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  • 31 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Profiting from strong results in the two major business areas of ro-ro and ferries, the Danish shipping company Clipper Group A/S reported a rise in its full year 2015 net result as it increased from USD 6 million seen in 2014 to USD 13 million. Net revenue for the period was at USD 207 million, a drop from USD 269 million […]

  • 31 May 2016

    In today’s spotted we bring you the Academician Pashin – the first tanker built for the Russian Navy since the end of the Soviet Union. The vessel was launched at Nevsky Shipyard on May 26. Nevsky says Academician Pashin is the biggest vessel ever launched at this shipyard. Its construction was carried out in accordance with the state contract for the […]

  • 31 May 2016
    Equipment

    Strategic Marine, a specialist shipbuilder for the oil and gas industry, has announced that it will deliver an ‘exclusive luxury crewboat’ in November this year as a part of the first-ever collaboration with PT. Pelayaran Tanjung Kumawa. According to Strategic Marine’s statement on Tuesday, the vessel is currently under construction at Strategic Marine’s facility in Vietnam. Rob […]

  • 26 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Holland America Line, part of Carnival Corporation, has welcomed a new cruise ship to its fleet, ms Koningsdam, with a dedication ceremony held May 20 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Being the first of a new Pinnacle class of ships, Koningsdam is now the 14th and the brand’s largest ship. With its gross tonnage of 99,800 tons […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Technology

    Dutch software solutions provider MirTac has implemented the Star Fleet Management software onboard SeaZip 5 and Seazip 6, the two latest additions to SeaZip Offshore Services’s fleet. SeaZip took delivery of the two vessels in April 2016, expanding their fleet to six Damen Fast Crew Suppliers (2610). The vessels will be primarily deployed in the […]

  • 24 May 2016

    Norwegian oil company Statoil on Monday commemorated the 13 individuals who lost their lives in the helicopter accident at Turøy, Norway on April 29. According to the oil company, the bereaved families, affected companies, and representatives from the government, municipalities, and search and rescue, as well as the volunteers who participated in the rescue operation were […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Operations & Maintenance

    Debris from the EgyptAir Flight MS804 has been found in the Mediterranean Sea, the airline informed on Friday. The plane, with 66 people onboard, was en route from Paris to Cairo when it vanished after entering Cairo airspace on Thursday. According to EgyptAir’s latest update, the Egyptian Armed Forces have found debris belonging to the […]

  • 20 May 2016

    Danish Tuco Marine Group has received a new order for their 11-metre wind farm service boat from an undisclosed European client.   The boat is part of Tuco Marine’s ProZero series and is designed to serve as a daughter craft to SOVs at far shore wind farms. The vessel will be used for service operations and crew […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    German-Danish ferry operator Scandlines said that its revenue grew by 3.5% to EUR 460 million in 2015, from EUR 445 million in 2014, as the company recorded its highest number of transported passengers in five years, mostly driven by its Rostock-Gedser route. The ferries transported 7.6 million passengers, 1.8 million cars and 0.5 million freight units in 2015. The […]

  • 20 May 2016

    Recent changes to the Canadian Federal government’s New Building Canada Fund (NBCF) aim at enabling significant investments in infrastructure systems, including ferry replacement and refits, paving way for ferry owners, operators and shipbuilders to benefit from this initiative. Ferry operators across Canada will be given access to the fund that may inject billions of dollars of transportation infrastructure […]

  • 20 May 2016

    Australian ship designer Incat Crowther has informed that the construction of a second Incat-designed fast crew boat for Caspian Marine Services is well underway at Austal’s Western Australia shipyard. The second 70 meters long Catamaran Crew boat is sister ship to the ‘Muslim Magomayev‘ which was developed in conjunction with the offshore marine services supplier. Like the ‘Muslim Magomayev’, […]

  • 19 May 2016
    Equipment

    A Mermac R40 winch from MacArtney is to be used in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared two years ago. The Boeing 777 vanished with 239 passengers and crew during the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Following an intensive search and flight data analysis, it was determined that the plane had diverted […]

