“We are excited to see these iconic Costa ships make their debut in the US under the leadership and operation of our sister brand. Costa providing its beautiful ships with their Italian design and Carnival delivering FUN, Italian Style!” Mario Zanetti, President Costa Cruises said
Lithuania: “To unblock Ukrain's ports, we need right weapons Kyiv made requests for deterrence to avoid Moscow attacks”
"The issue is to reach the right level of deterrence so that Moscow does not attack ports and grain: if we do this, we will solve the crisis much faster."
Western insurers halted insurance cover for Russia's biggest shipping group when Sovcomflot was hit by sanctions after Moscow sent troops across the border into Ukraine.
President Joe Biden on Thursday signed legislation to improve oversight of ocean shipping, which lawmakers say will help curb inflation and ease export backlogs. The bipartisan bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives on a 369-42 vote earlier this week
Mr Jonas Backman, Chairman of the Donsö Foundation, opened the two-day meet with an address highlighting the sterling work carried out by the shipping industry in keeping up the global flow of goods
Erdogan has halted bilateral talks in a dispute over airspace violations and a perceived slight from Mitsotakis, whom he has accused of trying to block sales of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey when the Greek Prime Minister visited Washington in May
During summer 2022, Costa Toscana offers a week-long itinerary making calls in some of the most beautiful cities and islands of the Western Mediterranean, including two calls in Spain: Savona, Civitavecchia/Rome, Naples, Ibiza, Valencia, and Marseille
Il gruppo Costa ha annunciato oggi la creazione di un dipartimento dedicato alla decarbonizzazione all'interno della sua unità Carnival Maritime con sede a Amburgo
Silversea’s entire 10-ship fleet has now re-entered service. Since "Silver Moon" first set sail on June 18, 2021, Silversea has led the global restart of ultra-luxury cruising, successfully welcoming guests around the world
Londra - The push to decarbonize the commercial shipping industry has achieved a major breakthrough after countries reached a consensus on carbon pricing of shipping emissions, a development that comes after more than 10 years of stalemate
Crew shortages are driving up seafarer wages, according to Danica Crewing Specialist’s CEO Henrik Jensen who urges ship operators to be quick to offer jobs to seafarers who apply with them or risk losing out to a higher bidder
At the latest round of negotiations, the social partners agreed to structure the new three-year deal through annual increases, up to $673, from January 1 2023 to January 1 2025, as follows: $658 as of January 1 2023; $666 as of January 1 2024: $673 as of January 1 2025, for an Able Seafarer
In just 365 days, Aponte earned $ 8.24 billion
Passengers who have already booked a trip on MSC Grandiosa are not only Europeans, but also North and South Americans
Fincantieri Marinette Marine cut the ribbon on a new building Thursday. Building 34 is where pieces constructed by workers in Marinette and the company’s Sturgeon Bay location, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, will be assembled into the newest Navy ship ships
The Board of Directors of Fincantieri, chaired by Giampiero Massolo, has examined and approved the interim financial information at March 31, 2022. “The first quarter results, alike the full year, highlight a healthy company from a financial and economic standpoint" said Giuseppe Bono
Trieste - The delivery of the corvette “Damsah”, the second of the Al Zubarah-class of four vessels ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard
Santos - For the second time in weeks, Brazilian drug smugglers posing as cruise passengers were arrested while attempting to transport cocaine between Brazil and Europe. The latest group was intercepted boarding a cruise ship departing for a transatlantic cruise
L’assessore regionale Benveduti: “Tavolo con il governo per il via alle zone logistiche semplificate”
Having made the pledge in 2021 to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, MSC Cruises is continuously exploring and investing in new technologies that are helping to decarbonize, some with very promising results
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was guest of honour in Greece at a recent virtual ceremony co-located at Onex’s yard on the island of Syros, and Asry Bahrain and Onex Groupsigned the MoU
Il relitto, al momento, è adagiato su un fondale di 15 metri e a circa 3 miglia nautiche dalla costa tunisina
It's been the subject of quiet speculation among diplomats and executives for years, but now global casino bosses are setting their sights on a once improbable prize: gambling in the United Arab Emirates Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), one of the smaller and lesser-known of the seven emirates
The Genoese group De Wave lands in Finland and announces the acquisition of FCR Finland. The company thus broadens its borders, focusing on the North European and Scandinavian shipbuilding market
“I think certainly this weekend will be extremely busy on our roads, potentially at our ports, particularly at Dover, where P&O disgracefully sacked all their staff,” Britain’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told BBC Radio.
