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Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 10-Sep-2019 MARINE WORKS AT JUNK BAY Hong Kong NEW CRUISE WHARF OPENED Eden, Australia Marine works at Junk Bay Tuesday, September 10, 2019, Hong Kong For approximately 21 months, marine works involving installation of temporary steel platforms, ground investigation works, seawall...
September 10th, 2019 | Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

All-time record high passenger figures aboard Viking XPRS in August

All-time record high passenger figures aboard Viking XPRS in August
The m/s “Viking XPRS” All-time record high passenger figures aboard Viking XPRS in August The increased demand for travel to and from Tallinn was clearly reflected in the number of passengers aboard Viking Line during this past summer. The number of passengers on M/S Viking XPRS, which sails...
September 6th, 2019 | Cruise Ferry, Maritime Tourism, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Statistics | Read More

Seafarers working on Cruise Ships and Ferries among unhappiest in industry, new report shows

Seafarers working on Cruise Ships and Ferries among unhappiest in industry, new report shows
Seafarers working on Cruise Ships and Ferries among unhappiest in industry, new report shows Seafarer happiness levels across tanker, bulk carriers and container ship sectors close to global average this quarter LONDON, 5 August 2019 – The latest Seafarers Happiness Index report, published today by...
August 5th, 2019 | Charity, Cruise Ferry, Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Markets, P and I Clubs, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security | Read More

Interferry project identifies ‘paramount’ lessons from Philippines safety boost

Interferry project identifies ‘paramount’ lessons from Philippines safety boost
Johan Roos Interferry project identifies ‘paramount’ lessons from Philippines safety boost The FERRYSAFE project team formed by global trade association Interferry to study pronounced safety advances in Philippines ferry operations has completed the second of two visits to the country and is now...
June 6th, 2019 | Cruise Ferry, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

What an odd Dry and Wet market-week that was…

What an odd Dry and Wet market-week that was…
John Faraclas What an odd Dry and Wet market-week that was… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended one point down at  1,096 points; on a weekly basis though same was up 30 points – from 1,066 (24/5). Geopolitics already make life uncomfortable all over Planet Ocean; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The...
May 31st, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,082; Supras “spoil” the broth…

The BDI@1,082; Supras “spoil” the broth…
The BDI@1,082; Supras “spoil” the broth… John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 16 points earlier on today following the long weekend due to the spring Holiday as well as due to end of the European Union’s election process. Now if we have so far stressed the perplexed and enigmatic...
May 28th, 2019 | Arctic Shipping, Art and auctions, Associations, Charity, Chartering, Classification Societies, Climate, Construction, Consumers Market, Container shipping, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Holidays, HR, IMO, Insurance and Reinsurance, IT and Communications, LNG, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marinas, Maritime Art, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Mediterranean Shipping, News, Oceanology, Oil Industry, Organisations, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, Weather, Yachting | Read More

The BDI@711 amid a mega Geopolitical mayhem…

The BDI@711 amid a mega Geopolitical mayhem…
John Faraclas The BDI@711 amid a mega Geopolitical mayhem… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained a dozen points since yesterday and now stands at 711 points. Geopolitical Mayhem the name of the game. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: The BDI managed to go over and above the 700 points threshold...
April 5th, 2019 | Chartering, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

YSA Design delivers stylish slice of “Costa Venezia” to China

YSA Design delivers stylish slice of “Costa Venezia” to China
Costa Venezia’s Canal Grande Aft features a real gondola made by Squero di San Trovaso artisans ‘floating’ in backlit glass SA Design delivers stylish slice of Costa Venezia to China A sizeable slice of Venetian style and chic will float into Asia’s flourishing cruise market next month, when...
April 2nd, 2019 | Cruise Ferry, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

A-ROSA to usher in a new era of city trips with its innovative new ship

A-ROSA to usher in a new era of city trips with its innovative new ship
Simon Provoost (left), Managing Director of Concordia Damen Shipyard, and Jörg Eichler (right), Managing Director and Partner of A-ROSA Flussschiff GmbH, have developed a wealth of innovations for the new A-ROSA ship. Photo: A-ROSA/Tom Kohler A-ROSA to Usher in a New Era of City Trips With Its Innovative...
April 2nd, 2019 | Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Interferry seeks step change innovation in call for conference papers

Interferry seeks step change innovation in call for conference papers
Mike Corrigan Interferry seeks step change innovation in call for conference papers A call for papers addressing transformational change has been launched by global trade association Interferry ahead of its 44th annual conference in London this October. The conference theme is Innovation – and CEO...
March 27th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Ferry, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipmanagement | Read More

Lessons from Manila set to steer Interferry safety bid in developing nations

Lessons from Manila set to steer Interferry safety bid in developing nations
Johan Roos Lessons from Manila set to steer Interferry safety bid in developing nations A four-man team from global trade association Interferry will be in Manila from March 18-22 in the first stage of a project to study significant safety improvements in Philippines ferry operations and produce a ‘lessons...
March 15th, 2019 | Associations, Cruise Ferry, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

“Orcades” an adventure not to be missed…

“Orcades” an adventure not to be missed…
The “Orcades” One of  the 40 or so stands at the London Cruise Show at Olympia this weekend which attracted my interest was that of the “Orcades” “Orcades” is a luxury motor yacht, available for private hire to explore the West Coast of Scotland and the Hebrides....
February 17th, 2019 | Cruise Ferry, Exhibitions, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Shipping union RMT on cancellation of Seaborne Freight government Brexit ferry contract

Shipping union RMT on cancellation of Seaborne Freight government Brexit ferry contract
Mick Cash Shipping union RMT on cancellation of Seaborne Freight government Brexit ferry contract.   General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT has taken a number of protests over the fiasco of the Government’s Brexit ferry contracts to both the Department for Transport and the ports and...
February 9th, 2019 | Cruise Ferry, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

