Japan’s 1st LNG-fuelled ferries

Mitsui OSK Lines. (MOL) and its subsidiary, Ferry Sunflower Limited, are to build the first two LNG-fuelled ferries in Japan. MOL said that it planned to order the vessels from Mitsubishi Shipbuilding next month. Ferry Sunflower will charter the ferries upon their delivery and operate [Read more...]

2019-11-29T23:06:04+00:00 November 29th, 2019|Ships|

Fincantieri to build PONANT pair

Fincantieri has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA), worth about €300 mill, for the design and construction of two luxury expedition cruise vessels for PONANT, a subsidiary of Artemis Group (holding company of the Pinault family). The MoA also contains an option for a third [Read more...]

2019-11-29T23:03:35+00:00 November 29th, 2019|Ships|

DFDS/Moby ropax deal cancelled

DFDS and Moby have cancelled their agreement to swap the ropaxes operating on the Amsterdam (Ijmuiden)/Newcastle route. On 6th September, 2019, DFDS agreed with the Italian ferry company Moby to acquire two ropaxes, ‘Moby Wonder’ and ‘Moby Aki’, for deployment on the Amsterdam/Newcastle route. In [Read more...]

2019-11-15T20:57:47+00:00 November 15th, 2019|Ships|

UK ferry scene due for significant expansion

There are 13 new ferries due to enter service before 2023 and eight launching before 2021, according to industry body, Discover Ferries. Announced during the travel industry’s annual ABTA Travel Convention, this represents a significant investment from the ferry sector of more than £1 bill [Read more...]

2019-10-11T18:35:28+00:00 October 11th, 2019|Ships|

LNG bunkering barge for Carnival christened

A naming ceremony was held at VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula, Miss, for ‘Q-LNG 4000’, the first LNG bunker articulated tug barge (ATB) vessel built in the US. She will serve the LNG-powered newbuilding ‘Carnival Mardi Gras’ at Port Canaveral next year. The 324 ft [Read more...]

2019-09-29T17:37:02+00:00 September 29th, 2019|Ships|

SeaDream selects YSA Design

Proven experience in smaller ultra-luxury cruise ships and a lasting relationship with the pioneer of superyacht vacationing were behind the selection of YSA Design as the design partner for SeaDream Yacht Club’s ‘SeaDream Innovation’. She has been designed to offer yachting lifestyle standards to guests [Read more...]

2019-09-29T17:09:45+00:00 September 29th, 2019|Ships|

New ropax design from KEH

Danish-based ship designer and consultant, Knud E. Hansen (KEH) has unveiled a 154 m ropax ferry design that will be able to accommodate up to 1,500 pax and 440 cars. The design also boasts an additional 657 lane meters for trucks and trailers. Its impressive [Read more...]

2019-09-13T21:21:38+00:00 September 13th, 2019|Ships|

First X-BOW Polar cruise vessel delivered

The first expedition cruise vessel in SunStone’s ‘INFINITY’ class series was named ‘Greg Mortimer’ at the China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) Haimen shipyard on 6th September, 2019. The vessels have been designed and developed by Norway-based Ulstein Design & Solutions together with the ship’s owner [Read more...]

2019-09-13T21:15:31+00:00 September 13th, 2019|Ships|