Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the 145,655 gross ton cruise ship Norwegian Getaway from MEYER WERFT on January 10, 2014 after a building period of only 15 months.
Bourbon announced the transfer of ownership of 12 vessels to the Chinese company ICBC Financial Leasing (“ICBCL”) for a total value of approximately US$ 378 million, as part of the sale and bareboat charter agreement for up to 51 vessels signed with ICBCL on April 9, 2013.
NYK has welcomed the first Filipinos to take on the roles of captain and chief engineer on an NYK-operated LNG (liquefied natural gas) vessel. The two men received their promotions in July 2013 at NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd. and began serving in their new roles from December.
Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has secured an order worth KRW 621 billion ($583.24 million) for the construction of five container ships, announced the company in an exchange filing yesterday.
Consistent low-priced natural gas in North America has motivated dozens of marine fleets to consider fueling with LNG. A recent survey by Zeus Development Corporation has identified 42 vessels under development or evaluation.