Southampton Port receives the road warning as 10 cruise ships are arriving

Published on : Saturday, August 19, 2017

AerialsAbout 55,000 passengers are set to travel through the Southampton Port on Saturday and Sunday.



There is an additional traffic expected for Southampton FC’s home match on Saturday afternoon, the city council said it was suspending roadworks on key routes. The cabinet member for transport Jacqui Rayment said people should plan their journeys.



Jacqui Rayment also said to allow more time to get in and around the city. The port has not reported any concerns to the cabinet ministry.



On Saturday Norwegian Jade, Queen Mary 2, Navigator of the Seas, Mein Shiff 1 and Azura are due in port. On Sunday Queen Elizabeth, Arcadia, Independence of the Seas, Braemar and Aurora will arrive.



The port operator of ABP Southampton said each of the ship is arriving in the city and it was estimated to boost the local economy by up to £2.5m.



Director Alastair Welch said that will be a busy weekend for the port as alongside the cruise ships, they would ro-ro vessels and container ships accessing the port too.




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