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Major cruise lines call for improved infrastructure and new destinations in East Med to meet demand for increased volumes of guests and new travel experiences

Regional volatility, the small available pool of cruise-ready ports, an acute lack of busses and tour guides at destinations during peak times and a dated infrastructure that is unable to cope with increasing numbers of cruise guests are the key challenges obstructing the growth of cruising in the East Med, according to representatives of three of the world’s biggest cruise lines speaking on the second day of the 5th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum in Athens. And with a 7% projected increase in cruise passengers for Greece alone estimated for this ...

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Greece’s Cruising Prospects Positive Despite Of Regional Geopolitical Challenges The Key Message At The 5th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum

The prospects for the growth of the cruise industry in East Med are positive but still need much to improve in terms of safety and security for the sector to fully capitalize on its unique advantages. This was the main message conveyed during the first day of the 5th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum that opened today at Domotel Kastri Conference Centre in Athens, where ministers, representatives of international cruise associations, cruise lines, destination authorities and decision makers gathered to debate the state of the industry and share their views and ...

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Hong Kong air pollution and the deadly impact of shipping and cruise industries

At weekends, parents push babies in strollers and take family photographs in the attractive roof garden that crowns Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, seemingly oblivious to the smoke belching from whichever ocean liner happens to be berthed alongside. “It’s rare to have such a nice big space,” says a young mother from West Kowloon, as she enjoys a stroll with her partner and son. Behind her, a plume of filthy rust-coloured smoke belches from the exhaust funnel of the 335-metre cruise liner World Dream; smoke full of sulphur dioxide ...

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The World’s Largest Aluminium Ship

Australian shipbuilder Incat has secured a contract to build the world’s largest aluminium ship. Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd will build the 130 metre long ship for long standing customer, Buquebus to operate between Argentina and Uruguay. The completed vessel will be the largest aluminium ferry ever built and the ninth vessel for Incat’s valued South American customer. The 130-metre ferry will join the other Incat ships already serving various ports on the River Plate (Rio Plato) between Argentina and Uruguay. At a probable 13,000 gross registered tonnes the 130-metre long, ...

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Damen Shipyards Group Opens New Engineering Centre In Helsinki

Damen has established a presence in Finland for the first time. The Helsinki office has been set up to take advantage of the depth of engineering expertise that exists in the country following the group’s entry last year into building large vessels for the RoPax, Cruise and Offshore markets via its new Romanian yard, Damen Shipyards Mangalia. The new office will augment and extend Damen’s engineering capability in this market segment. Finland was selected as the location because, along with Italy, Germany and France, it is one of the leading ...

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The Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum sets cruise industry agenda as region restores international appeal with Greece alone expecting a 7.5% increase in port calls this season

The 2019 Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum (PSTF) is ready to welcome senior executives of the global cruise and yachting sectors for two days of thought-provoking debates on the growth drivers and trends that are currently shaping the industry’s future in the East Med and Black Sea regions. A wave of recent developments that are positively impacting on the growth of sea tourism in the East Med will be highlighted at a total of 11 panel discussions and workshops scheduled during the two days of the knowledge-exchange Forum. Among the main ...

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Yachting holidays etiquette – The do’s and the dont’s

Sipping a refreshing cocktail looking at the sunset. Daydreaming looking at the endless horizon. Sun bathing on the deck. Going to sleep listening to the noise of water lapping against the hull. Diving in the turquoise waters. All these are images connected to yachting holidays. Nowadays spending a week aboard a luxurious yacht is no longer a fantasy for the rich and famous. More and more people live their fantasy in popular yachting holidays destinations all over the world. Crewed yachts (sailing boats, catamarans, motor yachts) are available to charter ...

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Ocean Safety to distribute powerful new LineLauncher

Ocean Safety, leading safety experts specialising in the worldwide supply, distribution, service and hire of marine and waterside safety equipment, has been appointed a UK distributor of Linelauncher, which propels a rope and flotation device up to 100m to either recover a person or to transfer goods or a heavy duty tow/rescue rope. LineLauncher, which was developed in New Zealand, is the latest product to join Ocean Safety’s portfolio of safety products. The LineLauncher is powered by a 16g CO2 cylinder and when activated propels a hi-vis floating polypropylene rope ...

