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Aker Yards Delivers Fast Day Ferry

Aker Yards delivered a superspeed day ferry for Color Line Transport AS. The vessel built at the Rauma yard is the first in the series of two. The second will be delivered next summer. The contract for two Fast Passenger Day Ferries worth approx. $370.5m was signed by Aker Yards and Color Line on December 15, 2005. Speed and efficiency were the key requirements when the new concept was designed. The operational cruising speed will be 27 knots, and the passage time from Kristiansand / Larvik in Norway to Hirtshals in Denmark will be from 3 to 4 hours. The ca. 211 m long and 26 m wide vessel has 2,000 lane metres of vehicle space and takes 1,900 passengers. There are no passenger cabins in the day ferry.

ICG Acquires Passenger RoRo Cruise Ferry

Irish Continental Group plc (ICG) announced that its ferry division Irish Ferries has entered into an agreement for RoRo cruise ferry Kronprins Harald from its current owners and operators , Color Line of Norway, for an investment , including modification and delivery costs. The vessel is being purchased for use on Irish Ferries route between Rosslare in Ireland and Cherbourg and Roscoff in France. With its current vessel Normandy Irish Ferries carries approximately 50

DFDS Seaways Wins Ferry Travel Award

DFDS Ferry: Image courtesy of DFDS Seaways

DFDS Seaways was named “Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator” at the European leg of the 2013 World Travel Awards in Antalya, Turkey, the seventh consecutive year that the ferry company has been recognised for its outstanding service at the World Travel Awards. The 2013 World Travel Awards are recognised worldwide as the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry and the premier industry awards programme

B+V Repair Sector Reports Good Prospects

Two ships are currently at Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH in Hamburg and both were booked in at very short notice, one for rudder repairs and the other for the repair of engine damage. The container ship CGM PASTEUR (length over all: 200,23m, breadth: 32,20m; GT: 29.739) from Columbus Shipmanagement (Hamburg Süd) is in Dock 11. Its rudder bearings are being replaced and the rudder blade repaired. In addition a completely new rudder head is being fitted.

Cruise Season Gets Underway in the Port of Kiel

AIDAcara in the Port of Kiel

“AIDAcara” is first to call at the Ostseekai Terminal. The 2013 cruise shipping year opened in Kiel on April 13 when the first ship of the season, AIDAcara, arrived at the Ostseekai from Dover. She berthed at around 0900 at the cruise shipping terminal after earlier being treated to a water fountain display from an SFK tug when she left the Kiel Canal. Dirk Claus, Managing Director of the Port of Kiel said, “We are well prepared for the cruise shipping season

Port of Kiel’s Annual Results Show a Slight Rise

1 RoRo Umschlag im Kieler Seehafen-f46baf6e.jpg

More than 6.3 million tons of cargo and 2.2% more passengers handled.   The Port of Kiel ended the year 2012 with a small plus in both cargo and passenger handling. Last year more than 6.3 million tons of cargo (an increase of 0.3%) were turned round for the first time. That was an increase – if only a small one – over handling posted in 2011. In the passenger sector more than 1.9 million travellers either boarded or disembarked from a ferry or cruise ship last year

Cole Hersee’s New Catalog

Cole Hersee Company, a manufacturer of heavy-duty electrical, electronic, and digital products for vehicle industries, including the marine industry, introduced its new Marine Catalog, D100. This newly designed, full color catalog details the company’s line of switches and products for the marine industry.  Cole Hersee’s newly restructured catalog offers complete product descriptions with full color product pictures

Kiel Well-Placed for 2012


Port handles more than six million tons for the first time.   Kiel, January 17 2012: The Port of Kiel turned round more than six million tons of cargo last year for the first time ever. It posted a turnover figure of 6,293.374 tons exactly at the turn of the year - an increase of 8.5 % over the previous year. The Managing Director of the Port of Kiel (SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co. KG) Dr Dirk Claus said “thanks to the shipping companies and the port working hand in hand

USS Freedom Repainted with Amercoat

Photo by David Clapp

PPG Industries said the topsides of the USS Freedom, lead ship of the U.S Navy's littoral combat ships (LCS), have been repainted using AMERCOAT(R) 240 edge-retention epoxy and PSX(R) 700SG epoxy-polysiloxane coatings by PPG's protective and marine coatings (PMC) business. Commissioned in 2008, the USS Freedom went to dry dock in January 2013 to remove the existing coatings system because that system had failed. Lockheed Martin, builder of the USS Freedom, naval contractor YYK Enterprises

Furuno Introduces New High Power NAVNET Pair

Furuno added to its extremely popular NavNet series of Radar/Chart Plotters, the 1953C & 1953C/NT. Designed for all types of vessels, the 1953C series bundles high-power X-band radar performance with the latest NavNet technology. Built to commercial-grade standards for rugged reliability, the 1953C is a 12kW Radar with a 1/8 to 72 n.m. range. It is available with either a 4 or 6 ft. open array antenna. This unit presents true color radar images on a high-resolution 10.4-in

