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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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Why More LNG-Powered Cruise Ships Are Being Built

Since cruise ships have been in business, they have been primarily powered by HFO (heavy fuel oil) in diesel engines and MGO (marine gas oil) for gas turbine engines. There are some locations that put a cap on a ship’s fuel emissions in order to preserve nature (primarily the Arctic regions). Starting in 2015, cruise lines began looking at better fuel alternatives, one of which is LNG (liquefied natural gas). In the years to come, many other cruise lines have a few LNG-powered cruise ships on order. What exactly is ...

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Sweden’s largest hybrid car ferry ready to enter operation

Danfoss Editron has provided the electric power equipment for Tellus, which will become Sweden’s largest hybrid-electric car ferry when it shortly enters passenger operations. The 100-metre ferry will be capable of transporting up to 297 passengers and 80 cars per journey on the 1.8km Gullmarsleden route linking Uddevalla to Lysekil. Commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration, the Tellus ferry will mainly operate on fully-electric mode, bringing the government agency closer to achieving its target of becoming fossil-free by 2045. Tellus will operate on one of Sweden’s busiest maritime routes, with ...

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ForSea offers fast broadband with Nowhere Networks

The Danish/Swedish shipping company ForSea has chosen Swedish Nowhere Networks as a strategic supplier of radio-based broadband. Starting this summer ForSea can offer fast quality broadband to customers travelling between Helsingborg and Helsingør on its vessels Aurora, Hamlet, Tycho Brahe and Mercandia. “Fast and reliable broadband is of strategic importance to us. That is why we have chosen Nowhere Networks complete service consisting of both its innovative communication solution and its continuous around the clock operation of it. A complete solution like this suits us perfectly, the installation and implementation ...

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China’s CCS14 to Emphasize Port Development

The China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association (CCYIA) has announced that because of the accelerated development of cruise ports in China, it has upgraded its Cruise Port Roundtable Talk to the Cruise Port Forum at the 14th China Cruise Shipping Conference & International Cruise Expo (CCS14) taking place in Guangzhou Nov. 15 – 17, 2019. The CCYIA said that ports are important drivers for the economic development of port cities, and that there are 19 cities on the mainland coastline that have built or are planning to build cruise ports. ...

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Cruise Ship Nippon Maru Slated for Renovation – Marking 30th Anniversary of Its Launching with More Comfortable Cruises

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. yesterday announced that its group company Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line, Ltd. (MOPAS; President: Naohiko Yamaguchi; Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo) has scheduled a major renovation of its operated cruise ship, the Nippon Maru. The project will take about 50 days from mid-February through early April 2020. The Nippon Maru was renovated in 2010 when the ship marked its 20th anniversary. Additional cabins were constructed on the sixth floor, while the new Horizon Lounge and Spa & Salon were added. The hull was also repainted with the new ...

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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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