Brittany Ferries, Repsol extend LNG supply deal

Brittany Ferries and Spanish energy company Repsol have extended their LNG supply contract. Repsol will supply LNG bunker fuel to the company’s newbuildings ‘Salamanca’ and ‘Santoña’ during the ships’ regular visits on routes linking Portsmouth, UK and northern Spain, beginning in 2022. These ropaxeswill be [Read more...]

2019-08-18T21:16:27+00:00 August 18th, 2019|Technology|

Ferry to be fitted with a rotor sail

Ferry operator Scandlines has signed an agreement with Norsepower to install the auxiliary wind propulsion system Rotor Sail Solution on board the hybrid passenger ferry ‘Copenhagen’. Operating between Rostock in Germany and Gedser in Denmark, ‘Copenhagen’ combines diesel and battery power. With the addition of [Read more...]

2019-08-18T20:39:01+00:00 August 18th, 2019|Technology|

Princess to expand MedallionNet

Princess Cruises is to continue to expand the rollout of its Wi-Fi service MedallionNet. In 2020, MedallionNet will be available on ‘Grand Princess’ (21st February), ‘Diamond Princess’ (15th March), ‘Majestic Princess’ (18th April), ‘Star Princess’ (12th June), ‘Enchanted Princess’ (15th June) and ‘Sapphire Princess’ (27th [Read more...]

2019-08-18T20:35:35+00:00 August 18th, 2019|Technology|

Eckerö Linjen gains fast broadband link

Eckerö Linjen attained the fastest broadband on the Sea of Åland when the ropax ‘Eckerö’, operating between Grisslehamn and Åland, received high-speed broadband from Telenor Maritime. Ferry passengers have come to expect fast broadband, even when at sea. To deliver this service, Eckerö Linjen investigated [Read more...]

2019-07-28T11:14:59+00:00 July 28th, 2019|Technology|

Speedcast moves into Color Line

Speedcast International has been awarded a new multi-year, fully-managed communications contract with Color Line, on board the freight ferry ‘Color Carrier’. Color Line is Norway's largest cruise ferry company, and ‘Color Carrier’ is the latest addition to the cargo service connecting Oslo, Norway and Kiel, [Read more...]

2019-07-28T11:07:33+00:00 July 28th, 2019|Technology|

Carnival Corp highlights advanced air quality systems

Following recent adverse publicity on its vessels’ emissions, Carnival Corp has launched a new dedicated Advanced Air Quality Systems website. This features relevant background information, videos, animations, photos and graphics to highlight the environmental benefits of using exhaust gas cleaning systems or scrubbers on board [Read more...]

2019-07-28T11:04:28+00:00 July 28th, 2019|Technology|