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SSA Marine's new cruise division is headed by Stefano Borzone

Stefano Borzone will head SSA Marine's new dedicated cruise division as president
Marine terminal giant SSA Marine launched a dedicated cruise division with port operations veteran Stefano Borzone as president.

SSA Marine said the new business unit builds on its service and partnership capabilities and provides a platform for future growth opportunities to meet the needs of cruise lines and their customers.

Carnival Corp. and Metro Cruise Services experience

Borzone spent several years in senior vice president roles with Carnival Corp. & plc, most recently with Princess Cruises, as well as 13 years with Metro Cruise Services, where he served as president.

In his new SSA Marine role, he'll oversee all cruise operations, collaborating closely with joint venture partners, customers and port authorities.

This new division will focus on expanding the company’s long-term partnerships with major cruise lines, as well as developing innovative, value-generating solutions for its cruise, port and destination partners. Safety, labor relations and sustainability initiatives will remain key priorities, the company said. 

Opportunity to build on SSA Marine and Ceres' cruise foundation

'Establishing a stand-alone cruise division is a unique opportunity to build on the strong foundation that our talented team of terminal operators from SSA Marine and Ceres have established with our cruise line customers and port authorities,' said Uffe Ostergaard, CEO of Carrix, SSA Marine's parent company. 'Adding Stefano’s deep industry experience and leadership to the team will be instrumental as we accelerate the growth of this significant line of business in the years ahead.'

Borzone called his new assignment 'incredibly motivating,' adding: 'SSA Marine is well known for their diverse operational network, their decades-long partnerships and their collaborative approach to the development, investment and operation of cruise terminal locations.

'I am looking forward to working alongside our partners to deliver exceptional port operations, and to leading critical sustainability programs in support of the broader goals set by the cruise industry.'