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  • The start of Portland Port's cruise season was spectacular! The first visit of 2019 was the inaugural call of the panamax size ship Costa Mediterranea. This ship is a spirit-class cruise ship operated by the Costa Crociere cruise line. The Costa Mediterranea can carry a total of 2,680 passengers, has 1056 cabins and a crew capacity of 902 in 509 crew staterooms.

    2019-04-09 - read story »

  • 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 »