The luxurious yatch Just J’s calls in Ceuta.

 

The impressive yatch “Just J’s” , with flag of Cayman Islands, docked in the Muelle España last November 13.

This yacht, valued at 68 million euros and built in 2015, has the capacity to accommodate 15 people and was commissioned to the prestigious Dutch shipyards of Hakvoort. Nowadays, these shipyards are building a new yacht with similar features and two more meters in length.

In its 61 meters in length and 11 meters in beam, this boat counts on a swimming pool, cinema, solarium, disco, several suites, among other luxury rooms.

 

 

The Ceuta Port Authority wishes all passengers and crew a happy stay in our city.

The port of Ceuta comes early with regards to the IMO 2020 regulations and begins to operate in the supply of low sulphur marine fuel oil.

The Port of Ceuta already sells low sulphur marine fuels before the deadline to the limitations of the new IMO 2020 international standard, which will enter into force on 1st January.

An unloading of this new product on 1st November and the first supply operation that took place on 7th November, mark the beginning of a new stage in the port’s strategy so as to boost bunkering at its facilities.

The first unloading operation of fuel oil 0.5% low in sulphur VLSFO (Very Low Sulphur Fuel oil) in the port of Ceuta took place last Friday, 1st November at the Poniente dike, specifically in the new dock of the 3rd alignment, destined to the reception of large ships for the transport of liquid bulk.

This new berthing infrastructure made the aforementioned unloading a great success; since it allowed to receive a ship of great draft and length allowing the port of Ceuta to be more competitive by increasing its capacity for this type of operations that was previously limited to smaller vessels, which eliminates the traditional restriction that existed and penalized the cost of transporting oil-bearing products to our port.

The vessel Ridgebury Colette B, from Sweden, made the first deposit of this new fuel oil at the port facilities. This ship carried 34,500 tons of this low sulphur fuel that is more ecological and sustainable for the environment, while considerably reducing the amount of sulphur oxides from ships, reporting health benefits to populations who live near to the ports and coasts.

This product was stored in the DÚCAR I’s warehouses and the company VILMA OIL was the one in charge of carrying out the unloading operations that lasted 35 hours. It should be noted that this first supply highlights the involvement of the VILMA OIL company in the business of bunkering in the Port of Ceuta; since it made possible that two months before the entry into force of the IMO-2020 regulations, the port of Ceuta is prepared to supply this fuel to ships.

This fact is the result of a process that began last February in London in the framework of the conferences promoted by IBIA on the occasion of the IP Week (International Petroleum Week).

Simultaneously, that same day in the Levante dike, another fuel unloading took place. The ship “Sti Fulham” from Bilbao deposited 25,000 tons of diesel oil also sold by VILMA OIL for the provisioning of ships in our port. This fuel was stored in the DÚCAR I’s deposits located in San Amaro. It should be noted that the ship agent in both operations was the agency “Wave Shipping del Estrecho, Ltd.”.

After the first unloading operation carried out on 1st November, the first supply of low sulphur fuel oil took place in the port of Ceuta, specifically in the Levante dike where the Turkish ship “Kurtulus” will supply 90 tons of the aforementioned fuel.

The ship “Kurtulus”, from Turkey, was the first to receive this new fuel oil at the port facilities. This vessel of 3,450 GT and 92.25 m in length also supplied 25 tons of diesel from the same supplier and “Jose Salama & Co. Ltd.” was the ship agent.

In the same line, the port of Ceuta has been expanding its product offer with the new VLSFO (Very Low Sulphur Fuel oil) marine fuel provided by Vilma Oil, which is another step in the strategy of the port of Ceuta to boost its positioning as a reference of fuel supply services to ships in the Strait, as it is a key geographic-logistic core for international navigation routes.

The Port of Ceuta finished the month of October reaching the figure of 665.087 tons in supplies to ships, which represents a growth of 6.22%. To all this, we should add the ability to serve ships in the bay by barge, overcoming the limitations that may exist in response to those ships anchored outside the dock.

