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Stena Line Ferry Joins Marlink's Multi-band Comms Network

Photo courtesy of Stena Line

Marlink has added the first out of four additional Stena Line ships to its multi-band communications network. Marlink now serves the entire fleet of Stena Line vessels, ensuring high levels of connectivity for passengers and crew, in addition to operational applications and commercial businesses on board. Marlink will also further increase available capacity to Stena Line vessels with an additional 10-15%, following the tripled bandwidth increase in June 2016, ensuring that Stena Line can meet the on-going growth in demand for bandwidth at sea. As one of the largest ferry operators in Europe and the world, more than 7 million people a year travel to their destination with Stena Line. The company defines on board communications as a critical passenger satisfaction indicator so it is committed to offering the best available technology and services for its customers.   Stena Line is today well recognized as an early adopter of new communication services, having worked closely with Marlink since the mid-nineties to introduce several ‘firsts’ in the world of maritime communication; including paving the way for multi-band networks that deliver high availability, redundancy and value for money.   Marlink has developed one of the most advanced multi-band networks for the Stena Line fleet, based on seamless integration of VSAT and GSM 3/4G services for connectivity during voyages in addition to in-port Internet Wi-Fi networks


Ingalls Selects Joiner Team For AMCV Ships

Ingalls Shipbuilding, a division of Litton Ship Systems has selected Hopeman Brothers Marine Interiors and Jamestown Metal as the joiner subcontractors for American Classic Voyages' (AMCV's) United States Lines newbuilds. The shared subcontract is valued at more than $200 million. The two companies, who in the past have been head-to-head competitors have teamed up to construct all cabins, as well as all public spaces onboard each of the 72,000-grt, 1,900-passenger vessels


Evergreen Group Orders Ten 8000 TEU vessels

Evergreen Group has placed orders with Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd in Taipei for ten 8,000-TEU L-class environmentally advanced container vessels. The first vessel is due for delivery in 2012 and will join Evergreen Line global containership fleet. Six of the new vessels will be built for Evergreen Marine Corporation and four for Evergreen International S.A. (Panama). The ships are being built at a cost of $103m each


NCL Awards Maintenance Contract to MAN

Norwegian Epic: Photo credit CCL Jacopo Werther

MAN Diesel & Turbo gets 4-year $30 million contract from US-based Norwegian Cruise Line MAN Diesel & Turbo has received an order from the US-based cruise liner company Norwegian Cruise Line for the maintenance of the engines on nine of the fleet’s cruise liners.The service agreement runs for four years and is being handled by the MAN PrimeServ service office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Besides the maintenance work it also covers the supply of spare parts.


K Line to Expand Use of Eco-efficiency Software

Photo: K Line

Three further K Line vessels to install ClassNK-NAPA GREEN eco-efficiency software after reporting fuel savings during trials on an 8,600 TEU container vessel   NAPA and ClassNK announced a deal with Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K Line) to install an eco-efficiency and operational optimization solution, ClassNK-NAPA GREEN, on three additional vessels.    The vessels will be fitted with the software in June 2015 after the ClassNK-NAPA GREEN suite of systems proved itself on a


World's Largest Container Ship Calls at Port of Felixstowe

Hong Kong-registered CSCL Globe

 The world’s largest container ship CSCL Globe arrives  on her first visit to Europe at the Port of Felixstowe today - with hundreds of people expected at viewing points to witness the occasion. The world’s largest container ship arrives on her first visit to Europe  to make her only UK call at the Port of Felixstowe.   The Hong Kong-registered CSCL Globe is truly huge – a behemoth of the waves, a new class of vessel able to carry a staggering 19


Horizon Line to Launch U.S. Inland Express Service

Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE: HRZ), aleading U.S. domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, announced it will launch express intermodal container service to key inland U.S. cities when it begins the new Five Star Express (FSX) trans-Pacific liner service in December. The maiden FSX voyage is scheduled to depart Ningbo, China, on December 14, 2010, Shanghai on December 15, and arrive in Los Angeles on December 26


Stena Line Extends Contract with MCP

Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) has signed an extended contract to deliver wireless communication services to Stena Line’s European ferry operations.   MCP, a  onboard communications provider, has announced  the extension of its partnership with Stena Line. The new contract is an extension of the existing contract, and expands MCP’s wireless communication services on to an additional two Stena Line vessels


MPE Refurbises Stena Line Ferries

Cliff Grainger

Birkenhead-based outfitter and manufacturer MPE Interiors has completed two contacts for Stena Line to redevelop the crew and officers' mess areas on two ferries. The contracts involved replacing the mess rooms on the 980-passenger ferries the Stena Mersey and the Stena Lagan at Twelve Quays in Birkenhead.  Both ships operate the Birkenhead-Belfast route. MPE director Cliff Grainger said, “We can offer the complete outfitting solution from detailed concept design


Port of New Orleans: Varied Third 2013 Meeting Agenda

The port informs that its meeting no. 3 of fiscal year 2013-2014 is to be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013, 11:00 a.m. in the main auditorium at 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, Louisiana. The order of the meeting is as follows: I. Determination of Quorum and Call to Order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Approval of Minutes for August, 2013, Meetings IV. Acceptance of Financial Statement for August, 2013 V. Public Comment VI. Actions Required


