A high-level delegation of Cuban transport, trade, investment and port officials is scheduled to visit Port Everglades this week to exchange information with US investors, exporters and cruise line executives.

ASEAN ministers agreed to develop a Joint Declaration on Cruise Tourism to give the region’s cruise industry a big boost as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) marks its 50th anniversary.

US Coast Guard units and other partner agencies are providing waterside security for the US presidential inauguration.

Capt. Paul 'Chip' Jaenichen, former administrator of the US Maritime Administration, joined HMS Global Maritime as chief operating officer. HMS owns and operates the American Queen Steamboat Co. and 85 other US-flag vessels.

In a cruise industry first, logistics expert Savino Del Bene has been licensed by the US government to transport agricultural products to Cuba for a year-round cruise operation there.

For many communities, lawmakers and regulators in North America, Carnival Corp.'s Tom Dow has been the face of the cruise industry as vp public affairs. He's transitioning to a consulting role in February.

Tandy Bondi, a partner with the Washington, DC-area lobbying firm Alcalde & Fay since 2004, is succeeding Tom Dow as vp public affairs at Carnival Corp.

Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has backed the idea of a man-made island in Port Phillip Bay to cater for the world’s largest cruise ships.

Port Everglades has received federal authorization for the US Army Corps of Engineers to move forward with a plan to deepen and widen navigation channels.

For the first time Celebrity Cruises is sending a Solstice-class ship, Celebrity Eclipse, to South America, with two of the departures featuring scenic Antarctica cruising.

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