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.