Coinvolta la maggior parte dei piloti dello scalo del capoluogo ligure. Adesioni anche da Ravenna e Livorno
Global shipping lines made an astounding operating profit (EBIT) of over $110 billion in 2021. According to analysis by Sea-Intelligence, the combined 2010-2020 operating profit across all years was a combined figure of $37.54 billion
Trieste - The delivery of the Multipurpose Offshore Patrol ship (PPA – Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura) “Paolo Thaon di Revel, first of seven vessels, took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano. The PPAs are built at the Integrated shipyard of Riva Trigoso and Muggiano
A group of Egyptian companies, including the state-owned Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC), have signed on Thursday an MoU with the Finnish shipbuilding company Deltamarin to build a ship that would serve as the country’s first floating power plant
Costa Magica is a ship currently not in service for the Costa fleet as it is waiting to be transferred to another company of Carnival Corporation group
French authorities last week took into temporary custody four cargo vessels and one luxury yacht linked to Russian oligarchs as the United States and other governments ramped up sanctions on Russia's super-rich with links to President Vladimir Putin
The results of the 21st February 2022 Board of Directors election of the International Bunker Industry Association were announced. F.lli Cosulich CEO Timothy Cosulich has been elected as IBIA Chairman
The Italian Sea Group (TISG), global operator in the luxury yachting industry with the brands Picchiotti, Admiral, Perini Navi, Tecnomar and NCA Refit, announces that the Board of Directors, during today’s meeting, has approved the preliminary consolidated results at December 31st 2021
Split - Brodosplit shipyard symbolically marked the beginning of the consolidation and joining of sheets to produce sections of a zero-emission passenger ship with electric generator propulsion: "Electric sailing ship"
Berlin - Billionaire Lim Kok Thay is among several investors interested in purchasing the "Global Dream" mega luxury liner that was under construction at Genting Hong Kong's now-insolvent shipbuilder, MV Werften in Germany. Several serious interested parties are in talks to buy the unfinished ship, said Mr Christoph Morgen, the German court-appointed provisional insolvency administrator for the shipbuilder
Japan’s Mitsubishi Shipbuilding is set to build a liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) carrier and is also studying an ammonia floating regasification and storage unit (FSRU) concept in a concerted bid to expand is energy transition portfolio
Amsterdam - The city of Rotterdam has agreed to remove a section of historic bridge in the Netherlands to make way for a superyacht, reportedly built for Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos. The mid-section of the century-old Koningshavenbrug will be removed this summer
London - With capacity remaining constrained and demand still at peak levels, the containership market continues to set new records. Both construction orders and sales of existing ships set new records in 2021 fueled by extraordinary profits for the major carriers
Royal Caribbean has taken delivery of the "Wonder of the Seas" from the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France. At 236,857 gross registered tonnes (grt), the ship is biggest cruise ship ever built. It is the fifth installment in Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Oshima Shipbuilding announced the completion of the hard sail system jointly developed under the "Wind Challenger" project at the Oshima shipyard. MOL have been promoting the Wind Challenger Project to harness wind as a propulsive force for merchant ships
Rome - The joint industry project launched in June 2021 to test biofuel blend (B30) derived from renewable feedstock to power a d’Amico Group LR1 product tanker, showed positive findings in terms of the reduction of CO2 emissions, reduced carbon intensity, and stable NOx emissions
Korea Development Bank (KDB) Chairman Lee Dong-gull criticized the European Union, Thursday, over its disapproval of Hyundai Heavy Industries’ (HHI) proposed acquisition of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME)
London - 2021 saw significant trends and changes in the shipping industry with record breaking container demand, surging steel prices, and the threat of returning lockdowns as new Covid-19 variants emerged. READ FULL REPORT
Germany's Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems will build three advanced submarines for the Israeli Navy in a deal worth three billion euros ($3.4 billion), the Israeli Defense Ministry said on Thursday. The parties also signed an industrial strategic cooperation agreement that amounts to more than 850 million euros, the ministry said."
