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MSC Cruises Returns To Thordon To Keep The Seashore Clean

Thordon Bearings has received an order to supply a water-lubricated propeller shaft bearing solution to Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard for installation to MSC Seashore, the third Seaside Class cruiseship to which Thordon’s COMPAC system has been specified. As part of a scope of environmentally-sustainable technology to feature aboard the 339m long, twin screw vessel – the first of two enriched Seaside Evo Class ships scheduled to enter services in 2021 – Thordon will supply two 628mm (24.7in) diameter COMPAC propeller shaft bearings, two 638mm (25.1in) diameter intermediate bearings and a pair ...

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An open letter to the worldwide yacht and boat manufacturing industry written by the International Institute of Marine Surveying

All worldwide manufacturing industries fundamentally face the same basic key challenges. They must be competitive within the markets they operate in, which requires them to produce the best possible products within strict financial constraints, ensuring they make a profit to enable them to continue to invest in research and development to create new products. Some manufacturers through choice approach this challenge by producing the best possible high-quality product with a top end price. They have a well-defined strategy of selling less units using a marketing approach to create a unique ...

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KVH Announces KVH Elite, Unlimited VSAT Streaming Service for Yachts

KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced yesterday that it is introducing KVH Elite, a premium unlimited VSAT streaming service delivering HD-quality, dedicated bandwidth to yachts in selected geographic regions. The new KVH Elite streaming service is launching in November 2019 from Florida through the Caribbean, including the islands of the eastern Caribbean, with the Mediterranean expected to follow in 2020. This service, which is part of KVH’s fully global mini-VSAT BroadbandSM HTS network, is designed for maximum coverage, maximum data speeds, and a premier user experience for simultaneous streaming. KVH ...

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Panama Canal Welcomes First Transit of 2019-2020 Cruise Season

The Panama Canal announced today the transit of Princess Cruises’ Island Princess, marking the beginning of what is expected to be a busy cruise season. According to Senior International Trade Specialist, Albano G. Aguilar, the Canal will facilitate approximately 258 transits over the next few months, including a record-breaking number by Neopanamax vessels. “We will see about a ten percent increase in cruise ship transits at the Panama Canal this season in comparison to last year, a boost largely driven by Neopanamax vessels” said Aguilar. “We are proud to play ...

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P&O Ferrymasters Enters Into Strategic Partnership To Facilitate “No-Deal” Brexit Customs Declarations

P&O FERRYMASTERS announces it has entered into a strategic partnership with SGS Maco to offer customs declaration services to P&O Ferrymasters’ customers. This will maintain easy and fluid declaration for the import and export of goods to and from the United Kingdom, in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit. If at the end of October, the UK leaves the European Union without a deal that maintains existing customs arrangements, goods may have to be declared to customs and this partnership will allow continuity and fluidity for P&O Ferrymaster’s customers. SGS ...

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The Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ fleet is set to operate without heavy fuel oil

From July 2020 onwards, the global fleet of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will use marine gas oil with a maximum sulphur content of 0.1 % (LS-MGO) exclusively. In doing so, the company will cut the emissions of its fleet of both luxury and expedition ships significantly. By transitioning to the low-pollutant fuel voluntarily, the sulphur emissions of the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ fleet will be cut by 80 %. Additionally, the switch to marine gas oil means a reduction in soot and particulates of up to 30 %. Says Karl J. Pojer, CEO of ...

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Sail more, pay less, with Voyager SUPERYACHT from GNS

GNS, the maritime technology company, today announced the launch of Voyager SUPERYACHT, a new kind of navigation service for superyacht customers that has been designed to make managing navigation requirements easier and more cost-effective. Early users of the service are reporting savings of up to 50% on navigation spend as well as better compliance management through a combination of more accurate purchasing, lower costs and better monitoring and management. Built on simplicity, transparency and safety, Voyager SUPERYACHT is the first navigation service that actually encourages superyacht customers to spend less ...

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South Korean port to slash passenger vessel emissions with ABB shore power

ABB will install Port of Incheon’s first shore-to-ship power solution, enabling passenger vessels to cut emissions, noise and vibrations at berth ABB has secured the contract covering South Korea’s commitment to sustainable shore-to-ship power, after a pilot scheme for passenger ships to plug into the local grid received the go ahead from Incheon Port Authority (IPA). “As the first agreement covering shore-to-ship power in South Korea, this is a truly significant breakthrough for ABB,” said Juha Koskela, Managing Director, ABB Marine & Ports. “We are honored to be selected by ...

