Solent Stevedores expands Cruise Vessel portfolio with Fred Olsen contract
Solent Stevedores is very pleased to announce that it has expanded its portfolio of cruise related contracts in the Port of Southampton after winning a competitive tender to provide Baggage Handling and Storing services to Fred Olsen Cruise Lines until 2017.
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines started cruising out of Southampton in 1987 with only one Cruise Ship the Black Prince. Sadly that is no longer in service, however there are four larger vessels in the fleet the biggest being the Balmoral which carries 1350 guests and has made Southampton its home port.
This new contract will add 37 calls to the expected total of 311 cruise ships to be handled by Solent Stevedores in 2014, a figure which represents approximately 75% of the Southampton total in the coming year.