Archive for the ‘Cruise Industry’ Category

Wärtsilä engines and exhaust gas cleaning chosen for new cruise ship

Wärtsilä engines and exhaust gas cleaning chosen for new cruise ship
The new exploration cruise vessel being built for Sunstone is to be equipped with Wärtsilä engines and exhaust gas cleaning systems. Wärtsilä Corporation,  23 November 2017 at 9.30 a.m. EET – The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the engines and exhaust gas cleaning...
November 23rd, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Tourism, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

DNV GL line optimization brings ten per cent fuel savings for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ new expedition cruise vessels

DNV GL line optimization brings ten per cent fuel savings for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ new expedition cruise vessels
Pressure distribution on the optimized hull Hamburg, 9 November 2017: Design changes made as a result of working with DNV GL has resulted in projected annual fuel savings of more than ten per cent for the new Hapag-Lloyd Cruises passenger expedition ships. The two vessels, HANSEATIC nature and HANSEATIC...
November 9th, 2017 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Cruise Industry, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets | Read More

Celestyal Cruises announces its 2018 7-day idyllic Aegean itinerary

Celestyal Cruises announces its 2018 7-day idyllic Aegean itinerary
Kyriakos Anastassiadis Company offers the best all inclusive cruises in the Greek Islands with overnights in Mykonos and Santorini Ports of Call Include Milos, Heraklion and Samos or Kusadasi Piraeus, Greece: Celestyal Cruises is pleased to announce its 2018 7-Day Idyllic Aegean itinerary, which the...
October 25th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Holidays, Maritime Tourism | Read More

Stay put with the BDI’s rise… there is a long way to go!

Stay put with the BDI’s rise… there is a long way to go!
John Faraclas Despite some gains the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remains low; low with the correlation of t/c rates both for the spot and period and unless we see the magic 2,247 and above level, stay put! Geopolitics are worsening and the drums of War can be head… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI...
October 10th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Markets, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More

Breakthrough order for ABB Azipod® propulsion with Chinese-built Viking Line cruise ferry

Breakthrough order for ABB Azipod® propulsion with Chinese-built Viking Line cruise ferry
New Viking Line cruise ferry ABB to provide  Azipod propulsion system  for new Viking Line cruise ferry to be built in China, the first installation of Azipod propulsion in a cruise-ferry application. The vessel is to be built by Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry co., Ltd. Additional scope of ABB’s supply...
October 9th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

The BDI@1,328: learning to operate in turbulent waters

The BDI@1,328: learning to operate in turbulent waters
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 28 points since last Friday and now stands at 1,328 points; Geopolitics continue to get sour on all fronts everywhere on Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers lost 67 points with the BCI now reading 2,671 points… The Panamaxes’...
October 2nd, 2017 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Banking, Container shipping, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, European Union, Gas, Insight, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, LPG, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Jane McDonald Cruises Cuba with Celestyal Cruises

Jane McDonald Cruises Cuba with Celestyal Cruises
… Piraeus, Greece – 30 Aug 2017:  Cruising royalty Jane McDonald is back doing what she does best – taking her audience with her on the high seas to explore cruising life in the second series of the hotly anticipated ‘Cruising with Jane’. The second episode airs on Friday the 8thSeptember...
August 30th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Maritime Tourism, News | Read More

Markets “enjoy” …the uplift; not though Geopolitics…

Markets “enjoy” …the uplift; not though Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched 17 points since last Friday the 11th of August and now stands at 1,155,  thanks to the Capers and partially to the Panamaxes; the Geopolitical issues and news are very disturbing… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers saw the BCI up 80 points...
August 14th, 2017 | Chartering, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Wärtsilä continues to ensure the safety and reliability of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ ships

Wärtsilä continues to ensure the safety and reliability of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ ships
The renewed service agreement between Wärtsilä and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings covers 10 cruise ships transiting around the world – here cruise ship Marina in Sydney. The technology group Wärtsilä and US-based cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) have signed a renewal of their...
June 8th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Dry and Wet Markets in Red; geopolitics more than explosive

Dry and Wet Markets in Red; geopolitics more than explosive
John Faraclas The week begins with the BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) falling further – although a bit contained at 821 points, that’s minus nine points since last Friday’s report; the Geopolitical situation is more than explosive and Islamist Terrorism tries to disrupt our lives in London and elsewhere...
June 5th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Groundings, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Widen losses as the BDI@934 causes concerns; the wets balancing act…

Widen losses as the BDI@934 causes concerns; the wets balancing act…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  lost 15 points since yesterday and now stands at 934 thanks, once again, to the volatility of the Capers; Geopolitics continue their enigmatic course and development amid Terrorists mess. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Capers’ BCI 2014 lost 52 points...
May 24th, 2017 | Chartering, Comment, Container shipping, Containers, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

PPA’s investment plans aired at 4th Posidonia Sea Tourism forum

PPA’s investment plans aired at 4th Posidonia Sea Tourism forum
PPA’s Theodora Riga, Manager of Strategic Planning & Marketing Department, delivering her speech PIRAEUS PORT AUTHORITY INVESTMENT PLANS TABLED AT 4thPOSIDONIA SEA TOURISM FORUM Cruise sector at core of expansion plans Piraeus Port Authority is investing Euro 294mn over a five-year period to...
May 24th, 2017 | Associations, Cruise Industry, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Tourism, Ports & Terminals, Tourism | 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

