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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 [Read more...]

September 12th, 2022|

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 [Read more...]

September 12th, 2022|

‘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 [Read more...]

September 12th, 2022|

French startup cruise line in ship purchase

It has been widely reported that French interests have snapped up the former Holland America Line cruise ship, ’Maasdam’. French media has reported that a Marseilles-based startup company, Compagnie Française de Croisières (CFC), has renamed the ship ‘Renaissance’, following [Read more...]

August 27th, 2022|

Two Tallink ferries chartered as accommodation ships

Tallink Grupp has signed contracts with Slaapschepen Public BV, an organisation nominated by Centraal Orgaan Opvang Asielzoekers (COA) of the Netherlands, for the short-term charter of two vessels. The company’s Tallinn/Helsinki route vessel ‘Silja Europa’ (pictured) was chartered [Read more...]

August 12th, 2022|

‘Amorella’ to go to Corsica

Finnish ferry company Viking Line reached an agreement on 4th August to sell the ‘Amorella’ to Corsica Ferries. The deal will be completed, and the ship delivered to her new owner in October, 2022. A sale of ‘Amorella’, following [Read more...]

August 12th, 2022|