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Port losing out on cruise fallout

Barbados and the Bridgetown Port are losing out in many ways as U.S cruiselines halt sailings.

Chair of the Barbados Port Incorporated, Senator Lisa Cummins, revealed there were close to 100 calls remaining for the season bringing an anticipated 158 thousand passengers through the month of April.

Given the development, she says the port is losing berthing and mooring fees and head tax revenue.

The port as part of the humanitarian effort has agreed to a request from home porting ships for discounted berthing fees.

Senator Cummins was among the panelists for a panel discussion on Covid 19 as part of the BHTA’s first quarterly meeting for 2020.

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