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Canaveral Port, Carnival Break Ground on New Cruise Terminal

Terminal 3

The terminal will be home to North America's first LNG-powered cruise ship.

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Costa Smeralda Suffers Minor Fire Damage at Meyer Turku

Costa Smeralda

Cruise ship Costa Smeralda, under construction at Meyer Turku, suffered a fire on March 18.

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FSG Delivers Another RoRo to Siem

RoRo

Flensburger-Schiffbau-Gesellschaft delivered an 11,900 dwt RoRo vessel to Siem Shipping. 

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Fincantieri Starts Building Viking's Newest Cruise Ship

Steel cutting for Viking's new cruise ship

Fincantieri cuts the steel for the seventh ship under construction for Viking at its shipyard in Ancona.

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Meyer Turku Floats Out Costa Cruises' First LNG-Powered Ship

Costa Smeralda

Costa Smeralda will be ready for delivery in October 2019.

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Second BC Ferries Unit Completes LNG Conversion

Spirit of Vancouver Island

The LNG conversion was part of of a mid-life upgrade.

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MSC Cruises Firms Order for Ultra-Luxury Cruise Ship Quartet

MSC Cruises

The four new vessels will be delivered by Fincantieri between 2023 and 2026.

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Austal Delivers First Catamaran to Taiwan's Brave Line

Brave Line Catamaran

The catamaran is the first vessel Austal has built for Taiwan.

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RoRo Service Linking Germany and Russia to Be Suspended

ferry

Finnlines to remove its TransRussiaExpress (TRE) service between Kiel, Germany and St. Petersburg in Russia.

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Scrubber Fit Pushes Up Genting's Explorer Dream Upgrade Cost

Explorer Dream

Explorer Dream is undergoing a USD 56 million refurbishment ahead of the spring/summer 2019 season.

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BC Ferries Seeking Community Input on Next-Generation Ships

bc-ferries

BC Ferries is asking for community input regarding its five next-generation vessels.

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DFDS Names Its Largest RoRo Ship

Ephesus_Seaways

Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS named last week its newest and largest ferry to date.

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Port of Seattle Looking for Partner for New Cruise Terminal

Port of Seattle

The Port of Seattle issues a request for qualifications to secure a partner for a new cruise facility at Terminal 46.

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Fincantieri Cuts Steel for Third Pinnacle-Class Cruise Ship

Holland America Line

The shipbuilding contract for the third Pinnacle unit was announced in January 2017.

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Seabourn Reveals Name of New Expedition Ship

Seabourn

Cruise line Seabourn announces the name of its first ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship.

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UECC Orders Two Next-Generation LNG PCTCs

UECC pure car truck carrier

United European Car Carriers (UECC) orders two pure car truck carriers (PCTCs) in China. 

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Global Ports Holding Looks to 2019 with Confidence

Cruise port

Global Ports Holding returned to black in 2018, reporting a profit of USD 7.1 million.

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Burning ConRo Ship Now Listing off France

grimaldi

The fire is still burning onboard the Grande America, which has started to list on its right side.

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Eighty Injured after Japanese Ferry Hits 'Whale'

coast_guard_japan

Eighty people were injured when a Japanese jetfoil ferry hit what seemed to be a whale in the Sea of Japan. 

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CMHI Launches SunStone's First Polar Vessel

SunStone Ships CMHI

The vessel is scheduled for delivery later this year.

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Irish Ferries Starts Legal Process to Challenge NTA Decision

w-b-yeats

Irish Ferries has gone to court over the NTA's decision related to W.B. Yeats' voyage cancellations.

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2018 a Year of Contrasts for Tallink

Silja Line

Tallink reports a record passenger and cargo number but a revenue and profit decrease.

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Water in Fuel Pipes Caused Blackout aboard Regal Star

MS Meloodia

Tallink's Ro-Ro ship MS Regal Star experienced a blackout due to sea water in its fuel pipes in October 2018.

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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: Hanseatic Nature's Launching Delayed

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises cancels the launching ceremony for the first of its three new expedition ships.

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Incat Lands 1000-Passenger Ro-Pax Ferry Design Contract

Fujian Strait Shipping Co (CSF)

The ro-pax will be the largest aluminium ship built in China, according to the designer.

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Fincantieri, Viking Ink Deals for Two Ocean Ships

Fincantieri

Fincantieri and Viking sign contracts for the first two of six ocean ships ordered last March.

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