cruisedeck.de/southampton-neuer-rekord-an-kreuzfahrt-passagieren/Upload News