Seattle recently held its first ever Cruise Connections event – a one-day conference in which numerous cruise industry professionals gathered in the city to participate in various informative and operational discussions that focused on different aspects of the industry, from shore excursions to top destinations for cruise lines. The event also connects cruise lines with local businesses and tourism partners that are willing to learn more about the potential business opportunities the cruise industry can offer.

There to represent Intercruises and also to participate in one of the panel discussions was Kate Anderson (Director Port Agency West & Gulf Coast), who presented information on the scope of Port Agency operations to the Seattle cruise community. During the panel, she explored procurement, loading and logistics of daily ship operations, and also detailed the timeline for a regular ship call, sharing with the group the expanse of exactly what it takes to turn a vessel in less than 10 hours during the Q&A session that followed.

Moderated by Doug Coburn (Vice President Cruise, General Steamship Agencies, Inc.), Kate was joined on the panel by Nick Ranade (Director Technical Procurement, HAL Group) and Dan Kovacich (VP Marine Division,  Maxum Petroleum).

Stay tuned for the next one!