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New Marseille Drydock Inaugurated

A ribbon cutting took place earlier this week to mark the official inauguration of the new Drydock No. 10 in Marseille Port. It marks the official opening of the biggest drydock in the Mediterranean, and one of the biggest in the world. Drydockings at the facility have already taken place with ships from AIDA, Costa and MSC. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Largest dry dock in Mediterranean is back in operation

The largest dry dock in the Mediterranean — the Port of Marseille’s Graving Dock No. 10 (Forme 10) — is back in operation. Opened in 1975 to accommodate a new generation of ULCCs, the giant dock measures 485 m (1.525 ft) long by 85 m (279 ft) wide with a 10.7m (35 ft) maximum draft above the blocks. (marinelog.com)




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Port news from Marseille Fos

Marseille - The Cruise Terminal with MSC FantasiaPassenger throughput started the year at half-pace, down 13% on a total of 269,000. Cruise numbers fell 16% to 150,000 – with 41 calls as against 48 in Q1 last year – including 55,000 home port passengers. Ferry carryings on the North Africa and more seasonal Corsica services fell 8% to 119,000.




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MedCruise discusses challenges and opportunities of cruise activity in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’ Azur region

The Regional Transport Observatory of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’ Azur (PACA) organised an event to discuss “Challenges and Opportunities of Cruise Activities in the PACA region and the Mediterranean”, held in Marseille, 25 November 2015.




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Cruise lines on high alert in France following Paris attacks

Marseille - The Cruise Terminal with MSC FantasiaCosta Cruises and MSC Cruises, which were both targeted by the terror attacks in Tunis, Tunisia earlier this year, say they are on alert following the French terror attacks in Paris on November 14th, and may cut short their port calls in Marseille. (bignewsnetwork.com)




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Port news from Marseille Fos

Marseille - The Cruise Terminal with MSC FantasiaPassenger throughput was down 3% on 948,000 after ferry numbers dropped 9% to 352,000 – North Africa carryings improved 5% but Corsica figures fell by 13%.




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Port news from Marseille Fos

In the first quarter of this year passenger throughput was down 4% to 308,000 due to an unaccustomed blip in cruise numbers, which fell 11% to 178,000.




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Marseille shines among top Med cruise ports

Figures just published by the MedCruise ports association show that Marseille is now the Mediterranean’s fifth-largest cruise port by passenger numbers and also the fastest-growing.




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Marseille Fos on track for mega-ship repair facility

Leading French port Marseille Fos is set to re-open its giant Drydock 10 shiprepair facility – mothballed since 2000 – this autumn following a €28 million renovation project due for completion in September.




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New records for Marseilles Fos cruise volumes

Passenger throughput was marked by a 12% surge in cruise numbers to 1.3 million – up by 136,300 on the previous record set in 2013 – from a total of 493 calls.




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Marseilles aims for mega-cruiseship repair market

The Marseilles Fos port authority is targeting mid-2015 to complete the €28 million renovation of its giant drydock 10 to provide a strategically located base for cruise ship repair and maintenance.




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Port news from Marseilles Fos

First-half cruise passenger volumes rose significantly. Passenger throughput slipped 3% to 956,000 despite cruise numbers climbing 18% to 587,000.




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Terrace scheme offers new heights for Marseilles passengers

Cruise and ferry passengers passing through the port of Marseilles – some 2.6 million of them per year – can now share a major new attraction with city residents following the opening of Les Terrasses du Port, which combines scenic-view leisure areas with a high class shopping centre.




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