New cruise terminal

Associated British Ports is to open a new next-generation-ready and open access cruise terminal for the 2021 cruise season in Southampton.

The fifth dedicated cruise terminal at the port will benefit from roof-mounted solar power and will also have shore power connectivity installed. This further commitment to sustainable operations at the port will enable cruise ships, with the right on board technology, to ‘plug in’ while they are alongside.

Robert Courts MP, Minister for Maritime, Department for Transport, said: “Southampton is the heart of UK’s cruising industry and a new terminal will create even more jobs and boost the area’s economy.

“As we continue to support the cruise sector in its restart and recovery, it is great to see government funding being used to help deliver better services for passengers. This next-generation facility also showcases to ports around the world how we are pioneering the use of green technology right here in the UK.”

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