Hydrogen powered ropax design unveiled

Swedish shipping company, Gotlandsbolaget has unveiled the ‘Gotland Hydrocat’ design concept. This design is claimed to be the world’s first large-scale, high-speed catamaran ropax project powered by fossil-free hydrogen. It is planned to have the ship operational from 2030, resulting in the crossing time between [Read more...]

2022-10-13T17:11:19+00:00 October 13th, 2022|Ships|

‘Viking Polaris’ follows ‘Viking Octantis’

Fincantieri’s Norwegian subsidiary, VARD has delivered the ‘Viking Polaris’, the second of two ice-strengthened expedition vessels ordered by Viking.  Built at Vard Søviknes in Ålesund, Norway, ‘Viking Polaris’ is specifically designed for adventure cruises in Polar destinations. She has a length of 205 m and [Read more...]

2022-09-28T19:53:40+00:00 September 28th, 2022|Ships|

LoI signed for emissions free cruise ship

Recently established Norwegian cruise venture, Northern Xplorer (NX), and Portuguese shipbuilder West Sea have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to build the company’s first vessel, which it is claimed will be emission free. Signed at last week’s SMM exhibition, the owner expects delivery at [Read more...]

2022-09-12T22:50:24+00:00 September 12th, 2022|Ships|

Second ‘Sunflower’ ropax named

On 30th August, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) held naming and launching ceremonies for the second of Japan's first two LNG-fuelled ferries. They were ordered from Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works. MOL Chairman, Junichiro Ikeda, named the latest vessel ‘Sunflower Murasaki’. She is a [Read more...]

2022-09-12T22:28:14+00:00 September 12th, 2022|Ships|

‘Horizon’ to be recycled

Following two years of layup in Greece, the 1990-built, 47,000 gt former cruise ship ‘Horizon’ departed Elefsis Bay bound for a Turkish recycling yard at Aliaga under tow on 25th August. ‘Horizon’ was Celebrity Cruises’ first newbuilding when delivered in 1990 from Meyer Weft. In [Read more...]

2022-09-12T22:14:04+00:00 September 12th, 2022|Ships|

Polferries to long term charter Visentini ropax

At a press conference in Kolobrzeg, Poland, earlier this month, Marek Grobarczyk, Polish Secretary of State in the Ministry of Infrastructure, announced that state-owned Polferries had signed a contract for a ropax with Italian ferry builder Visentini. It was confirmed the vessel will be chartered-in [Read more...]

2022-08-27T11:44:46+00:00 August 27th, 2022|Ships|

Storylines signs residence cruise ship contract

Cash strapped Brodosplit shipyard, part of the Croatian DIV Group,  has officially signed the contract to build an LNG powered residence style cruise ship with Miami-based Storylines. The estimated cost of the 547 apartment vessel is $1.5 bill. According to Storylines, the contract with Brodosplit [Read more...]

2022-08-27T10:03:01+00:00 August 27th, 2022|Ships|