SSA Marine moves into cruising

Independent terminal operator, SSA Marine, has launched a dedicated cruise division, and appointed cruise industry veteran, Stefano Borzone (pictured), as President of the new enterprise. A veteran port operations and development executive, Borzone spent several years in Senior Vice President roles with Carnival Corp, as [Read more...]

2024-05-28T20:26:05+00:00 May 28th, 2024|Marketing|

CSI Design Expo Americas takes shape

Expect thought-leading conversations, cross-industry knowledge swaps, breakout talks, and live Q&As, all at CSI Design Expo Americas on 6th and 7th June at the Miami Beach Convention Centre. The content schedule is now available on the website featuring sessions, such as - How does design enhance [Read more...]

2024-04-29T16:38:43+00:00 April 29th, 2024|Marketing|

CLIA gets involved with Marine Interiors@SMM

For a few years now, Marine Interiors@SMM (Hall B5) has been a fixture at SMM, Hamburg. With a total of 130 exhibiting companies from 20 countries specialising in ship interior design, this special exhibition section will be significantly larger this year. For example, Cruise Lines International [Read more...]

2024-04-29T16:34:05+00:00 April 29th, 2024|Marketing|

First Expedition Cruise Network Conference

The Expedition Cruise Network (ECN) has announced Expedition Cruise Network Conference 2024, the world’s first conference dedicated only to expedition cruises. HX Hurtigruten Expeditions is its lead sponsor. The two-day conference will be held on 1st and 2nd October, 2024 in London’s Bankside Hotel. Akvile [Read more...]

2024-04-29T16:32:02+00:00 April 29th, 2024|Marketing|

Interest in cruising still rising – CLIA

Last year’s passenger volumes on cruise ships reached 31.7 mill, a rise of 7% on the 2019 figure, according to Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) ‘2024 State of the Cruise Industry’ report. CLIA also showed continued demand for cruise holidays, noting an intent to cruise at 82%. As for the ships, the capacity forecast [Read more...]

2024-04-14T15:20:32+00:00 April 14th, 2024|Marketing|

Navigating the future in the cruise sector

Ship Management Group (SMG), which involves OSM Thome and the Group announced their intention to explore co-operation. The signing of a Letter of Intent (LoI) marks the beginning of this initiative, focusing on the cruise and river management sectors. Under the LoI, OSM Thome and [Read more...]

2024-04-14T15:16:51+00:00 April 14th, 2024|Marketing|

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|

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|