Virginia Port Update on Handling of Hanjin, CKYHE Cargo

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In light of the recent bankruptcy filing by Hanjin Shipping, The Port of Virginia has updated its policies and processes regarding the movement and loading of Hanjin vessels and containers. The following policy is effective as of Sept. 1, 2016:


Traditional, Project Cargoes Transit St. Lawrence Seaway in November

© icholakov / Adobe Stock

“November was a good month for the export of agricultural products and shipments of aluminum ingots on the Great Lakes Seaway System,” said Betty Sutton, Administrator of the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. “Under the binational trade development program known


Maersk Line Scraps 8 Panamaxes

Photo:  A.P. Moller - Maersk

Ship recyclers in India and China will recycle eight vessels owned by Maersk Line. The ship recyclers have agreed in full to the A.P. Moller - Maersk Responsible Ship Recycling Standard.    The deal gives Maersk Line greater fleet flexibility and vessels will be transferred to the


America Cruise Terminal – New location for cruise ships

This historic quay is now being resurrected as a cruise reception centre under the name America Cruise Terminal. Photo Port of Gothenburg

Over 100 years ago, the first Swedish American Line vessel sailed for the USA from Stigbergskajen in Gothenburg. This historic quay is now being resurrected as a cruise reception centre under the name America Cruise Terminal. “Gothenburg has developed considerably as a maritime city


Maersk Line Q3 Performance Better

Søren Skou, CEO of Maersk Line.

Maersk Line said it has achieved improved results in the third quarter of 2014 (Q3) through lower costs and increased rates. Revenue in Q3 was $7.074 million, as volumes increased by 3.7% to 2.4 million FFE. Maersk Line said its strategy is to grow with the market and the increase is in line


Maersk Line Returns to Southampton

Susan Maersk (Photo: Maersk Line)

Containership Susan Maersk became the first Maersk Line vessel to call at Southampton in five years when it arrived to the port on Tuesday as part of the Maersk Line’s new East West Network, a global shipping service that connects Europe, North America and Asia.  


ABB Wins $60m Repeat Azipod Order

Azipod XO propulsion units will power two new vessels that Meyer Werft will build for Norwegian Cruise Line.   ABB has been awarded a contract worth $60 million to deliver Azipod propulsion and power systems to two Norwegian Cruise Line vessels


Bow Thrusters Ordered for New NYC Ferries

Photo courtesy of WESMAR

WESMAR (Western Marine Electronics) announced that its heavy duty Bow Thrusters have been selected for three new 165-foot, 600-passenger excursion and sightseeing ferries operated by Circle Line Cruises, the New York City sightseeing company.


New Orleans Cargo Totals at 14-year High

Cargo worked at the Port of New Orleans’ public docks in 2014 totaled 8.37 million tons, the highest total since 2000 and up 28 percent compared to the prior 12-month period, the port reported.   Imported steel and container cargo led the growth, as imported iron and steel rose 101


IPS Completes Two Ferry Deals for Stena Line

L TO R Paul Smith and Peter Hillan (Photo: IPS)

Birkenhead based IPS Marine Fabrications is continuing to ramp up growth in the passenger ferry market after completing work on two Stena Line vessels. The firm, run by maritime engineering specialists Paul Smith and Peter Hillan, has delivered a package of insulation and fabrication work for


Migrants brawl on Greek island as refugee ship lies empty

Eleftherios Venizelos

  Migrants desperate to get off the Greek island of Kos fought each other on Saturday while nearby a passenger ship chartered to house and process refugees lay empty 24 hours after it had arrived. Outside the island's main police station, about 50 migrants from Afghanistan


Silverstream Technologies Names Potts as Head of Supply Chain

Stephen Potts

  Silverstream Technologies, pioneers of air lubrication technology for the shipping industry, today announced the appointment of Stephen Potts as its new Head of Supply Chain.  The development is based on the company’s strategy to further expand its infrastructure on the back of


SC Line Begins Service to Cuba from Port Everglades

Image: SC Line

 Shipping company SC Line has started up service between Fort Lauderdale's Port Everglades and Cuba, reports Sun Sentinel.   The cargo and cruise vessels no longer require a special license to ply between US and Cuba.   SC Line can serve the Cuban seaports of Mariel and Santiago


Bridges Refit on Two Holland America Line Ships

New Bridge on board of the M/S Oosterdam (Photo: Radio Holland)

Two major bridge refit contracts have been completed by Radio Holland USA on Holland America Line’s cruise ships Oosterdam and Prinsendam.   The bridge refit on board the M/S Oosterdam was concluded in Palermo, Sicily in early May


First Post-Panamax Reaches SC Ports via Expanded Canal

The K Line vessel Hannover Bridge arrives in Charleston, the inaugural call of a post-Panamax size vessel to South Carolina Ports Authority after transiting the newly-opened Panama Canal expansion. Photo SC Ports

Today South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) welcomed the Hannover Bridge, first post-Panamax size vessel to call Charleston after transiting the newly-opened Panama Canal expansion.   "SCPA is already benefiting from the upsizing of vessels in response to the expansion






 
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