By MarEx 2015-08-13 14:51:13
Xiamen is investing 1 billion yuan (about $16 million) on its Dongdu-area cruise ship home port. Xiamen is a port city on China’s southeast coast, across a strait from Taiwan, and is upgrading its four cruise berth terminals to accommodate ships as large as 220,000 tons. The upgraded port will cover about 470,000 square feet.
The first phase of the project includes four cruise berths at the cruise terminal , a passenger joint inspection building, a hotel cluster, an entertainment center, a business center and a cruise service center.
The city aims to make itself a global shipping hub and the Xiamen International Cruise Terminal is expected to drive tourism as well as serve as a gateway between China and Taiwan. The upgrades will be complete in 2018.
This post was sourced from Maritime Executive: View original article here.