Cruise Wars

Cruise rival invests in new passenger handling centre

Daily Echo: Cunard Building, Liverpool

3:58pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013

LIVERPOOL has raised the stakes in its bid to take Southampton’s title as the country’s premier cruise port by investing in a new passenger facility.

Liverpool pays back cruise terminal cash

Daily Echo: A cruise ship berths in Liverpool

10:22am Monday 8th October 2012

LIVERPOOL has paid back the public cash used to build a terminal the city hopes will allow it to compete with Southampton for lucrative cruise business.

'Back off' over cruise rows, says Liverpool's mayor

Daily Echo: Joe Anderson

4:00am Thursday 4th October 2012

THE MAYOR of Liverpool has told Southampton to back off in the bitter row over cruise funding.

Cunard quashes Mersey rumours

Daily Echo: QM2 lost power after explosion

4:10pm Friday 17th February 2012

Southampton-based Cunard has categorically denied new reports that the company is to operate transatlantic voyages from the Mersey.

Rival port's cruise ambitions 'back to the start'

Daily Echo: Leader of Liverpool City Council Joe Anderson got the party's conference under way in the city

8:10am Tuesday 31st January 2012

THE LEADER of Liverpool Council has admitted his bid to see cruises start and finish in the city is “back to square one”.

Liverpool ordered to pay back more public cash in cruise row

Daily Echo: QM2 lost power after explosion

10:50am Thursday 26th January 2012

LIVERPOOL has been told to pay back more of the public subsidy it received in order to expand its cruise operation.

Government urged to force Liverpool to repay cruise terminal cash

Daily Echo: Cruise ships alongside Southampton Docks

9:27am Thursday 26th January 2012

A Southampton Euro MP last night demanded that the Government orders Liverpool to pay back all European funding in a state aid row over its turnaround cruises bid.

Liverpool's leader branded "childish" in cruise wars cash row

Daily Echo: M27 motorway

2:00pm Saturday 17th December 2011

THE bitter Cruise Wars between Southampton and Liverpool deepens with a furious spat between the cities’ council leaders over motorway upgrade funding.

MPs in cruise war clash at Commons

Daily Echo: Shadow business secretary John Denham is believed to have resigned from the shadow cabinet ahead of an impending reshuffle

4:12pm Thursday 1st December 2011

MPs HAVE clashed in the House of Commons over Southampton’s cruise ship rivalry with Liverpool.

Angry MP queries Merseyside deals

Daily Echo: Julian Lewis MP

11:10am Tuesday 15th November 2011

A HAMPSHIRE MP is taking the leader of Liverpool City Council to task in the ongoing Cruise Warsrow, accusing the Merseysiders of “behind-the-scenes deals”.

Brussels warns Liverpool over cruise terminal cash

Daily Echo: A cruise ship berths in Liverpool

3:40pm Wednesday 9th November 2011

BRUSSELS warns Liverpool it may have to pay back £9 million of European funding if it pushes ahead with its controversial plans to muscle in on Southampton's turnaround cruise trade.

Cruise Wars court threat

Daily Echo: A cruise ship berths in Liverpool

5:07pm Wednesday 2nd November 2011

LIVERPOOL has threatened to take the Government to court after accusing it of going back on a deal to let it use taxpayer cash to grab a slice of Southampton’s cruise trade.

Cruise campaigners in warning to Government

Daily Echo: Cruise ships alongside Southampton Docks

7:20pm Monday 31st October 2011

CRUISE war campaigners have warned the Government it would contravene its new ports policy if it let Liverpool grab a slice of Southampton’s lucrative cruise trade using taxpayers’ cash.

Port rival risks misuse charge

Daily Echo: Marta Andreasen

11:30pm Thursday 6th October 2011

THE row over Liverpool’s bid to use £21m of taxpayer handouts to grab a slice of Southampton’s lucrative cruise trade could end up in the European Union’s anti-fraud office, a Hampshire MEP has said.

Cruise Wars dock at Downing St

Daily Echo: Campaigners present their petition to Downing Street

11:18am Thursday 15th September 2011

CAMPAIGNERS take their battle to the very top as they fight moves by Liverpool to muscle in on Southampton’s lucrative cruise trade.

Shipping giant’s birthday blow for city

Daily Echo: Cunard's Queen Elizabeth sailing up Southampton Water

4:04pm Tuesday 13th September 2011

Cunard is set to turn its back on Southampton in favour of Liverpool to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the world-famous shipping line’s foundation.

