Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Seattle Cruise Development Moves Forward

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Seattle has whittled down the number of firms it could partner with on the development and management of a new cruise facility at the north end of Terminal 46 for the 2022 cruise season. The port recently announced the following teams:

• Cruise Industry Leaders Group, a partnership between Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd., MSC Cruises S.A., Carnival Corporation and SSA Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Carrix, Inc.

• Global Ports Holding Plc and Civil & Building North America, Inc.

• Ports America and Jacobs Engineering Group

“We are delighted about the prospect of partnering with each of these highly qualified teams,” said Stephanie Jones Stebbins, managing director of the Port’s Maritime Division and leader of the selection team. “Each group showed exciting and innovative ideas in how we can work together to deliver a new cruise terminal that will provide an incredible experience for passengers while benefiting the surrounding community.”

These teams have been asked to respond to the port’s Request for Proposals to be released in June.