Tagged: Marseilles

The Marseille Provence Cruise Club coordinates 10 food and furniture donation operations from laid-up cruise ships in favour of local charities

In 2020, more than 22 tons of food, blankets and furniture coming from the laid-up ships docked in the port of Marseille were given to the most deprived people. The cruise activity suddenly stopped on the 16th of March 2020 with the declaration of world pandemic and strict lockdown of populations. (more…)

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Cruise ships in French waters agree to pollute less

The main cruise ship operators in French waters have agreed on measures to limit pollution caused by their vessels, including hooking up to the power grid instead of keeping their engines running during stopovers. The “Blue Charter” agreement signed in Marseille by Costa Cruises, MSC Cruises, Royal Carribean Cruises and Ponant also pledged to use less-polluting fuel when maneuvering in harbors as well as other measures to reduce emissions. (reuters.com)

Marseille Fos set to build on 2017 growth

Marseille - The Cruise Terminal with MSC FantasiaPassenger carryings on Corsica and North Africa ferry services rose 7% to 1.2 million, which almost compensated for cruise numbers dropping 7% to 1.5 million.  Throughput at the leading French cruise port was affected by Croisieres de France ceasing operations and by the repositioning of some US vessels in Asia and northern Europe.  (more…)

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New Marseille Drydock Inaugurated

A ribbon cutting took place earlier this week to mark the official inauguration of the new Drydock No. 10 in Marseille Port. It marks the official opening of the biggest drydock in the Mediterranean, and one of the biggest in the world. Drydockings at the facility have already taken place with ships from AIDA, Costa and MSC. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Largest dry dock in Mediterranean is back in operation

The largest dry dock in the Mediterranean — the Port of Marseille’s Graving Dock No. 10 (Forme 10) — is back in operation. Opened in 1975 to accommodate a new generation of ULCCs, the giant dock measures 485 m (1.525 ft) long by 85 m (279 ft) wide with a 10.7m (35 ft) maximum draft above the blocks. (marinelog.com)

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Port news from Marseille Fos

Marseille - The Cruise Terminal with MSC FantasiaPassenger throughput started the year at half-pace, down 13% on a total of 269,000. Cruise numbers fell 16% to 150,000 – with 41 calls as against 48 in Q1 last year – including 55,000 home port passengers. Ferry carryings on the North Africa and more seasonal Corsica services fell 8% to 119,000.

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Cruise lines on high alert in France following Paris attacks

Marseille - The Cruise Terminal with MSC FantasiaCosta Cruises and MSC Cruises, which were both targeted by the terror attacks in Tunis, Tunisia earlier this year, say they are on alert following the French terror attacks in Paris on November 14th, and may cut short their port calls in Marseille. (bignewsnetwork.com)

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