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  • 2 April 2015
    Vessels

    After having completed the Liquified natural gas sea trials, the F.-A.-Gauthier ferry built by Fincantieri in its shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia, left the yard today sailing to Matane, in Québec, Canada.

  • 2 April 2015
    Vessels

    After having completed the Liquified natural gas sea trials, the F.-A.-Gauthier ferry built by Fincantieri in its shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia, left the yard today sailing to Matane, in Québec, Canada.

  • 1 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Greek ferry operator Anek Lines reduced its annual net loss by little over 50% in 2014 compared to the results posted a year earlier. The ferry operator ended 2014 with EUR 17.8 million net loss (USD 19.2m), versus losses of EUR 35.7 million in 2013. The reduced net loss is attributed to the group’s efforts to restrain operational costs and a more effective management of […]

  • 1 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Canada’s Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has welcomed the Quebec government’s support for the marine industry through an investment of more than CAD 1.5 billion (USD 1.18 bn) in the Quebec maritime strategy, as well as its intention to promote the implementation of logistics hubs. For the MPA, concrete investments are CAD 75 million to improve direct road access to the port and […]

  • 31 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Norwegian Cruise Line’s cruise ship Norwegian Star has returned back to service on March 17, 2015, following a two-week dry dock at the Vigor Swan Island yard in Portland. The ship arrived at the yard on March 3rd to undergo multi-million dollar repairs. The ship received numerous enhancements and new dining and entertainment venues as she […]

  • 31 March 2015

    The US Coast Guard search and rescue crews from Station Gloucester, Air Station Cape Cod and the Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke on Monday rescued nine crewmembers from the Canadian tall ship Liana’s Ransom 58 miles east of Gloucester. Watchstanders at the Sector Boston Command Center received notification at 12:35 a.m. that the vessel’s engines were disabled and […]

  • 30 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Viking Star, the first of three cruise ships which Fincantieri is building for the California-headquartered cruise liner company Viking Ocean Cruises, was handed over on Saturday, March 28th at Marghera shipyard. Viking Star, like its two sister ships Viking Sea and Viking Sky, are intended to operate in the small cruise ship segment. The ship features a gross tonnage of […]

  • 30 March 2015

    The Greek ferry that ran aground last week at the island of Kasos has been refloated on Friday after two days of being stranded at the island. The ferry had 227 passengers on board and 55 crewmembers, who were all reported to be safe. The ro-pax ferry Vitsentzos Kornaros ran aground due to strong winds during manouvering attempts […]

  • 30 March 2015

    Damen held a naming ceremony for the two new SeaZip vessels SeaZip 3 and SeaZip 4 on Saturday. The vessels were named by Mrs Marie Le Roy a Councillor from the Harlingen Council (the town where  SeaZip have their offices) and Mrs Mirna Robert – Du Ry van Beest Holle, the wife of Peter Robert […]

  • 30 March 2015

    Damen held a naming ceremony for the two new SeaZip vessels SeaZip 3 and SeaZip 4 on Saturday. The vessels were named by Mrs Marie Le Roy a Councillor from the Harlingen Council (the town where  SeaZip have their offices) and Mrs Mirna Robert – Du Ry van Beest Holle, the wife of Peter Robert […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    A Greek ferry ran aground on Wednesday evening at the island of Kasos, the Hellenic Coast Guard said. The ro-pax ferry Vitsentzos Kornaros ran aground due to strong winds during manouvering attempts aimed at mooring the ship. As informed, the ferry had 227 passengers on board and 55 crewmembers, who are all reported to be […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Rotterdam-based law firm AKD says that the lack of an unambiguous term to describe a ‘ship’ in several jurisdictions represents a potential threat to asset security for financiers, particularly in the offshore and renewable energy sectors.  “In many jurisdictions, including the US and the UK, there appears to be no clear definition of a ship. […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    Rotterdam-based law firm AKD says the lack of an unambiguous term to describe a ‘ship’ in several jurisdictions represents a potential threat to asset security for financiers, particularly in the offshore and renewable energy sectors. AKD partner Haco van der Houven van Oordt says: “In many jurisdictions, including the US and the UK, there appears […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Copenhagen Malmo Port (CMP) increased its turnover by 7% in 2014, as well as its operating profit reaching SEK 89.5 million (USD 10.54 million). According to the CMP, the main reason for these increases were higher volumes in the fields of RoRo, containers and dry bulk. In 2014 CMP’s turnover was SEK 763 million (USD […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Members of the public and harbor stakeholders are being invited by the Dun Laoghaire Cruise Stakeholder Group to submit their views on plans for the development of a new cruise berth facility for large cruise ships in Dun Laoghaire Harbor. The two week public consultation process will open next Monday and is being launched in […]