New VP CLIA Europe appointment

New VP CLIA Europe appointment
Andreas Chrysostomou (BRUSSELS, May 3rd 2017) – Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announces that Andreas Chrysostomou has joined the organization as vice president public and government affairs for Europe. Chrysostomou will be responsible for managing the department of European affairs...
May 3rd, 2017 | Associations, Company Profiles, Cruise Industry, Person Profiles | Read More

The future of the East Med in the spotlight

The future of the East Med in the spotlight
CRUISE INDUSTRY LEADERS COME TOGETHER AT POSIDONIA SEA TOURISM FORUM With the cruise season in full swing, the 4th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum will once again place the East Mediterranean on center stage. Given the geo-political challenges faced at this juncture, it will be an especially valuable opportunity...
March 28th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Industry | Read More

Seafarers’ House to honor Princess Cruises’ Jan Swartz at 2017 Golden Compass Gala

Seafarers’ House to honor Princess Cruises’ Jan Swartz at 2017 Golden Compass Gala
  Jan Swartz FEBRUARY 6, 2017 – FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Jan Swartz, group president of Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia, has been selected as recipient of the Seafarers’ House International Golden Compass Award for 2017. The award is given each year to those who have achieved distinction...
February 6th, 2017 | Associations, Awards, Cruise Industry, Events, HR | Read More

Wärtsilä and Carnival Corporation announce strategic performance-based partnership

Wärtsilä and Carnival Corporation announce strategic performance-based partnership
Wärtsilä and Carnival Corporation strengthen their existing partnership and joint continuous improvement efforts to maintain cruise ship safety and reliability Wärtsilä Corporation, Press Release, 25 January 2017 at 10 am EET – Wärtsilä and Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:...
January 25th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Tourism, Technical, Technology | Read More

Celestyal Cruises welcomes Samos to its 2017 iconic Aegean itineraries

Celestyal Cruises welcomes Samos to its 2017 iconic Aegean itineraries
Kyriakos Anastassiadis Celestyal Cruises today announced the addition of Samos to its 3 and 4 day Iconic Aegean itineraries. After evaluating more than 85,000 valid questionnaires, Celestyal Cruises found its passengers considered Samos, a lush beauty in the northeastern Aegean, as one of the top destinations...
January 17th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Genting deal largest in Evac history

Genting deal largest in Evac history
Ljubo Jurisevic Under an agreement signed December 7, 2016, Evac will supply Complete Cleantech Solutions for two Global class cruise ships for Genting Hong Kong’s Star Lines. The two 201,000-gross-ton vessels will be built by the German shipyard MV Werften for deliveries in 2020 and 2021. The contract...
January 11th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Wärtsilä carries out fast and efficient repowering of Italian ferry Moby Zaza

Wärtsilä carries out fast and efficient repowering of Italian ferry Moby Zaza
The “Moby Zaza” Wärtsilä Corporation,  5 January 2017 at 11 am EET – The Italian ferry company Moby S.p.A has chosen Wärtsilä to carry out the repowering of its passenger ferry MV Moby Zaza. Wärtsilä was chosen as a partner because of its ability to provide the fastest delivery...
January 5th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Technical, Technology | Read More

Geodis supports “Cruising for Children” in Spain

Geodis supports “Cruising for Children” in Spain
GEODIS | Freight Forwarding in Spain brought a group of 30 teenagers to tour the ship Celebrity Silhouette, in the port of Barcelona Following its commitment to corporate social responsibility, the global supply chain operator GEODIS supports the Spanish “Cruising for Children” initiative. “Cruising...
January 4th, 2017 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Industry, HR, Logistics | Read More

Wärtsilä enters dry waste treatment business for cruise ships

Wärtsilä enters dry waste treatment business for cruise ships
The new vessel to be built for Saga Cruises will be equipped with a new total waste management system from Wärtsilä. Wärtsilä Corporation, 1 December 2016 at 10 am EET Wärtsilä has recently developed a complete offering for handling dry waste in cruise ships. This new offering complements the company’s...
December 1st, 2016 | Cruise Industry, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Cruise lines and European shipowners welcome the revision of port reception facilities directive

Cruise lines and European shipowners welcome the revision of port reception facilities directive
Rafael von Heereman The Cruise Lines International Association Europe (CLIA Europe) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) welcome the revision of the European directive on port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues. Whereas the directive has produced...
November 15th, 2016 | Cruise Industry, Environment, Pollution, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Celestyal Cruises announces its collaboration with AuraPortal

Celestyal Cruises announces its collaboration with AuraPortal
Celestyal CRYSTAL Global-Leading AuraPortal Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) will Increase Efficiency and Streamline Operation Integration. Piraeus, Greece – Celestyal Cruises is pleased to announce its collaboration with AuraPortal,vendor of the AuraPortal Business Process Management...
November 11th, 2016 | Cruise Industry, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipmanagement | Read More

Cruise industry is priority area for Indian government

Cruise industry is priority area for Indian government
Incredible India dance troupe opens WTM. Cruise industry is priority area for Indian government By James Brewer India is fêting “cruise tourism” as an exciting emerging area, delegates to the World Travel Market 2016 have been told in London. Vinod Zutshi, Indian government secretary for tourism,...
November 8th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Industry, Exhibitions, News | Read More