  • 19 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Scottish ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) has been named the preferred tenderer for the GBP 1 billion (USD 1.4 billion) contract to operate the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services (CHFS) network for eight years starting from October 1, 2016. The Scottish Government said that CalMac’s bid, which made almost 350 commitments to improve the service, includes a […]

  • 19 May 2016

    Hamburg-based OPUS Marine held a naming ceremony for its two newbuilding 26-metre Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) at Wilhelmshaven on 9 May, which have commenced their first charters directly after being named. The vessels were given the names Presto and Vivace as per the company’s tradition to name its vessels after classical musical movements. The German-flagged sister vessels of the […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Royal Caribbean’s colossal cruise ship Harmony of the Seas arrived today in Southampton, the UK, becoming the biggest ship ever welcomed by this UK port.  Harmony of the Seas officially joined Royal Caribbean’s fleet on May 12, 2016 in Saint Nazaire, France. It will leave Southampton for a four-night cruise to Rotterdam on 22 May. The cruise ship […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, has officially joined Royal Caribbean’s fleet in a delivery and flag changing ceremony held yesterday in Saint Nazaire, France. The ship is the first in a new generation of ships where architectural innovations of the Oasis class are combined with technologies of the Quantum class. Harmony […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Fincantieri’s subsidiary Vard Holdings Limited (Vard) has signed a letter of intent with an undisclosed international cruise company for the design and construction of two small-sized cruise vessels. The hulls will be built by Vard’s shipyard in Tulcea, Romania, while the delivery of the units is scheduled, respectively, in Q1 2019 and Q1 2020 from […]

  • 13 May 2016

    Germany’s Rostock Port Warnemünde had a busy Wednesday last week, welcoming three large cruise ships, Regal Princess, Costa Luminosa and Celebrity Silhouette. The arrival of the three cruise ships followed that of AIDAprima on April 28, which marked the opening of the cruise season at the port. The video above shows the cruise ship giants strutting […]

  • 12 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS has raised its outlook for 2016 having beaten previous expectations for the first quarter of 2016 amid positive market trends on most routes in the network. Specifically, the revenue is expected to increase by 6 percent, excluding surcharges, as revenue growth above expectations in the shipping division is offset by […]

  • 12 May 2016

    France-headquartered shipbuilder Piriou has delivered two 26W wind farm support vessels (WFSVs) built at the company’s shipyard in Vietnam to their European owners. The 27.4-metre Rix Leopard was delivered to Rix Sea Shuttle. From August 2016 to around September 2017, the vessel will carry the crews of up to 24 to and from Statoil’s 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm […]

  • 11 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Following the fatal helicopter crash in Norway almost two weeks ago, and a ban on all Airbus EC225 Super Puma helicopter flights, Norwegian and UK authorities have extended the no flight ban on another type of helicopter. According to Oil and Gas UK, the UK and Norwegian Civil Aviation Authorities have agreed to extend the scope […]

  • 11 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Malaysian holding company Genting Hong Kong Ltd has signed a deal for two mega cruise ships with the Lloyd Werft Group for its Star Cruises brand. The deal signed on Tuesday in Wismar, Germany also includes an order for eight river cruise vessels for Crystal Cruises. Star Cruises has designed the “Global Class” ships, each measuring 201,000 gross […]

  • 11 May 2016
    Vessels

    Carnival Corporation on Tuesday said its German-based unit AIDA Cruises christened the LNG-powered AIDAprima in Hamburg.

  • 10 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Carnival’s cruise ship Carnival Pride collided with an elevated gangway on the pier at the Port of Baltimore while docking on May 8, causing part of the gangway to fall and damage three parked vehicles. The gangway was not in use at the time and the vehicles were empty, according to Carnival Cruise Line spokesperson. No […]

  • 6 May 2016

    The Offshore Safety Awards, organized by Step Change in Safety and Oil & Gas UK, have been postponed due to the fatal Super Puma helicopter crash in Norway a week ago. Oil & Gas UK, representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, announced on Thursday that the decision was made by the […]