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Tersan Shipyard goes green for coastal cruise ships

Oslo-based TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) has signed a deal to deliver its energy efficient marine compressed air systems to two new cruise vessels Tersan Shipyard is building for Norwegian shipowner Havila Kystruten. TMC’s scope of work is to deliver a complete marine compressed air system consisting of energy efficient instrument air compressors and air dryers, to each of the two newbuild cruise ships – the Havila Capella and Havila Castor. The equipment will be delivered to Tersan Shipyard in Yalova, Turkey. TMC has not disclosed the value of ...

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Cyprus: Deputy Shipping Ministry aims for Cyprus-Piraeus ferry link by 2020

The Deputy Shipping Ministry aims to commence a ferry link connecting Cyprus with Piraeus by 2020, Phileleftheros reported. According to Deputy Shipping Minister Natasa Pilidou the link will take place once a week between May-September and once every two weeks during the rest of the year. The Ministry will soon submits an application for funding to the European Commission (EC) in order to finance the route. It aims to complete all required procedures by the summer of 2020, depending on when the EC will respond to the application and interest ...

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Tallink Grupp has signed the loan agreement for the new LNG powered fast ferry

AS Tallink Grupp’s subsidiary Tallink Superfast Ltd. and KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH have signed the loan agreement in the amount of EUR 197,6 million to finance the new EUR 247 million LNG powered fast ferry currently under construction in Rauma Marine Constructions Oy. The loan is arranged and long term financing is provided by KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH. Finnish Export Credit Agency “Finnvera” guarantees 95 per cent of this post-delivery buyer credit. The loan is secured by the mortgage on the new vessel and the corporate guarantee of AS Tallink Grupp. This ...

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Sichterman Yachts Reveals Interior Renders Of Its Fleet

Sichterman not only sets itself apart with its exterior aesthetics and technological innovations. With the mounting cost of furnishing and styling luxury yachts, Sichterman decided to disrupt the interior process as well. The Dutch boutique yacht builder has set up an interior program, which makes it possible to build yachts considerably faster than its competitors at a set price. Sichterman CEO Bart Rehe states: “We often see that prices of yachts from our competitors rise significantly once clients start furnishing their newly acquired yacht. In collaboration with Cor D. Rover ...

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Carnival connects entire fleet to STM

As part of the Sea Traffic Management STM Validation project Costa Crociere, part of Carnival Corporation, integrated Costa and Aida ships to exchange information with other actors, utilizing STM supported standardised formats and interfaces. After verifying operations with these initial ships, the rest of the Carnival Corporation fleet has now been added. Costa developed STM support as part of their Fleet Operation Center software Neptune. This new functionality in Neptune allows Carnival to interact with other STM services, ports and shore center operators, and to evaluate voyage optimization suggestions received ...

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Grimaldi Group completes installation of Corvus Energy ‘mega batteries’ in groundbreaking retrofit projects

Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that the company has completed the installation of a 5,5 MWh battery energy storage systems (ESS) for each of the two Ro-Pax cruise ferries “Cruise Barcelona” and “Cruise Roma” owned and operated by Italian Grimaldi Group. The ‘mega batteries’ will allow the Grimaldi cruise ferries to turn off the diesel engines and operate solely on battery power and with zero emissions for up to four hours during port stay. “The Corvus energy storage system is an important component in our vision for sustainable shipping,” ...

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DFDS ramps up campaign for STEM subjects

DFDS has thrown its weight behind a new national award as part of its commitment to promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects to young people and others to study. The leading ferry operator is sponsoring the STEM Award at the Maritime UK Awards, which take place for the first time in September. The move forms part of the company’s campaign to encourage more young people into STEM subjects and help build a future-proofed workforce for the marine industry. Gemma Griffin, Vice President, HR& Crewing at DFDS said: “DFDS ...

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Four Holland America Line Ships Set to Explore the Contrasting Landscapes of South America and Antarctica in 2019-20

The exciting lands of red-hot tango; ice-blue glaciers; and lush, green jungle come to life when Holland America Line’s Amsterdam, Koningsdam, Volendam and Zaandam head to South America and Antarctica in 2019–2020. From September 2019 through April 2020, the four ships offer cruises ranging from 14 to 48 days that cover the colorful cultures and stunning scenery of this vast continent. Guests will explore exotic and remote ports that offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences like sailing on the Amazon River, strolling the bustling streets of Buenos Aires, relaxing on the golden beaches ...

