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  • 16 June 2016

    The first-ever regional strategy to jumpstart the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence maritime transportation system, which aims to double maritime trade, shrink the environmental footprint of the region’s transportation network, and support the region’s industrial core, has been released, according to the Government of Ontario. The ten-year implementation of the strategy, which will help grow the region’s maritime […]

  • 15 June 2016

    One person died after a motor banca carrying 70 passengers sank at Magallanes Wharf, Agusan Del Norte, on June 11, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.  The boat encountered engine trouble while sailing due to big waves prevailing in the area, according to the PCG. All the passengers onboard panicked, which led them to go to the starboard […]

  • 15 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Dublin Port has become the first Irish port to welcome one of Disney Cruise Line’s signature ships, Disney Magic, that arrived in Dublin on May 26 as a part of its voyage between Port Canaveral in Florida and Dover in England. The cruise ship visited Dublin again this Monday. The gallery below shows the Disney Magic docked […]

  • 14 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Norwegian ferry owner and operator Fjord1 has signed a newbuilding contract with Turkey-based Tersan Shipyard for two battery-powered ferries that will be fully electrically operational. The two ferries are expected to start operating from January 1, 2018, until 2027 on E39 Anda-Lote on the west coast of Norway. “This will be the first ferry connection in […]

  • 13 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    As the world tries to set up targets to cut emissions, we look at what shipping sectors are doing. The US port industry adopted a number of programs, which include developing emissions inventories, clean air action plans, clean truck programs, fuel switching, yard equipment changes, changes in train locomotives and dredges, etc. The US efforts on the decrease of […]

  • 13 June 2016

    Njord Offshore has taken delivery of two 26-metre, 24 passenger crew transfer vessels (CTVs), one of which will be available for demonstration sea trials at Seawork International trade show in Southampton from 14 to 16 June. The UK company now has 15 CTVs of 21m and 26m in its fleet, with six of its 26m CTVs […]

  • 10 June 2016

    A CHC-operated helicopter had to make an emergency landing on a North Sea platform after experiencing an issue on Friday.  According to VG, a Norwegian language news website, the helicopter of the Sikorsky S-92 type landed on BP’s Ula platform located in the North Sea, offshore Norway. There were 16 people on board, two pilots and […]

  • 9 June 2016

    There is an ongoing lack of initiative by cruise companies to install technologies that reduce their air and water pollution impact on travel destinations and local peoples, according to the latest edition of Friends of the Earth’s Cruise Ship Report Card. The report card, last released in 2014, documents the environmental footprint of the cruise industry, grading 17 cruise […]

  • 8 June 2016

    In today’s spotted we decided to show you the Port Canaveral’s Cruise Terminal 5 in Florida that underwent a USD 48.38 million major makeover. Opened this past weekend, it hosted the cruise ship Carnival Valor, operated by Carnival Cruise Line. The improvements include an expanded terminal, a 120-foot longer pier, a new 1,044-space parking garage, and […]

  • 8 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    DNV GL has signed a contract to provide classification services for Stena Line’s new RoPax ferries to be built at AVIC Weihai Shipyard in China, as announced yesterday at Posidonia trade fair being held in Athens from June 6 to 10. Carl-Johan Hagman, Managing Director of Stena Line said that the company managed to develop a […]

  • 8 June 2016
    Project & Tenders, Vessels

    DNV GL said it has signed a contract to provide classification services for Stena Line’s RoPax ferries, to be constructed at AVIC Weihai Shipyard in China.

