Cruiseline & Ports

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The EU Green Deal significantly increased the EU’s climate ambition and set unprecedented emission reduction targets to be reached over the next decades. In particular, the EU is aiming for a 55% decrease in emission levels by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. The ultimate objective is to create the first climate neutral continent by 2050. […]

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EU agreement on Digital Policy Programme The EU Council and Parliament agreed on the monitoring and cooperation system of the 2030 Policy Programme: Path to the Digital Decade. The programme sets up a monitoring and cooperation system to achieve the common objectives and targets for Europe’s digital transformation set out in the 2030 Digital Compass […]

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Europe is not just experiencing heatwaves on land. The Mediterranean Sea is experiencing a brutal marine heatwave this July, which will have devastating impacts on marine ecosystems while also enhancing heatwaves on land. Water temperatures are as high as 6.2°C above normal! This is being reported by US Storm Watch Agency. The Agency added that […]

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During the fourth quarter of 2021, there were 34 cruise liner calls in Malta. Transit passengers accounted for the absolute majority of total traffic, reaching 42,166 passengers. On average, every vessel that berthed in Malta carried 1,323 passengers. EU nationals comprised the largest share of total cruise passengers during the period under review, at 82.3 […]

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Egypt announced Tuesday an increase for transit fees related to key global maritime route Suez Canal amid a cash squeeze, with price hikes reaching 10%. The Suez Canal Authority said on its website the increases were “in line with the significant growth in global trade” and cited the canal’s “development and enhancement of the transit […]

Mediterranean ObserverNovember 15, 2021
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Turkey’s Aegean resort town of Kuşadası welcomed two more cruise ships on Saturday, with dockings gaining pace as the tourism industry claws back from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Norway-flagged Viking Sea and Viking Venus docked at Ege Port, known for hosting the highest number of cruisers annually, and brought in around 1,200 passengers. […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 16, 2021
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Royal Caribbean International has announced that the world’s largest cruise ship, Wonder of the Seas, will sail in the Mediterranean next summer. The new mega-ship will sail from its home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to the Caribbean on March 4, 2022, before heading to Barcelona and Rome in May for the summer season. The cruise […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 2, 2021
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Greek tourism recovered significantly in the summer of 2021 but risks still remain, such the worsening of the Covid-19 epidemiological data and the future negative effects of the recent wildfires, according to Alpha Bank. In a recent economic bulletin, the bank’s analysts referred to positive data on this summer’s international arrivals and receipts, hotel occupancy, […]

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The European Commission has approved a Greek scheme with an estimated budget of up to 500 million euros to support the uncovered fixed costs of companies affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. “Many companies in Greece have seen their revenues significantly decline because of the coronavirus outbreak and of the measures necessary to limit its […]


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