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EU lists guidelines for cruise ships resuming service

The European Union has released a 49-page guide for cruise ships resuming operations following the COVID-19 pandemic. It covers several measures that seek to reduce the risk for introduction of COVID-19 onto the ship, transmission during a voyage, embarkation and disembarkation, and also provides options for preparedness to [Read more...]

2020-07-05T19:03:19+00:00 July 5th, 2020|Safety|

IAATO beefs up membership – addresses COVID-19

Two Operators, five provisional operators and five new Associates have joined the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) at its first online annual meeting. Ice Trek and Scenic Expeditions have become IAATO operators, while Intrepid Travel, Residences at Sea, Students on Ice, Sur Expeditions [Read more...]

2020-06-27T09:13:05+00:00 June 27th, 2020|Environment|

Stena Line to ensure safe ferry travel

With the potential easing of lockdown restrictions and the re-emergence of non-essential travel, Swedish ferry company Stena Line has announced a set of safety measures. Social distancing, fog machines, fresh sea air inside the ships and the recommended wearing of face coverings, were all seen [Read more...]

2020-06-27T07:37:31+00:00 June 27th, 2020|Safety|

Flåm receives funding for onshore power supply

To meet more stringent emmisions requirements and for future development, Norway’s Port of Flåm has been working towards offering locally produced hydro-power to cruise ships while berthed. Flåm submitted an application for funds to Norwegian state investment facility Enova in April, 2020, which was recently [Read more...]

2020-06-27T07:35:07+00:00 June 27th, 2020|Ports|

Nauticor bunkers ‘Iona’

Gasum’s Hamburg based LNG supplier, Nauticor has conducted the initial ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operations for P&O’s newbuilding cruise ship ‘Iona’. The bunkering was conducted by Gasum’s LNG BSV ‘Kairos’ in Bremerhaven. This operation also marked another milestone as it was the first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering [Read more...]

2020-06-27T07:24:42+00:00 June 27th, 2020|Technology|