Ports & Terminals

Independent Terminal Operator SSA Marine Launches New Cruise Division

Independent marine terminal operator SSA Marine announced on May 15 the launch of a dedicated cruise division, as well as the appointment of cruise industry veteran Stefano Borzone as president of the new unit.

A veteran port operations and development executive, Borzone spent several years in senior vice president roles with Carnival Corporation, as well as 13 years with Metro Cruise Services, where he served as president. In his new role, Borzone will oversee all SSA Marine cruise operations, while collaborating closely with all joint venture partners, customers and port authorities.

The new division will focus on expanding the company’s long-term partnerships with major cruise lines, as well as developing innovative, value-generating solutions for its cruise, port and destination partners. Safety, labor relations and sustainability initiatives will remain as key priorities for the division.

 “Establishing a standalone cruise division is a unique opportunity to build on the strong foundation that our talented team of terminal operators from SSA Marine and Ceres have established with our cruise line customers and port authorities,” said Uffe Ostergaard, CEO of Carrix, the parent company of SSA Marine. “Adding Stefano’s deep industry experience and leadership to the team will be instrumental as we accelerate the growth of this significant line of business in the years ahead.”

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“Joining SSA Marine at this pivotal time is incredibly motivating,” Borzone said. “SSA Marine is well known for its diverse operational network, its decades-long partnerships, and its collaborative approach to the development, investment and operation of cruise terminal locations. I am looking forward to working alongside our partners to deliver exceptional port operations and to leading critical sustainability programs in support of the broader goals set by the cruise industry.”

SSA Marine is among the world’s leading independent, privately held marine terminal operators, with activities at more than 250 terminal facilities and rail yards in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America and Asia. Its subsidiary, Tideworks Technology, offers technology solutions for the transportation industry. Founded in 1949, Carrix employs more than 19,000 people worldwide.