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: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html
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.
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.
For more information, please contact Elena Garcia, Regional Manager India & Indian Ocean: firstname.lastname@example.org