Owners Not Ready to Give Up Control to Smart Ships

Orca AI: Maritime industry slow at adapting solutions vital to avoiding collisions.

Armatori Group Secures Financing for New Tanker Duo

Finance

Armatori Group's Marittima Emiliana secured financing for the construction of two chemical tankers in China.

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Maran Tankers Tied to Another Suezmax Order at Daehan

Tanker

Maran Tankers expanded its orderbook with another tanker at Daehan Shipbuilding Corporation.

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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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Wagenborg Orders Second EasyMax Handysize

Wagenborg EasyMax

Construction on the second open-top, ice-classed vessel is to start soon.

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KHI: Bulker Divinegate Delivered at DACKS

bulk carrier

Indigo Marine Shipping takes delivery of Divinegate, a 61,000 dwt bulk carrier.

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GasLog Names SHI-Built LNG Carrier Duo

GasLog Names SHI-Built LNG Carrier Duo

One of the carriers is a long term charter to Shell.

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KfW IPEX-Bank Finances Two More Royal Arctic Line's Ships

havyard

Germany's lender is providing USD 18.6 million for Royal Arctic Line's vessels.

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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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Gothia Tanker Alliance Receives Fifth Chemical Tanker

Gothia Tanker Alliance

Gothia Tanker Alliance takes delivery of Fure Ven, a 20,000 cbm product/chemical tanker. 

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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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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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Anthony Veder Adding 30,000 cbm LNG Carrier to Fleet

Anthony Veder LNG carrier

The unit is expected to be ready for operation this summer.

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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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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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Saga LNG Shipping Names Its First LNG Carrier

Saga Dawn naming ceremony

Saga LNG Shipping named its new LNG carrier at CMHI Jiangsu shipyard on March 13, 2019.

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Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Christens LPG Carrier Future Ace

LPG carrier Future Ace

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding named a new LPG carrier, the 83,000 m3 Future Ace, on March 12.

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COSCO Shipping Splashes New ULCV at NACKS

COSCO Shipping vessel

COSCO Shipping Lines has launched its newest 19,000+ TEU newbuilding at compatriot shipyard.

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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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Greek Flag Drops Another 52 Ships

GSCC

Only 17 percent of the Greek-controlled 4,017 vessels were registered in Greece as of March 6, 2019.

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Matson Christens 2nd Aloha Class Unit at Philly Shipyard

U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii breaks a ceremonial bottle of champagne to christen Matson’s new containership, ‘Kaimana Hila.’

Matson christened the second Aloha Class containership at Philly Shipyard on March 9.

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Taiwan Navigation Orders Kamsarmax Duo in Japan

Bulker

Taiwan Navigation has placed an order for two Kamsarmax units at a Japanese shipyard.

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Hyundai Heavy Inks Formal Contract to Take Over DSME

dsme

HHI signs a formal deal to proceed with the acquisition of DSME. 

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