Stena to expand Baltic operations

Stena Line is to continue its expansion on the Baltic Sea next year, increasing both freight and passenger capacity. The Swedish family-owned ferry company will deploy two new 240 m long E-Flexer ropaxes, on the Nynäshamn/Ventspils route next year. Stena also announced plans to increase [Read more...]

2021-10-14T19:56:54+00:00 October 14th, 2021|Ships|

‘Norwegian Prima’ floated out

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) new ship, ’Norwegian Prima’ was recently floated at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera (Venice), Italy. To celebrate the occasion, a commemorative coin was welded to ‘Norwegian Prima’ in a traditional maritime ceremony overseen by Eamonn Ferrin, NCL’s Vice President of International Business [Read more...]

2021-08-30T17:09:59+00:00 August 30th, 2021|Ships|

Innovative expedition ship delivered

VARD has delivered the first hybrid electric icebreaking cruise ship fitted with LNG propulsion. The Norwegian shipbuilder handed over the seventh ship to the French cruise company PONANT - the Polar exploration ship ‘Le Commandant Charcot’. ‘Le Commandant Charcot’ is a hybrid electric Polar exploration [Read more...]

2021-08-12T18:44:09+00:00 August 12th, 2021|Ships|

Recycled passenger ships

The former Indian controlled, Polish-built passenger/cargo vessel ‘Nicobar’ (pictured) has been sold at auction to Indian recyclers. Broking sources quoted the price as $456 per light displacement tonne (ltd) on the basis ‘as is’ Kolkata. Elsewhere, the former Hong Kong casino ship ‘World’ was beached [Read more...]

2021-08-12T17:36:02+00:00 August 12th, 2021|Ships|

‘Silver Moon’ officially named in Piraeus

On 28th July, Silversea Cruises’ latest ultra-luxury cruise ship ’Silver Moon’, was christened in Piraeus. ‘Silver Moon’s’ official naming ceremony was attended by  guests, including Richard Fain, Royal Caribbean Group, Chairman and CEO; Roberto Martinoli, President and CEO of Silversea Cruises; Jason Liberty, Royal Caribbean Group, Executive [Read more...]

2021-07-29T13:45:08+00:00 July 29th, 2021|Ships|

Stena RoRo orders three more E-Flexers

Three more E-Flexers have been ordered by Stena RoRo at  the CMI Jinling (Weihai) shipyard on the back of long term charters, which when delivered, will bring the number in this series to 12. Two new hybrid LNG-electric ships will be delivered to Brittany Ferries, [Read more...]

2021-07-25T19:17:00+00:00 July 25th, 2021|Ships|

Foreship designed ropaxes ordered for the Bass Strait

Tasmania-based TT-Line recently firmed up a contract with Finnish shipyard Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) for the construction of two new ropaxes. This project was conceived by naval architecture and marine engineering firm Foreship. The agreement was finalised following approval from the Tasmanian Government, with construction [Read more...]

2021-07-13T20:59:39+00:00 July 13th, 2021|Ships|