The Port Authority has been developing commercial policies focused on capturing and increasing this traffic. In this sense, the necessary steps have been taken to achieve this objective through the increase of the supply capacity and the specialization of our services, which implies an increase in traffic and, therefore, an improvement in the port results.

The cruise “Saga Sapphire” made a port call in the Port of Ceuta on Sunday 13th October 2019.

The cruise, which belongs to the shipping company Saga Cruises and consigned by Global Agency Ceuta Ltd., will be in Ceuta from 08.00 to 15.00 hours. It is a ship with a length of 200 metres and a draft of 8.3 metres.

Around 1,100 people, including tourists and crew of different nationalities, will be able to visit the city and its surroundings.

The Port Authority of Ceuta informs of the arrival on Sunday, October 13, 2019, of the cruise “Saga Sapphire” which, consigned by the company Global Agency Ceuta Ltd., will be berthed from 08:00 pm and 15:00 pm in the Muelle España (east side). The cruise will arrive in Ceuta from the port of Dover and it will depart for the port of Oran.

This vessel will make a call in our port and it belongs to the prestigious British- shipping company “Saga Cruises” – which means that the interest of this shipping company in considering the port of Ceuta in the routes of its cruises is increasing.

The size of the “Saga Sapphire”, with 200 m. in length and 8.3 m in draft, shares similar features with the cruise “Saga Pearl II” of the same shipping company which visited us last year.

About 1,100 people on board between passengers and crew

The ship “Saga Sapphire” has 650 passengers on board, most of them British and American and around 400 crew members of different nationalities, who will have the option to take the usual tour around Ceuta and do their shopping during the time they remain in the city. For that reason, the Tourist Services of the Autonomous City of Ceuta will collaborate in the reception of tourists, displaying in the berth area, a tourist information point. Apart from that, shuttle buses and transfers will be available for them to visit the city center.

This cruise carries out a tour of 14 days of sailing visiting the ports of Dover, Ceuta, Oran, Ibiza, Barcelona, Valencia, Huelva, A coruña and return to the British port of Southampton.

Delivery of a commemorative plaque

As usual, in the case of the first visit of the cruise, a reception will be carried out on board, where the cruise captain will be given a commemorative plaque of the first call in our port.

With the arrival of this new cruise, the positive results of the commercial efforts that the Port Authority, together with Tourist Services, have been carrying out during these last years is confirmed, both in the international forums and in the participation in associations for the promotion of these traffics, and all this completes the number of calls and visitors for the benefit of the tourist and economic sector of the city.

Features of the cruise “SAGA SAPHHIRE”

Company: Saga Cruises.

Ship agent: Global Agency Ceuta, Ltd. – (Tel. +34 956 524488)

Date of the arrival: 13 October 2019

ETA: 08:00 am.

ETD: 15:00 pm.

Berth place: Muelle España (east side)

Flag: Malta Port of registry: Valletta

Previous port of call: Dover (England)

Destination: Oran (Algeria)

Tonnage: 37,049 GT

Length: 200 m Draft: 8.3 m

Passengers: 650. British and American.

Crew: 400. Different nationalities.

The Ceuta Port Authority of Ceuta and Tourist Services jointly attend the Medcruise General Assembly, where professionals from the cruise industry meet.

Both institutions, the port and the city, attend together the 55th General Assembly of Medcruise, association of Mediterranean cruise ports and adjacent seas whose main mission is to promote the cruise industry in the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, the Adriatic Sea, the Red Sea and the nearby Atlantic.

Staff from the port and the tourist destination of Ceuta are present these days in the port of Antibes (France), promoting the cruise traffic at the port facilities and the city as a recipient of tourists who visit us on these ships.

Among the most important issues that are being dealt with during the days of conferences and meetings scheduled with the shipping companies, it is highlighted the presentation carried out by tourist services presenting the city of Ceuta as a destination place, which, accompanied by the Commercial Manager of the Port Authority, had the opportunity to announce our enclave as a unified cruise destination and promote it in the international market.

In these meetings the different areas of the Mediterranean are analysed and concrete measures are established to attract cruise companies in order to strengthen the role of the region, divulge its tourist relevance, publicize its facilities and value its growth and development.

