Top News of the Week October 21 – 26, 2013
Qatar’s premier marine company Nakilat has secured vessel building and operations contracts for the Port of Ras Laffan via its joint ventures, shipbuilder Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) and towage operator Nakilat SvitzerWijsmuller (NSW).
The new flag ship of AIDA Cruises will be christened in 2015 with the name AIDAprima. AIDA Cruises is the first cruise line to have a ship setting sail from a German port all year round. Starting on June 20, 2015, Hamburg will be the departure and arrival point for AIDAprima on its seven-day round-trip voyages visiting the metropolises of Western Europe.
The first episode of Discovery Channel’s 6-episode TV series about Maersk Line’s Triple-E vessel will be broadcast in Denmark on Thursday 24 October on the Discovery Channel.
It’s the moment of truth for the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas facility in Geoje, South Korea.
On October 15, COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard, a subsidiary of the COSCO Shipyard Group, and QE2 Holdings Ltd, entered into a contract for the refurbishment of the legendary cruise ship Queen Elizabeth 2 into a luxury five-star floating hotel.