Archive for the ‘Cruise Ferry’ Category

The BDI@960 …drawn your sorrows

The BDI@960  …drawn your sorrows
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost twenty points earlier on today and at 960 creates a critical dry market. John Faraclas’ briefing: The Capers down 42 points saw the BCI 2014 at 1,590… The Panamaxes BPI down 31 at 925 The Supras’ BSI down seven points at 771 and The Handies’ BHSI...
May 17th, 2017 | Chartering, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fishing Trawlers, Fixtures, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

General cargo leads Marseille Fos Q1 results

General cargo leads Marseille Fos Q1 results
Marseilles passenger terminal – picture credits Anny Zade First-quarter cargo throughput at leading French port Marseille Fos was marked by strong growth in general cargo – container, ro-ro and conventional traffic – which totalled 4.98 million tonnes for an 11% increase on January-March last...
May 12th, 2017 | Automobiles, Automobiles, Car trade, Coastal Shipping, Container shipping, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Gas, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, LPG, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Oil Industry, Ports & Terminals, Reefer Containers, Reports, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,215 – survival under the 2,000 points…

The BDI@1,215 – survival under the 2,000 points…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on eight points down since yesterday  at 1,215 – five consecutive days of falling… Geopolitics flair up…. John Faraclas brief daily report: The Capers lost 45 points and the BCI 2014 reads 2,184 points. The Panamaxes’ BPI gained 16 points...
April 6th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Another volatile week – thanks to the Capers and Panamaxes

Another volatile week – thanks to the Capers and Panamaxes
John Faraclas Despite losing 27 points the BDI maintained its weekly plus modus; Geopolitics and reality will soon create havoc. John Faraclas brief weekly report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  lost 27 points since yesterday and now stands at 1,297 points but managed to remain on a weekly basis on plus...
March 31st, 2017 | Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Markets improve; wets “dive” …a bit…

Dry Markets improve; wets “dive” …a bit…
Approaching the Port of Marseilles The BDI improved its position with 51 plus points, now standing at 1,333; Geopolitics still the same in all fronts and AllAboutShipping’s second day crossing into Europe is more than a success, coupled with good weather and luck. John Faraclas and Anny Zade report...
March 28th, 2017 | Associations, Chartering, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Mediterranean Shipping, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Geopolitical chaos and Capers’ volatility cannot guarantee positive expectations

Geopolitical chaos and Capers’ volatility cannot guarantee positive expectations
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 19 points at 1,064; the geopolitical chaos in all fronts creates more upheaval. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers’ BCI 2014 gained 100 points, 78 points plus from yesterday’s rise – 22 points, and now reads 1,678! Despite this, owners...
March 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Country Profiles, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, LNG, LPG, Markets, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Venezia Terminal: 2017 cruise ships services fares to remain unchanged

Venezia Terminal: 2017 cruise ships services fares to remain unchanged
An aerial view of the Venezia Terminal Passeggeri VENEZIA TERMINAL PASSEGGERI (VTP): 2017 CRUISE SHIP SERVICES FARES TO REMAIN UNCHANGED THE COMPANY WILL PARTICIPATE IN SEATRADE 2017 IN USA Venezia Terminal Passeggeri – VTP’s Board of Directors agreed to leave the fares for cruise ships support...
March 9th, 2017 | Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Geopolitics and the shipping markets: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event

Geopolitics and the shipping markets: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event
Ken McLean, vice-president of the Port of London chapter of the New York-based Propeller Club and John Faraclas Geopolitics and the shipping market: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event by James Brewer Hidden currents – that is, hidden to the general public and even to some in...
March 7th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Canals, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Flags, Inland Waterways, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Inchcape Shipping Services wins global Hurtigruten contract

Inchcape Shipping Services wins global Hurtigruten contract
ISS has won a global port agency contract with Hurtigruten, a world leader in expedition travel. Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime and logistics service provider, has won a global port agency contract with Hurtigruten, a world leader in expedition travel. The new business...
February 27th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Cruise Ferry, Maritime Tourism | Read More

New Interferry CEO to make funding call at European Shipping Week

New Interferry CEO to make funding call at European Shipping Week
Mike Corrigan Mike Corrigan, the incoming CEO of global trade association Interferry, is to advocate greater European Union involvement and investment in the ferry sector during an address on the opening day of European Shipping Week, which takes place in Brussels from February 27-March 3. Interferry...
February 24th, 2017 | Cruise Ferry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions | Read More

RMT welcomes review of Scottish Ferries procurement policy

RMT welcomes review of Scottish Ferries procurement policy
Mick Cash MARITIME UNION RMT today welcomed Transport Minister Humza Yousaf MSP’s review of ferries procurement policy in light of the European Commission’s view that lifeline Scottish ferry services can be exempted from re-tendering regulations under ‘Teckal’ case law. RMT and the Scottish Government...
February 2nd, 2017 | Associations, Cruise Ferry, Jobs, Politics and Government, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum

Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum
POSIDONIA SEA TOURISM FORUM 2017 PROBES GROWTH PROSPECTS Seeking new visionary strategies for cruising and yachting in the East Med While the global cruise industry’s outlook remains strong in 2017, local geopolitical tensions have impacted the East Med’s performance as a sea tourism region. Industry...
February 1st, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Ferry, Events, Exhibitions, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Tourism | Read More

Seaspan Swift – a new hybrid LNG fuelled and battery powered ferry, classed by Bureau Veritas

