‘Volendam’ to be used to house refugees

Holland America Line's (HAL) ‘Volendam’ is to be used to accommodate Ukrainian refugees as part of an agreement announced by Netherlands and City of Rotterdam government officials. The ship is now berthed in Rotterdam for three months to provide a temporary home for around 1,500 Ukrainians, part of a larger commitment from the Netherlands to [Read more...]

2022-04-13T19:41:49+00:00 April 13th, 2022|Ships|

Two cruise ships booked at Harland & Wolff

Harland & Wolff (H&W) has been awarded a drydocking contract for two cruise ships. P&O Cruises’ ‘Aurora’ and Cunard Line’s ‘Queen Victoria’ will occupy the Belfast drydock for a total of 33 days. Work due to be undertaken on both ships are standard drydocking operations [Read more...]

2022-04-13T19:26:23+00:00 April 13th, 2022|Ships|

Another Carnival ship for the breakers

Another ‘Fantasy’ class Carnival Cruise Line ship, ‘Carnival Sensation’ has been sold to Turkish shipbreakera. She is currently bound for Aliaga, Turkey, where she is due on 4th April and will join her sisterships,’Carnival Fantasy’, ’Carnival Inspiration’ and ’Carnival Imagination’ on the recycling beach. Carnival had announced that [Read more...]

2022-03-26T14:35:11+00:00 March 26th, 2022|Ships|

Ritz-Carlton orders two super cruise yachts

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has ordered two larger superyachts from Chantiers de l’Atlantique in St-Nazaire, France with options for more vessels. To be named ‘Ilma’ and ‘Luminara’, they are scheduled for delivery in 2024 and 2025, respectively. Chantiers de l’Atlantique will carry out all production [Read more...]

2022-03-26T14:29:28+00:00 March 26th, 2022|Ships|

CalMac ferry orders go to Turkey

Scottish Government-controlled Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has awarded a £105 mill contract to build two ferries for CalMac’s Islay service at a Turkish shipyard. This is despite UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s recent promise of help for UK shipbuilding and repair through the National Maritime UK [Read more...]

2022-03-25T15:25:57+00:00 March 25th, 2022|Ships|

Stena’s E-Flexers gain market traction

E-Flexer ropaxes are Stena RoRo’s new generation of ferries that are also being built for external customers. Talking with DNV, CEO Per Westling (pictured) provided an insight as to how Stena has succeeded in creating a flexible platform that can be upgraded continuously to deliver [Read more...]

2022-03-13T10:42:31+00:00 March 13th, 2022|Ships|

MOL launches first LNG ferry

On 3rd March, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) held a naming and launching ceremony for the first of two of Japan's first LNG-fuelled ferry newbuildings. They were ordered from Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s Shimonoseki Shipyard and the first ferry was named ‘Sunflower Kurenai’. She is due to enter [Read more...]

2022-03-13T10:39:33+00:00 March 13th, 2022|Ships|

TT-Line takes delivery of first LNG ropax

On 7th March, Luebeck-based ferry operator TT-Line took delivery of the first of two LNG-powered ropaxes – ‘Nils Holgersson’. She was built by Chinese shipbuilder CMI Jinling and the vessel is currently on her way to Travemuende, near Luebeck, where she will start operations on [Read more...]

2022-03-13T10:37:35+00:00 March 13th, 2022|Ships|

MOL orders two LNG-fuelled ferries

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and its group company MOL Ferry, has ordered two LNG-fuelled ferries. MOL signed the contract with Naikai Zosen Corp to build the two ferries for delivery in 2025. They will replace two vessels that MOL Ferry currently operates on the Oarai/Tomakomai [Read more...]

2022-02-25T23:24:50+00:00 February 25th, 2022|Ships|