Ocean Group Takes Delivery of First Damen Tug
Italian maritime service provider Ocean S.r.l. has welcomed its first Damen tug – a Stan Tug 2608 – into its fleet. The company, part of the Ocean-Team Group, will deploy the vessel in harbor towage operations in the ports of Monfalcone and Porto Nogaro in the northern reaches of the Adriatic Sea. The signing of the delivery protocol was attended by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, as part of a recent State Visit to Italy with a parallel Netherlands Economic Mission.
Alstom Consortium Wins Fincantieri Order For Carnival
ALSTOM has secured its third contract in recent months to supply equipment for major shipbuilding projects – mainly Carnival Liberty – scheduled for delivery in July 2005. The contract involves the supply of an electrical package for Carnival Liberty, the new vessel being built for Carnival Cruise Lines for a July 2005 delivery. The vessel, which will be built by Fincantieri at the Port of Monfalcone in the Gulf of Trieste, Italy, will be used for year-round worldwide cruising for up to 3,500 passengers, and will feature two shaftlines of 20MW – 142 rpm each. As leader of a consortium for this contract, which also includes ASIRobicon and Imesa, ALSTOM will supply the two synchronous motors of 20MW each and the associated power synchroconverters.
Fincantieri Delivers 'Carnival Breeze' at Monfalcone, Italy
Of 130,000 gross tonnes, and at 306 metres long and 37 metres wide, the “Carnival Breeze” is sister to the “Carnival Dream” and the “Carnival Magic”, which Monfalcone delivered in 2009 and 2011 respectively. The Carnival Breeze is the thirtieth cruise ship to be built by Monfalcone yard. Present at the ceremony were the President and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines, Gerry Cahill, while Fincantieri was represented by both the company’s CEO, Giuseppe Bono and the Chairman, Corrado Antonini.
Adriatic Ports Receive Boost from EU
The Adriatic ports of Venice, Trieste, Ravenna, Ancona and Monfalcone in Italy and the port of Koper in Slovenia will collaborate in producing a study which will be co-financed by the EU with €1 million from the TEN-T Multi-Annual Call, to create an integrated multi-port gateway capable of improving cargo interoperability and fostering co-modality. The study is focused on the development of a multimodal and multiport gateway, connecting the Adriatic ports to mainland logistic platforms in their respective countries, as well as supporting the development of strategic links by sea between the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas, based in particular on MoS corridors.
Consilium to Supply Two Princess Cruise Ships
Fincantieri and Princess Cruises have chosen Consilium to outfit the new 141,000 GT under construction, Royal Princess, and her yet-to-be-named sister, with the safety system in compliance with the latest regulation "Safe Return to Port". The two vessels are prototype ships for Princess Cruise brand. At 141,000 gross tons with a maximum passenger capacity of 3,600, they will be the largest cruise ships ever built by Fincantieri and the flagships of Princess Cruises fleet. The configuration of the Salwico Safety system includes 7 interactive and double-redundant control units, utilizing the unique Salwi-com protocol compliant with Safe Return to Port. Additionally, a Gas Detection System for CO2 and Propane detection is included in the scope of supply.
Release After Seizure - Fincantieri Shipyard
Fincantieri announced today that the Prosecutor's Office of Gorizia has ordered the release of the areas in Monfalcone shipyard subject to seizure on 29 June. The working activities for all the workers involved in the production cycle of the Monfalcone shipyard will resume as of tomorrow. Fincantieri thanks the Government, the institutions and all those who in recent days have spoken out in favour of the protection of the company and the right to work, which shall always be safeguarded, especially when the safety and health of workers is not called into question.
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. The newbuild Majestic Princess is the third ship of the Royal Princess class built for the shipowner Princess Cruises, a brand of the Carnival Group. The vessel was launched at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone at a ceremony attended for the shipowner by Keith Taylor, Executive Vice President of Fleet Operations of Holland America Group…
Fincantieri Lay Keel for New P&O Cruises Flagship
The 400-tonne keel section for the cruise ship has been laid in the building dock at the Monfalcone shipyard in Italy. The 3,611 passenger vessel, due to be launched in March 2015, will be the flagship of the P&O Cruises fleet, as well as the largest ever constructed for the British market. The ceremony was attended, among others, by David Dingle, Carnival UK CEO, Carol Marlow, P&O Cruises Managing Director, Enrico Buschi, Fincantieri Chief Operating Officer, and Carlo De Marco, Manager of Fincantieri's Monfalcone shipyard.
