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Forth Ports promotes city connectivity with Capital Cruising brand

Forth Ports promotes city connectivity with Capital Cruising brand
British port operator Forth Ports Limited is seeking to promote its capital city connection to cruise operator under the Capital Cruising brand.

The company operates eight commercial ports across Great Britain, including key gateways to the capital cities of London and Edinburgh and welcomes over 200,000 cruise passengers each year.

The company owns and operates facilities in Tilbury, Leith, Rosyth, Dundee and anchorages at Newhaven and South Queensferry on the River Forth.

The London International Cruise Terminal, based at Port of Tilbury on the river Thames, is situated as the closest deep water port giving access to London, while the Edinburgh ports are all within fifteen minutes of the city centre.

2016 is already a significant year for the company – with the highest number of cruise traffic to date, said Robert Mason, head of cruise in Scotland

Steve Lyons, head of cruise at The London International Cruise Terminal reported an almost 100% increase in passengers in Tilbury. Cruise and Maritime Voyages has announced its new ship joining the fleet in 2017 will home-port in Tilbury, maximising the advantages of road and rail infrastructure that the terminal enjoys, he added.