Yokohama’s Shinko Pier Cruise Terminal and InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8 hotel are set to open in November. By end of March 2020, an additional attraction in the precinct will be the adjacent Hammerhead Park and Promenade. The park will feature Yokohama's Hammerhead Crane, the first quay crane installed in 1914 which  will be the central icon of the park.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is said to be partnering with two Alaska businesses on a private dock just north of Ketchikan that could accommodate two mega-ships.

In a troubling incident that raises questions about port security, police broke a blockade of Holland America Line's Zuiderdam at Kiel's Ostseekai terminal Sunday night after a group of local radical environmental campaigners had prevented the ship's departure for nearly six hours. Arrests were made. No injuries were reported.

Royal Caribbean's first Quantum Ultra ship, the newly inaugurated Spectrum of the Seas, will offer new overnight stays in Tokyo in summer 2020.

Since 2014, there has been a stalemate over cruise ships transiting the Venice Lagoon via the Giudecca Canal and San Marco Basin.

Cruise executives from the UK, US, Spain and Germany explored Israel — with visits to cosmopolitan Tel Aviv, Haifa Port and sacred sites in and around Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem — in the first part of this week's Israel-Cyprus Cruise Summit familiarisation trip.

Buenos Aires Port is seeking national and international bids for its continued modernization, with a US$760m investment required in the first 10 years, along with operations for a 50-year term.

The Canaveral Port Authority and Disney Cruise Line reached a new 20-year agreement to expand operations and make Port Canaveral home for two of Disney’s three new ships.

Cold ironing is expected to become significantly more attractive in German ports after the federal government this week agreed to cut the EEG charge for electricity supplied to ships by 80%.

The Port of Kiel welcomed the maiden call of AIDA Cruises' AIDAprima at the Ostseekai Cruise Terminal on Friday and confirmed AIDA Cruises will be the first line to use shore power there starting in 2020.

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