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How cruising’s coronavirus crisis alters marine-fuel equation

Cruising is part of the hospitality industry — it’s all about keeping guests happy. Commercial shipping is part of the global logistics sector — it’s about moving cargo from A to B. But there’s a major overlap between the two: fuel. The cruise sector is a voracious energy consumer. Cruise ships don’t just burn bunkers for propulsion, they guzzle fuel to power their massive hotel superstructures: the rooms, restaurants, bars, casinos, elevators, shows, roller coasters, ice-skating rinks and wave machines. The sudden cessation of cruise itineraries due to coronavirus will ...

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End of the cruise? Industry struggles through rough waters of coronavirus crisis

It is close to peak season at Port Everglades, Florida’s second-busiest cruise port, yet an air of deep anxiety hangs over the deserted quaysides and departure terminals. With all major cruise lines shuttering operations, countries closing ports to large passenger ships and thousands of workers laid off indefinitely, the $45bn (£35.6bn) US cruise industry is struggling to plot a course through the rough waters of the coronavirus crisis. In Fort Lauderdale, authorities warned that up to 50,000 passengers might have been in contact with port workers infected with the virus, ...

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Republic of the Marshall Islands Flagged Seven Seas Splendor™ Sets a New Standard

The much-anticipated Regent Seven Seas Cruises Seven Seas Splendor™ sets a new standard as it sets sail this week from PortMiami. In addition to the highest standard of luxury available on the water, the vessel is also the first newbuild cruise vessel to be delivered from the shipyard by a female Master and includes some of the most innovative technologies in passenger ships. Seven Seas Splendor™ is the 16th cruise ship to be flagged with the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry and joins its sister ship, Seven Seas ...

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Signs Fleet-Wide Agreement For A-Lf-Sea Hull Coating

Nippon Paint Marine has signed a long-term supply contract with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (Norwegian) to provide antifouling systems to 13 cruise ships operating under the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. The agreement, signed late last year, will see the coatings specialist apply its market-leading low-friction SPC antifouling, A-LF-Sea, to six Oceania vessels, five Regent Seven Seas Cruises vessels and Norwegian Cruise Lines ships Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Dawn. A-LF Sea has already been applied in eleven drydocks while three vessels, Marina, Nautica and ...

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Piraeus Port: Inauguration ceremony of the “Cruise Terminal Expansion” project

http://www.olp.gr/en/press-releases/item/4939-inauguration-ceremony-of-the-%E2%80%9Ccruise-terminal-expansion%E2%80%9D-project The inauguration ceremony of the Cruise Terminal Expansion project was held today at the cruise terminal of Piraeus. It is a project with initial budget € 120 million, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through Priority Axis 7 of the Regional Operational Program Attica 2014-2020. The Cruise Terminal Expansion to the south will be constructed 2 berthing positions for the “new generation” cruise ships of over 280m. long with a timetable for implementation of 32 months. This project will contribute to the increase of the Piraeus port capacity ...

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Signs Fleet-Wide Agreement For A-Lf-Sea Hull Coating

Nippon Paint Marine has signed a long-term supply contract with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (Norwegian) to provide antifouling systems to 13 cruise ships operating under the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. The agreement, signed late last year, will see the coatings specialist apply its market-leading low-friction SPC antifouling, A-LF-Sea, to six Oceania vessels, five Regent Seven Seas Cruises vessels and Norwegian Cruise Lines ships Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Dawn. A-LF Sea has already been applied in eleven drydocks while three vessels, Marina, Nautica and ...

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Kongsberg Maritime to supply propulsion and control systems for an additional four new vessels for Mystic Cruises

Kongsberg Maritime has won contracts worth approximately 300 MNOK to equip three adventure cruise ships, with a fourth to follow. Built by WestSea Viana Shipyard in Portugal and destined for delivery to Portuguese cruise company Mystic Cruises, the vessels are to be used for expeditions in the polar regions. The 126m, 9,300-tonne luxury craft will join an existing trio of sister ships to bring the fleet to seven identical vessels, the first of which – World Explorer – entered service in 2019. Designed by Italian naval architect Giuseppe Tringali, the ...