DSM Dyneema Unveils Black Dyneema

Dyneema-branded ultra high molecular weight polyethylene fiber is now available in black. DSM Dyneema, the developer and producer of Black Dyneema, says the new product will open up important new opportunities for the Dyneema fiber family. According to the developer

IMTRA Debuts Omega LED lights

Omega Downlights in square, round and gimbal designs (clockwise from top)

  IMTRA today released its Omega LED lights. Designed specifically for recessed lighting applications in large yachts, the DC-powered Omega LED lights feature a high-quality, high CRI (Color Rendering Index) that reveals the colors of objects faithfully in comparison with ideal and natural

PYI Debuts KiwiGrip Nonskid Deck Coating System

KiwiGrip is currently available worldwide through various distribution channels

  PYI, a premier manufacturer and distributor of high-quality marine, boat, yacht, and shipping equipment and supplies, announced today that it is the provider of the KiwiGrip Nonskid Deck Coating System worldwide. Providing a beautiful, high-traction surface, KiwiGrip is a revolutionary

Floating Pep Rally to Set Sail for Seahawks

Photo: WSF

Monday night football brings additional ferry service and onboard fun For its first ever "floating pep rally" Washington State Ferries will provide some pomp with its extra ferry sailings as the Seahawks take on the Detroit Lions Monday in Seattle.

Pettit Paint Debuts Antifouling Line for Yachts

  Pettit Marine Paint, leading manufacturer of high performance marine coatings, announced today the release of the all-new superyacht antifouling system, the Pettit XL line. Consisting of the top-selling antifouling products in Pettit’s line

Simrad Launches New Pro Line Products


Simrad launched three new products in its professional line: the HS60 GPS Compass, V5035 Class-A AIS, and M5000 Series Monitors. Simrad HS60 GPS Compass The new GPS compass, the HS60, brings expanded functionality to traditional heading sensors such as rate-of-turn and pitch-and-roll output

Jebel Ali Port Leads in Port Productivity

Jebel Ali Port (Photo: DP World)

Global marine terminal operator DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has demonstrated once again that it delivers the world’s best productivity for ships berthed at its docks. According the latest JOC Port Productivity data, compiled by industry analysts Journal of Commerce

Lowrance Debuts StructureScan 3D

Electronics Leader Transforms What Anglers See Below The Surface

  Lowrance, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957, announced today the release of a game-changing,sonar-imaging system – Lowrance StructureScan 3D. Lowrance StructureScan 3D allows anglers to easily see fish, underwater structure and bottom contours in a stunning


Photo: PPG

Solvent-free product offers a single-coat solution for rapid cure and return to service, suitable for a wide range of oil products and chemical cargoes.  PPG Protective and Marine Coatings has unveiled NOVAGUARD 810, a specialized tank storage coating which provides outstanding resistance

Simrad Launches New Pro Line Products

HS60 GPS Compass (Image: Simrad)

Simrad announced the launch of three new products in its professional line: the HS60 GPS Compass, V5035 Class-A AIS, and M5000 Series Monitors.    Simrad HS60 GPS Compass The new GPS compass, the HS60, brings expanded functionality to traditional heading sensors such as rate-of-turn

Furuno Debuts Updated Echo Sounder

FE800 (Image: Furuno)

Furuno has introduced a new IMO Echo Sounder, FE800, offering an 8.4-inch Color LCD display with built-in dual-frequency capability. It also features a new system design that provides immediate retrofit capability of older Furuno units, as well as easy installation on new build vessels.  

Schaffner EMC's New Literature on ECOsin Active harmonic filters

ECOsine ® Active – new harmonic filters for 690 V systems

  Schaffner EMC introduces new literature detailing the company’s ECOsin Active harmonic filters with Germanischer Lloyd approval.  This proven technology injects corrective current to immediately compensate harmonics, phase-shift and load-imbalance

AIDA Cruises’ New Flagship Receives Signature Paint Job

Photo: AIDA Cruises

At the Mitsubishi shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan, the new flagship of AIDA Cruises is now receiving its beaming smile.   At the end of March, preparatory work began on the 300 m long white hull of AIDAprima to apply the painting to the bow that is typical for AIDA: kissing lips, eyes, and waves

IMTRA Announces Exclusive Sola-Cure Distributor Partnership

Sola-Cure shades from Imtra

  IMTRA announced today through its exclusive North American distributorship of Sola-Cure shades — its line of customizable, high-quality and comprehensive solutions for solar shades and blackout blinds.   Designed to reduce glare and heat from windows, and provide protection

Fusion Unveils Marine Speaker Line

Classic White Signature Speaker

  FUSION®, the worldwide leader in marine entertainment, announced today the expansion of its award-winning line of marine audio entertainment systems with the release of the new FUSION Signature Series speakers. Created by the finest design and engineering minds in the industry with an

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