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ACTA to have major presence at Cruise Shipping Asia

The Asia Cruise Terminal Association plans to have a major presence at the upcoming Cruise Shipping Asia conference and exhibition, Nov. 16-18 in Singapore. The nonprofit ACTA is an initiative by Singapore Cruise Centre Pte. Ltd. and Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal Development Co. Ltd. to establish a consistent level of service and operational quality among regional port and terminal operators to meet the expectations of international cruise lines.

ACTA’s official launch date is set for Nov. 15, 2011. The association?s objectives are to provide a cruise-friendly environment, regional cooperation in terminal development, operations and management, and to increase awareness of members’ cruise facilities and services internationally.

“Participating in Cruise Shipping Asia 2011 could not have been more timely as it will provide a valuable platform for ACTA to share our vision with cruise industry stakeholders from around the world,” said Christina Siaw, chief executive officer of Singapore Cruise Centre and chair of ACTA. “We’re committed to raising the standards in the region, and to put Asia on a level playing field with major destinations around the world. We look to increasing our membership ranks, and delivering a stronger and more compelling proposition to our customers.”

The association is bringing a contingent of members representing a broad cross section of regional ports to participate in Cruise Shipping Asia’s trade show. Exhibitors include Platinum Sponsor Singapore Cruise Centre and Shanghai Wousongkou, as well as Keelung Harbor Bureau, Taiwan; Port Klang Cruise Centre, Malaysia; ports of Kobe and Sakaiminato, Japan; Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Philippines; Xiamen Port (Group) Heping Tourist & Passenger Transport Co. and Yantai Port Group Co., China.

Asia Cruise Terminal Association seeks to fulfill two missions. Among its members the association encourages creation of localized alliances among cruise-related service suppliers such as bunkering operations, chandlers, repair and maintenance services, and ground handlers and tour operators.

The association also plans to work with national tourism organizations and the Asia Cruise Association to increase consumer awareness of the value of cruise vacations and the variety of cruise products available in the Asia market.

The Nov. 16-18 premiere Cruise Shipping Asia conference and exhibition is to be held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore.

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