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Best Industrial Clerk in the Region Rendsburg-Eckernförde was trained at NOBISKRUG – Shipyard offer various fields of training for future employees

Not knowing what is going to happen during the day – that’s shipyard life”, Jule Behrens, who was honored on Wednesday, 6th March 2019 in a festive setting of the yard’s internal graduation ceremony. She has not only finished her apprenticeship being the best industrial clerk in the region Rendsburg-Eckernförde/Neumünster but was also best apprentice of all trained professions. It is this variety she was looking for after school which is why she decided for an apprenticeship as Industrial Clerk, “At the end of my time in school I was ...

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The new ultra luxury superyacht available for charter

Following her successful maiden trip, Imperial is proud to announce the addition of FLYING FOX (Lurssen 136m, 2019) to our Central Agency Charter fleet. FLYING FOX is now exclusively available for charter worldwide through Imperial, who were the Yacht Management company throughout the construction process and will continue now as Operational Manager. Named after a genus of rare and impressive bats living mostly in Asia and Australia, which are reputed to be the largest in the world, FLYING FOX’s curvy and extraordinary exterior design complimented by her dove grey hull ...

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7th PALMA SUPERYACHT SHOW: Less Than One Week Away

With the Palma Superyacht Show just around the corner, it’s clear why marina Moll Vell’s a hive of activity and the city’s abuzz with the kind of vibrancy only reserved for the hottest events. Whether you’re new to the show or visit/exhibit annually, here are some highlights to look out for during the 7th edition of the yachting industry’s favourite event. Greater percentage of large motoryachts Aside from sleek sailing yachts in the 24-30m range, a sweeping selection of large motor yachts will be jostling for visitors’ attention this year. ...

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Ulysse Nardin, official sponsor of the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show

The Monaco Yacht Show, recognized as the world leading superyacht event, announces Ulysse Nardin as the Official Sponsor of the show for the 2019 edition. The renewal of the MYS official sponsorship illustrates the long-standing and loyal trust – started 11 years ago – between the luxury Swiss watch manufacturer and the show, which presents itself as the perfect backdrop to unveil the seafaring heritage of Ulysse Nardin through its expertise, innovation and DNA. Gaëlle Tallarida, Managing Director of the MYS, says “we’re absolutely proud to renew this association with ...

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Bigger, Better, Greener: Yachting Pages Media Group launches 2019 Med book

Yachting Pages Media Group has launched its 2019/20 Mediterranean directory – its biggest in eight years. It comes equipped with 16 new marinas, enhanced map listings and improved green credentials. The 16th edition is bigger, better and greener than ever before, aligned with Yachting Pages’ eco aims for the year ahead. Showcasing superyacht services across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the new book includes 23,000 listed suppliers and services, and detailed port and marina maps for superyacht crew cruising the territory. Boasting a cleaner look and feel, the industry-leading ...

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Future Lab 2: The next steps on the roadmap to sustainability

Sustainability has become a core issue at Feadship in recent times as we strive to build yachts in the most eco-friendly way possible and partner with owners to ensure the same applies to the operation of their Feadship. The most recent edition of our series of Future Lab symposiums was dedicated to this important topic, with experts from across the Feadship group gathering to examine the smartest ways forward. Following on from the successful symposium held last year on the subject of innovation, the second Feadship Future Lab attracted a ...

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Second Horizon FD102 Under Contract for 2020 Delivery to The U.S.

Less than six months after a contract was signed for the first Horizon FD102 to a European owner, the second hull has been sold, with completion estimated for April of 2020. Accommodating a voluminous interior within a 25’ 2 ½” beam, the FD102 is the first superyacht model in the acclaimed Fast Displacement Series. This new FD102 was commissioned for experienced American owners, who previously owned a boat designed by Cor D. Rover and appreciated his styling in the FD Series. Horizon’s willingness to customize the yacht to suit their ...

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