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Royal Caribbean confirms ‘Crystal Endeavor’ purchase

Royal Caribbean Group (RCI) has confirmed that it has received court approval to acquire the ultra-luxury cruise ship ’Endeavor’, ex ‘Crystal Endeavor’. Originally delivered to Crystal Cruises in 2021, the ship will be renamed ’Silver Endeavour’ when she officially joins the Group's wholly owned subsidiary, Silversea Cruises' fleet, [Read more...]

2022-07-23T21:18:59+00:00 July 23rd, 2022|Ships|

MSC terminates GPH deal

Last week, Global Ports Holding (GPH) confirmed that it had terminated merger talks with Swiss-based MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC). MSC subsidiary, SAS Shipping Agencies, had approached the world’s largest independent cruise port operator in an attempt to buy it. However, SAS Shipping Agencies said last [Read more...]

2022-07-23T21:16:52+00:00 July 23rd, 2022|Ports|

AIDA bunkers sustainable biofuels at Rotterdam

Bunker supplier, GoodFuels, has recently completed its first bio-bunkering for an AIDA Cruises vessel, part of the Carnival Corp empire. ’AIDAprima’, a ‘Hyperion’ class cruise ship, was refuelled with GoodFuels’ sustainable biofuels while berthed at Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. The trial took place while the [Read more...]

2022-07-23T21:15:23+00:00 July 23rd, 2022|Environment|

DFDS raises 2022 outlook

Danish ferry and logistics company, DFDS has raised its EBITDA forecast for this year to DK4.4-4.8 bill from DKK3.9-4.4 bill. The revenue growth prediction was also increased to around 35% from about 30%. DFDS’ outlook for 2022 has improved following a strong recovery in passenger [Read more...]

2022-07-23T21:13:52+00:00 July 23rd, 2022|Finance|

Fincantieri signs cruise ship revolving credit facility

Major cruise shipbuilder Fincantieri has signed a ‘sustainability linked’ revolving credit facility with Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo (IMI Corporate & Investment Banking Division) for up to €500 mill. The three-year loan is aimed at covering the financial requirements of cruise ship construction. It is defined ‘sustainability-linked’ [Read more...]

2022-07-23T21:12:35+00:00 July 23rd, 2022|Finance|

Survitec to highlight Seahaven at SMM

At this year’s Hamburg SMM exhibition, Survitec, the safety and survival technology supplier, will be showcasing the world’s largest evacuation system, Seahaven. Having received Lloyd’s Register type approval earlier this year, Survitec is set to revolutionise the way shipowners, designers and builders meet SOLAS requirements [Read more...]

2022-07-23T21:11:09+00:00 July 23rd, 2022|Marketing|

BIO-UV to showcase two BWTS at SMM

French UV water treatment supplier, BIO-UV Group, will be exhibiting a pair of BIO-SEA ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) at this year’s SMM. For the first time, the company will be showcasing its new ‘M’ series BIO SEA unit alongside the company’s low-flow BIO-SEA ‘L’ [Read more...]

2022-07-23T21:09:51+00:00 July 23rd, 2022|Marketing|