Galveston Wharves Lay-ship Businesses Steam Ahead
Galveston Wharves is projecting record-breaking lay-ship revenues for the first quarter of 2020. The port forecasts a record-breaking quarter for lay-dockage revenue, with 83 ship calls this year to date generating almost $1.2 million.
In 2019, a total of 377 ships docked short term at port berths for inspections, repairs, restocking and other services, earning the port $3.15 million in dockage revenue.
In other news, four Carnival and Royal Caribbean cruise ships that homeport in Galveston will be berthed at cruise terminals 1 and 2 during a 30-day voluntary sailing suspension. The cruise lines implemented the suspension on March 13 in response to global pandemic concerns. No COVID-19 cases have been reported in association with these cruise ships or the Galveston waterfront.
Port Director Rodger Rees said said that the port continues to coordinate and communicate with its multi-agency infectious disease response team, which includes representatives of local, state and federal agencies, on preparedness, prevention and response protocols.