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Stena RoRo E-Flexer Côte d'Opale Delivered to DFDS

May 17, 2021

The RoPax vessel Côte d'Opale – Stena's fifth E-Flexer vessel from the Chinese shipyard CMI Jinling (Weihai) – was delivered May 17, 2021 in a ceremony with representatives from Stena RoRo, DFDS and the shipyard.The ship, at 214m long will become…

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Launches Hybrid-Propulsion Ferry Kyoto

May 13, 2021

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding held a christening and launch ceremony May 13, 2021 for the first of two large ferries being built for Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency (JRTT) and Meimon Taiyo Ferry Co., Ltd. The ceremony took…

Port of San Diego to Double Shore Power at Cruise Terminals

May 04, 2021

The Port of San Diego is doubling shore power capability at its B Street and Broadway Pier cruise ship terminals to improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions on and around San Diego Bay.The Board of Port Commissioners approved $4…

CDC 'Committed' to Restarting US Cruise Operations by Mid-summer

Apr 29, 2021

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is “committed” to the resumption of cruise industry passenger operations in the United States by mid-summer, the agency said on Wednesday, announcing new steps to speed approvals.The…

Cruise Ships to Run on Shore Power in Port of Valletta

Mar 23, 2021

Cruise ships moored in the Maltese port of Valletta will soon be able to plug into the island's energy grid, drawing the power they require to be fully operative without having to keep their diesel engines running. Nidec ASI, head of the Nidec…

Valletta COVID-19 Cruise Ops Guidelines get Green Light from Maltese Authorities

Mar 17, 2021

Valletta Cruise Port together with local authorities has worked on COVID-19 Cruise Operations Guidelines for a Safe Continuation of Cruising in Valletta, guidelines which accroding to the port have gotten the necessary approvals.“It has been a challenging time for the cruise community…

Royal Caribbean to Build Cruise Terminal in Galveston

Mar 09, 2021

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) announced this week that it will begin building a $100 million cruise terminal at the Port of Galveston’s Pier 10 in April. The cruise giant said it will begin sailing its Oasis-class ship, the Allure of the Seas…

Product Focus: Combat COVID-19 with Walk-Through Sanitizer

Feb 27, 2021

Tetranet is offering a solution to the maritime, offshore, ports and logistics markets an industrial walkthrough Covid19/virus and spores sanitizer as business seeks to return to normal. Designed for both inside and outside use, the company says it is ideal for  ports/harbors…

SES Networks to Power Guest Connectivity on Scarlet Lady

Feb 24, 2021

SES Networks is working with Virgin Voyages to provide its fleet with high-speed, low-latency connectivity. Significantly, the Wi-Fi service will be free for every sailor. Virgin Voyages’ Lady Ships will tap into SES Networks’ satellite-enabled Signature Cruise Solution…

Inside Cruise Shipping's Fight for Survival

Feb 18, 2021

In early 2021, the somber news from the cruise sector continued. For some cruise brands, their own version of “lockdowns” will have spanned an entire year. By late January, 2021, Carnival and others were hesitantly pegging their restarts for April/May 2021…

Smyril Line Pumps Nearly $16m into Ferry Retrofit

Feb 11, 2021

In collaboration with naval architects Hauschildt Marine and shipyard Fayard in Denmark, Smyril Line’s ro-pax ship Norröna has been retrofitted with more luxurious facilities for its regular service between the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Denmark…

Schulte Group Acquires Rescompany

Jan 06, 2021

Schulte Group invests in digital technology for the cruise sector by acquiring software provider Rescompany. Rescompany Systems Ltd. (Resco) is a provider of advanced hospitality software solutions to the cruise industry, and with its integrated ship to shore software systems…

Great Lakes Cruising Inks New Lease Agreement with Port Milwaukee

Dec 07, 2020

Port Milwaukee is entering into a lease agreement with Pearl Seas Cruises to give the company priority docking rights for its cruise ships at Pier Wisconsin, the downtown dock immediately east of Discovery World museum. The Board of Harbor Commissioners…

Stena Line Marks a Quarter Century in Belfast

Nov 12, 2020

Stena Line celebrates today (November 12, 2020) the 25th anniversary  of the relocation of its ferry services to Belfast from Larne in 1995.  In that time the company has achieved a number of key milestones including transporting in excess of 33 million passengers…

Cruising Pause Has Major Impact on Florida's Economy

Sep 23, 2020

The cruise industry has certainly been among businesses hardest hit by the economic impacts of COVID-19. But the industry-rocking fallout extends well beyond the cruise lines themselves, extending through cities throughout Florida where canceled…

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