Costa Fortuna received Tourism students
On November 7th, the port of Lisbon welcomed 58 students and 3 teachers from a tourism Course in a Portuguese technical school that visited the cruise vessel “Costa Fortuna” from the Costa Crociere Operator, berthed at the Santa Apolónia Cruise Terminal.
Lisbon received the first call Celebrity Infinity and other four ships simultaneously
On October 29th, Celebrity Infinity debuted in Lisbon. This call was part of an itinerary which began in Harwich, calling La Rochelle, Gijon, Vigo, Nassau and Miami as final destination.
Bulk solids show a cumulative increase of 5.7%
The port of Lisbon registered a 5.7% growth in the aggregate values of bulk solids handled.
From January to September 3.5 million tonnes were handled – 190 000 tons more than in the same period in 2012.
Positive outcome for cruises in Lisbon
On the first 9 months of the year, the cruise activity in Lisbon accomplish 244 calls, representing an increase of 16%, comparing to the 211 counted in 2012, during the same period.
The calls growth was driven either by the growth of 50% of the turnaround calls, increasing from 32 to 48, either by the increase of 173% in interporting calls, which resulted in a total of 30 against 11 recorded from January to September 2012. This growth was boosted by the increase of these kind of operations, mainly performed by MSC Cruises and Costa Cruises.
Regarding to passengers, the Port of Lisbon recorded a growth of 8%, receiving 374 216 tourists against 345 238 recorded from January to September 2012. This growth was due to an increase of 8% of transit passengers - 340,706 and the increase of 9% in turnaround passengers - 33 510