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  • 4 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    SharpEye™ radar is now in continuous use on the world’s fastest ferry, operating between Argentina and Uruguay, Kelvin Hughes informs. Launched in Oct 2013 by the President of Argentina, Christina Fernandez de Kirchner, and operated by Buquebus of Uruguay, the ferry, named Francisco after the Argentinian – born Pope Francis, carries up to 1024 passengers […]

  • 4 February 2014

    American Cruise Lines today confirmed it will be placing the first of four upcoming newbuilds on the Mississippi River, where it currently operates its newest riverboat, Queen of the Mississippi. The second newbuild will operate in the Pacific Northwest on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, where the line is operating the 120-passenger Queen of the […]

  • 3 February 2014

    Kelvin Hughes announced that its SharpEye™ radar is now in continuous use on the world’s fastest ferry, operating between Argentina and Uruguay. Launched in Oct 2013 by the President of Argentina, Christina Fernandez de Kirchner, and operated by Buquebus of Uruguay, the ferry, named Francisco after the Argentinian – born Pope Francis, carries up to […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Equipment, Vessels

    Kelvin Hughes, said that its SharpEye™ radar is now in continuous use on the world’s fastest ferry, operating between Argentina and Uruguay. Launched in Oct 2013 by the President of Argentina, Christina Fernandez de Kirchner, and operated by Buquebus of Uruguay, the ferry, named Francisco after the Argentinian-born Pope Francis, carries up to 1024 passengers […]

  • 31 January 2014

    Boreal Transport Nord AS has ordered two LNG powered ferries of Multi Maritime design. The ferries will be built at Fiskerstrand Verft AS, and they will be delivered in the second half of 2015. These new vessels will be used in the routes originating in Øksfjord in the northernmost county in Norway, Finnmark. The ferries […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    Boreal Transport Nord AS has ordered two ferries of Multi Maritime design. The ferries will be built at Fiskerstrand Verft AS, and they will be delivered in the second half of 2015. The ferries will be used in the routes originating in Øksfjord in the northernmost county in Norway, Finnmark. The ferries have a single […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    RORO 2014, the only exhibition dedicated to the roll-on/roll-off industry, will bring together senior level logistics professionals from across the globe between 24-26 June at ExCel in London. The show returns with a new look format, making it easier than ever for visitors to find the right solutions and for exhibitors to meet decision makers. […]

  • 30 January 2014

    Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves approved a 5 year agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. at Monday’s Board meeting, Port of Galveston informs. This agreement will generate a minimum of $1.86 million in annual operating revenues for the Port. The agreement requires making improvements to the Port’s Cruise Terminal No. 2 to accommodate […]

  • 30 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Port of Galveston has announced that the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves approved a 5 year agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) at Monday’s Board meeting. This agreement will generate a minimum of $1.86 million in annual operating revenues for the Port. The agreement requires making improvements to the Port’s Cruise […]

  • 29 January 2014

    German shipbuilder, based in Papenburg, MEYER WERFT brings you the best moments of last year. The video contains footage of AIDAstella’s undocking procedure, float-off of the Norwegian Breakaway and its sister ship the Norwegian Getaway. The 71,300 tons AIDAstella has a length overall of 253 m and a total width of 32.2 m. The ship is […]

  • 28 January 2014

    A&P Falmouth has welcomed back the Pride of Kent. The vessel is 179.70m long and can carry 2,000 passengers and 550 cars or 115 freight units. She arrived in A&P Falmouth’s Queen Elizabeth Dock on 19th January, and will be followed by the Pride of Burgundy at the end of the month. The Pride of […]

  • 26 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Port of San Diego has announced that it will host the American Association of Port Authorities 2014 Maritime Economic Development Workshop. Among the key topics on the minds of Western Hemisphere port development, marketing and logistics executives is how to implement and fund transportation infrastructure projects for the growing volumes of goods, both imports […]

