As your local partner in the India & Indian Ocean region, we bring you the latest port and infrastructure developments.

India – Mumbai & Chennai port developments and E-Visa Immigration 

  • Mumbai: In addition to enhancing the current facilities, port authorities are investing in a new cruise terminal to open between 2018-2020. Intercruises is working closely with the Mumbai Port Trust, government institutions and other agencies in its developing. Furthermore, the port has appointed a global consultant to study and identify ways to enhance domestic cruise tourism.
  • Chennai: Work is already under-way to renovate the cruise terminal, including and enhanced first floor security area and improved guest services, such as a food court, café and waiting lounge.
  • Indian E-Visa: Earlier this year a landmark ruling saw the approval of the Indian e-Visa at five major seaports across the Indian sub-continent, in addition to the sixteen designated international airports from where e-Visa holders can already enter India. The official announcement on the implementation of e- visa application is due in the near future. For more information:
Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Mumbai

Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Mumbai

Kenya – New Mombasa Cruise Terminal: Development is well under-way, with the project due for completion by the end of 2017. The new terminal will put Mombasa on a par with many Mediterranean ports in terms of facilities, including modern immigration, arrival & departure, shopping and parking facilities.

Giraffe Sunset

Giraffe Sunset

Mauritius – New Cruise Terminal:  Due for completion in 2018, the Mauritius Port Authority is proceeding with the construction of a new cruise terminal building for both cruise and inter-island passengers.

Namibia – Port of Walvis Bay Expansion: With the objective of becoming one of the main cruise and cargo ports in the region, Walvis Bay is undergoing a huge five year development that will see the size of the port increase from 105 hectares to 1330 hectares, almost ten times its current size. A new passenger terminal, ship & rig repair yard and oil & gas supply base are all included as part of the development.

Flamingoes in Walvis Bay, Namibia

Flamingoes in Walvis Bay, Namibia



For more information, please contact Elena Garcia, Regional Manager India & Indian Ocean:

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