Shaping Portsmouth’s Cruise Passenger Programme Presents Portsmouth Cruise Business Event 2023

Building upon the success of last year’s inaugural Cruise Business Event, Shaping Portsmouth is proud to announce the resounding success of this year’s event, held on November 23rd at the D-Day Story Portsmouth.   This invitation-only event provided a platform for local tourist industries including hospitality and night-time economy, and city-wide attractions to gain insights into […]

Shaping Portsmouth welcomes a new Joint Lead for the Cruise Passenger Programme.

Shaping Portsmouth is pleased to announce Vanessa Busfield as the new Programme Co-Lead for our Cruise Passenger Programme, alongside Kate Pearce. The core objective of the Cruise Passenger Programme is to establish Portsmouth as a leading UK cruise industry port. By leveraging the exceptional qualities that make Portsmouth and the surrounding region a world-class cruise destination, the […]

TUI cruise vessel becomes largest ship ever to sail into Portsmouth harbour

Portsmouth harbour has been the backdrop of many spectacles. On Friday 26th May it was the turn of cruise line TUI, as their ship Mein Schiff 3 took the title of largest ship ever to sail into the city. Measuring 293.3m in length and weighing 99,536 in gross tonnage TUI cruise ship Mein Schiff 3 […]

Portsmouth International Port ahead of UK schedule to provide shore power facilities

Portsmouth International Port is officially on track to become the UK’s leading shore power port, following confirmation  it will accept an offer from Scottish and Southern Energy Network (SSEN) to secure extra power supply. In under two years the port will able to support multiple ships that have capacity to plug-in when they’re alongside the […]

Epic 78-day voyage kicks off 2023 cruise season for Portsmouth

2023 will see Portsmouth International Port host more maiden calls and welcome back iconic cruise lines, as it continues to cement its place as the first choice for luxury, boutique and expedition cruise brands. The initial release of the 2023 cruise schedule will see many cruise passengers begin their journeys in the city, or alternatively stop in Portsmouth […]

No COP-outs from Portsmouth’s port as they announce new sustainability coordinator

Portsmouth International Port’s head of engineering, alongside Elly Howe, the port’s new environmental and sustainability coordinator.   Portsmouth International Port are delighted to welcome Elly Howe as their new environmental and sustainability coordinator, in time for the major climate conference COP27. She will help them reach their ambitious targets of net-zero by 2030 and becoming […]

Cruise Business Event links unique Portsmouth venues with cruise industry experts

Yesterday, Wednesday 9th November, The inaugural Portsmouth and Hampshire Cruise Business Event created by our Cruise Passenger Programme brought together over 30 venues and five cruise industry experts at The D-Day Story in Southsea to discuss the future of Portsmouth’s and the surrounding areas’ progression and development into the shore excursion and experience path. This event was […]

Solar project at Portsmouth’s port is powering ahead

An exciting new stage of a ground-breaking solar generation system at Portsmouth International Port has been reached, with 888 solar panels now being switched on. The scheme has been managed by Portsmouth City Council’s in-house energy services team, supported by Portsmouth International Port’s engineering department. Installation began in February 2022 by specialist contractors Custom Solar […]

Explore Your Future and Cruise Passenger programmes welcome new leads

  Three new Programme Leads have joined us at Shaping Portsmouth this month, taking over the driving of activities for our Explore Your Future and Cruise Passenger Programmes.    Chloe Bolton is the new lead for our Explore Your Future programme which introduces Portsmouth students to the wide variety of careers, and paths to those careers, available to […]

It’s full steam ahead as Portsmouth’s port opens to the community

  On Saturday 15 October from 10 am-4 pm, Portsmouth International Port will be opening up its doors for a community open day, in celebration of Maritime UK Week. The local community, staff and their families are invited to enjoy a day of exhibitions from port partners, interactive stands and behind-the-scenes access to port operations. […]