Hong Kong - After first filing for bankruptcy for its cruise shipyards in Germany - MV Werften and Lloyd Werft - Genting Hong Kong has also asked the Supreme Court of Bermuda to wind up the parent company and put it in the hands of liquidators. In a statement, the company says it will run out of cash by the end of January at the latest
Ancona – “Viking Neptune ”, the newest ocean cruise ship which Fincantieri is building for the shipowner Viking, has been floated out at the shipyard in Ancona . The unit will be placed in the small cruise ship segment. As its sister ships, she is about 47,800 tons, 465 cabins with accommodation for 930 passengers
Hong Kong - Troubled cruise operator Genting Hong Kong warned it may seek court assistance to safeguard its assets, after failing to secure funding to help it stay afloat following the insolvency of its German shipbuilding subsidiary, Bloomberg reports
Seoul - Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering is in search of a new owner again after a merger plan with its larger rival Hyundai Heavy Industries failed due to an EU veto on monopoly concerns. The European Commission announced Thursday its prohibition for the merger
Norwegian Cruise Line said it was canceling sailings on eight of its ships in the U.S. and abroad to protect the health and safety of guests, crew members and communities
Rome - DIS, or d'Amico International Shipping, a marine transportation company, has signed a contract for its first sustainability-linked loan as part of the refinancing of all debt maturing in 2022. Specifically, the company’s subsidiary d’Amico Tankers signed a $43 million five-year term loan facility with ABN Amro Bank to refinance the bank loans maturing in 2022 on "MT Cielo di Ulsan", "MT Cielo di Hanoi" and "MT Cielo di Gaeta"
Seoul - South Korea's three major shipbuilders in 2021 have received their largest amount of orders in eight years, surpassing their targets by 45%, according to the industry sources on Dec. 31. The Big Three bagged a combined $45.9 billion worth of orders this year
The passengers are almost all asymptomatic, and none have been transported to the hospital. According to the protocol, they were all isolated waiting to disembark and reach their homes
“We’re living in this situation and it can always happen. Of course it’s not nice, we imagined something else,” one calm but disappointed passenger said as he disembarked.
The CDC said COVID-19 cases on 68 ships had met its threshold for an investigation
This was decided by the Court of Genoa which recognized the pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage suffered by Ernesto Carusotti, one of the Concordia cruise passengers
Hong Kong - Macau's gaming regulator has ordered junket operators in the world's largest gambling hub to stop offering credit to customers, according to brokerage firm Bernstein. Macau's Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau (DICJ) has ordered the operators, who bring big-spending clients from mainland China to VIP rooms in Macau casinos, often with loans to gamble with, to stop offering credit
Cruise ships were an early source of outbreaks last year at the start of the coronavirus pandemic as some ships were rejected at ports and passengers were forced into quarantine.
Zagreb - Croatia's tourist facilities face a shortage of up to one-third of their workforce next year, head of the national association of biggest tourist firms Veljko Ostojic said on Friday. Croatia's tourist industry, largely focused on the summer months on the popular Adriatic coast, accounts to almost 20% of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) and many seasonal workers can earn more in other countries
Athens - The dry bulk market is looking for a steady course of late, as volatility seems to have established itself as the main trend. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Allied Shipbroking said that “it is rather difficult to describe the current situation in the dry bulk sector, given the disarray that has been noted in the freight market during the past few weeks or so
Doha - QatarEnergy has ordered six LNG ships from two South Korean shipyards, the first batch under a 2020 agreement, as the Gulf state seeks to meet requirements for its North Field expansion plans
This new Class of ships have feature over 1,400 guest cabins designed to host more than 2,770 passengers, accompanied by 1,160 crew members on board to deliver the famed Virgin service
Laziza Lambert, a spokeswoman for the Cruise Lines International Association, said in a statement that, "Cruising has successfully resumed in the United States" with measures that have limited the risk of COVID-19 for passengers and crew members
Genoa - SCS Yachting, the Genoese shipping agency headed by two sisters Michela and Carolina Villa, respectively broker and maritime agent, presents Villa Yachting, the new division for the purchase and sale of superyachts at international level. The brand was launched in Genoa during the occasion of Shipping Week
Among the summer itineraries that have had the greatest interest are those of proximity, bringing the Italian ports back to the center of the tourist experience.
The Viking units are all built according to the latest navigation regulations and equipped with the most modern safety systems, including the “safe return to port”
The positive momentum in the superyacht market has carried on into 2021 and we are expecting a very busy year in 2021 for superyacht sales, both new and used
The Yacht Club is a real ship within a ship. Concierge available 24 hours a day, private butler, possibility to have lunch and dinner by choosing the time, priority access to theater shows, but also restaurants, elevators and private bars, as well as swimming pools and Jacuzzis.