  • 3 June 2016

    The cruise industry has surpassed 2015 ocean cruise passenger projections and has increased passenger expectations for 2016 — a sign the industry is stronger than ever, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced at the 2016 Cruise360 Conference in Vancouver. The industry reported a total of 23.2 million passengers on ocean cruises globally in 2015, up […]

  • 3 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Canadian ferry operator BC Ferries held a naming ceremony for its second and third Salish-Class vessels, the Salish Eagle and Salish Raven, at Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. in Gdansk, Poland on June 2. “This ceremony marks a major milestone in the construction of our three new Salish-Class vessels as they each take another step closer to […]

  • 3 June 2016

    Commercial Rib Charter’s flagship 15-metre MCA Cat 1 cabin Rib, the CRC Galaxy, has been floated out at the Goodchild Marine’s boatyard on the river Waveney in Great Yarmouth. The CRC Galaxy is powered by twin diesel 440hp Volvos with Hamilton Jet drives and is capable of carrying 12 passengers plus 3 crew. The vessel’s navigation suite includes vessel monitoring […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Vessels

    BC Ferries held a naming ceremony on Thursday for the second and third SalishClass vessels at Remontowa Shipbuilding in Gdansk, Poland. The Salish Eagle and Salish Raven will be capable of running as dual-fuel on either liquefied natural gas (LNG) or ultra-low sulphur diesel. Using natural gas for the Salish-Class vessels will result in the reduction of […]

  • 2 June 2016

    Last week’s migrant death toll in the Mediterranean Sea is believed to be the biggest this year as 1,083 migrants are estimated to have died or gone missing in nine separate accidents, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The largest of nine accidents occurred on May 26, about 35 nautical miles north of […]

  • 2 June 2016

    The Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority has extended the no flight ban on all helicopters of the H225 and AS332L2 type, meaning that the two helicopter types now cannot be used even for the search and rescue missions. To remind, the original ban, excluding SAR missions, has been in place since the fatal Super Puma crash […]

  • 1 June 2016

    An Italian appeals court has upheld a 16-year prison sentence for the former captain of the ill-fated cruise ship Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, according to Reuters. In late April, Schettino’s legal team and the prosecution launched appeals against the sentence ordered by an Italian court in February 2015. The former captain tried to overturn the conviction, while the prosecution claimed […]

  • 1 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    A number of media reports hit the headlines this week claiming that Harmony of the Seas, the biggest cruise ship in the world, was not ready to set sail yet. Passengers present during the vessel’s pre-inaugural four-day voyage, which launched on May 22 from Southampton to Rotterdam, complained via social media citing various ‘flaws’ aboard the new 361-meter long cruise ship. […]

  • 1 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Irish Ferries’ parent company, Irish Continental Group has signed an agreement with German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft to construct a new cruise ferry costing EUR 144 million (USD 161 million).  The cruise ferry will be able to accommodate 1,885 passengers and crew, with a car deck having capacity for 300 passenger cars. In addition, the vessel will have 435 […]

  • 1 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    German-based WIKING Helikopter Service has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the delivery of two H145 helicopters in offshore configuration at the international aerospace exhibition ILA in Berlin. The H145s will become the first Airbus helicopters to join WIKING’s fleet. The company currently operates a fleet of Sikorsky and AgustaWestland aircraft. According to Airbus, delivery of the […]

  • 1 June 2016
    Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Marine Service Noord of the Netherlands recently informed it has received an order for the design and mechanical installation of the LNG fuel systems for two new ferries for the Dutch ferry operator Rederij Doeksen.

  • 1 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS has bought a combined freight and passenger ship Ro-Pax, Athena Seaways, from Grimaldi Holding Spa for DKK 300 million (approx. USD 45 million).  The ship was built in 2007 and bareboat chartered by DFDS in December 2013, with an option to buy the vessel. Since then, it was deployed […]

  • 31 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The 1998-built cruise vessel Carnival Elation experienced a power outage in the early morning hours on Monday off the east coast of Florida, the vessel’s owner Carnival Cruise Line told World Maritime News. According to the company, the cruise ship “experienced a short power outage starting at around 1.45 am Monday morning,” after which the ship’s […]

  • 31 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    On May 27, Queen Mary 2 docked at Hamburg’s terminal Steinwerder carrying 2,000 passengers. In the next few weeks, the cruise ship will undergo a major refit – the biggest in its 12-year history – at German Blohm+Voss shipyard.  The video shows the cruise ship being pulled by a tug into the dry-dock Elbe 17 and its subsequent […]