theshipsagent 
Member since Dec 20, 2009

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Re: “Cruisin' to prosperity

GPA has no interest in giving up once sq foot of valuable port space in view of the rush to obtain asian container business once the panama canal expansion completes several cruise lines have attempted to make calls to savannah but by not guaranting the vessels would have a berth or due to excessive security costs, they have been run off by the GPA ocean terminal 1/2 is the perfect location, only steps away from the gangway the passengers are on river street however that being said, cruise lines are waste of time and money, a port only makes money on the parking and unless savannah is a home port as a point of embarkation and available land to build a parking lot, the ships only make a port of call, which means 200-300 senior citizens (common to the coastal port of call cruises) are taken ashore, mostly on prepackaged bus tours and spend abt $50 a head, as best don't be fooled by the glitz and glamour, cruise ships are a nightmare white elephant for a port like savannah, comparisons to south florida ports of embarkation are comparing apples to oranges, this idea is a giant waste of money and any valuable industrial waterfront space for a deepwater terminal would be far better serve the local economy as a cargo terminal producing revenue and jobs in the port, labor, transportation, trade and manafacturing sectors

Posted by william davis on 12/20/2009 at 9:14 AM

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