Galveston Wharves announced it is projecting record-breaking lay-ship revenues for the first quarter of the year. The port is forecasting a record-breaking quarter for lay-dockage revenue, with a total of 83 ship calls in 2020 to date generating almost US$1.2 million.
Last year, a total of 377 vessels docked short term at port berths for repairs, restocking, inspections, and other services, earning the port US$3.15 million in dockage revenue.
Four Royal Caribbean and Carnival cruise ships that homeport in Galveston TX will be berthed at cruise terminals 1 & 2 during a 30-day voluntary cruising suspension. The cruise companies implemented the suspension on March 13 in response to pandemic concerns. No Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have been reported in association with the cruise ships or Galveston waterfront.
According to Port Director Rodger Rees, the port continues to communicate with its multi-agency infectious disease response team, including representatives of federal, state, and local agencies, on prevention, preparedness, and response protocols.
For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see at CruiseMapper's Norovirus page.