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Cruise ship operator Carnival sees LNG as today’s best low-CO2 marine fuel option

LNG is the best available marine fuel today to help Carnival Corp’s large cruise ships cut their CO2 emissions and other pollutants, a senior executive said. The shipping sector is under pressure to drastically cut its emissions, with the International Maritime Organization setting a goal to cut total annual international shipping emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared with 2008. Carnival has one LNG-powered ship in use and another 10 on order, its senior vice president for maritime affairs, Tom Strang, told a sustainable energy event in Brussels. “We ...

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Oliver Design Completes Outfitting Of The “HODOR”, The Support Vessel For One Of The World’s Largest And Most Sophisticated Private Yachts

Oliver Design, a Spanish firm specialising in naval design and architecture has just completed interior outfitting on the “Hodor”, a spectacular 66-metre catamaran design “Shadow Boat” by Incat Crowther from Australia and built at the Armon shipyards in Burela-Lugo (Spain), with Project Management/Technical Consult by Robert Smith of YCTS, Ltd. This is Oliver Design’s first Interior design for a shadow boat, a highly sophisticated new class of vessels, designed to act as support ships for super-yachts. The “Hodor” will service one of the world’s most exclusive private luxury yachts, of ...

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Burgess And The Mission To Seafarers Team Up To Support Superyacht Crews

International seafarer welfare charity The Mission to Seafarers has teamed up with leading superyacht brokerage house Burgess to establish a welfare support network for superyacht crew. The first of its kind in the maritime industry, the joint initiative aims to tackle ongoing welfare issues in the superyacht sector. As part of the partnership, Burgess has co-sponsored an initial three-month pilot project in Palma, Majorca, a key port in Europe for superyachts. This will allow the Mission to begin its service provision for crew members in the area, and lay the ...

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110 m. Adventure Wind Cruise Vessel

KNUD E. HANSEN is proud to announce its latest design, a 110-metre Wind Cruise Vessel. This is a sail-assisted cruise vessel that can accommodate up to 100 passengers and has a range of 6000 nautical miles. This design is aimed at the adventure-cruise market and will appeal to passengers who prefer a more intimate cruise experience while visiting destinations that are inaccessible by larger ships. By leveraging its vast experience in the design of small to medium sized expedition cruise vessels, KNUD E. HANSEN has produced a design that addresses ...

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Oliver Design completes outfitting of the “HODOR”, support vessel for one of the world’s largest and,most sophisticated private yachts

•This is the Spanish firm first Interior design & outfitting for a “Shadow Boat”—a highly-sophisticated new class of support vessel for super yachts •The “Hodor” has a heliport, mini-submarine, diving equipment and a number of recreational crafts and vehicles, and will be tasked with shadowing a yacht of which details have not been revealed •Oliver Design carried out the design and outfitting of all onboard living spaces, including the crew’s quarters and the stylish guest areas •The 66-metre aluminium catamaran designed by Incat Crowther from Australia with Technical Consultancy and ...

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VARD taps TMC for Viking Cruises compressors

VARD has awarded TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) to supply the marine compressed air system for two cruise ships the Norwegian shipbuilder is constructing for Viking Cruises. TMC’s scope of work is to deliver a complete marine compressed air system that consists of instrument air compressors and air dryers, to each of the two newbuild cruise ships. TMC has not disclosed the value of its contract. “As the international cruise sector increasingly emphasizes reduced energy consumption and lower emissions to air, our compressed air systems are becoming progressively more ...

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Royal approval for Bolidt cruise contract

The installation of decking solutions from Dutch company Bolidt aboard one of the largest cruise ships ever to be built in Germany has received a royal seal of approval, after King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands witnessed a contract signing at the Rostock facilities of yard group MV Werften. The agreement, formalized during a trade delegation visit, provides for Bolidt to supply a total of 17,000m2 of its innovative synthetic systems to the first Global class cruise ship for Hong Kong-based Genting Group’s Dream Cruises, which is already ...

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Carnival Corporation’s Brands Lead Cruise Industry with Sailings to Panama Canal

Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, has established its position as the leader in Panama Canal cruises, with more ships sailing to and through one of the world’s greatest marvels than any other cruise provider. Six of Carnival Corporation’s global cruise line brands will sail partially or completely through the Panama Canal during its upcoming peak season, which will run from fall 2019 through spring 2020. This will be the third full cruise season since the Canal’s historic 2016 expansion. Collectively, Carnival ...

