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Groundbreaking Flexible 1500 Passenger Ropax, Design By Knud E. Hansen

KNUD E. HANSEN has released its newest, groundbreaking design, a 154-meter RoPAX ferry that can transport up to 1500 passengers and 440 cars. The vessel also boasts an additional 657 lane meters for trucks and trailers. Its impressive maneuvering and docking capabilities makes it an ideal choice for e.g. the Mediterranean market although it is well suited for a variety of locations and operating conditions worldwide. The vessel has a service speed of 25 knots and can operate close to optimum engine load even at slow speeds due to its ...

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Wärtsilä’s Auto Gasification solution to provide sustainable waste disposal for Princess Cruises vessel

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply and install an Auto Gasification solution for the ‘Regal Princess’, a Princess Cruises vessel. This innovative technology will enable the safe disposal of waste from the ship through a self-fuelling thermal decomposition unit, thereby significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It will also lessen the requirement to offload waste at shore facilities. Princess Cruises is a Carnival Corporation & plc brand operating as part of the Holland America Group. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in July 2019. The Wärtsilä supplied gasification unit will replace ...

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Carnival Corporation’s AIDA Cruises Partners with Corvus Energy to Introduce Use of Battery Power in Cruising

Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, yesterday announced that its popular German brand AIDA Cruises has signed an agreement with Corvus Energy, the world’s leading marine battery supplier. The agreement, signed August 20, is another significant step in Carnival Corporation’s leadership in environmentally friendly ship design and operations. The installation and operation of lithium-ion battery storage systems onboard the AIDA Cruises fleet begins with the electrification of the first AIDA ship in 2020. The goal of the partnership is to – for the first time – ...

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Sichterman presents the Libertas (15M)

With the release of the Libertas (15M), Sichterman adds another quality vessel to its fleet. Equal to other Sichterman yachts, the Libertas combines groundbreaking technological innovations with timeless design, to offer 5-star luxury and pleasure, whilst being extremely efficient. The first Libertas has already been sold, and will be delivered to its owner in April 2020. The word that best describes the Libertas is versatile. The neat ship is equipped with everything needed for a delightful day out on the water, to explore long stretches of coast at high speed. ...

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Two ship sections loaded-out in a single week, the Netherlands

Den Breejen Shipyard just outside Rotterdam, the Netherlands, specialises in building luxury river cruise vessels and ferries. It maintains two machining halls, which are used during construction of larger vessels to manufacture ship sections, which are then welded together elsewhere. ALE has been entrusted with a large number of heavy lifting projects with the shipyard due to its experience in managing similar projects, with strict time and space constraints. On this occasion, two sections of a river cruiser were transported from their point of manufacture onto a submersible barge. This ...

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Journey for the future: Team Malizia and climate activist Greta Thunberg are on their way across the Atlantic

Torqeedo is honoured to support Team Malizia by providing electric port and harbour support vessels on both sides of the pond. More than 3,000 miles, not a single drop of gasoline: That is the plan. On Wednesday afternoon Team Malizia, skippered by Pierre Casiraghi and Boris Herrmann, left Plymouth and set sail for New York City. On board the high-tech racing yacht Malizia II is 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. In order to avoid the extremely high carbon emissions from air travel, she chose to make the two-week transatlantic ...

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Carnival Corporation & plc Purchase of Shares

In accordance with Carnival Corporation & plc’s (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) previously announced Share Repurchase Programme, Carnival Corporation & plc announces that Carnival plc has purchased: Shares purchased: Carnival plc ordinary USD 1.66 shares Date of purchase: 12 August 2019 Number of shares purchased: 100,000 shares Highest price paid per share: 3659.0 pence Lowest price paid per share: 3593.0 pence Average price paid per share: 3627.8833 pence Carnival plc intends to hold these shares in treasury Following the above purchases, and including shares which have been purchased but not yet ...

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Dubai welcomes five cruise ships in one day

Dubai’s Mina Rashid Port recently welcomed five cruise ships in one day, bolstering its position as a leading cruise ship destination. The 2018/19 cruise season ended with a record increase of over 51 per cent in cruise tourist footfall. There was also a 38 per cent increase in cruise ship dockings season-on-season, according to a statement released on Wednesday. A total of 846,176 cruise visitors came via 152 ships this season compared to 558,781 on-board 110 last season. An additional 211 ship calls are now confirmed for the upcoming 2019/2020 ...

