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‘Ocean Victory’ chartered to Spanish cruise operator

SunStoneMaritime Group has signed a long-term summer charter of the ‘Infinity’ class vessel, ‘Ocean Victory’. From April, 2025, ‘Ocean Victory’ will be sailing in the Mediterranean Sea during northern hemisphere summer seasons for Spanish luxury cruise operator, Alma Cruceros. Alma Cruceros covers Spanish destinations in [Read more...]

2024-04-14T14:57:17+00:00 April 14th, 2024|Ships|

Interferry calls for OPS investment

Interferry, the shipping association representing the ferry industry worldwide, has called on governments and electricity utilities to prioritise investment in onshore power supply (OPS) development. This will help the ferry sector maintain its lead in maritime electrification and hybridisation, the association said. A recent study [Read more...]

2024-04-14T14:55:09+00:00 April 14th, 2024|Environment|

GPH expands with more cruise terminal contracts

Global Ports Holding (GPH) is to add another two cruise terminals to its portfolio. First, following a public tender process, a majority owned consortium between GPH (51%), local shareholder, Steya (40%) and Ocean Infrastructures Management (9%) has been awarded preferred bidder status for a 15-year [Read more...]

2024-04-14T14:50:13+00:00 April 14th, 2024|Ports|

Sail-powered catamaran design released

Oslo-based YSA Design has unveiled a sail-powered catamaran cruise ship concept. The design’s flexibility, sustainability and sea-focused attractions can satisfy guest appetites to experience sensitive and hard to reach waters at close quarters, the company claimed. Dubbed ’Seabreeze’, the design includes many features to attract premium-end [Read more...]

2024-04-14T14:47:28+00:00 April 14th, 2024|Marketing|

Bridgemans adds to fleet

British Columbia-based Bridgemans Services Group (Bridgemans), a provider of floatel and related marine services, has acquired ’Diamond XI’, a 150-cabin passenger ship. She is being converted to become Bridgemans sixth floatel for workforces in the LNG, mining, and renewable energy sectors. In addition to spacious cabins, ’Diamond [Read more...]

2024-04-14T14:42:43+00:00 April 14th, 2024|Ships|

Austal receives unsolicited bid from Hanwha

Fast ferry and defence craft builder and designer, Austal, has confirmed it has received an unsolicited, conditional and non-binding indicative proposal from Hanwha Ocean to acquire the company. Under the indicative proposal, Austal shareholders would receive $2.825 cash per Austal share. Hanwha’s proposal is subject [Read more...]

2024-04-14T14:40:58+00:00 April 14th, 2024|Marketing|

Viking explores IPO

Viking Holdings has publicly filed a registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of its ordinary shares. The number of ordinary shares to be offered and the price range have not yet been determined. The [Read more...]

2024-04-14T14:38:05+00:00 April 14th, 2024|Finance|

Attica reveals improved results

Large Greek ferry conglomerate, Attica Holdings has posted an improvement of its finances. Revenue reached €588.3 mill, EBITDA stood at €126.4 mill, while net income after taxes amounted to €61.2 mill. This marks the first announcement of financial results following the merger of ANEK, wherein [Read more...]

2024-04-14T14:35:43+00:00 April 14th, 2024|Finance|

Windstar to add two more small cruise ships to its fleet

Windstar Cruises, is to expand its fleet with the addition of two all-suite motor yachts, ’Star Seeker’ and ’Star Explorer’. The first of the two ships, ‘Star Seeker’, which is currently under construction at Portugal’s WestSEA shipyard, is expected to be delivered in December, 2025, followed by ’Star Explorer’ in December, [Read more...]

2024-04-14T14:33:32+00:00 April 14th, 2024|Ships|