MSC looks to buy shipyard

According to the ‘Times of Malta’, MSC Cruises is planning to buy a 50% stake in Malta Palumbo Shipyard. The plans were announced in a notification by the Maltese Office for Competition in terms of the Control of Concentrations Regulations law. Palumbo took over the [Read more...]

2020-03-13T17:32:10+00:00 March 13th, 2020|Refurbishment|

Ferries and ropaxes keep Gibdock full

High levels of occupancy during the first two months of 2020 and strong forward bookings are sustaining momentum for Gibdock, following a strong surge in demand for the Gibraltar repair yard in the last quarter of 2019. Recent contracts included a number of ‘environmental’ retrofits, [Read more...]

2020-03-13T17:10:11+00:00 March 13th, 2020|Refurbishment|

Trimline celebrates milestone

Interior outfitting company, Trimline celebrated its 55th birthday on 17th February. When founder Reg Oliver (pictured in the middle) was made redundant in 1965, he was given a sewing machine by his ex-employer. He saw this as an opportunity to build a better future for [Read more...]

2020-02-28T20:28:46+00:00 February 28th, 2020|Refurbishment|

Nieuw Amsterdam to have pod replacement

Holland America Line has cancelled ‘Nieuw Amsterdam’s’ 1st February seven-day Caribbean cruise to replace one of the ship's ABB Azipod units. "The ship will instead proceed to Grand Bahama shipyard for the required replacement of one of its two azipod propulsion systems, which is a [Read more...]

2020-01-27T23:15:12+00:00 January 27th, 2020|Refurbishment|

Tallink to upgrade ‘Silja Europa’

Tallink Gruppe’s 1993-built ‘Silja Europa’ has arrived at the Turku Repair Yard in Naantali, Finland for scheduled maintenance and planned renewal works that would make the ship more environmentally friendly. She is due to stay at Naantali for two weeks before returning to the Tallinn-Helsinki [Read more...]

2020-01-27T22:56:24+00:00 January 27th, 2020|Refurbishment|

Three ‘Freds’ in Hamburg

Fred. Olsen’s cruise ships ‘Braemar’, ‘Balmoral’ and ‘Black Watch’ will be drydocked at Blohm+Voss in Hamburg, Germany this winter. The multi-million-pound refit is part of an extensive enhancement programme in preparation for the start of the 2020/21 cruise season. During the refits, several new public [Read more...]

2019-11-29T22:47:02+00:00 November 29th, 2019|Refurbishment|