Lack of Automation Rules a Major Challenge

Wasaline ferry

Wasaline's Managing Director speaks on the concept of the automated ship.

Norway: Boreal Transport Nord Orders Three Ferries from ...

Norway - Boreal Transport Nord Orders Three Double Ended Ferries from Fiskerstrand BLRT

Boreal Transport Nord AS has awarded contracts for three new double ended passenger and car ferries to Fiskerstrand ...

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Switzerland: ABB Gets Long-Term Service Contract from ...

Switzerland - ABB Gets Long-Term Service Contract from Carnival Corporation

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a long-term service contract from Carnival ...

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Denmark: SAGA Cruises Newest Vessel Undergoes Makeover ...

Denmark - SAGA Cruises Newest Vessel Undergoes Makeover with Knud E. Hansen

SAGA SAPPHIRE, SAGA Cruises newest vessel, has undergone a makeover with Knud E. Hansen A/S as the Naval Architect ...

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Germany: Hamburg Welcomes MSC Cruises to Her New Home Port

Germany - Hamburg Welcomes MSC Cruises to Her New Home Port

2 April saw Hamburg welcome the ‘MSC Lirica’ to its new home port within the scope of a celebratory ...

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China: Fast Ferry HAIJU Completes Sea Trial

China - Fast Ferry HAIJU Completes Sea Trial

On March 29th, the first 35m aluminum alloy fast ferry named “HAIJU”, co-designed and built by Afai Southern for ...

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Greece: MINOAN LINES Gets Corporate Superbrand Award

Greece - MINOAN LINES Gets Corporate Superbrand Award

At a premier award ceremony that was held at the Athens Hilton Hotel on April 2nd, 2012, MINOAN LINES, a proud ...

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The Netherlands: MV Julia to Serve Offshore Wind Farm ...

The Netherlands - MV Julia to Serve Offshore Wind Farm Industry

The former Fastnet Line ferry Julia has sailed into the new life as a floating dormitory for offshore wind farm ...

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Italy: Costa Crociere Invites Tender for Removal of ...

  Costa Crociere company, owner of Costa Concordia cruise ship, which capsized after hitting rocks off the ...

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Stricken Cruise Ship Arrives in Malaysian Port After ...

  A luxury 11-deck cruise ship, Azamara Quest, managed to arrive safely into Sandakan port, in Borneo island- ...

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Poland: Gdansk Shipyard to Launch New Fjord ...

Poland - Gdansk Shipyard to Launch New Fjord Line's Ship on April 8th

“Stavanger Fjord” – a ropax ferry is almost ready! On Thursday, the 8th of April at 12 PM, the vessel ...

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Germany: Eckelmann AG to Develop ‘E-Power Barge’

Germany - Eckelmann AG to Develop 'E-Power Barge'

Eckelmann Group and TUI Cruises have signed a declaration of intent to provide power supply that will conserve ...

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Switzerland Based ABB to Power Up First TUI ...

Switzerland Based ABB to Power Up First TUI Cruises' Newbuild Ship

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order to provide complete power plant and ...

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Australia: Incat Crowther Launches New Catamaran for ...

Australia - Incat Crowther Launches New Catamaran for Offshore Unlimited

Incat Crowther announced the launch of Outer Limit, a 35m Catamaran Work Boat for Offshore Unlimited. Launched by ...

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Maritime Safety in Arctic Regions Under Debate

Maritime Safety in Arctic Regions Under Debate

At a recent meeting held by the Danish Maritime Authority, safety of navigation in the Arctic regions was ...

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USA: Construction of Washington’s New Ferry to Begin ...

USA - Construction of Washington’s New Ferry to Begin Later This Month

The first arc welds on the keel of Washington’s new 144-car ferry will be made later this month by the leaders of ...

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Australia: Incat Crowther Announces Launch of New ...

Australia - Incat Crowther Announces Launch of New Catamaran Ferry

Incat Crowther announced the launch of 24m catamaran ferry Freedom Sovereign. Launched by Aluminium Marine in ...

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Italy: SMIT Salvage Completes Fuel Removal from Costa ...

Italy - SMIT Salvage Completes Fuel Removal from Costa Concordia

On Saturday morning, CET SMIT Salvage successfully completed its assignment on the removal of fuel from the Costa ...

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Germany: Flensburger Launches Ferry ‘Seatruck ...

Germany - Flensburger Launches Ferry 'Seatruck Precision'

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft today launched ferry “Seatruck Precision”. The ferry, the last of four ...

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Grimaldi Launches New Maritime Service Between Italy ...

Grimaldi Launches New Maritime Service Between Italy and Greece

The Grimaldi Group, world leader in ro/ro transport, announces an important initiative: as from the 11th of April a ...

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China: Shenzhen Xunlong Shipping Receives New Catamaran Ferry

China - Shenzhen Xunlong Shipping Receives New Catamaran Ferry

On March 21st the 34m long vessel, co-designed and built by Afai Southern shipyard for Shenzhen Xunlong Shipping ...

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FSG to Open New Office Flensburg Ship Design in ...

FSG to Open New Office Flensburg Ship Design in Hamburg, Germany

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) recently booked attractive new orders as part of an expansion of its ...

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UK: Voith to Provide Schneider Propellers for First ...

UK - Voith to Provide Schneider Propellers for First Hybrid Ferries

In summer 2013, the world’s first two ferries with a hybrid propulsion system will be put into service. Owned ...

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Remontowa to Build Two Ferries for Norwegian Company

Remontowa to Build Two Ferries for Norwegian Company

One of them concerns construction of two modern car – passenger ferries for the shipping company in Norway. The ...

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Wartsila Secures Five-Year Service Agreement with ...

Wartsila Secures Five-Year Service Agreement with Prestige Cruise Holdings (USA)

Wärtsilä , the marine industry’s solutions and services provider, has signed a five-year service agreement with ...

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IMO Reaffirms Its Commitment to Domestic Ferry Safety ...

IMO Reaffirms Its Commitment to Domestic Ferry Safety After Bangladesh Disaster

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has offered his condolences and sympathies to the families of all those who ...

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Norway: MCP Sees Record Growth in Mobile Communications ...

Norway - MCP Sees Record Growth in Mobile Communications at Sea

Maritime Communications Partner, the leading, global onboard communications provider, announced a record 24% yearly ...

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MSC Cruises Takes Over Canceled Cruise Ship from STX France

MSC Cruises Takes Over Canceled Cruise Ship from STX France

MSC Cruises continues its rapid expansion with the announcement that the company has finalized negotiations with ...

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