New York signs deals with leading cruise lines

The New York City Economic Development Corp (NYCEDC) has signed new usage agreements with Carnival Corp brands, including Princess Cruises and Cunard; Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and MSC Cruises. These will involve future sailings from the Manhattan and Brooklyn cruise terminals and will prioritise emission reductions, [Read more...]

2023-10-15T19:35:08+00:00 October 15th, 2023|Marketing|

Stena to close Sweden/Finland route

Swedish ferry operator Stena Line has announced the closure of its Nynäshamn, Sweden and Hanko, Finland route. Stena said that the main reason was falling freight demand, due to the development of the current geopolitical situation. The route will operate until 20th October, after which [Read more...]

2023-10-13T17:03:41+00:00 October 13th, 2023|Marketing|

Nautilus at loggerheads with IoMSP

Isle of Man Steam Packet Co (IoMSP) has threatened the UK union Nautilus International’s members with fire and rehire if they do not accept significant changes to their contracts of employment forcing them to live on board vessels.   For the last two years, the company, has [Read more...]

2023-10-01T14:00:56+00:00 October 1st, 2023|Marketing|

DFDS buys FRS Iberia/Maroc

DFDS buys FRS Iberia/Maroc Danish logistics and ferry company, DFDS has agreed to acquire FRS Iberia/Maroc, a division of the German short-sea ferry company FRS GmbH & Co. KG. FRS Iberia/Maroc operates three shortsea ferry routes across the Strait of Gibraltar connecting Spain and Morocco. [Read more...]

2023-09-29T11:45:16+00:00 September 29th, 2023|Marketing|

Hurtigruten re-brands operations

Hurtigruten Group has re-branded Hurtigruten Expeditions to HX, while Hurtigruten Norway’s Coastal Express returns to its original name of Hurtigruten, when launched in 1893. The new identity will come online this December. Hurtigruten Norway, which celebrated 130 years of operating the original Norwegian Coastal Express [Read more...]

2023-09-29T11:18:59+00:00 September 29th, 2023|Marketing|

Tour organisation targets zero emissions

Norwegian-based European Cruise Service (ECS) is experiencing strong growth and is seeing the results of targeted work within a zero-emission strategy. “We have persisted in our strategy of delivering quality services and investing in the electrification of our transport services. This has paid off with [Read more...]

2023-09-15T20:25:39+00:00 September 15th, 2023|Marketing|