Seaspan Swift – a new hybrid LNG fuelled and battery powered ferry, classed by Bureau Veritas
The Seaspan Swift Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, January 16, 2017 – Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas congratulates owners Seaspan as their new emission reducing ferry enters service between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Seaspan Swift is Seaspan Ferries...
January 16th, 2017 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Cruise Ferry, Emissions, Environment, LNG, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

MV WERFTEN selects ABB propulsion, automation and marine software for five new Genting vessels

MV WERFTEN selects ABB propulsion, automation and marine software for five new Genting vessels
Crystal Cruises Azipod propulsion amongst a series of solutions will improve safety and efficiency of new generation of ships for Crystal Cruises and Star Cruises. Wismar, Germany, 9 January 2017 – ABB will supply the complete power, propulsion and automation package for a series of new cruise vessels...
January 9th, 2017 | Cruise Ferry, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Cruise Lines International Association Strengthens Global Leadership Team

Cruise Lines International Association Strengthens Global Leadership Team
(BRUSSELS, 6 January 2016) – Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today it has added two new members to its global leadership team. Andy Harmer, former vice president, operations & director, UK & Ireland, has been promoted to senior vice president, membership and Bo Larsen,...
January 6th, 2017 | Associations, Cruise Ferry, HR, Person Profiles | Read More

Harris PYE successfully completes refurb aboard Stena Horizon

Harris PYE successfully completes refurb aboard Stena Horizon
The Stena Horizon The Harris Pye Group has successfully completed refurbishment and rebranding of two key areas on the Stena Horizon – separate catering facilities for travel and freight passengers, The new Metropolitan Grill Restaurant and Freight Truckers lounge which were both unveiled to passengers...
December 13th, 2016 | Cruise Ferry, Ship Conversions, Shiprepair | Read More

ABB’s electrification of HH Ferries’ ferries powers ahead…

ABB’s electrification of HH Ferries’ ferries powers ahead…
The Tycho Brahe ABB’s electrification of HH Ferries’ ferries powers ahead after Öresund Dry Docks selected for modernization Construction of shore side charging arm and HH Ferries’ upgrade is gathering pace  Helsinki, Finland, December 6, 2016 – ABB’s project to convert two HH Ferries’...
December 6th, 2016 | Cruise Ferry, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Ship Conversions | Read More

Cruise Lines International Association Names Tom Fecke CLIA Europe Secretary General

Cruise Lines International Association Names Tom Fecke CLIA Europe Secretary General
Tom Fecke ( WASHINGTON, December 2, 2016) – Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that Tom Fecke will join the organization on January 3, 2017 as Secretary General, CLIA Europe. Fecke will be responsible for managing the European region and will play a key part in strategically implementing...
December 5th, 2016 | Associations, Cruise Ferry, Person Profiles | Read More

CLIA names Vice President, Public Relations, Europe

CLIA names Vice President, Public Relations, Europe
Catharine Couplan Cruise Lines International Association Names Vice President, Public Relations, Europe (BRUSSELS, 1 December 2016) – Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that Catherine Couplan has joined the organization as Vice President, Public Relations, Europe. Couplan will...
December 1st, 2016 | Associations, Cruise Ferry, Markets, Person Profiles | Read More

GE Signs Multilateral MOU to Develop COGES LPG-Fueled Ferry Design

GE Signs Multilateral MOU to Develop COGES LPG-Fueled Ferry Design
GE LPG Ferry MOU signing on 9 November 2016 at Busan Diesel engines replaced by Liquid Propane Gas (LPG)-fueled GE gas turbine system Collaboration with Korean and global partners to develop eco-friendly LPG-fueled ferry design  Ferry design to satisfy stringent global environmental and safety regulations;...
November 15th, 2016 | Bunkering, Cruise Ferry, LPG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Interferry pledges safety lead at state-of-the-industry conference

Interferry pledges safety lead at state-of-the-industry conference
Mike Corrigan Interferry has unveiled a strategic plan promising to put safety issues at the heart of its work as the voice of the worldwide ferry industry. The pledge came at the global trade association’s 41st annual conference in Manila – a venue chosen to spotlight the challenges of domestic...
October 28th, 2016 | Cruise Ferry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  07-Sep-2016 FENDER PILE REPLACING WORKS AT NORTH POINT VEHICULAR FERRY PIER Hong Kong Fender pile replacing works at North Point Vehicular Ferry Pier Wednesday, September 7, 2016, Hong Kong With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 10 months, fender pile replacing...
September 7th, 2016 | Cruise Ferry, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Safety first as Interferry heads for Philippines

Safety first as Interferry heads for Philippines
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim IMO secretary-general Kitack Lim is to make the keynote opening address when trade association Interferry stages its 41st annual conference in Manila this October – marking a decade of cooperation between the two organisations to help improve domestic ferry safety...
August 18th, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Ferry, Events, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Celestyal Cruises announces the start of its 2016 enogastronomy themed cruise programme

Celestyal Cruises announces the start of its 2016 enogastronomy themed cruise programme
Celestyal CRYSTAL Passengers can enjoy an authentic Greek feast onboard as well as late summer sun August 12, 2016: In keeping with its reputation for providing authentic Greek hospitality to its passengers, Celestyal Cruises is pleased to announce the start of its 2016 Enogastronomy themed cruises....
August 12th, 2016 | Cruise Ferry, Food and Drink, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Damen continues growth in South Korean ferry market

Damen continues growth in South Korean ferry market
Damen Fast Ferry 4212 “Sea Flower” Damen Shipyards Group has sold a Fast Ferry 4212 to South Korean ferry operator DAEA Express Shipping. The vessel, named Sea Flower, is the fourth ferry of this design that Damen has sold in the last five years to companies operating on the east coast of...
May 19th, 2016 | Cruise Ferry, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More