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  • Ian McQuade General Manager - Commercial for Portland Port has just returned from Belgium where he visited Zeebrugge Port and Bruges. They were the hosts to the Cruise Europe Annual General Meeting and Conference from 4-7 March 2019. Whilst the AGM was held in Bruges the Conference was held at the new ABC-Tower multipurpose terminal in the Port of Zeebrugge. Top executives of leading cruise companies as well as port representatives all came together for one of the most important annual meetings of the Northern European Cruise Industry.

    2019-03-14 - read story »

  • New Local Notice to Mariners and General Directions can be viewed here.

    2019-03-14 - read story »

  • The port has won awards for its cruise efforts in the past with the cruise industry leading publication, Cruise Insight Magazine, awarding the port ‘Most Improved Destination’ in 2012 and ‘Most Responsive Port’ in 2014. These awards marked significant milestones in the development of the port’s cruise business. 2018 witnessed a new milestone for the port, that of more local recognition.

    2019-02-14 - read story »

  • Portland Port’s 2019 cruise season is going to be another record breaker.

    2019-01-11 - read story »

  • The nature of shipping at Portland Port is changing rapidly; as the cruise business continues to grow, the Port’s cargo customers are also seeing a significant growth in activities and there is an increased use of the port by military vessels. These good news stories not only mean a growing number of vessels visiting the port, but they are increasing in size as well.

    2018-12-21 - read story »

  • At the end of every cruise season the port reviews it’s entire operation with the aim of continually improving the service it provides. As part of the ports improvement strategy, research has been undertaken over the last three years which has yielded some fantastic results for the local area. The research has been based on the activities that cruise passengers undertake whilst in port and helps put to bed the myth that all cruise passengers visiting Portland Port go to Stonehenge.

    2018-10-26 - read story »