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Global Ports Holding Inks 30-year Deal for San Juan Cruise Port

Aug 16, 2022

Global Ports Holding Plc (GPH) has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the Puerto Rico Ports Authority for San Cruise Port, Puerto Rico, the world's largest independent cruise port operator announced on Tuesday.On completion, San Juan Cruise Port, which handled 1.8 million unique passengers in 2019 (including c. 0.4m homeport passengers, i.e. 2.2m passenger movements), will become the third-largest cruise port in GPH’s global network…

Survitec Snags Cruise Contract for Nitrogen IG System

Mar 28, 2023

Maritime Protection, a brand of Survitec, won an order for a set of nitrogen systems for installation on an LNG-powered cruise ship. The scope of supply is for two nitrogen generators, feed-air compressors, valves, and control cabinets. Scheduled for delivery in 2025…

Management Shuffle at SunStone Ships

Jan 02, 2023

Sunstone Ships reports that its president Ulrik Hegelund, 52, has, for family reasons, decided to move back to Denmark. As of January 1, 2023, Hegelund will take the position as CFO of SunStone Maritime with overall responsibility for the group’s accounting…

Sylvia Earle & Ocean Odyssey: Sunstone Takes Expedition Cruise Ship Pair from China

Oct 26, 2022

SunStone Maritime Group A/S took delivery of two Infinity class ships -- Sylvia Earle and Ocean Odyssey -- from the CMHI Shipyard in Haimen, China. The pair are the fourth and the fifth of the Infinity class delivered from China Merchant Heavy Industries…

Port of Barcelona Inks Shore Power Deal with PowerCon

Oct 25, 2022

The Port of Barcelona and Denmark's PowerCon A/S have started building the pilot project to provide electrical power to ships at the BEST terminal. The company has been awarded the contract for this project, which is part of Phase Zero of the…

Port of Barcelona Sets Up Shore Power Working Group

Sep 15, 2022

The Port of Barcelona said it has created a working group including cruise companies and terminals in order to accelerate plans to establish shore power connections for cruise ships docked in the Spanish seaport, in an effort to reduce vessel emissions…

TUI Cruises' Mein Schiff 6 Connects to Shore Power in Kiel

Aug 04, 2022

TUI Cruises said a second vessel in its cruise ship fleet has successfully tested the use of shore power in port.Earlier this week, the German cruise ship operator's Mein Schiff 6 received shore power for the first time in SEEHAFEN KIEL Cruise GmbH & Co…

American Cruise Lines Adds California Service

Jul 25, 2022

American Cruise Lines announced it will begin offering California cruises starting in 2023.The U.S. river and small ship coastal cruise line will offer a new eight-day round tris from San Francisco exploring the San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay…

Carnival Bringing Two Costa Ships to U.S. to Offer Guests Italian Design Experience

Jun 23, 2022

Carnival Cruise Line, also known as America’s Cruise Line, is teaming up with Italy's cruise line Costa Cruises, its sister company, to create a new concept for Carnival’s North American guests when Costa Venezia cruise ship joins the Carnival fleet sailing from New York in the spring of 2023…

Fincantieri Floats Out Viking Saturn Cruise Ship

Jun 23, 2022

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has floated out the Viking Saturn, the latest cruise ship Fincantieri is building for the shipowner Viking, at the shipyard in Ancona, Italy.Present at the ceremony were Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking, and Pierroberto Folgiero…

First Steel Cut for TUI Cruises' LNG-powered Cruise Ship

Jun 22, 2022

The first steel cutting ceremony was held for the first of two LNG-powered ships for the cruise ship operator TUI Cruises.Shipbuilder Fincantieri said Wednesday that the construction start-up ceremony had taken place in the presence of Wybcke Meier…

Costa Toscana: Costa Cruises Christens New LNG-powered Flagship in Barcelona

Jun 16, 2022

Italian cruise line Costa Cruises on Thursday held a christening ceremony for its new flagship, the Costa Toscana, in the port of Barcelona, Spain.The LNG-powered, Italian-flagged ship sailed away from Civitavecchia, Italy on Monday, making a stop in Naples on Thursday…

Global Ports Gets Takeover Approach from Shipping Firm MSC

Jun 15, 2022

Global Ports Holding PLC, the world's largest cruise port operator, said on Wednesday it had received an approach about a potential cash offer from Swiss-based MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company.Shares of the London-listed company closed up…

Batteries, Fuel Cells, Solar, Wind Power and More: Cruise Operator Costa Group Sets Up Decarbonization Department

Jun 15, 2022

The European cruise company, Costa Group, with its Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises brands, which is part of Carnival Corporation, has created a dedicated decarbonization department within its Carnival Maritime unit based in Hamburg, Germany.The…

HAV Group's Hydrogen Energy System for Cruise Vessels Gets Preliminary DNV Approval

Jun 01, 2022

Norwegian technology provider HAV Group ASA has received preliminary approval from DNV for its hydrogen-based energy system for cruise ships.The system uses liquefied hydrogen storage and fuel cells and was created as part of the FreeCO2ast project…

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