VIKAND joins Inmarsat family

Maritime medical operations and healthcare solutions provider, VIKAND has become a certified Inmarsat application provider. The company is to launch the first all-inclusive total healthcare solution platform for the global shipping industry. VIKAND patented HealthNet integrates all aspects of healthcare and medical operations for vessel [Read more...]

2019-11-15T21:14:29+00:00 November 15th, 2019|Technology|

CMI to manage ‘Vidanta Elegant’

Miami-based Cruise Management International (CMI) has taken over the technical and crew management of Mexican Grupo Vidanta’s 1990-built cruise ship ‘Vidanta Elegant’. “We are honoured to be awarded this contract and it is a privilege to be associated with such a quality organisation as Grupo [Read more...]

2019-11-15T21:06:02+00:00 November 15th, 2019|Technology|

St Nazaire to receive new gantry

Cruise ship builder, Chantiers de l’Atlantique, has ordered a new gantry crane. With a total lifting capacity of 1,050 tonnes,it will replace the current 750-tonne gantry crane that has been in operation since 1968 and is becoming obsolete. Being almost 10 m higher than the [Read more...]

2019-11-15T21:04:15+00:00 November 15th, 2019|Technology|

In praise of the X-BOW

Polar cruise ship ‘Greg Mortimer’s X-BOW design feature is claimed to improve on board comfort in head seas, as it helps to reduce slamming and resulting vibrations. As a result, the vessel can maintain speed in adverse weather to get quickly through the harshest stretches [Read more...]

2019-11-15T20:55:40+00:00 November 15th, 2019|Technology|

Hydrogen powered prototype comes a step closer

Havyard has started the approval phase for a hydrogen-powered cruise vessel. The company has also signed agreements with hydrogen tanks and fuel cells providers. Battery solutions do not contain enough energy for long voyages, Havyard claimed. However, fuel cells running on hydrogen is a solution. [Read more...]

2019-11-15T20:48:42+00:00 November 15th, 2019|Technology|