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SpaceX signs up RCI and SeaDream

Both Seadream and Royal Caribbean Group ((RCL) plan to implement SpaceX's Starlink satcoms system. RCL has claimed to be the first major cruise ship operator to sign up to the high-speed, low-latency connectivity for a better on board experience for guests and crew across its fleet [Read more...]

2022-09-12T22:34:21+00:00 September 12th, 2022|Technology|

Intellian launches Iridium Certus C200 Maritime terminal

Intellian Technologies, a technology and solutions provider for satellite communications, has unveiled the new Iridium patented Certus C200 Maritime terminal. This terminal is claimed to be a more compact and light-weight version that joins the C700 maritime terminal range.  It was launched at SMM in Hamburg, Germany, with delivery [Read more...]

2022-09-12T22:32:21+00:00 September 12th, 2022|Technology|

Second ‘Sunflower’ ropax named

On 30th August, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) held naming and launching ceremonies for the second of Japan's first two LNG-fuelled ferries. They were ordered from Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works. MOL Chairman, Junichiro Ikeda, named the latest vessel ‘Sunflower Murasaki’. She is a [Read more...]

2022-09-12T22:28:14+00:00 September 12th, 2022|Ships|

ICG sees major revenue improvement

Irish Ferries’ owner, Irish Continental Group (ICG) reported a major improvement in revenue for the first half of this year. Revenue was €263.1 mill, a rise of 85.8% over the previous year’s revenue. EBITDA was up by 272.4% to €47.3 mill. Operating profit was €17.4 [Read more...]

2022-09-12T22:20:37+00:00 September 12th, 2022|Finance|

Port Canaveral gets security funding boost

The US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Port Security Grant Programme (PSGP) has awarded $1,941,285 funding for several projects at Port Canaveral, Florida. The funds will be used to protect the cruise port’s critical infrastructure from terrorism and other security threats. [Read more...]

2022-09-12T22:16:43+00:00 September 12th, 2022|Finance|