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Steamship Mutual launches the “Yacht Club”

Steamship Mutual has been a market leader providing specialist P&I insurance for yachts for over 10 years. It is proud to announce the launch of its new brand, the “Yacht Club”. Our dedicated yacht terms and conditions have been specifically adapted to meet the needs of yacht owners, and we have unique additional covers that allow us to offer the widest and most innovative cover. Team Manager Hugo Jacquot says: “Steamship Mutual is committed to retain and develop its current book of yacht business hence why we are making significant ...

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Latest Carnival’s cruise ship Mardi Gras is flagged in Panama

When Carnival bought their first cruise ship Mardi Gras in the 1970’s, nearly 50 years ago, and registered her under the Panama flag, nobody expected that a new Mardi Gras will be built 50 years later, breaking records again and keeping the tradition of flying the Panama flag. In a recent ceremony at the Meyer Turku shipyard, The Mardi Gras, left the dry dock to be positioned in the water en-route to her new location to finalize its interior and exterior outfitting. With a capacity for 5,282 passengers, Mardi Gras ...

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Poseidon Monitoring System installed on new Perth 148 seat Passenger Ferry

Oceanic Systems (UK) Ltd are very proud to announce that the Poseidon System has been installed in the new 148 seat passenger ferry, MV Tricia in Perth, Western Australia by their Authorised Reseller Maritime Systems Australia. Maritime Systems Australia Managing Director Steve Parsons commented “We selected the Poseidon System for its complete flexibility and ease of installation and were very pleased with the results. The system installation went very well and Oceanic’s support to assist with this meant we were able to deliver the system on time and on budget.” ...

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MSC Lirica To Homeport In Piraeus For Summer 2021

MSC Cruises will deploy MSC Lirica to the Eastern Mediterranean market in summer 2021 and she will homeport in Piraeus (Athens), Greece for the entire season. MSC Lirica will offer a newly-designed innovative itinerary 7-night cruises on 23 separate occasions between May and September 2021 from Piraeus calling Mykonos; Haifa, Israel; Limassol, Cyprus, Rhodes and Kusadasi, Turkey before returning to Piraeus. Angelo Capurro, Executive Director, MSC Cruises said: “Since we first saw guests board our ships in Greece in 2003 our presence in the country has grown significantly and I ...

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Cruise tourism to grow further in Greece following 15-pct rise in 2019

Greek ports are expected to attract more cruise tourists following a rise of about 15 percent both in cruise liner calls and passenger arrivals in 2019, officials have told Xinhua. Last year, the number of cruise passengers traveling from Greek ports increased by 15.64 percent to more than 5.53 million, and that of cruise ship arrivals increased by 14.34 percent to 3,899, the Hellenic Ports Association, a non-profit organization for Greece’s port operation, said Tuesday. Piraeus, Greece’s biggest port, remains the top destination for cruises in Greece for the 10th ...

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Wallem adds expertise to Hong Kong cruise industry Advisory

Wallem Group Managing Director for Ship Agency Services, Dickson Chin, has joined Hong Kong’s highly influential Advisory Committee on Cruise Industry (ACCI), where his extensive logistical support expertise will help ensure that the number of cruise ships calling at the territory continue to flourish. Established in 2008, ACCI advises the government of Hong Kong on measures aimed at developing as a leading cruise hub in the region. Its remit includes fostering cooperation with locations throughout Asia on itinerary development, growing demand for cruise tourism and making sure that terminals and ...

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Carnival Corporation Joins Getting to Zero Coalition for Zero Emission Operations

Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, yesterday announced it has joined the Getting to Zero Coalition, an alliance of organizations across the maritime, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors committed to accelerating the decarbonization of the international shipping industry. Carnival Corporation, with nine global cruise line brands, is the first cruise company to join the global alliance. The coalition’s goal aligns with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by at least 50% by 2050 as compared to 2008 emissions. To ...

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ABB wins contract to power Genting’s next-generation cruise vessels

ABB has secured a €157 million contract to supply power, propulsion and digital solutions for Genting Hong Kong’s six ‘Universal Class’ vessels that will bring global hotel brands to sea The new vessels will be designed to the highest safety and environmental standards and will be powered by ABB’s Azipod® electric propulsion, which has become the cruise industry standard since its launch in 1990. Each of the 286-meter vessels will be propelled by twin Azipod® units, with a combined power of 30 MW (40,230 HP) and will run on low-emission ...

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