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Appointment of A New Director For Royal Museums Greenwich

Sir Charles Dunstone, Chair of Royal Museums Greenwich Trustees, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paddy Rodgers as Director, Royal Museums Greenwich in succession to Kevin Fewster. Paddy takes up the new post in August 2019. Paddy has had a successful career serving as Chief Executive Officer of one of the largest international shipping companies in the world, Euronav since 2000. Having qualified as a solicitor he relocated to Hong Kong where he first worked in shipping. In his nearly 20 years as CEO he has seen Euronav grow ...

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SW/TCH Maritime Funds the Construction of the First Zero-Emissions e-Ferry in the US, Powered by Hydrogen Fuel Cell

SW/TCH Maritime (SW/TCH), an impact investment platform building the first fleet of zero-emissions maritime vessels in the US, announced its investment to construct and own the ‘Water Go Round’ e-ferry in collaboration with Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine (GGZEM), a provider of turn-key hydrogen fuel cell power systems for ships. The 84-passenger e-ferry is currently under construction at the Bay Ship & Yacht shipyard in Alameda, CA using private funding from SW/TCH and a $3 million grant from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) through the Bay Area Air Quality ...

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Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum sets new attendance records as East Med takes centre stage in global cruise itineraries

More than 830 participants from 21 countries and 35 exhibitors from every facet of sea tourism framed the 5th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, setting new attendance records for the biennial Athens Confex event that is fast becoming the bellwether for the state of the cruise and yachting sectors in the East Med and Black sea regions. The Greek Ministers for Maritime Affairs and Tourism, officials from major port destination authorities, senior decision-makers from the world’s biggest cruise lines and representatives of marina and yacht owners associations shaped the forum’s agenda ...

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Pilbara boaties urged to stay safe around ports

Pilbara Ports Authority is kicking off its annual boating safety campaign this month, to coincide with the beginning of the region’s peak boating season. Pilbara residents will start seeing safety notices across regional media outlets reminding them to keep clear of large commercial vessels in the ports of Port Hedland, Dampier and Ashburton. In the last 12 months Pilbara Ports Authority recorded eight incidents in the Port Hedland harbour, inlcuding five near misses and three security breaches. With such significant numbers of vessel movements through its ports, Pilbara Ports Authority ...

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Kanhoji Angre the undefeated admiral, and the island named in his honour

The Mumbai Port Trust is giving Kanhoji Angre Island a tourist makeover A barren hillock cast off from the Western Ghats as they taper down into the Arabian Sea, doomed to a life of solitude just 5 km off the Maharashtra coast, Kanhoji Angre Island makes for an unlikely tourist destination. A lighthouse — and not much else — operates from a historical fortress here. Drinking water is scarce. Undaunted by the prospect, Mumbai Port Trust has plans to develop the island for tourism. Engineers have begun work on parks, ...

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ABB to modernize Italian lakes ferry with hybrid conversion project

The conversion of San Cristoforo, a 386-tonne passenger and car ferry sailing in Lake Maggiore in Italy, will see an installation of a complete power and propulsion system that will enable the vessel’s operation in hybrid and zero-emission modes. The turnkey modernization utilizes ABB’s solutions including batteries and energy storage control system. The ferry, owned and operated by Gestione Navigazione Laghi, carries up to 450 passengers and 27 vehicles. Following the conversion, San Cristoforo passengers will benefit from a quieter, smoother ride along the lake with less onboard vibration, noise ...

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Luxury cruise giant emits 10 times more air pollution than all of Europe’s cars – study

Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest luxury cruise operator, emitted nearly 10 times more sulphur oxide (SOx) around European coasts than did all 260 million European cars in 2017, a new analysis by sustainable transport group Transport & Environment reveals. Royal Caribbean Cruises, the world’s second largest, is second, yet four times worse than the European car fleet. SOx emissions form sulphate (SO4) aerosols that increase human health risks and contribute to acidification in terrestrial and aquatic environments. In absolute terms, Spain, Italy and Greece, closely followed by France and Norway, ...

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