The Association has an agenda of internal affairs approved in the general assembly of members, including the port and the city of Ceuta. Matters such as training courses, work groups, promotional and marketing actions, alliances with other associations of the sector, incorporation of new partners, etc., are the points that have been discussed on this occasion. At the same time, conferences and round tables have been developed in another section where topics such as the latest changes in the cruise industry have been discussed, how it affects the environment, the luxury cruise market, new business opportunities and trends in the Mediterranean Sea.

Finally, it should be stressed that MedCruise helps its members to benefit from the growth of the cruise industry, providing opportunities for networking, promotion and professional development, and it collaborates with different associations to promote, in a better way, the business and improve cooperation on common issues. The Association is working to increase and strengthen its ties with other port communities in the coming years to continue increasing traffic. These alliances help to provide a unified voice for sustainable cruise growth when it comes to European Union organizations, national governments, local authorities and other stakeholders in the cruise industry.

The Port of Ceuta participates in the “Seatrade Cruise Europe 2019”.

The Ceuta Port Authority participates in the reference fair of the European cruise sector, “Seatrade Europe Cruise and River Cruise”, which is held in Hamburg from September 11 to 13 and which is framed in the “German city’s Cruise Week. ” In addition to this, it is highlighted the celebration of two events organized by CLIA, the Cruise Lines International Association.

The Seatrade Cruise Europe edition is the most important fair-congress dedicated to the world of cruises in Europe. With permanent headquarters in Hamburg, this biannual fair-congress receives about 5000 visitors from more than 40 countries who develop a varied range of routes and destinations on 260 stands. In this new edition, the Seatrade Europe will count on more space for new exhibitors and innovative conferences.

The Ceuta Port Authority will be present at the fair in the State Ports stand together with the main Port Authorities under the slogan “Blue Carpet” and, together with Tour Spain and companies of this sector, they will exhibit a wide range of destinations and services to shipping companies, giving a global image of Spain, and boosting the cruise sector from the point of view of the improvement in port facilities, and of the cultural and tourist offer.

The representation of the Port of Ceuta, headed by its Commercial and Marketing Manager, Víctor Jiménez, will hold meetings with delegates of the main cruise ships and other professionals of the sector, presenting the novelties and advantages offered by the porto f Ceuta as well as the tourist attractions of the city that will enhance the image of Ceuta as a cruise destination.

Likewise, contacts will be made with shipping companies interested in making calls in their itineraries for the next few years, taking advantage of the fact that our port has adapted to receive ships that are increasingly large and it offers all kinds of services.

Precisely, in the field of infrastructure, the Port Authority of Ceuta brings interesting news about the cruises that visited our city this year. The adaptation of the Muelle España to house vessels of greater length, the integral renovation of the aforementioned quay that allows access to ships that take tourists on excursion, as well as a new arrangement of security, lighting, signaling, green areas keeping in its design the original structure of the dock, which generates some surface so that the operation of embarkation / disembarkation is easier to carry out.

In addition to the exhibition area, during these fair days key issues around the amazing expansion of cruises in Europe will be discussed. An expansion of which Ceuta also wants to be a participant Issues such as sustainability and environmental regulations, design of new terminals, creation of new brands, among other aspects, will be discussed. To deal with these issues, managers and important personalities of the sector will be present during the conferences.

With regards to the meetings celebrated other ports, it is highlighted the previous ones maintained with the neighboring ports of Cádiz and Malaga. These ones will be complemented with visits to both ports in this last four-month period of the year, in order to exchange points of view, boost and include our port in initiatives and joint programs with them, since they are a perfect example in the cruise sector in the western Mediterranean area with considerable increases in the number of calls of these ships.

Finally, the forecasts of the Port Authority is to increase its presence in this sector in the coming years, however, for external reasons, there have been some cancellations of calls during this year; a circumstance that does not stop us continuing to work and resume satisfactory new cruise visits such as last August. Both, the port and the city are planning new objectives to promote this traffic in upcoming forums and international fairs, with presence in associations of cruise industry professionals such as CLÍA and Medcruise that will report new calls and visits for the benefit of the tourist and economic sector of the city.

