Passenger Vessels

Cruise Repair to Keep GBSL Busy in 2016

Repair yard Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited (GBSL) is in store for a busy year, with 20 cruise vessels booked for repair, maintenance and overhaul work in 2016. The

PVA Elects 2016 Leadership

During the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2016 held January 23-26 in Crystal City, Va., members of the Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) elected Margo Marks of Beaver Island Boat Company,

Fincantieri Launches Majestic Princess for China

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has launched its first cruise ship destined for the Chinese market, and will now begin interior fittings ahead of the vessel’s delivery scheduled for spring 2017.

World's Richest Travellers Prefer Panama

 According to AFP Relaxnews, Panama saw the most growth in interest among the world’s richest jetsetters for travel this winter and spring.   Panama saw the most

Peak Shipping Season Is Approaching For United Yacht Transport

 Spring is the busiest season for United Yacht Transport, the North American leader in boat transport. The international boat transporters are set to complete various shipments in the upcoming months.

Shell pushes back investment decision on Canadian LNG project

British Columbia's ambitions to become North America's next major liquefied natural gas exporter took another hit on Thursday, as Royal Dutch Shell pushed back

SS United States to Sail Again

Crystal Cruises reaches deal to restore the record-breaking and storied SS United States to a fully operational modern luxury cruise ship   Crystal Cruises has

IMO Head to Address Interferry Conference

New IMO secretary-general to give keynote speech at trade association Interferry’s 41st annual conference in Manila this October   Korea’s Kitack Lim, whose term

New Passenger Boarding Bridges for Port Canaveral

ADELTE, a provider of Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges (SPBBs) and Global Services to cruise and ferry terminals, has been awarded two contracts by the Canaveral Port Authority to design,

MSC Ships Get Bigger

MSC Cruises, the 4th largest cruise line, confirmed the existing STX France options to build an additional two ships in the Meraviglia class.    The ships, valued by MSC at $1.

Rough Waters for Washington State Ferries

Improved funding and management changes have the nation’s largest ferry system on a course to better times. Challenges remain, but WSF tackles each one in turn.

Ferry Grounds near North Carolina

The U.S. Coast Guard has transferred five passengers from a ferry that ran aground Saturday in Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina. No injuries, vessel damage or pollution were reported.

SailSafe: A SEA Change for the Better

BC Ferries has improved its safety record, operational practices – and at the same time, its bottom line. In 2007, British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. (BC

ALMACO's Catering Solutions on Norwegian Escape

ALMACO Group has delivered the first of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway-Plus class ships, Norwegian Escape. The largest in Norwegian’s fleet, the

Incat Crowther's Catamaran Ferry for Lomprayah

Incat Crowther delivered Thapdaorai, the seventh catamaran passenger ferry for Lomprayah High Speed Ferries. Constructed by BP Marine, the 34m vessel is an extended

All-Electric Ferry Development Underway

Art Anderson Associates and partner EESImarine have been developing concepts for an all-electric ferry and are now teaming to generate funding for the implementation

Incat Crowther Delivers Passenger Ferry to Honduras

Incat Crowther has announced the delivery of Utila Dream, a 244-passenger 30m Catamaran Passenger Ferry, built by Midship Marine in Louisiana. Utila Dream was recently

Greek Pension Protests Hit All Transport Sectors

Ferries were docked at Greek ports on Wednesday as sailors kicked off their second 48-hour strike this week, adding to a groundswell of public discontent over plans

Norwegian Cruise to Expand in Europe

 The Miami-based cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Line has announced its ground-breaking summer 2017 deployment for Europe with for the first time in company

Passengers Stranded in Philippine Ports

 Hundreds of boat passengers bound for Leyte, Bohol and other parts of the Visayas got stranded  in the different ports of Cebu as the Cebu Coast Guard barred small vessels from traveling,

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