MarAd Reports High Occupancy Rates on Cruises

Monday, January 15, 2007
The US Maritime Administration (MarAd) said that occupancy rates on North American cruises remains high. The rate for the third quarter of 2006 was 112% (this is calculated by comparing the actual occupancy rate with the assumed occupancy rate of two persons per cabin).
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Damen Launches First of Two Ro-Pax Ferries

Eighty-meter ice class Ro-Pax ferry MV Veteran was recently launched by Damen Shipyards Galaţi in Romania, the builder announced today.   The vessel represents the first of a two-vessel contract,

U.S. Renews Security Pledge to Japan

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Japanese leaders on Monday that Washington's treaty commitments to Japan's security remain "iron-clad" and cover all territories under Tokyo's administration,

Diana Shipping Acquires Two More Bulkers

Diana Shipping Inc. announces the acquisition of a Kamsarmax dry bulk vessel as well as a newbuild Capesize dry bulk vessel   Diana Shipping Inc. signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary,

Cruise Ship Trends

Containers, Crude Drive Q1 Increase at Marseille Fos

A record month for containers and a revival in crude oil imports boosted first quarter throughput at leading French port Marseille Fos to 20.1 million metric tons – up by 1.

DNV GL Issues Design Guidelines for DP Operations

Advanced dynamic positioning (DP) vessels can now meet critical safety regulations while gaining operational flexibility, efficiency and cost savings through new design and monitoring methods.

GEA UV Ballast Water Treatment

Earlier this year GEA won the first contract for equipping cruise liners with its UV ballast water treatment system, BallastMaster marineX, powered by Trojan Marinex.

 
 
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