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BC Ferries Reports Back On Engagement For New Major Vessels

BC Ferries updated communities today on the feedback it received during the popular new major vessel engagement the company ran earlier this year for the next generation of ferries. More than 9,600 people responded through the online engagement, in addition to more than 1,700 customers taking part in sessions on board the ships and in community workshops. The first phase of engagement focused on nine topic areas, including: accessibility, pedestrians and cyclists, pet spaces, outdoor spaces, food and beverage, family spaces, new amenities, technology, and additional thoughts and key considerations ...

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Launching Of Ro Pax Vessels For Inland Waterways Authority Of India By Cochin Shipyard Limited

The launching of two Ro Pax vessels designed and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited, for Inland Waterways Authority of India was held on 08 Aug 2019. The ceremony was attended by Senior Officials of IWAI in the presence of Directors of Cochin Shipyard Limited and employees of Cochin Shipyard Limited. Dr. Asha Paul, W/o Shri Mathew George, Director, IWAI and Smt Mini C C, W/o Shri Suresh Babu NV, Director(Operations), CSL launched the vessels. The vessels launched at present are the third and fourth vessels in the series of 10 ...

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Baleària Caribbean links Fort Lauderdale and Bimini with a high-speed ferry

This Wednesday, the 7th of August, Baleària Caribbean will launch a new fast-transport service linking Fort Lauderdale (Florida) with the island of Bimini in the Bahamas. The fast ferry connecting these two ports has a 650-person capacity and a maximum speed of 38 knots—35 for service—with the journey taking just under two hours. With five weekly services programmed to Bimini (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday), the number of connections could increase based on demand. The new faster ferry service from Port Everglades to Bimini replaces the previous service from ...

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Seafarers Working On Cruise Ships And Ferries Among Unhappiest In Industry, New Report Shows

The latest Seafarers Happiness Index report, published today by The Mission to Seafarers, has revealed that seafarers working onboard cruise ships and ferries rank among the unhappiest in the industry. The report, which is produced in association with leading mutual P&I insurer the Shipowners’ Club, is based on the responses of thousands of seafarers across the global maritime industry. The latest report showed that cruise and ferry crews had an average score of 5.3/10 on their general happiness level – 15 per cent less than the global average across all ...

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Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Holds Christening and Launch Ceremony for Hankyu Ferry, the First of its Series, in Shimonoseki

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Yokohama, held a christening and launch ceremony on August 2 for a ferry currently under construction for Hankyu Ferry Co., Ltd., which is based in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka. The new vessel, named “Settsu,” will replace the superannuated “Yamato,” one of four large ferries operated by the company. After completion of rigging work, the “Settsu” will be handed over in February 2020 to go into service on Hankyu Ferry’s Shinmoji-Kobe route. The well-attended ceremony was held at ...

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Joint Cypriot-Israeli venture submits bid for Larnaca port and marina project

The joint venture of Kition Ocean Holdings has submitted its proposal for the development of the existing Larnaca port and marina. After lengthy negotiations with the government, the Cypriot and Israeli joint venture of Kition Ocean Holdings submitted an updated proposal for the far-reaching utilisation and development of the Larnaca port and marina, it said. The company proposes the ultramodern upgrading and expansion of Larnaca port in order to become a pole of attraction for new companies operating in the fields of commercial cruises, transport and energy. “The aim of ...

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Royal Caribbean is growing in China despite the economic slowdown — here’s why

China’s economy is slowing down, but the head of the Royal Caribbean Cruises told CNBC on Thursday that business there is “working beautifully.” Things are going well because the cruise line was prepared for the slowdown, CEO Richard Fain said in a one-on-one interview with Jim Cramer. The Chinese gross domestic product in the second quarter eased to 6.2%, its lowest output in nearly three decades, as the country grapples with the ongoing trade war with the United States. Royal Caribbean got ahead of the slowdown about five years ago ...

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