Carnival Corp. is poised to announce 'significant news' about travel to Cuba.

Kevin O’Sullivan, chairman of Cruise New Zealand, said the industry’s value to the economy is understated as official visitor counts fail to include as many as 176,000 cruise ship visitors a year.

MedCruise joined cruise and other maritime stakeholders in Brussels for a second panel discussion on differentiated port infrastructure charges to promote environmentally friendly maritime transport activities and sustainable transport.

The International Registries Inc./Marshall Islands Registry relocated and expanded its Fort Lauderdale office. The new location will accommodate the tremendous growth the Marshall Islands maritime and corporate registries have experienced in recent years and allow for further expansion.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. president and chief operating officer Adam Goldstein and US Maritime Administration administrator Paul Jaenichen are scheduled to address the 104th Annual Convention and Exposition of the American Association of Port Authorities.

Mexico's newly appointed Secretary of Tourism Enrique de la Madrid Cordero has confirmed his plans to attend the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference and Trade Show in Cozumel.

Leaders of the Corporación de Puertos del Conosur (Southern Cone Ports Corp.) met with Chile's tourism undersecretary, Javiera Montes Cruz, to discuss the importance of the cruise sector to the national economy.

The Montréal Port Authority welcomed the Québec government's first Québec Maritime Strategy, a commitment to support the maritime industry with more than $1.5bn in investments.

Last month Seatrade Cruise News reported Ted Blamey’s Sydney-based Chart Management Consultants had accepted a brief to come up with a cruise ship strategy for a ‘prominent Asian nation.’

In a significant development that may be encouraging to cruise operators, the US government has approved at least four Florida companies to operate ferry service to Cuba, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

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