Lecture05-Cruise-Ship-Ports

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Unformatted text preview: Project and Construction Management Project and Construction Management Lecture #05 Lecture #05 Cruise Ship Ports Luis A. Prieto-Portar 2009 The Cruise Industry’s Growth 200000 250000 50000 100000 150000 81 84 87 90 93 96 99 02 # Lower Berths Cruise Ship Changes The latest Trend: RCCL Voyager of the Seas Local Cruise Ship Ports:- Port of Miami- Port Everglades- Port of Melbourne Untouched cruise markets:- The Pacific Rim, and - Southwest Asia. Another significant reason for research in cruise ship ports is the relatively untouched market in the Pacific rim countries. Much like the Caribbean is the destination for most of North America, the Pacific rim could create a huge market out of the South Pacific islands. The South pacific is a market with lots of potential customers and some great locations to visit. This market is already being explored by cruise lines, but its growth hasn’t happened yet. Many of the retired ships are pulled out of the Caribbean service, refitted and sent to the Pacific to operate. The Significant Impact of Ports on all other Transportation Systems. Cargo ships are geared to transport material from one point to another. The primary factors to consider: Manufacturing; Raw materials; Manufactured goods; Consumerism – based on large population centers; Trans-shipment (ferrying) of goods. Cruise ships operate in two port types: a) Home-ports (origination ports) and, b) Destination ports. The Cruise Ship Homeport: Two factors have the highest importance, 1) The port’s geographic location, and 2) The port’s infrastructure. The homeport offers (1) the ship a place to receive its passengers and (2) all the supplies for the cruise. (3) The port must the infrastructure to support the passengers as they prepare for their trip. (4) The homeport must have adequate transportation systems to get the passengers to the ship, and (5) the ship needs to be relatively close to the cruise market they are serving. (1)The Port’s Geographic Location. How far is it to the Destination Ports? Consider an Open Loop with a 7 day and up to a 14 day cruise: Shorter trips result in fuel savings for ships and happier customers visiting destination ports. For example, 25 years ago, a majority of cruises left from New York City for warm water destinations. They would head south for several days before arriving at their first destination. Currently not many cruise ships depart from New York. Now the cruise lines enjoy shorter trips to destination ports and in turn visit more ports with greater customer satisfaction. (2)The Infrastructure.- Transportation (Airports, Rail stations, Inter-State Highways, Parking);- Ship maintenance;- Ship re-supply;- Lodgings (hotels, motels);- Tourism (sites to visit) and Local Customer Base. (3) Destination Ports....
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