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Cruise to Gibraltar!

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Located at the western end and entrance to the Mediterranean, Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory full of a mix of British and Mediterranean charm. With over 300 days of sunshine yearly and a colourful history, it is an easily accessible and popular cruise destination, with activities and attractions for all in just 2.6 square miles.
The most popular activity is the ‘Rock Tour’, giving guests a full flavour of the history and life on the Rock over the years to present day. This tour covers, amongst other sites, Europa Point, with views across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco, 15 miles away. The Upper Rock Nature Reserve, covering the top part of the 426-metre-high Rock, is home to the world famous and free roaming Barbary Macaque. A visit to St Michael’s Cave, with its stalactite and stalagmite formations is also on the itinerary. At the Moorish Castle’s Tower of Homage, which dates back to the 11th century, you can still spot the battle scars on the outside walls from the many sieges it has endured. The Rock also has over 32 miles of manmade tunnels, including the Great Siege Tunnels, created to defend Gibraltar from invaders between 1779-1783, as are the World War II tunnels, allowing an insight into a city within a city.
Out in the open and within the original city walls, which can still be seen throughout the town, the architecture is a mix of Genoese, Portuguese, Spanish, Moorish and British styles. Gibraltar has a café society with cafes and bars dotted along Main Street, as well as in its two marinas. For the shoppers amongst your guests, Main Street, only a 15-minute walk from the Gibraltar Cruise Terminal, is a magnet for bargain hunters thanks to Gibraltar’s VAT free shopping. At the crossroads of Mediterranean and Atlantic shipping lanes, Gibraltar is also ideally placed to provide an additional and wide range of services to cruise companies, in addition to allowing ships to open up their on-board facilities after 1800 local time while still in the port.

Gibraltar is the proud host of the 50th MedCruise General Assembly to be held 14-17 June 2017!

 

18 Apr 2017 17:57
The Grimaldi Group extends its services to Mexico

The Grimaldi Group announces an important enhancement of its overseas maritime services: a new direct service to Mexico, dedicated to the transport of cars, rolling freight and project cargo has been recently launched.
The link is an upgrade of a regular service between the Mediterranean and North America, already performed by the Group with great success since 2015. The new extended service connects the Italian ports of Civitavecchia and Savona and the Turkish port of Gemlik with the North American ports of Halifax (Canada), [ ... ]

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15 Apr 2017 19:35
The 4th Tweed Run will take place in Spetses!

The stylish bike ride that was warmly welcomed in the most important cities of the world as well in Spetses, comes for the fourth time on 21-23rd of April at the car-free, cosmopolitan island of the Saronic Gulf.
The Tweed Run is a carefree bike ride with vintage bikes and atmosphere of a bygone era, accompanied by stylish presences and stops for tea and picnics.
The 4th Tweed Run is looking forward to welcoming you and enjoy every moment of the 4th Tweed Run!

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14 Apr 2017 20:30
Shipping Company of the Year Award for the Grimaldi Group

The Italian group receives the prestigious recognition during the North America Automotive Global Awards

Naples, 10th April 2017 – In the majestic surroundings of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New Orleans, last 5th April the Grimaldi Group received the Shipping Company of the Year award. The ceremony was held during the third edition of the North America Automotive Global Awards, an event organized by Three6Zero, an editorial group specialised in the automotive industry with various publications distributed in America, Asia, [ ... ]

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14 Apr 2017 16:13
MedCruise Ports head to China

As part of MedCruise marketing strategy aiming to promote the Mediterranean as the most popular cruise destination among Asian cruisers, MedCruise is attending this year ITB China 2017: http://www.itb-china.com/ event.

ITB China to be held 10-12 May in Shanghai is a travel trade show exclusively focused on the Chinese Travel Market. The three day event gathers international destinations, service and travel technology providers in Shanghai connecting them with handpicked Chinese buyers. MedCruise will be represented by Maria [ ... ]

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10 Apr 2017 19:33
Chinese Ports Reaching Maximum Capacity

China's ports could reach maximum capacity by early June as stockpiles iron ore build pressure on facilities to create more storage space – resulting in buildings being demolished to create larger ones, trading sources have told Reuters.

The current volume of iron ore in China equates to about 95 million tonnes of steel — enough to build 12,960 replicas of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

This is a result of the marketplace jumping 15.3% in January-February as a price rally last year extended into 2017.

However, imported ore [ ... ]

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06 Apr 2017 19:57
George Marinakis at the opening of the

During the official opening of the "50th International Andros Regatta”, we met Mr. Marinakis- the Managing Director of SetelHellas, who gave us a short interview.

Q: There are a lot of discussions around "green shipping" lately, especially after the recent regulatory measures by EU and IMO.Can the maritime industryto be leader in green technology?

A:First of all, I would like to congratulate the organizers for the wonderful evening and wish them good luck.

Now- at the macro scale, the world that we are living today is simply [ ... ]

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05 Apr 2017 14:31
The Grimaldi Group Supplier of the Year 2016 by General Motors

This is the 16th time that the Group has received the award in the last 17 years.

The Grimaldi Group was named a Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Friday, March 31st in Orlando, Florida.

GM recognized 118 of its best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or brought new innovations to the company. The announcement represented the most suppliers GM has recognized since debuting the Supplier [ ... ]

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03 Apr 2017 13:51
Cruise ports develop infrastructure to meet new environmental requirements

Cruise ports also aim to develop infrastructure to meet new environmental requirements. To help members achieve this, MedCruise has partnered with the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC). Together, the organisations plan to advance guidelines on the development of cruise port infrastructure and help MedCruise members benefit from the growth of the industry. The first discussions were held at the MedCruise General Assembly in Tenerife last September. Architects often design port facilities according [ ... ]

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