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ICTSI Wins Excellence Award in Supply Management

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) recently won the 2016 Gawad Sinop Corporate Award for Excellence in Supply Management Practices by the Philippine

“Twiggy” Baker Wins BWT Puerto Escondido Challenge

Grant “Twiggy” Baker (ZAF) claimed victory today at the Puerto Escondido Challenge, besting a field of 24 of the world’s best big wave surfers in towering 20-to-35

Ovation Of The Seas Sets Sail From China

 Royal Caribbean christened their third Quantum class cruise ship, Ovation of the Seas, to huge fanfare in a ceremony in Tianjin, China.   The event marked the

First over the Line - Shetland Race

Arriving at 4.11am this morning, Solo 2, skippered by Rune Aasberg, is now flying the Bergen Shetland Blue Ribbon today as the first to finish this year’s race across the North Sea from Norway.

Countdown Begins for Expanded Panama Canal opening

History will be made in Panama on Sunday, June 26, when the first-ever Expanded Panama Canal is inaugurated. The COSCO Shipping Panama will transit through the new locks on this significant day,

Admiral of the Ocean Sea Award Recipients Named

The United Seamen's Service (USS) 2016 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards (AOTOS) will be presented to Arthur E. Imperatore, Founder and President of New York Waterways; Donald Marcus,

Cruise Leaders to Meet in New Orleans

More than 150 leaders in the cruise industry from around the world will meet here this week, as the Port of New Orleans hosts the 2016 Platinum Associate Membership

Shetland Race Yachts Due at Lerwick

The annual Shetland Race from Bergen will be at Lerwick from Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 June. 2016 marks the 30th annual race which started in 1987 – that first

Mein Schiff 5 delivered to TUI Cruises Ahead of Schedule

Today, ten days ahead of schedule, TUI Cruises took delivery of Mein Schiff 5 from the Meyer Turku shipyard. Wybcke Meier and Frank Kuhlmann, CEO and CFO of TUI Cruises, together with Dr.

Viking Sea's Maiden Call at Lerwick Port

Members of Lerwick’s Up Helly Aa Jarl Squad warmly welcomed Viking Sea passengers ashore during her maiden call to Lerwick.    The brand new 47,842 tonne Viking

MSC Cruises, Marlink Enhance Guest Connectivity

MSC Cruises, a privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa announced that it has worked together with Marlink – the

Team Oracle, Airbus Team up to Build Flying Yacht

 European planemaker Airbus Group SE has forged a technology partnership with Oracle Team USA as this championship sailing squad prepares to defend its title in

Newport Unveils Education Series for this year’s Boat Show

 Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today the 2016 Education Series for this year’s Boat Show. Greatly expanding on past offerings,

Damen Sharjah wins Best Yard Award

On 29 May at the presentation ceremony for the International Maritime Awards, held at the two-day Shiptek 2016 conference in Dubai, Damen Shipyards Sharjah (DSSh)

Arctic Sea Ice Sheds Weight in May

 Arctic sea ice hit a record low in May 2016 as scientists discovered the first-ever link between melting ice in Greenland and a phenomenon known to warm the area

Fincantieri Cuts Steel for Seabourn Ovation

A steel cutting ceremony for Seabourn Ovation, the second of two ultra-luxury vessels which Fincantieri is currently building for the shipowner Seabourn, a brand of Carnival Corporation,

China to Build its First Luxury Cruise Ship

 Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, subsidiary China CSSC Holdings Ltd is about to establish a cruise liner development company in Shanghai along with Guangzhou Shipyard

Disney Wonder in Major Enhancements and Upgrades

 Disney Cruise Line has announced that new entertainment and experiences will be added to Disney Wonder this fall when the ship goes into dry dock.    Following

Dubai Eyes 1 Million Cruise Tourists

 Dubai plans to build a marina for luxury yachts in response to high demand as the emirate is targeting one million cruise passengers per year by 2020, said Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem,

Queen Mary 2 set for Extensive Blohm + Voss Refit

On May 27, at 8:00 PM, the Queen Mary 2 docked at Blohm+Voss at dry dock ELBE 17, well-known to the ocean liner. There, the flagship of the long-established British

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