The Port of Ceuta publishes its Annual Report 2018.

The Port Authority of Ceuta publishes its Annual Report 2018 as a sign of transparency of the institution regarding its management.

The Port Authority of Ceuta has been preparing for years an annual report divided into chapters where its annual activity, evaluation, results and the most outstanding management facts are reflected.

The aforementioned publication collects, in an exhaustive way, the economic balance, the technical characteristics of its facilities, the activities authorized to individuals, the statistics of its traffic, the use of the port, the works, the maritime lines, etc.

Likewise, it should also be noted that the annual report, of a public nature, will be distributed to the rest of the national ports and to the maritime community in general, continuing with the policy of sharing and spreading the results of common objectives.

Finally, it should be highlighted that the annual report is completely free. Furthermore, its printed edition is accompanied by a USB card and is also accessible through the official website of the Port of Ceuta in the section called “Publications”.

Instruction for the reduction of hydrogen sulphide emissions on ships operating in the Port.

On July 1, 2019, the Instruction for the reduction of hydrogen sulphide emissions into the atmosphere in the oil-bearing products in the Port of Ceuta entered into force.

The Port Authority of Ceuta (APC), related to the environmental improvement initiative, published the instructions for reducing hydrogen sulphide emissions into the atmosphere, as of July 1, 2019. This initiative promoted by this Port Authority was approved by the Board of Directors on April 9, 2019 and published in BOCCE No. 5888 on May 21.

This instruction was created as a sign of the APC’s commitment to environmental protection and is intended to contribute to the process of continuous improvement that characterizes its environmental management system, which in turn constitutes one of the main requirements of ISO 14001, which represents an international standard of environmental management and the PERS (Port Environmental Review System), which constitutes the only environmental management standard specifically created for the port sector.

From this date, the ship agents will have the obligation to attach to the DUE (single call document) the model statement provided by the APC, duly completed and sealed by the ship’s captain, affecting only the operations of cargo in transit and discharges of products containing hydrogen sulphide (S2H) as occurs with petroleum and its petroleum by-products.

Likewise, the operators of these products will have a maximum period of three months, to install electronic alarms that continuously analyze the concentration of S2H in the vapor phase, guaranteeing not exceeding the limits established in terms of concentrations of hydrogen sulphide, in the areas of storage and maritime terminals.

The giant cruise “Sapphire Princess” returns to make a second call during this month in the Port of Ceuta on Wednesday 28th August 2019

The cruise, which belongs to the shipping company Princess Cruises and consigned by Salama y Cía., will be in Ceuta from 07.00 to 16.00 hours. It is one of the largest ships that berths in the port of Ceuta with a length of 288 metres and a draft of 8.5 metres.

 Around 4,000 people, including tourists and crew of different nationalities, will be able to visit the city and its surroundings.

The Port Authority of Ceuta informs of the arrival on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, of the giant cruise “Sapphire Princess” which, consigned by the company Salama y Cía., will be berthed from 07:00 pm and 16:00 pm in the Muelle España (east side). The cruise will arrive in Ceuta from the port of Alghero (Italy) and it will depart for the port of Southampton (U.K.).

This giant vessel has already made a call in our port , it’s the second time during this month, the last one last August 06th and it belongs to the prestigious shipping company Princess Cruises which trusts once again on the Port of Ceuta with this new port of call; which confirms the interest of this shipping company in considering the port of Ceuta in the routes of its cruises.

The size of the “Sapphire Princess”, with 288 m in length and 8.5 m in draft, made it one of the largest tourist cruises that had berthed so far in the port of Ceuta, with similar features as the cruise “Arcadia” or “Aurora” that visited us last year.

The ship “Sapphire Princess” has 2,970 passengers on board, most of them British and American and around 1,100 crew members of different nationalities, who will have the option to take the usual tour around Ceuta and do their shopping during the time they remain in the city. For that reason, the Tourist Services of the Autonomous City of Ceuta will collaborate in the reception of tourists, displaying in the berth area, a tourist information point. Apart from that, shuttle buses and transfers will be available for them to visit the city centre.

