propellers giant

The hulking shell of the world’s largest cruise ship slid into the waters off western France on Friday, with workers aiming to have it ready for a 2016 inaugural trip.
The huge vessel, named Harmony of the Seas, has been under construction since September 2013 in the shipyards. When finished it will weigh some 227,000 tonnes and measure 362 metres in length, 50 metres longer than the height of the Eiffel

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The vessels will be built at Yangfan shipyard, with an option for another seven units Naples, 19th June 2015: As part of the expansion and modernisation programme of its owned fleet, the Grimaldi Group has recently signed an agreement for the construction of five new PCTCs (Pure Car Truck Carriers), for a total investment of USD 300 million, with an option for another seven units.
The order has been commissioned to the Chinese shipyard Yangfan, thus

grimaldi award

Renault-Nissan Alliance has recently recognised the Grimaldi Group with an award reflecting its high performance in the outbound logistics services provided to the Alliance. The prize was received last 4th June, during the annual Renault-Nissan Alliance Logistics Europe Supplier Convention held at Technocentre Renault in Guyancourt,
near Paris. The event was attended by all the main inbound and outbound service providers of the Alliance.

The Grimaldi

SingTel setel Hellas

Setel Hellas is pleased to welcome Singtel into the roster of its partners. Singtel has reached the end of an extended and systematic evaluation cycle, putting its trust in Setel Hellas and its SmartBox-V™ NID.

The cooperation created through this partnership will accelerate growth into shipping vertical market, across broader

suez canal

It's one of several major projects announced by President El-Sisi to help boost Egypt's struggling economy.

It's arguably the most strategic strip of water in the world.

The Suez Canal provides a vital lifeline between East and West.

Now El-Sisi hopes its facelift can breathe new life into Egypt's economy.

Everything about this project is ambitious.

From the funding, taking eight days to raise almost $9 billion, all sourced from

container growth china

Only 25 years ago, the container port system in mainland China was still in its infancy stage. During that time, Hong Kong acted as the only container gateway to China and Taiwanese ports Kaohsiung and Keelung benefited from Taiwan's economic success story in international trade. In May 1980, the Chinese government established the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, the first special economic zone in China. By the late 1980s, mainland Chinese ports in

shipbuilding

South Korean shipbuilders failed to strike a single deal selling offshore support vessels in the January-April period, reports the Korea Herald, a sign that they are at risk of losing the market to increasingly confident Chinese competitors.

Around three quarters of the OSVs sold worldwide during the period were sold by Chinese shipbuilders.

Companies such as Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and Hyundai Heavy Industries have not been

cruise ship celestyal caldera

Celestyal Cruises, in cooperation with mastihashop, features the Mastiha of Chios in special themed events on board its ships

Celestyal Cruises is delighted to announce its ongoing support for Greek products with eight special themed events on its ships during the 2015 season featuring the unique mastiha of Chios! Throughout the 2015 cruise season, Celestyal Cruises will

setel Alsouma Allianz

In the amazing 48th Andros International Yacht Race, Setel Hellas gave its battle with the waves sponsoring for one more year this annual competition that constitutes a meeting point for the wholeMaritime Industry. In addition, this time Setel Hellaschose to actively support the yacht "Alsouma-Allianz” and its experienced skipper Mr. Leonidas Polemis.
After an exciting

cruiseship msc orchestra

More than one million Australians took a cruise in 2014, making the country the fastest growing source of cruise passengers, according to a new report from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia.

CLIA’s 2014 Australian Cruise Industry Source Market Report indicated that passenger numbers rose by 170,000 (20.4%) since 2013 to reach 1,003,256 last year. This is the largest growth in real numbers since CLIA began

lng cruiseship aida

A cruise ship received environmentally friendly power from an LNG hybrid barge for the first time when Becker Marine Systems’ barge, Hummel, provided 7.5 megawatts of low-emission power to AIDAsol during its layover at port in Hamburg on May 30.

“With this successful premiere, the Port of Hamburg is serving as a global role model,” said Henning Kuhlmann, a managing director of Becker Marine Systems. “Credit is also due to

cruiseship santorini

Further dialogue among stakeholders needed to overcome hurdles to growth

CLIA Europe, the association representing the 40 billion euro cruise industry in Europe, stressed the need for greater cooperation among all stakeholders in order to unlock the potential of the cruise industry in Greece, at this year’s Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum taking place on 26-27 May in Piraeus,

polar code

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the progress made, in London last week, by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) on several important environmental issues.

Progress on Ballast Water Implementation Problems (partially undermined by United States)
The IMO Ballast Water Convention has still not entered into force. While the progress made by IMO to address various

antwerp port

by Theo Notteboom

One could think that the days for upstream ports are counted given a growing demand for a good nautical accessibility and a fast turnaround time for the ever larger container vessels. A closer look at Antwerp and Hamburg, two of the largest upstream container ports in the world, urges us to think again.

In the past few decades the large upstream ports in the Hamburg-Le Havre range have gradually gained market share at the expense of

ice breaker aker arctic

The Navis Engineering dynamic positioning control system and autopilot onboard the revolutionary icebreaking rescue and emergency vessel Baltika have been approved as meeting performance expectations, following a searching set of Arctic ice trials in the Kara Sea.

Developed by Finnish company Aker Arctic Technology, Baltika is the first ship ever built with an asymmetric hull that allows her to break

nafplio yacht show 2015The Greek Yachting Association organized the 2nd Mediterranean Yacht Show from May 2 through to May 6 in Nafplion. The Mediterranean Yacht Show is now considered to be an established event on the yachting calendar and is recognized internationally as a leading charter yacht show for crewed yachts.
The success of the 2nd Mediterranean Yacht Show 2015 exceeded the expectations of the organizers.

cruise ports pallis

by Thanos A.Pallis

The deployment of bigger cruise vessels along the globe are associated with the continuous increase of the average number cruise passengers that reach a cruise port via one call alone.

The figures of the Mediterranean and the adjoining seas, the second biggest cruise region of the world provides a clear examble of this trend. During the last five years, the average

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