  • 24 January 2014

    The Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has lifted and fixed into place blue funnels for P&O Cruises new 141,000 tons ship Britannia. Scheduled for delivery in spring 2015, Britannia will boost P&O Cruises capacity by 24%. With a length of 1,082 feet, it will carry over 3,600 passengers and will be the largest cruise ship ever built […]

  • 24 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently held a joint meeting with the Marine Transport Department of the Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority’s (RTA) Public Transport Agency to discuss a proposed Maritime Safety Policy. The session was also attended by representatives from Det Norske Veritas (DNV), a consulting firm specializing in maritime policy development, strategic planning […]

  • 22 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    A boat capsized off the coast of Greece in the early hours of yesterday morning, killing a woman and a child, according to UNHCR. Ten other people have been reported missing, among them infants and children. According to accounts from some of the 16 survivors and Greek Coast Guard, the vessel was carrying 26 Afghans and […]

  • 20 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    As the cruise line industry continues to strengthen its global presence and with the economy in an ongoing recovery mode, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and its cruise line members are looking forward to a positive year of growth with a 2014 passenger forecast of 21.7 million worldwide guests on CLIA’s 63 member lines, according […]

  • 17 January 2014
    Business & Finance

     The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) is proceeding with the implementation of its Maritime Safety Policy as part of the first-of-its-kind maritime sector strategy’s initiatives for developing, organizing and promoting Dubai’s maritime industry. The new policy reflects the commitment of local government authorities to providing all forms of support to consolidate Dubai’s position as a […]

  • 16 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    Afai and Shenzhen Pengxing Shipping Co., Ltd have signed a contract for the construction of three 40m catamaran ferries. The chairman of Shenzhen Pengxing Mr. Li Yongjun and Afai’s General Manager Mr. Wu Mingyi signed the contract. The new ferries will be 40.0m long, 9.3m wide, with the design draft of 1.2m.The high speed vessels […]

  • 15 January 2014

    Afai and Shenzhen Pengxing Shipping Co., Ltd have signed contract for the construction of three 40m catamaran ferries. The chairman of Shenzhen Pengxing Mr. Li Yongjun and Afai’s General Manager Mr. Wu Mingyi signed the contract. The new ferries will be 40.0m long, 9.3m wide, with the design draft of 1.2m.The high speed vessels (design […]

  • 15 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    Construction of the second of two new environmentally friendly cruise ferries that Fjord Line has ordered from Bergen Group Fosen has come so far that the ship could be tested out recently in the Trondheim Fjord. Interior fitting and finishing work on the new MS Bergensfjord has proceeded faster than expected. “As a result we […]

  • 15 January 2014

    Fjord Line’s second environmentally-friendly cruise ferry was tested recently in the Trondheim Fjord. Interior fitting and finishing work on the new MS Bergensfjord, being built by the Bergen Group, has proceeded faster than expected. “As a result we have used the last five days to test the gas engines and other equipment to ensure they are operating […]

  • 15 January 2014
    Vessels

    Construction of the second of two new environmentally friendly cruise ferries that Fjord Line has ordered from Bergen Group Fosen has come so far that the ship could be tested out recently in the Trondheim Fjord. Interior fitting and finishing work on the new MS Bergensfjord has proceeded faster than expected. “As a result we […]

  • 14 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Port of Kiel successfully maintained its sound handling result in 2013. With a performance of 6.32 million tons the result for the previous year was even slightly surpassed by 12,000 tons resp. 0.2 %. The ferry lines form the backbone of the port’s business, rising up to 5.1 million tons (plus 1.3 %) and […]

  • 13 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    Fassmer shipyard have signed the construction contract for the new Helgoland ferry. Imtech Marine received the order for the whole range of electrical systems and electronics. Apart from the engineering, the order contains the technical coordination and the project management.   Imtech will provide the ship automation, the switchgears, the motor starters, distribution panels and […]

  • 13 January 2014
    Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Fassmer shipyard, located in Berne in Lower Saxony, and AG Ems, which is the Emden-based parent company of Cassen Eils shipping line, have signed the construction contract for the new Helgoland ferry. Imtech Marine received the order for the whole range of electrical systems and electronics. Apart from the engineering, the order contains the technical […]