Cunard 'would use Liverpool' if cruise terminal is built

Daily Echo: Queen Elizabeth near Liverpool

11:01am Friday 9th September 2011

IT is a scene that will send shivers through everyone connected with Southampton’s cruise industry.

Lawrie signs up to cruise campaign

Daily Echo: Mike Osman, Lawrie McMenemy and Francis Benali join the UK Cruise Port Alliance campaign

11:16am Wednesday 7th September 2011

SAINTS legend Lawrie McMenemy has added his name to the petition to support Southampton in its Cruise Wars battle with Liverpool.

MP criticises port consultation

Daily Echo: DISCUSSION: John Denham meets Northumbria University students yesterday

4:01pm Monday 5th September 2011

AN MP has accused ministers of ignoring the effect on Southampton of Liverpool’s controversial cruise expansion plans.

Bold vision for Liverpool docks

Daily Echo: The new vision for Liverpool's waterfront, including another cruise terminal

A £5.5 billion vision for a world class waterfront next to Liverpool's taxpayer funded cruise terminal could help lure away cruise trade from Southampton and other UK ports.

Support for Southampton's port beats Liverpool

Daily Echo: Cruise ships alongside Southampton Docks

5:08pm Friday 2nd September 2011

A PETITION to sink Liverpool’s bid to grab a slice of Southampton’s cruise trade with taxpayers’ cash has already smashed the level of public support the Mersey city gathered for its plan.

Ports group gives Liverpool warning

Daily Echo: Liverpool cruise terminal.

6:20am Tuesday 30th August 2011

AN UMBRELLA organisation representing the largest ports cluster in the UK has added its weight to objections to Liverpool’s bid to muscle in on Southampton’s cruise trade.

Gloves come off in cruise war

Daily Echo: Cruise ships alongside Southampton Docks

11:26am Friday 26th August 2011

A WAR of words broke out last night between civic leaders in Liverpool and Southampton over sharing the cruise industry.

Euro Mp warning over Liverpool cruise bid

Daily Echo: Marta Andreasen, a UKIP MEP for South East England

7:21pm Wednesday 10th August 2011

LIVERPOOL could still be breaching Euro state aid rules if the Government gives it the go-ahead to muscle in on Southampton’s cruise trade, a Euro MP warns.

Battle plans drawn up for cruise terminal dispute

Daily Echo: Cruise ships alongside Southampton Docks

1:29pm Friday 5th August 2011

TOP-LEVEL talks have taken place in Southampton to draw up battle plans against Liverpool’s bid to poach some of the city’s cruise trade.

Liverpool in cruise war peace talks offer

Daily Echo: Joe Anderson

3:49pm Thursday 4th August 2011

LIVERPOOL’S most powerful politician has offered to hold peace talks to allay fears that his city will cash in on Southampton’s booming cruise industry.

Fifth cruise terminal plan put on hold

Daily Echo: Queen Victoria in Southampton

6:00pm Wednesday 3rd August 2011

PLANS for a fifth cruise terminal in Southampton have been shelved for at least a year – and may even be scrapped altogether, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Liverpool draws up £23m cruise plans to challenge city

Daily Echo: Cruise ships alongside Southampton Docks

10:50am Tuesday 2nd August 2011

LIVERPOOL port bosses have already drawn up plans for a £23m upgrade of their cruise facility, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Liverpool cruise consultation opens

Daily Echo: Liverpool cruise terminal.

1:11pm Thursday 7th July 2011

A PLAN to let Liverpool pay back a portion of £21m it was given in taxpayer handouts in return for the city being allowed to become a start and finish point for cruises was launched today.

Cruise decision will consider impact on city

Daily Echo: Liverpool cruise terminal.

6:40am Wednesday 6th July 2011

MINISTERS have insisted they will consider the effect on Southampton when deciding Liverpool’s bid to expand its cruise ship operation.

Minister signals consultation over Liverpool cruise trade bid

Daily Echo: Liverpool cruise terminal.

9:38am Tuesday 28th June 2011

A SECOND bid by Liverpool to grab a slice of Southampton’s lucrative cruise trade will be put out to consultation, the shipping minister signals.

Liverpool submits second cruise bid

Daily Echo: Liverpool cruise terminal.

9:50am Friday 24th June 2011

LIVERPOOL lodges its second bid to become a “turnaround’’ cruise port and muscle in on Southampton’s lucrative business.

Euro cash boost for Mersey cruise rivals

Daily Echo: Cruise Wars: What's the row all about?

9:43am Friday 3rd June 2011

LIVERPOOL is handed more European funding to improve its waterfront as it seeks to win a slice of Southampton’s lucrative cruise industry.

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