Loipart Group, supplier of marine galley equipment, provision rooms and laundry systems for cruise ships, is strengthening and expanding its business together with new partner A5 Marine Technologies AB to supply own-designed systems and equipment for ship-generated garbage.

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) UK & Ireland named Stuart Leven as its new chair.

Liverpool is seeking to appoint a design team for its proposed new cruise terminal.

TUI Cruises plans to christen Mein Schiff 6 on June 1 in Hamburg. After that the ship will depart on its maiden voyage to Kiel, arriving June 3.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is extending the charter of Hanseatic for another six months until the end of September 2018 to bridge the gap before the launch of the first of the German-based line's newbuilds, due to arrive in April 2019.

In a major boost for cruise tourism in southern Sweden, the Swedish Maritime Administration gave Copenhagen Malmö Port the go-ahead to receive larger cruise ships in Malmö.

Hamburg terminal operator Cruise Gate Hamburg (CGH) reported a record-breaking 171 cruise ship visits bringing 710,000 turnaround passengers in 2016 and 200 arrivals and around 800,000 passengers anticipated in 2017.

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced that  travel industry seasoned professional Tom Fecke will join the organisation on January 3, 2017 as secretary general, CLIA Europe.

More than 40 cruise calls and 60,000 passengers are scheduled for Gotland in 2018 when the Swedish island's new cruise quay becomes operational.

CLIA has announced the launch of Cruise360 in Europe for the first time in 2017.

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