New conference venues for 2021 and 2022 underline Interferry’s global vision

New conference venues for 2021 and 2022 underline Interferry’s global vision
Mike Corrigan Interferry has confirmed locations for the 2021 and 2022 editions of its industry-leading annual conference – held every October – in the latest initiative to extend its reach as the only organisation representing the worldwide ferry industry. The global trade association’s 46th annual...
February 6th, 2019 | Associations, Cruise Ferry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

GAC Norway opens new Arctic Circle branch in response to growing demand

GAC Norway opens new Arctic Circle branch in response to growing demand
GAC Norway’s Regional Manager Henning Kjøs Lien (far right) with the team he is working with at Tromsø: Reidun K. Lie (SIVA representative); Marit Andreassen, Linken (Receptionist & Coordinator) and Dan Røberg (shipping agent). Tromsø, Norway, 24 January 2019 – Growing interest in year-round...
January 24th, 2019 | Arctic Shipping, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry | Read More

RMT to take demands for a fair deal for workers on BREXIT Ferry contracts direct to Chris Grayling

RMT to take demands for a fair deal for workers on BREXIT Ferry contracts direct to Chris Grayling
Mick Cash Maritime union RMT will be taking the demands for a fair deal for British workers on Government Brexit ferry contracts direct to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling on Friday morning. RMT will be holding a protest outside the DfT at 10am on Friday 11th January (Department for Transport, Great...
January 8th, 2019 | Claims, Cruise Ferry, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

ABB signs breakthrough contract for marine automation in China

ABB signs breakthrough contract for marine automation in China
Viking Line cruise ferry. Image courtesy of Viking Line First marine automation system contract signed in China for a cruise ferry sets new benchmark for systems integration. ABB has won its first marine automation system contract for a cruise ferry in China, after the technology package for Chinese-built...
November 14th, 2018 | Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

BCI’s 23 plus points not enough for falling BDI

BCI’s 23 plus points not enough for falling BDI
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nine points earlier on today and now reads 1,513 – too close to the 1,500 points threshold and the market losses steam… hopefully. The Geopolitics continue to be as ever  perplexed and expect Yellowstone-style “explosions”… John Faraclas’ daily...
October 30th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Chartering, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The building of Viking Line’s new passenger vessel starts today

The building of Viking Line’s new passenger vessel starts today
The Viking Line Newbuilding Today, on 3 September, the production of Viking Line’s new passenger cruise ship starts at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. (XSI) shipyard in China. The first steel plates are being cut in the traditional Steel Cutting ceremony. The new vessel will be one of the...
September 3rd, 2018 | Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

Strong passenger numbers for Viking Line in July- Second highest volume ever – more than 951,010 passengers sailed on the company’s vessels

Strong passenger numbers for Viking Line in July- Second highest volume ever – more than 951,010 passengers sailed on the company’s vessels
The “Viking XPRS” Viking Line recorded total passenger volume of 951,010 passengers on its routes in July. That figure is better than the level reached during 2015, a record year for the company, with the corresponding capacity. Last year, volume surpassed the one-million passenger mark...
August 3rd, 2018 | Cruise Ferry, Markets, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Your safety matters – IMO rolls out ferry safety video

Your safety matters – IMO rolls out ferry safety video
Overcrowding is dangerous. Listen to crew. Follow instructions. It could save your life. These simple but key messages to ferry passengers are included in a new one-minute animated IMO safety video, to be shown in ferry terminals across the Asia and Pacific region and on national TV channels. The...
June 22nd, 2018 | Cruise Ferry, Health and Safety, IMO, Organisations, Safety and Security | Read More

FSG New Build “W.B. Yeats”: Entry into service is scheduled for September 2018

FSG New Build “W.B. Yeats”: Entry into service is scheduled for September 2018
The “W.B. Yeats” Due to delays in the delivery of interior components for public areas and on the electrical system installation in the hull and deckhouse, work on the new build NB771 “W.B. Yeats” will continue for a few weeks. Entry into service is now planned for September 2018. The...
June 12th, 2018 | Cruise Ferry, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Class in the glass business: Gavridis Glass serves shipping and much more

Class in the glass business: Gavridis Glass serves shipping and much more
Glass being loaded on a roro-ferry Gavridis Glass has a history of 70 years within the glass industry. Starting from a small business run by just one individual – George Gavridis – it has now become a third generation family business run by his sons and grandchildren on its own premises of...
May 30th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Events, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

Walking on sunshine! AAL transports giant passenger boarding bridges to world’s busiest cruise port, PortMiami

Walking on sunshine! AAL transports giant passenger boarding bridges to world’s busiest cruise port, PortMiami
Christophe Grammare, Commercial Director at AAL AAL has completed its first cargo shipment in partnership with new Spanish representative, Marítima Davila, transporting two giant Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges (SPBB) to PortMiami in a single sailing. May 3, 2018 – With the ink not yet dry on...
May 3rd, 2018 | Cruise Ferry, Liner Shipping and Trade, Ports & Terminals | Read More

UK Caribbean shipping agency receives prestigious Queen’s Award

UK Caribbean shipping agency receives prestigious Queen’s Award
Kestrel Liner Agencies Chief Executive, Andy Thorne Kestrel Liner Agencies, the Caribbean region’s go-to shipping agency and gateway to the rest of the world, has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award For International Trade 2018. The Award recognises Kestrel’s rapid growth over...
April 23rd, 2018 | Awards, Cruise Ferry, Liner Shipping and Trade, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Ship Agencies | Read More