Venice, Italy (PortSEurope) June 20, 2019 – Venice port becomes increasingly expensive for large cruise ships – a call in the port now costs up to €150,000 ($169,600).
The increase of the costs is the result of the new safety regulations imposed by the Harbour Master’s Office, after the accident of June 2, which led to a reorganisation of the service with additional costs of at least 50%.
The port now assigns an extra tugboat to cruise vessels, which sometimes requires night shifts.
Even before the introduction of the new rules, Venice was one of the most expensive ports for large ships that paid twice as much as in Barcelona and two and a half times than in Civitavecchia, the other two large Mediterranean cruise ports.
Source: Il Gazzettino
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