Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today honors its Port Executive Partners in recognition of Western Hemisphere Ports Day. Organized by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), CLIA celebrates the contributions the port community makes to the global cruise industry.
“Ports are critical to the cruise experience as they help ensure the efficient and safe passage of cruise passengers to beautiful, diverse, and exciting destinations,” said Giora Israel, chairman of CLIA’s Port and Destination Committee, and senior vice president of global port and destination development for Carnival Corporation & plc. “Thirty-two Western Hemisphere seaports are CLIA Executive Partners, and we are grateful for their outstanding support of the global cruise industry.”
CLIA and its member cruise lines partner with ports and destinations around the world to provide exceptional cruise vacations. Eleven million passengers embark from U.S. cruise ports alone, accounting for half of all global cruise passengers, and providing positive economic benefits for port communities.
“The entire cruise industry is proud of the impact the port industry has on cruising, job creation and local communities,” said Cindy D’Aoust, CLIA president and CEO. “Without these ports, our industry could not service the millions of people who sail on CLIA member cruise ships each year.”
Last month, CLIA joined the AAPA and 30 other stakeholders in a letter to both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging them to fund the new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) staff request in President Obama’s FY 2017 budget. The letter also asks for legislative language directing that new CBP staff be stationed at U.S. seaports.
The full list of CLIA’s North American Port Executive Partner Members include:
- Aruba Ports Authority
- Atlantic Canada Cruise Association
- Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans
- Cruise Port Saguenay
- Cruise the Saint Lawrence Association
- Cruiseport Boston c/o MPA
- Destination Sept-Iles
- Freeport Harbour Company
- Greater Victoria Harbour Authority
- Halifax Port Authority
- Maine Port Authority
- Montreal Port Authority
- Port Authority of Jamaica
- Port Canaveral
- Port Everglades
- Port Metro Vancouver
- Port Miami
- Port of Baltimore/Cruise Maryland
- Port of Galveston
- Port of San Diego
- Port of San Francisco
- Port of Seattle
- Port Saint John New Brunswick
- Port St. Maarten
- Port Tampa Bay
- Prince Rupert Port Authority
- Quebec Port Authority
- Samoa Ports Authority/Samoa Tourism Authority
- South Carolina State Ports Authority-Port of Charleston
- The St John's Port Authority Newfoundland & Labrador
- The West Indian Company Limited
For more information on the CLIA Executive Partner Member program, please visit http://cruising.org/about-the-industry/executive-partner-program.
For more information about Western Hemisphere Ports Day, visit www.aapa-ports.org.
About Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. The association has 15 offices globally with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA supports policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment for the more than 23 million passengers who cruise annually and is dedicated to promote the cruise travel experience. Members are comprised of the world's most prestigious ocean, river and specialty cruise lines; a highly trained and certified travel agent community; and cruise line suppliers and partners, including ports & destinations, ship development, suppliers and business services. The organization’s mission is to be the unified global organization that helps its members succeed by advocating, educating and promoting for the common interests of the cruise community. For more information, visit www.cruising.org or follow Cruise Lines International Association on CLIA Facebook and Twitter pages.