Royal Caribbean and Miami-Dade County Break Ground To Build World-Class Cruise Terminal at PortMiami

MIAMI, March 8, 2017 – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) together with Miami-Dade County, today broke ground for the new cutting edge cruise Terminal A at PortMiami. Terminal A will be a striking addition to PortMiami, serving as homeport to several Royal Caribbean International ships, including two of the world’s largest and most innovative … More Royal Caribbean and Miami-Dade County Break Ground To Build World-Class Cruise Terminal at PortMiami

ROYAL CARIBBEAN FINALIZES AGREEMENT WITH THE BAHAMAS TO GROW TOURISM TO THE DESTINATION

MIAMI, March 8, 2017 – The world’s largest cruise line, Royal Caribbean International, has committed to a multi-year agreement with the island nation of The Bahamas that will help grow tourism to the destination, rapidly increase the cruise line’s employment of Bahamian nationals and invest in hospitality training to develop talent in the country. At … More ROYAL CARIBBEAN FINALIZES AGREEMENT WITH THE BAHAMAS TO GROW TOURISM TO THE DESTINATION

IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the entry into force today (18 January) of new obligations under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) which require shipowners to have compulsory insurance to cover abandonment of seafarers, as well as claims for death or long-term disability of seafarers. The 2014 amendments to the MLC 2006, which comes … More IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE PROHIBITED ITEMS

It beginning to look alot like Christmas and many persons are already booked to cruise around the world on various cruise ships.  However,  if you plan to cruise with the Carnival Cruise Line, please note that the following additional   items are prohibited.  According to  Carnival Cruise Line, these prohibited items are necessary in order … More CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE PROHIBITED ITEMS

Jamaica Welcoming World’s Largest Cruise Ship

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tuesday November 22, 2016 – The world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, will make its inaugural call at the Falmouth Cruise Shipping Port in Trelawny today, bringing more than 6,000 cruise passengers to Jamaica. It will continue to make bimonthly calls at that port. Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said the arrival … More Jamaica Welcoming World’s Largest Cruise Ship

IMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulphur fuel oil requirement

In a landmark decision for both the environment and human health, 1 January 2020 has been set as the implementation date for a significant reduction in the sulphur content of the fuel oil used by ships. The decision to implement a global sulphur cap of 0.50% m/m (mass/mass) in 2020 was taken by the International … More IMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulphur fuel oil requirement

Royal Caribbean Orders New Green Cruise Ship Class

Royal Caribbean Cruises has signed an agreement with shipbuilder Meyer Turku to build a new class of green cruise ships called “Icon.” The ships, two of which will be delivered to Royal Caribbean International in 2022 and 2024, will be the first powered by liquefied natural gas (LFG) and fuel-cell technology, which are expected to … More Royal Caribbean Orders New Green Cruise Ship Class

Barbados Port Inc (BPI) signed a (MOU) with the Ports of Tenerife

Barbados Port Inc (BPI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ports of Tenerife, Spain on Wednesday August 17. The MOU is a direct result of discussions which took place for the Barbados 50 Yacht Race. The Barbados 50 got underway in London on the 31st July, then proceeded to Falmouth. The vessels will … More Barbados Port Inc (BPI) signed a (MOU) with the Ports of Tenerife

The Fair Treatment of Seafarers in cases of abandonment: A Caribbean Perspective

The issue of abandonment Abandonment is defined by IMO Resolution A.930 (22) of 29 November 2001 as: • “Characterised by the severance of ties between the shipowner and the seafarer”. Meaning: • The shipowner fails to fulfil certain fundamental obligations to the seafarer relating to timely repatriation and payment of outstanding remuneration and the provision … More The Fair Treatment of Seafarers in cases of abandonment: A Caribbean Perspective