Xiamen Building New Cruise Terminal

The Xiamen International Cruise Terminal started its berth expansion construction project in 2016, which aims to have three berths ready for cruise ships by 2018.

“Upon completion we will be able to accommodate one mega ship and two medium-sized vessels,” said Peizi Cai, general manger.

The port is also building a new terminal that can handle 6,000 passenger turnarounds, Cai said.

Xiamen is a cruise industry pilot zone in China, and the homeport project also includes retail, entertainment, hotel and commercial areas.

Xiamen closed out 2016 with an increase of 14.3 percent in passenger numbers, with traffic rising to 200,800 guests on 79 calls. This year, the port is expecting 126 calls between April and December, peak season, and an annual passenger number around 300,000.

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