US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has sworn in Rear Adm. Mark Buzby, a retired Navy officer, as the administrator of the Maritime Administration. Prior to his appointment Buzby served as president of the National Defense Transportation Association, a global association of transportation and logistics professionals.

Ships docking at the Port of Montreal’s new cruise terminal can now hook up to shore power in an $11m project that is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2,800 tonnes per year.

Florida's Port Canaveral hosted a briefing led by Federal Maritime Commissioner William Doyle regarding the use of liquefied natural gas as a maritime transportation fuel.

Acapulco expects 32 cruise calls this year, up from 18 in 2016, a 78% increase.

The French state is exercising its pre-emptive right to acquire the remaining share capital in STX France, buying time to continue negotiations with Italy. This is a temporary move that will cost France about €80m.

French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire on Wednesday said the state is prepared to exercise its pre-emptive right to nationalize STX France if Italy doesn't accept its offer of a 50-50 share of the Saint-Nazaire shipyard.

The world's leading registry, Panama, will mark its centennial on Dec. 15. In the months ahead, the Panama Maritime Authority plans various activities and awareness campaigns under the slogan 'Panama's 100 years of registering ships—joining ports, seas and people.'

Packaging more authentic tours and emphasizing the 'Pure Grenada' brand in all activities, especially culinary offerings, were among the insights Grenada gained from a Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association delegation's visit this month.

The Trump administration's new Cuba rules may not impact cruise operations but they're 'disruptive' in terms of US-based lines' ability to invest in port infrastructure improvements.

Cruise operators were spared President Trump's reinstatement of many Cuba travel restrictions and likely will benefit further since Americans are no longer allowed to plan their own private trips.

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