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PPA: Best Port from the East Med Region of MedCruise

Piraeus port was awarded as the best cruise port in the Eastern Mediterranean by MedCruise at an event hosted in Genoa. The award was received by the PPA Manager of Strategic Planning & Marketing Dept. Ms. Theodora Riga. It is the first edition of Mare Nostrum Awards this year and cruise companies and international press representatives voted for this category. In the jury participated also cruise industry experts and Cruise Line executives. MedCruise Association is the largest cruise port association in the Mediterranean, Black Sea, Adriatic Sea, Red Sea and ...

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First battery-powered cruise ship sails for the Arctic

The world’s first cruise ship propelled partially by battery power is set to head out from northern Norway on its maiden voyage, cruise operator Hurtigruten said. The hybrid expedition cruise ship, the Roald Amundsen, can take 500 passengers and is designed to sail in harsh climate waters. Named after the Norwegian explorer who navigated the Northwest Passage in 1903-1906 and was first to reach the South Pole in 1911, the ship heads for the Arctic from Tromsoe this week and will sail the Northwest Passage to Alaska before heading south, ...

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Abu Dhabi Ports and Mauritius Ports Authority to boost sustainability, security and cruise tourism across Indian Ocean

Abu Dhabi Ports and the Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) have signed an agreement to pool their combined expertise to enhance the maritime sector across the Indian Ocean, from port infrastructure and security to protecting the environment and driving the cruise industry. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, and Mr Ramalingum Maistry, Chairman, Mauritius Ports Authority. Under the MoU, Abu Dhabi Ports and MPA will explore areas of collaboration between the public and private sectors, as well as how ...

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Saga Sails Into Dover Launching British Boutique Cruising With Over £600m Investment In New Cruise Ships

Kent-based Saga today (Friday, 28th June) sails into its future, as the first of two bespoke new build ‘boutique’ cruise ships, Spirit of Discovery, arrives at her home port of Dover for the first time. Sailing past the iconic White Cliffs and into Dover’s recently developed Western Docks, Spirit of Discovery’s British arrival marks the start of a new chapter for cruising in the UK. With HRH The Duchess of Cornwall as her ‘Godmother’, Spirit of Discovery’s Naming Ceremony on the 5th July will mark the start of a significant ...

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ONORATO AND GSI Signed Agreement for the Two Largest RO-Pax Ships In the World

Green light in Guangzhou for the first of the two units that will enter into service in 36 months on the routes to and from Sardinia. These new vessels score three records: they will be the world largest ro-pax vessel; they will be the world greenest with scrubber and keen to be LNG converted; they will be the first luxury ferries built by a Chinese shipyard. The final agreement between the family Onorato and the Chinese yard GSI of was signed today for the construction of two giant ro-pax vessels ...

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Telenor Maritime Expand the Mobile Ecosystem into the Mediterranean, partnering up with the largest passenger shipping company in Greece

Telenor Maritime has entered into an agreement with Anek Lines to upgrade the mobile ecosystem onboard all their passenger ships. A state-of-the-art connectivity platform with Mobile, Premium Wi-Fi, Ka-VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul improves the complete digital value chain with services enhancing operational efficiency and the passenger’s onboard experience. “This is an important step for Telenor Maritime’s service-expansion into the Mediterranean, and we are delighted to partner up with Anek Lines, the largest passenger shipping company in Greece,” says Lars Erik Lunøe, CEO of Telenor Maritime. Anek Lines is the ...

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Carnival selects KONGSBERG integrated bridge with dynamic positioning functionality for new expedition cruise ships

KONGSBERG has signed an agreement with the shipbuilding firm T.Mariotti to provide its K-Bridge Integrated Bridge System (IBS) with K-Pos Dynamic Positioning (DP) functionality for two ultra-luxury, purpose-built expedition cruise newbuilds to Carnival Corporation. The ships are under construction at the T.Mariotti yard in Genova, Italy for the ultra-luxury cruise line Seabourn, a brand of Carnival Corporation. The first, Seabourn Venture, is due to enter service in June 2021, while her yet-to-be-named sister ship is scheduled for launch in May 2022. As Seabourn’s first purpose-built expedition ships, every detail is ...

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