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  • 9 June 2017

    Cruise ships take passengers across seas and even between continents, but have you ever stopped to think about how they are prepared for such a journey? How much food does a cruise ship need to carry? How fast does it travel? How long does it take to build a cruise ship? Modern cruise ships are […]

  • 8 June 2017
    Vessels

    BC Ferries’ Salish Raven, the third and final Salish Class LNG-fueled vessel arrived in British Columbia on Wednesday following a 41-day journey from Remontowa Shipbuilding in Gdansk, Poland.

  • 8 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Canadian ferry owner and operator BC Ferries informed that Salish Raven, the newest of three LNG-powered Salish Class vessels, arrived in British Columbia on June 7. The newbuilding took 41 days to travel 10,440 nautical miles from Remontowa Shipbuilding in Gdansk, Poland. “We are proud to welcome Salish Raven, our third natural gas-fuelled ship, home to […]

  • 7 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Canada-based ferry owner and operator BC Ferries has awarded Damen Shipyards Group of the Netherlands a contract to build two new minor class vessels. Scheduled to go into service in 2020, the 81-metre ferries will have the capacity to carry at least 44 vehicles and up to 300 passengers and crew. The first of the new […]

  • 3 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    German cruise line TUI Cruises has christened its newest cruise ship Mein Schiff 6 in Hamburg.  The christening ceremony, accompanied by a firework display and a light show, was held in front of the Elbphilharmonie (a concert hall) in the evening hours of June 2. The newbuilding was delivered to its owner last month as the […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    KwaZulu Cruise Terminal Pty Ltd (KCT), a joint venture between MSC Cruises and Africa Armada Consortium, has been selected as the preferred bidder for the Durban Cruise Terminal. South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority confirmed the decision, which was made following a lengthy and complicated procurement process, on May 30. “The development of a new world-class cruise terminal […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Rolls-Royce has signed a deal to supply 15 gas engines to Norwegian ferry company, Torghatten Nord, for five Multi Marine designed LNG ferries to operate between Bergen and Stord.

  • 31 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Norwegian shipbuilder and ship designer Ulstein Verft has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with an undisclosed company for the construction of one or more expedition cruise vessels of the design type ULSTEIN CX104. Planned for delivery in 2019 and 2020, the vessels will be designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions to incorporate the X-BOW design and […]

  • 31 May 2017

    UAE-based offshore vessel operator Jawar Al Khaleej Shipping LLC (JAK) has taken delivery of a Damen Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 5009 and an ASD 3213 tug. The company will use the vessels for operations at the Al Basra (ABOT) and Khor Al Amaya (KAAOT ) oil terminals. Between them, these facilities handle more than 90% of […]

  • 30 May 2017

    Italian cruise liner company Costa Group and its parent Carnival Corporation revealed plans to hire approximately 4,500 Italian crew members by 2022 to provide support for existing and primarily new ships currently on order. With over 5,000 Italian crew members currently employed on Carnival Corporation ships, the number of employment opportunities will almost double in number, […]

  • 30 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    M/V NKT Victoria cable layer, built by the Norwegian shipyard Kleven Verft AS, was awarded the Nordic maritime trade journal Skipsrevye‘s Ship of the Year award during the first day of Nor-Shipping. The ship, featuring SALT 306-design, was contracted by ABB in September 2015. The vessel was delivered to its owners NKT HVC AS on 10 April 2017, […]

  • 30 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Ireland’s maritime transportation group Irish Continental Group (ICG) revealed it has sold the passenger ferry Kaitaki to New Zealand-based ferry operator Kiwi Rail. The 22,365 gross ton ship, sold for EUR 45 million (USD 50.1 million), has been delivered to its new owner, according to ICG. Previously known as Isle of Innisfree, Pride of Cherbourg and […]

  • 29 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Auckland-based ferry company Fullers Group has been fined NZD 40,000 (around USD 28,000) and ordered to pay reparations of NZD 90,000 after at least 19 passengers were injured in a collision.  On February 17, 2015, the company’s ferry Kea collided with Victoria wharf at Devonport. During the sentencing proceeding which took place in Auckland District […]

  • 24 May 2017

    The Port of Seattle and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) have opened the renovated Bell Street Cruise Terminal at the port’s Pier 66 building. As informed, the terminal features three times the square footage within the same walls of the prior facility and is custom designed to handle the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Bliss, which will be the […]

  • 24 May 2017
    Vessels

    BC Ferries’ Salish Raven, the third and final Salish Class LNG-fueled vessel transited the Panama Canal earlier this week on its way to British Columbia.

  • 23 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    In today’s spotted we present you the first ferry in NYC Ferry’s fleet which was recently christened in New York. The vessel was christened Lunch Box, following a naming competition held amongst New York school students. Lunch Box is the first vessel in a fleet of catamaran ferries commissioned by Hornblower Cruises to form NYC Ferries, […]

  • 22 May 2017

    Five people died in a fire on board Mutiara Sentosa I Ro-Pax ferry on Friday, May 19 while the Indonesian-flagged ship was underway in Masalembo waters of East Java. A total of 192 survivors have been rescued by the National Search and Rescue Agency of the Republic of Indonesia. After two days of search and rescue operation for potential missing […]

  • 18 May 2017
    Vessels

    Salish Orca, the first of three LNG-fueled ferries built for BC Ferries, entered service on the Comox – Powell River route on Tuesday.

  • 18 May 2017

    European shipowners believe that EU shipping should continue to enable free movement of goods and persons after the Brexit, according to European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA). “European shipowners strongly believe that to the extent possible, the EU and the UK should aim for conformity in legislation relating to maritime affairs. It should really be recognised as a […]

  • 18 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    German-Danish ferry operator Scandlines saw an increase in revenue and profits in 2016 as passenger and cargo volumes grew on the Rostock-Gedser and the Puttgarden-Rødby routes. The year was characterised by significant investment, Scandlines said, as well as the commissioning of the two new hybrid ferries on the Rostock-Gedser route and the upgrading of port facilities. Group revenue grew […]

  • 17 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Finland’s RORO shipping company Finnlines, part of the Italian Grimaldi Group, said that it beat its record quarter performance by 35 percent in the first quarter of this year reaching EUR 11.2 million (USD 12.4 million). The Finnlines Group’s revenue totalled EUR 120.9 million, an increase of 14.9 per cent compared to the same period in the previous year. […]

  • 17 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    South Korean authorities have identified a bone found at the Sewol sinking site in early May as belonging to one of the nine still missing persons, according to the country’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. The bone was identified to be from Danwon High School teacher Go Chang-suk, Korea Herald informed. The 35-centimeter shinbone, which was located during an underwater search of […]

  • 17 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Cargo volumes and cruise activity continue increasing at Florida Seaports as the waterborne international and domestic cargo in fiscal year 2015/2016 experienced a rise of 4.2 percent, from 103 to 107.4 million tons. While Florida’s container cargo tonnage grew 4 percent and 20 TEUs grew by 0.9 percent, dry bulk grew by 1.8 percent, and liquid […]

  • 17 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Canada-based ferry owner and operator BC Ferries has officially welcomed Salish Orca, the first of three new Salish Class vessels, into service. The vessel’s inaugural sailings on the Comox-Powell River route started in the morning hours of May 16. Salish Orca is one of the three new ships that are dual-fuel and capable of operating […]

  • 15 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has urged the New South Wales (NSW) Government to meet the rising demand for cruise ship berthing options in the region. Joel Katz, CLIA Australasia’s Managing Director, has called on the government to engage with the industry to resolve the lack of berths east of the Harbour Bridge […]