World’s Largest In-Water Boat Show Reveals Opportunities abound in the Yachting Industry

Port SXM and Marine Sector Reps at FLIBS

PORT ST. MAARTEN – A delegation from Port St. Maarten and other local stakeholders recently returned from the flagship marine event, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) in Florida. Owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and produced by Informa Markets, FLIBS is recognized as the largest in-water boat show More...

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FCCA 2019 Highlights magazine cover with Port St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Monday, October 21st, 2019
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Center stage for Port St. Maarten at cruise convention in Puerto Rico

PHILIPSBURG – Cruise port St. Maarten takes center stage as the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) convention in Puerto Rico opens on Monday with a splendid picture of the port by photographer Christine More...

Aerial shot Port StMaarten with cruise ships
By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
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Cruise tourism in a deep existential crisis

PHILIPSBURG – Cruise Tourism in St. Maarten is in a deep existential crisis, no matter how seemingly optimistic outgoing Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Stuart Johnson spins the story. Cruise tourism has More...

Aerial shot Port StMaarten with cruise ships
By The Publisher On Monday, September 30th, 2019
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Port St. Maarten to Undertake Investments to Maintain and Enhance High Guest Satisfaction Ratings

PORT ST. MAARTEN, Monday, September 30, 2019 – Port St. Maarten is expected to see a shift in the cruise market by receiving overall 10.6 per cent less cruise calls for the period November 1, 2019 to April 30, More...

Johnson visit Port Rotterdam
By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
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Minister Johnson visits Port of Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM/PHILIPSBURG — Despite the late start of the European Promotional Trip, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunication (TEATT) Stuart Johnson visited the Port of Rotterdam last More...

Port SXM Seatrade Europe and FCCA
By The Publisher On Sunday, September 22nd, 2019
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Port St. Maarten Complimented about Superior Product by Cruise Industry at Seatrade Europe

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Representatives from Port St. Maarten recently returned from a successful Seatrade Europe Cruise & River Cruise Convention in Hamburg, Germany. The Port of St. Maarten continues to enjoy More...

Port SXM Crane Operators Training
By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Port St. Maarten Crane Operators continues to boost their skillsets

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Two members of the St. Maarten Harbour Crane Company have already passed the first phase of ships gear vessel operations training. They will continue to work on building more hours together More...

Aerial shot Port StMaarten with cruise ships
By The Publisher On Monday, September 9th, 2019
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French/Dutch Tourist officials continue mission to promote St. Maarten globally

PHILIPSBURG — Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunication (TEATT), the Honorable Stuart Johnson departs St. Maarten today with a “jam-packed” schedule ahead as he travels More...

Graduation Celebration - Kids At Sea Foundation - Zero to Hero - Group 3
By The Publisher On Sunday, August 25th, 2019
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Kidz at Sea celebrates graduation of new Boat Captains

PHILIPSBURG — On Tuesday August 20th, the Kidz At Sea Foundation organized a Graduation Ceremony for the third ‘Zero to Hero’ class. Participants that graduated from this three-month full-time course More...

cruise port
By The Publisher On Thursday, June 20th, 2019
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Global Ports Holding eyeballs the cruise port in St. Maarten

By Hilbert Haar PHILIPSBURG – Global Ports Holding is the world’s largest operator of cruise ports. Soon it could be operating the port in Philipsburg as well, if a loosely defined group of makers and shakers More...