Fincantieri Cuts Steel for Princess Cruises
First steel was cut Friday at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone for a new ship for Carnival Corporation brand Princess Cruises. The vessel will be the fourth edition of the class for Princess Cruises, following Royal, Regal and Majestic, delivered by the same yard in 2013, 2014 and 2017 respectively. Works for the construction of a bow section for this unit began last November at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia, Naples. The section will be then transported by sea and assembled to the rest of the unit in Monfalcone, where delivery will take place by the end of 2019.
Fincantieri Delivers Carnival Vista
Carnival Vista, the new flagship of the fleet of Carnival Cruise Line, brand of the Carnival Group, was delivered today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone. The ship was presented yesterday evening during a ceremony which was attended, among others, by the President of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Debora Serracchiani and the mayor of Monfalcone, Silvia Altran. The shipowner was represented by Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc and Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line, Fincantieri by its CEO, Giuseppe Bono.
Great Ships of 2016: Carnival Vista
Since it started publishing in 1939, Maritime Reporter & Engineering News has recognized excellence in ship construction. Carnival Vista is the new flagship of the fleet of Carnival Cruise Line, brand of the Carnival Group, delivered from Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone. With its 133,500 gross tons and 323 meters in length, Carnival Vista, which flies the Panama flag, is not only the 13th ship built so far by Fincantieri for the fleet of Carnival Cruise Line, but also the largest.
Cruise Ship Lists, Passengers Injured
The Crown Princess, Princess Cruises’ 947-ft. vessel that was launched in June, listed heavily yesterday after leaving Port Canaveral, injuring several passengers. CNN reported that at least 93 passengers, 16 of them seriously, according to the Cape Canaveral Fire Department. Before reentering the port, reports said that the Port Canaveral captain issued an order to the ship to stay offshore until inspectors determined if the vessel was safe to enter the port. The Coast Guard said all passengers and crew were accounted for. Though the cause of the list has yet to be determined, Princess Cruises is “investigating the cause of the ship's sudden list. The cruiseline terminated the cruise in Port Canaveral, and made arrangements for passengers to return home.
Fincantieri Stays Strong
With a strong history of building some of the greatest liners to sail the seas, with names such as Rex, Saturnia, Vulcania, Leonardo da Vinci and Grand Princess to its credit, Fincantieri continues its tradition to this day as a leading ship builder, particularly in the cruise ship segment. Fincantieri — which is comprised of seven shipyards and two centers for ship design, with the one in Trieste being the largest in Europe — has developed a long tradition in designing and building ships, with more than 200 years of history marked by the construction of more than 7,000 ships. While the entirety of the Fincantieri system is geared toward generating technically superior products, it can be said, simply, that the Italians build beautiful cruise ships.
Carnival Cruise Lines Takes Delivery Of Victory
Carnival Cruise Lines, a unit of Carnival took delivery of its new $440 million, 893 ft. cruise ship, the 102,000-ton Carnival Victory, during the traditional "hand-over" ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, where the 2,758-passenger vessel was built. Carnival Victory is the third member of the company’s Destiny-class; departing Monfalcone on August 2 on its transatlantic crossing, the vessel is expected to arrive in New York on August 14. From there, Victory will sail on its inaugural voyage – a sold-out two-night cruise-to-nowhere departing Aug. 18, followed by three additional sold-out two-night cruises, an overnight voyage and various travel agent and fund-raising functions.
Fincantieri Awarded Pemamek Welding Automation Contract
Fincantieri and its Monfalcone Shipyard decided to continue with a Pemamek welding automation technology in shipyard’s production lines. Fincantieri ordered a unique profile processing line and one side welding station with laser-hybrid process and integrated milling. The exact amount of the contract is not revealed by the parties, but it is in the order of several million euros. Previously Pemamek has supplied patented Vision Robot Stations for welding panels to Fincantieri.