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KONGSBERG wins first full-scope expedition cruise vessel tender, with gensets and propulsion equipment

KONGSBERG has just signed a contract with Damen Shipyards in the Netherlands for the delivery of a fully integrated Kongsberg Maritime solution to the SeaDream Yacht Club cruise line. Valued at more than NOK 190 million, KONGSBERG’s most extensive ‘Full Picture’ delivery for an expedition cruise ship, Innovation, also encompasses the supply and integration of propulsion equipment including the new ELegance azimuth pod system, Bergen engines, stabilizers, bridge and automation systems, accompanied by a comprehensive electrical, navigation and hybrid technology package. Delivery is expected to be accomplished in the second ...

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Survitec Expert Highlights Benefits Of Chutes And Slides In Mass Evacuation

Marine lifesaving appliance expert Survitec is responding to the ever-increasing size of cruiseships and passenger numbers through the continuous development of evacuation solutions that utilise both chute and slide access technologies. According to statistics from CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) around 30 million people are expected to holiday at sea in 2019, up by nearly 200,000 passengers on the previous year, and nearly 41% more than in 2009. This increase in customer demand, combined with technological advances, has led to larger vessels that are required to evacuate increasing numbers of ...

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Carnival Corporation’s AIDA Cruises and Corvus Energy Sign Agreement for World’s Largest Battery Storage System for Passenger Shipping

Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, yesterday announced its Germany-based brand, AIDA Cruises, has signed an agreement for further cooperation with Corvus Energy, the world’s leading marine battery supplier, to begin production and the installation of a first-of-its-kind lithium-ion battery storage system on the brand’s AIDAperla cruise ship. Scheduled to be installed in 2020, the technology is currently set to become the world’s largest battery storage system ever installed on a passenger ship – capable of generating a total output of 10 megawatt-hours (MWh), an environmentally ...

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ABB enables emissions-free port stay in Marseille for Corsica Linea ferries

With ABB’s shore connection technology, three Corsica Linea ferries will cut emissions and noise pollution when berther in the Port of Marseille, France. Instead of running diesel-fueled auxiliary engines, Paglia Orba, Jean Nicoli and Pascal Paoli ferries will use electricity for power at berth. Each of the three vessels is being modified to feature ABB’s power compensation solution Dynacomp, which allows electricity available from the local grid in Marseille to be stepped down to 11KV in order to take care of ship power needs while in port. “ABB shore connection ...

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China-made cruiser sets sail for polar tour

The Greg Mortimer, China’s first self-made cruise ship for polar expeditions, set sail for the southern Argentine city of Ushuaia Monday before launching its South Pole voyage. Constructed by China Merchants Industry Holdings, a subsidiary of the China Merchants Group, the cruise ship was delivered to the U.S.-based cruise vessel provider Sunstone Friday. The Chinese shipbuilder has so far accepted orders for seven polar cruise ships and three medium-sized cruise ships. The Greg Mortimer left a wharf of the shipbuilder’s production base in Haimen, eastern China’s Jiangsu Province at 8 ...

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BMT Wins Multiple Navigation Simulator Orders for Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn and P&O Australia Fleets

BMT, a leading, multidisciplinary management consultancy, has reported phenomenal growth in sales of its maritime simulator and has just signed multiple key contracts with select cruise lines including Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn in North America and P&O Cruises Australia. The orders for both office and ship-based licences of BMT’s REMBRANDT maritime simulator will support cruise lines on more than 39 cruise ships. Dr, Phil Thompson, Simulation and Training business director at BMT, commented: “It is a proud day for BMT to have been entrusted to provide our versatile ...

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T.Mariotti Shipyard selects Brookes Bell’s Systema™ software for the Safe Return to Port assessment of its new luxury cruise ship

Brookes Bell, the leading international multi-disciplinary marine, scientific and technical consultancy, has announced a deal with T. Mariotti Shipyard, a leader in the construction of luxury cruise ships, and partner Studio Engineering, for its market leading software Systema™. Systema™ will be used in the design and assessment of the Seabourn Venture cruise ship currently being built for Carnival Cruise Ships to ensure the vessel’s compliance to Safe Return to Port (SRtP) regulations. Seabourn Venture is scheduled to launch in June 2021 and has been designed for expedition travel, together with ...

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