Maiden call of MSC Bellissima marked with a traditional plaque & key ceremony

Maiden call of MSC Bellissima marked with a traditional plaque & key ceremony

A traditional Plaque & Key ceremony was held to mark the maiden call of MSC Bellissima (see also CruiseMapper) as she arrived at the Port of Southampton on Friday 1 March. Caption: Passenger ship MSC …
Mar 6, 2019 /  Cruise
ONE Columba makes her maiden call at Port of Southampton

ONE Columba makes her maiden call at Port of Southampton

The ONE Columba made her maiden call at the port of Southampton on Saturday 5th January. The 14000TEU vessel is first new build from ONE Ocean Network Express to visit the UK and is deployed on THE Alliance FE5 …
Jan 10, 2019 /  Vessels
Cruise Terminal upgrade begins at the Port of Southampton

Cruise Terminal upgrade begins at the Port of Southampton

Construction work has begun to upgrade Ocean Cruise Terminal at the Port of Southampton, to support continued growth in the cruise sector. Representatives from ABP, Carnival UK and contractors, GRAHAM, came together …
Nov 9, 2018 /  Cruise
The latest stage of a £50Mln expansion of automotive trade at the Port of Southampton begins

The latest stage of a £50Mln expansion of automotive trade at the Port of Southampton begins

Work on the latest £15 million multi-deck storage facility in the Eastern Dock will take 9 months and will create 3,000 additional spaces for vehicles to be stored. This is the eighth multi-deck at the port and …
Oct 9, 2018 /  Curious
Kotug Smit Towage takes newly-built ATD 2412 Twin Fin tug ‘Buffalo’ into service for its European harbour towage activities

Kotug Smit Towage takes newly-built ATD 2412 Twin Fin tug ‘Buffalo’ into service for its European harbour towage activities

Kotug Smit Towage has taken the newly-built ATD 2412 Twin Fin tug ‘Buffalo’ into service for its European harbour towage activities. The ‘Buffalo’ is the third tug built by Damen for Kotug Smit …
Mar 2, 2018 /  Vessels
Port of Southampton welcomes record-breaking 2M cruise passengers

Port of Southampton welcomes record-breaking 2M cruise passengers

A RECORD-breaking 2m cruise passengers visited the Port of Southampton in 2017 (see also CruiseMapper) and brought with them a massive multi-million-pound cash injection to the local economy. Every time a cruise ship …
Feb 2, 2018 /  Cruise
ABP Southampton acquires Eling Wharf

ABP Southampton acquires Eling Wharf

Eling Wharf has been acquired by ABP Southampton in a move that is designed to secure employment and the key role the wharf plays in supporting the Port of Southampton. The 41 acre site, which sits adjacent to the A35 …
Jan 29, 2018 /  Curious
Port of Southampton looks forward to a record-breaking year ahead

Port of Southampton looks forward to a record-breaking year ahead

2018 looks set to be another record-breaking year at the Port of Southampton, says Director Alastair Welch. Following on from the success of 2017, which saw the largest vessels in the world coming to Southampton and …
Jan 11, 2018 /  Curious
ABP Southampton voted Best UK Departure Port for ninth year

ABP Southampton voted Best UK Departure Port for ninth year

For the ninth year in succession, the Port of Southampton has been named Best UK Departure Port by Cruise Critic UK. 2017 has been a busy year for cruise at the Port of Southampton with more than 500 cruise calls and …
Dec 13, 2017 /  Cruise
New vehicle export terminal in the Port of Southampton opened by International Trade Minister

New vehicle export terminal in the Port of Southampton opened by International Trade Minister

A VEHICLE Export Terminal which is part of a £50m investment by ABP in the Port of Southampton has been officially opened by the Minister of State for International Trade, the Rt Hon Greg Hands MP Thursday …
Nov 3, 2017 /  Curious