This cruise carries out a tour of 14 days of sailing visiting the ports of Cádiz, Barcelona, Marsella, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Alghero, Ceuta, and return to the British port of departure, Southampton.

With the arrival of this new cruise, the positive result of the commercial efforts that the Port Authority has been carrying out during these last years is confirmed, both in the international forums and in the participation in associations for the promotion of these traffics, and all this completes the number of calls and visitors for the benefit of the tourist and economic sector of the city.

Technical data of the cruise “Sapphire Princess”:

Company:  Princess Cruises.

Ship agent: Salama y Cía. – Ceuta. (Tel 956 514644/9688)

Date of the arrival: 28 August 2019

ETA: 07:00 am.

ETD: 16:00 pm.

Berth place: Muelle España (east side)

Flag: United Kingdom    Port of registry: London

Previous port of call: Alghero (Italy)

Destination: Southampton (U.K:.)

Tonnage: 115,875 GT

Length: 288 m  Draft: 8.5 m

Passengers: 2,970. British and American.

Crew: 1,100 aprox. Different nationalities.

 

 

The giant cruise “Sapphire Princess” will make a port call in the Port of Ceuta on Tuesday 6th August 2019.

The cruise, which belongs to the shipping company Princess Cruises and consigned by Salama y Cía., will be in Ceuta from 07.00 to 16.00 hours. It is one of the largest ships that berths in the port of Ceuta with a length of 288 metres and a draft of 8.5 metres.

Around 4,000 people, including tourists and crew of different nationalities, will be able to visit the city and its surroundings.

The Port Authority of Ceuta informs of the arrival on Tuesday, August 06, 2019, of the giant cruise “Sapphire Princess” which, consigned by the company Salama y Cía., will be berthed from 07:00 pm and 16:00 pm in the Muelle España (east side). The cruise will arrive in Ceuta from the port of Sete (France) and it will depart for the port of Lisbon.

This giant vessel has already made a call in our port last October 2018 and it belongs to the prestigious shipping company Princess Cruises which trusts once again on the Port of Ceuta with this new port of call; which confirms the interest of this shipping company in considering the port of Ceuta in the routes of its cruises.

The size of the “Sapphire Princess”, with 288 m in length and 8.5 m in draft, made it one of the largest tourist cruises that had berthed so far in the port of Ceuta, with similar features as the cruise “Arcadia” or “Aurora” that visited us last year.

About 4,000 people on board between passengers and crew.

The ship “Sapphire Princess” has 2,800 passengers on board, most of them British and American and around 1,100 crew members of different nationalities, who will have the option to take the usual tour around Ceuta and do their shopping during the time they remain in the city. For that reason, the Tourist Services of the Autonomous City of Ceuta will collaborate in the reception of tourists, displaying in the berth area, a tourist information point. Apart from that, shuttle buses and transfers will be available for them to visit the city centre.

This cruise carries out a tour of 14 days of sailing visiting the ports of Portimao, Cádiz, Málaga, Ajaccio (Corsica), Sete (France), Ceuta, Lisbon and return to the British port of departure, Southampton.

With the arrival of this new cruise, the positive result of the commercial efforts that the Port Authority has been carrying out during these last years is confirmed, both in the international forums and in the participation in associations for the promotion of these traffics, and all this completes the number of calls and visitors for the benefit of the tourist and economic sector of the city.

Technical data of the cruise “Sapphire Princess”:

Company: Princess Cruises.
Ship agent: Salama y Cía. – Ceuta. (Tel 956 514644/9688)
Date of the arrival: 6th August 2019
ETA: 07:00 am.
ETD: 16:00 pm.
Berth place: Muelle España (east side)
Flag: United Kingdom Port of registry: London
Previous port of call: Sete (France)
Destination: Lisbon
Tonnage: 115,875 GT
Length: 288 m Draft: 8.5 m
Passengers: 2,800. British and American.
Crew: 1,100 aprox. Different nationalities.