New TT-Line Ferries to be built in Finland

On 14th April, 2021, the Tasmanian Prime Minister granted permission for TT-Line to sign the contract with Finnish shipbuilder Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) for the construction of two ropaxes. A day later, both parties signed a formal contract remotely via video conference. This latest contract [Read more...]

2021-04-29T19:36:04+00:00 April 29th, 2021|Ships|

Grandi Navi Veloci acquires P&O Ferries

MSC-controlled ferry company Grandi Navi Veloci has bought the 1976-built ferries ‘Pride of York’ and ‘Pride of Bruges’. The forme P&O Ferries were previously deployed on the Hull/Zeebrugge/Rotterdam route. ‘Pride of York’ is to be renamed ‘GNV Aries’, while ‘Pride of Bruges will be renamed [Read more...]

2021-04-29T19:34:30+00:00 April 29th, 2021|Ships|

Cruise ship bunker vessel designs

Danish ship design company Knud E. Hansen (KEH) has unveiled the X-gas Project - a series of medium-capacity small-scale LNGCs, which are designed to bunker cruise ships among others. The project’s flagship design is a 126.5 m vessel with a cargo capacity of 9,000 cu [Read more...]

2021-04-29T19:10:06+00:00 April 29th, 2021|Ships|

Veteran cruise ships sold for recycling

Hong Kong-based New Century Group has reported that its Singapore subsidiary, New Century Cruise Lines, has sold the  1969-built gambling cruise ship ‘Leisure World’ to an intermediary for recycling. In a Hong Kong Stock Exchange filing, the company said that a price of $3,591,880 was [Read more...]

2021-04-29T19:02:53+00:00 April 29th, 2021|Ships|

‘Fuji Maru’ committed to breakers

Brokers have reported that the 1989-built Japanese cruise ship ‘Fuji Maru’ has been sold for recycling. The buyers were not identified but the price paid was said to be $443 per light displacement tonne (LDT).

2021-04-13T21:18:14+00:00 April 13th, 2021|Ships|

NYK orders cruise ship from Meyer Werft

NYK Cruises has signed a contract with Meyer Werft for the construction of a new LNG-powered cruise ship at Papenburg. This is the first newbuilding cruise ship order since the beginning of the pandemic, Meyer Werft claimed. The new vessel will be of 229 m [Read more...]

2021-04-13T20:26:45+00:00 April 13th, 2021|Ships|

VARD hands over second Coral Expeditions ship

Fincantieri subsidiary VARD has handed over the second expedition cruise vessel, ‘Coral Geographer’, to Australian operator Coral Expeditions. Following the delivery of her sistership ‘Coral Adventurer’ in 2019, Coral Expeditions ordered a second VARD 6 01 expedition cruise vessel, as part of its fleet expansion [Read more...]

2021-03-12T16:25:45+00:00 March 12th, 2021|Ships|

‘Astoria’ up for judicial sale

The world’s oldest operational cruise ship ‘Astoria’ has been circulated for sale. She will be auctioned for a minimum of €10 mill, according to a report in Lloyd's List. The Administrator for Islands Cruises ‐ Transportes Marítimos Unipessoal, Lda - announced the sale on the [Read more...]

2021-02-26T21:27:31+00:00 February 26th, 2021|Ships|