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Forsea Ferries opts for Thordon’s bearings

Thordon Bearings is to retrofit its grease-free ThorPlas-Blue bearings to ForSea Ferries’ ‘Tycho Brahe’, during her next scheduled drydocking. This contract follows the success of the bearing installation to the bow doors of ‘Aurora’, the first of two battery-operated ferries converted by Sweden’s Oresund Drydocks [Read more...]

2020-11-14T15:07:31+00:00 November 14th, 2020|Refurbishment|

Bolidt back on track

The lifting of the US ‘No-Sail Order’ puts cruise shipbuilding back on track and activities at resin applications specialist Bolidt have quickly ramped up in response, the company revealed. In what represents a significant step forward for the cruise industry, the US Centres for Disease [Read more...]

2020-11-14T15:04:51+00:00 November 14th, 2020|Refurbishment|

Finnlines Grimaldi slams state

Finnlines has continued to work resiliently, despite losing over 30% in profits, the company said in its third quarter results presentation. President and CEO, Emanuele Grimaldi (pictured) explained; “The Finnlines Group’s passenger volume decreased by over 50% and between Finland and Sweden by 70% for [Read more...]

2020-11-14T15:01:37+00:00 November 14th, 2020|Finance|

Tallink suffers 50% less revenue

Tallink Grupp’s normally high season third quarter produced an unaudited net loss of €23.9 mill, compared with a €54.6 mill profit in 3Q19. Third quarter EBITDA remained positive, due to significant activities and efforts from the company to pursue a number of different new business [Read more...]

2020-11-14T14:59:14+00:00 November 14th, 2020|Finance|

Meyer Turku lays off 250

Cruise ship and ropax builder, Meyer Turku has confirmed that it has closed negotiations to permanently lay off 84 people from outfitting and design functions. The number includes nine blue-collar and 75 white-collar workers, the yard said. Together with the lay-off numbers announced in August, [Read more...]

2020-11-14T14:52:45+00:00 November 14th, 2020|Marketing|

SWS starts building first cruise ship

Fincantieri has held the coin laying ceremony for a newbuilding cruise ship at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS), a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC). She is under construction for CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping, a joint venture between Carnival Corp and CSSC and will be [Read more...]

2020-11-14T14:53:22+00:00 November 14th, 2020|Ships|