Damen to Convert Dredger to Dual-fuel LNG/MGO
Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has been awarded a contract to undertake the conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel capability combining LNG and MGO – a first of its kind project in Europe. The contract was awarded by Rouen-based GIE Dragages-Ports with regard to its 117m, 8500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger Samuel de Champlain, and the works will take place next year at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque. The conversion is part of an EU-supported initiative to promote LNG propulsion in short-sea vessels operating along the European Atlantic coast.
First Building Block Laid for Carnival Valor
ship, Carnival Valor. service in December 2004. to operate from that port. shipbuilding expertise. Carnival president and CEO. by piece, much like a jigsaw puzzle. casual poolside eatery and an upscale supper club. facilities. "Fun Ships" dating back to Carnival Destiny in 1996. The itinerary for Carnival Valor will be announced at a later date.
Antwerp Port Focus on Sustainable Modal Shift
The port of Antwerp is to invest 1.4 million euros over the next three years in projects aimed at making port-generated freight traffic smoother and more efficient. The seven projects that have been selected for financial support will together reduce the number of truck trips by up to 250,000 annually. The Flemish government in turn is building on the Call for Proposals by the Port Authority, and in the next few months it will release a further 1.4 million euros for projects to make transport in and around Antwerp more sustainable.
Khalifa Port to Handle World's Largest Ships
Emirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company outside oil and gas, has signed a long-term port facility agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports to use some of the world’s largest bulk cargo vessels to import raw materials through Khalifa Port. With this agreement, Abu Dhabi Ports will be able to develop the port to become the first in the Gulf capable of directly handling these massive ships. Abu Dhabi Ports will fund and complete dredging and widening works to the Khalifa Port approach channel and basin including EGA’s berth.
Carnival Takes Delivery of Carnival Conquest
Carnival Cruise Lines has taken delivery of the new 110,000-ton Carnival Conquest. Billed as the largest "Fun Ship" ever constructed, the Carnival Conquest’s official ceremonies were held at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. Carnival Conquest is the first in a new series of ships for the line and becomes the 18th vessel in the Carnival Cruise Lines fleet. today's discerning consumers," said Bob Dickinson, Carnival president. U.S. homeport of New Orleans the week of Nov. 11. Following an on-board black-tie charity fundraiser benefiting the United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area Nov. 14, Carnival Conquest will sail on its maiden voyage, a four-day cruise to Cozumel departing Nov. 15.
Fincantieri Launches Golden Princess
Fincantieri launched the 109,000 gt Golden Princess for the P&O Group's Princess Cruises Plc. The vessel, floated out at Fincantieri's Monfalcone yard, is a sister ship to the Grand Princess which, when it was delivered in May 1998 was the largest passenger ship ever at that time to have been built. The Golden Princess has 1,296 cabins and can carry over 2,600 passengers and 1,200 crew. It is 285 m long and 36 m wide and 43 m high above the waterline. Power for propulsion and on-board plants and systems is provided by a diesel-electric plant equipped with six Sulzer diesel engines, capable of providing 70 MW, built by Wärtsilä NSD Italy.
Carnival Exercises Option for New Ship
option for a new 130,000-ton ship for its Carnival Cruise Lines brand. The new vessel, which will have 3,652 lower passenger berths, will be built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri at its Monfalcone yard at an estimated all-in cost of 565 million euros. The ship is scheduled for delivery in summer 2010. The vessel will be a sister ship to a previously announced 130,000-ton ship slated to enter service in fall 2009 that will begin a new class for the line. The two sister ships will be the largest ever constructed for Carnival Cruise Lines. 13,284 total lower berths. order - - 13 of which are being constructed by Fincantieri.
Fincantieri Orders Thordon Shaft Bearing Systems
Fincantieri has ordered Thordon seawater lubricated COMPAC propeller shaft bearing systems for a new 116,000GT cruise ship being built for Princess Cruises at the Monfalcone Shipyard in Italy for 2008 delivery. This will be the tenth Carnival Corp.-owned ship fitted with seawater lubricated COMPAC bearings since the first installation in 1998 on Grand Princess. The COMPAC tapered key bearing system is similar to those supplied by Thordon to the nine other Princess/P&O Cruises ships. “Seawater is pumped from the sea chest to the stern tube and strut bearings and exits from the bearing to the sea (there is no aft seal and no oil). The COMPAC tapered key system allows inspection of the bearing and shaft journal without withdrawing the shaft from the ship…