  • 25 March 2015

    The video shows Royal Caribbean´s new cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas, being pulled along the river Elbe in the port of Hamburg. The ship arrived in Hamburg on Monday, 23rd of March, to undergo a short drydock period at the Blohm + Voss shipyard and prepare for her delivery. She will be finally delivered […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The first cruise ship of the 2015 season departed Canada’s Port Metro Vancouver this weekend, offering the back-to-back trips between Vancouver and Hawaii for the first time, and bringing an earlier-than-usual start to the 2015 Canada Place cruise season. Princess Cruise’s Grand Princess departed Vancouver on Sunday, March 22, and will arrive in Hilo, Hawaii, on Saturday, March […]

  • 19 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Nine of MSC Cruises’ guests are reported to have lost their lives in a terrorist attack during a shore excursion at the port of La Goulette, Tunisia on Wednesday, MSC Cruises informed. The victims are reported to be three of Japanese nationality, two French, two Spanish and two were Colombian. The cruise line added that 12 people […]

  • 19 March 2015

    Myanmar has established a commission to inspect all state-owned vessels currently in service following last week’s tragic ferry sinking which claimed 61 lives so far, the state-owned Global New Light of Myanmar reports. The Aung Takon 3 ferry was en route from Kyaukphyu to Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine state, when it sank in bad weather near […]

  • 18 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    A Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker escorted the MV Highlanders ferry and its 190 passengers to Newfoundland’s Port Aux Basques, after the vessel had been trapped in ice off Cape Breton for nearly 24 hours, Canada’s daily CBC News reports.  Just after 8 pm local time Monday the Coast Guard was alerted that a passenger ship became stuck, and sent out […]

  • 17 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The cruise industry in Asia is experiencing a double-digit growth with all-time-high numbers of cruise ships, passengers and ports in the region, according to the 2014 Asia Cruise Trends study commissioned by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). Passenger capacity grew at a 20 percent compound annual growth rate since 2013, and is expected to reach almost 2.2 […]

  • 17 March 2015

    The death toll in last week’s ferry accident off western Myanmar has increased to 59, as the rescuers recovered 23 more bodies from the inside of the ship, which is lying some 30 meters under water, the local media reported.   The number of survivors also increased, from the initially reported 167 to 169. The Aung Takon […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Scandlines ferry Prinsesse Benedikte was damaged while undocking last week at the Polish shipyard Remontowa, where it was undergoing scrubber installation. The ferry was about to be floated out after undergoing three weeks of installation work at the yard when the floating dock it was in keeled over causing the ferry to slip down the keel block. The […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    After being officially named by Queen Elisabeth II in Southampton last Tuesday, the cruise ship Britannia sailed to its home port of Gibraltar and started a 14-day maiden voyage around the Mediterranean. Described as the biggest cruise ship designed for the British holiday market, Britannia was built for P&O Cruises by Italy’s Fincantieri at a cost of […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Equipment, Vessels

    ABB said that the company has won an order to deliver complete electric power plant, electrical propulsion systems and an energy management solution for Estonia-based Tallink Grupp´s new LNG-powered fast ferry.