The company said it expects more than half of its fleet to be operating by the end of October and the full fleet by next summer. The cruise industry has been among the hardest hit by the pandemic
Saudi Arabia rented the MSC Bellissima from its Geneva-based operator MSC Cruises as part of its Saudi Summer campaign designed to encourage tourism from home and abroad
Tanger - The German Shipping line Hapag-Lloyd has announced it will set up a permanent base of operation in Morocco in a move to expand its global network. With additional personnel and new offices in the country, the company hopes to realize its growth ambitions
Seoul - Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) said Thursday it has developed a technology to store carbon dioxide captured in ship engine emissions. The technology developed in cooperation with a local ship part supplier will help ships to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions
Fast Corridors are made possible by both the customer and Terminal being Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certified
The hull, designed by Pieluigi Ausonio’ studio P.L.A.N.A., ensures perfect efficiency, helped by the vertical bow,and make it possible for Oasis 40M to reach atop speed of 18 knots
Shipping performance in 2021 has carried on where 2020 left off, in terms of lower rates of vessels keeping to schedule, and average delays for late vessels rising
MSC Seashore is the first Seaside EVO ship, an evolution of the game-changing and pioneering Seaside class joining sister ships MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview, which were launched in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Tehran - The Secretary of the Iranian Merchant Mariners Syndicate (IMMS) Saman Rezaei has said buying new ships and the renovation of the country’s existing maritime fleet is an important necessity for developing the maritime trade. “Older ships have higher depreciation and maintenance costs and lower safety” the portal of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) quoted Rezaei as saying.
Chittagong - The Institute of Marine Technology (IMT) is going to be established in Chittagong for the first time here to develop skilled manpower for the shipbuilding industry. All are set to construct IMT on the bank of Karnafuli River, adjacent to Kalpalok residential area at Bakalia police station in the city. Land acquisition has already been completed in this regard
Traffic in the canal was blocked in both directions for six days in March when the giant container ship Ever Given became grounded in a southern section of the canal
The current risk is that the situation could deteriorate again, with the increasing spread of the variants of Covid-19. The seafarers are raising the white flag, they are legitimately exhausted, in these conditions many refuse to board and many are seeking alternative employment
“We started the Atlantic crossing in November 2018. Christmas in the Caribbean and then, once we had crossed the Panama Canal, in January 2019 we headed to the Galapagos and then returned to Costa Rica”, explains italian Captain Bozzo Costa
The IMO will hold an intersessional working group meeting scheduled for late October, ahead of a late-November session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee, to address issues including carbon-reduction efforts.
The United States has previously accused Russia of demanding that foreign vessels request permissions to pass in the Arctic region and requiring Russian maritime pilots to board the ships
The Guatemala-based mining company linked to the men denied that any bribe had been paid. Sandoval, who fled Guatemala in July, said he was fired after the attorney general prevented him from trying to investigate corruption cases with links to Giammattei
The country is selling its state-owned ports and building new private docks in an effort bring down costs and cut above-average wait times for vessels to unload.
The company will beinvesting heavily in higher production and improved environmental performance in 2022-2025
Qualsiasi nave ritenuta "un pericolo per la sicurezza del traffico marittimo della Cina" sarà tenuta a riportare le proprie informazioni
The precise number of missing passengers remains unknown, Deputy Information Minister Jarlaywah Tonpoe told Reuters.
The former minister was also fined 400 million rupiah ($27,624) for accepting bribes and banned from running for office for three years
Alessandro Santi, who heads Federagenti, a national shipping lobby, said the government was taking no account of the industrywith an approach that was "regrettable and creates resentment".
The ship was released on July 7 after protracted negotiations and an undisclosed settlement was reached between the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) and the Ever Given's owners and insurers.
The deal would help sectors including digital, financial and professional business services and cut tariffs for Britishexports, the trade ministry sai
The project also foresees the construction of the related seashore infrastructure, including water supply stations and four passenger embarkation decks.
The ship blocked canal traffic for six days in March. Ever Given was held as canal authority demanded compensation
The virtual gathering was meant to help the international community "adjust more quickly to the rise of China" and for Beijing to gain more "understanding, support and companionship," said Guo Yezhou, vice minister of the International Department
The 400 metre (430 yard) vessel, one of the world's largest container ships, will be accompanied by two tugs and two senior canal guides, Suez Canal sources said.