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First big cruise ship since industry-wide suspension completes 7-day cruise

Cruise ship. Genoa. Port

PortandTerminal.com, August 25, 2020 The MSC Grandiosa is one of the first cruise ships to be returning to the sea since the industry’s global shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. GENOA, ITALY – The MSC Grandiosa, the first big cruise ship to resume operations since the suspension of worldwide cruising due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has completed its first …

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Inspectors in Mexico to board cruise turned away by two Ports (and counting)

A white cruise ship seen from the starboard bow docked at port

Bloomberg, February 27, 2020 By Jonathan Levin for Bloomberg – Local health officials in Cozumel, Mexico, are poised to board the Meraviglia cruise ship Thursday to conduct a review after the vessel was turned away by two Caribbean ports on coronavirus concerns. In a statement Thursday, MSC Cruises said the ship had berthed in Cozumel and was waiting for “customary checks” …

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MSC aims to be 1st major ‘carbon neutral’ cruise operator

PortandTerminal.com, November 9, 2019 Starting on January 1, 2020, MSC Cruises will buy enough credits from companies that absorb carbon dioxide to offset all of the carbon emissions from its 17 ships throughout the year, the company announced Friday LOS ANGELES, CA – MSC Cruises announced Friday that the company will be carbon neutral by January 2020 as it prepares to …

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MSC Cruises gets go-ahead for $300M terminal project at PortMiami

PortandTerminal.com, September 20, 2019 MSC Cruises plans a two-terminal building on 16.7 acres at PortMiami in one of the port’s biggest lease deals ever MIAMI, FL – The Miami-Dade County Commission on Thursday approved a $300 million terminal development by MSC Cruises at PortMiami. The cruise line plans to build its two-terminal building on 16.7 acres, under a 62-year lease, …

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Too big? Cruise ship in Venice, Italy accident 40% larger than the Titanic

PortandTerminal.com, June 3, 2019 Both cruise destinations and cargo ports are feeling the squeeze as vessels continue to grow larger in size while their waterways remain essentially unchanged. Venice, Italy – On Sunday, MSC Cruises said the 2,679-passenger Opera was approaching a terminal on the Giudecca canal when it struck the dock and a nearby ferry due to a technical …

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