This week, at the Seatrade Cruise Global 2018 event, the Port of Barcelona has set out its commitment to sustainability, the environment and innovation as strategic axes for the development of cruise activity.
This is the terrifying moment a giant ferry reversed into a docked cruise ship in the port of Barcelona. The authorities say the accident is ‘unusual’, particularly because visibility was good at the time. (dailymail.co.uk)
The Port of Barcelona has presented its Air Quality Improvement Plan, a pioneering initiative that aims to effectively reduce emissions from port activities. The document, approved by the Port’s Management Board and put to the Table on Air Quality in the Barcelona Conurbation, involves 25 actions rolled out in 53 operations.
“We carried out an economic impact study together with University of Barcelona regarding cruise activity generated by the port that shows this industry has a gross total turnover of almost 800 million euro,” said Mar Perez, head of cruise for the Port of Barcelona. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Royal Caribbean International’s President and CEO, Michael Bayley, sends off the cruise line’s newest ship, Harmony of the Seas, as she departs on her inaugural cruise from her summer homeport of Barcelona, Spain this week.
A memorandum of understanding has been sealed on board the Costa Favolosa between Costa Cruises, Italian company leading in Europe, and PortAventura World, one of Europe’s most-visited amusement parks.
The Port of Barcelona has been leading the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC) Working Group (WG) 152, which today (16 March) unveiled its first Guidelines for Cruise Terminals.