Canada New England
          Cruise Symposium 2010
Cruise St Lawrence Cruise Maine   Cruise Atlantic Canada New York Bosto...
Port Congestion
                (Congratulations – you are busy !)




– Principal causes – International & Regional

– So...
Principal Causes –
                  International + Regional
- Growth in volumes / size of cruise ships
- Delayed respons...
Some Solutions..

Assuming strategic objective is to grow !


- Increase span of season: how? (5years +)
   > Joined up ap...
Some Solutions..

- Weekly smoothing during peak season: how? (1-2years)
  > Significant discount on port cost during slac...
Some Solutions..
- Increase port capacity: how? (0-3yrs)
        > Cargo berth utilisation.
        > Freeing up existing ...
Future considerations.

• Impact of future Environmental legislation.
   • 1st Aug 2012 ECA.
   • QM2 7-day ex NYC 10% inc...
Your Ports
• Saint John NB
       • Potential use of Navy Island Forest Products berth.
       • Shuttle bus service / lau...
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Canada New England Cruise Symposium Port Congestion John Heylan

  1. 1. Canada New England Cruise Symposium 2010 Cruise St Lawrence Cruise Maine Cruise Atlantic Canada New York Boston Port Congestion John Heylen – Senior Manager, Fleet Operations.
  2. 2. Port Congestion (Congratulations – you are busy !) – Principal causes – International & Regional – Some solutions.. – Your ports. – Future considerations.
  3. 3. Principal Causes – International + Regional - Growth in volumes / size of cruise ships - Delayed response from some ports to increase capacity to meet cruise sector demand / late implementation of development programmes & projects. - Disconnect between tourism / port authorities – seeking cruise growth without strategic port expansion plans. - Short regional time-span of seasonal attractions / School or Summer vacations. - Lull period in deployment between peak yielding regions (Alaska / EU peak summer) - Overspill from neighbouring premium regions to avoid dilution of trade / yields - Diversification in itinerary deployment due to rapid fleet growth. - Desire to have turnarounds on key days (weekends). - Growth in turnaround ports in strategic regions resulting in greater demand for way-ports. - Modal shift of freight from rail to shipping. - Increase in container volumes taking larger share of port capacity in favour of less attractive port revenue streams from cruise business. - Undesirable effects including poor guest experience, longer term decline,safety/security issues.
  4. 4. Some Solutions.. Assuming strategic objective is to grow ! - Increase span of season: how? (5years +) > Joined up approach to create entire itinerary product (Cruise Assn, Bermuda) > Cruise industry turnaround days + voyage duration to avoid bunching. > Increase organic value of destinations to attract demand outside normal period. Shorex + local infrastructure investment to match. > Long term Port Reservation system coupled with clear policy.
  5. 5. Some Solutions.. - Weekly smoothing during peak season: how? (1-2years) > Significant discount on port cost during slack days. > Publish port schedules on www. > Cruise lines to collaborate during planning (potential anti-trust, competition etc issues). > Increase port throughput by avoiding protracted cruise stays (questionable value-added to destination)
  6. 6. Some Solutions.. - Increase port capacity: how? (0-3yrs) > Cargo berth utilisation. > Freeing up existing capacity at min cost (dredging, removing sub- optimum revenue generating streams) > Anchorages for smaller destinations more cost effective (tides in region) > Alternative ports to same destination - gateway ports to 'x' > Cost effective pier extensions (dolphins) > Day cruise / night cargo. > Optimum berth booking policy related to size of vessel. > Avoid unnecessary investment in terminals – instead, port capacity expansion. > Proper support and engagement of tourism authorities with port authorities / local council in supporting cruise capacity increase.
  7. 7. Future considerations. • Impact of future Environmental legislation. • 1st Aug 2012 ECA. • QM2 7-day ex NYC 10% increase / $80K / $4.40 pbd • AURORA – St Lawrence 10% increase / $95K / $2 pbd • Drive towards cost reduction - less speed, less ports. • Benchmark ship size 320m / 2000pax+ / 8.5m Draft
  8. 8. Your Ports • Saint John NB • Potential use of Navy Island Forest Products berth. • Shuttle bus service / lauch service to central town. • Shorex infrastructure to grow accordingly (current ly 1800 max? ) • Halifax NS • Ocean Terminals A – A1 and B facility extension to capacity • 3-4 berths at 210m – 12m draft. • Comfotably accommodate 2+1 ships with matching existing infrastructure. • St John’s NF • Interchangeable with Corner Brook. • Portland ME • AIDA berth extension – asking the question, expands capacity. • Bar Harbour • Passenger number cap – the right thing to do.
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