Brittany Ferries LNG-powered vessel delivery pushed to 2020

Brittany Ferries LNG-powered vessel delivery pushed to 2020

French shipping company Brittany Ferries noted that its LNG-powered cruise ferry Honfleur (see also CruiseMapper) will certainly miss the start of the summer 2019 season, the original delivery date. In a brief …
May 7, 2019 /  Vessels
ABB enables Eckerö Line’s cruise ferry to increase operational safety

ABB enables Eckerö Line’s cruise ferry to increase operational safety

ABB’s situational awareness solution, ABB Ability™ Marine Pilot Vision, will allow MS Finlandia (see also CruiseMapper) to enhance safety during maneuvering and docking. Caption: MS Finlandia - …
May 3, 2019 /  Vessels
Irish Continental Group sells cruise ferry Oscar Wilde

Irish Continental Group sells cruise ferry Oscar Wilde

Irish Continental Group plc (ICG) announces that it has entered into a bareboat hire purchase agreement for the sale of the cruise ferry Oscar Wilde to MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA. Caption: Cruise ferry …
Apr 11, 2019 /  Vessels
ABB signs breakthrough contract for marine automation in China

ABB signs breakthrough contract for marine automation in China

ABB has won its first marine automation system contract for a cruise ferry in China, after the technology package for Chinese-built Viking Line vessel has been extended to include the ABB Ability™ System …
Nov 14, 2018 /  Curious
Rolls-Royce to provide power and propulsion for Norway’s new eco-friendly coastal route operator

Rolls-Royce to provide power and propulsion for Norway’s new eco-friendly coastal route operator

The Norwegian ship owning company Havila Kystruten AS, has ordered four new build Ro-Pax vessels of Havyard 923 design. Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine will provide power and propulsion for all four ships. From January …
Oct 25, 2018 /  Vessels
New Irish Ferries Cruise Ferry W.B. Yeats named at launch event in Germany (Video)

New Irish Ferries Cruise Ferry W.B. Yeats named at launch event in Germany (Video)

The completed hull of the new Irish Ferries cruise ferry W. B. Yeats (CruiseMapper)– ceremonially named by Ms. Rikki Rothwell – was launched into the water earlier today(12.00hrs, Friday, 19th January 2018) …
Jan 22, 2018 /  Vessels
TT-Line Company Pty Ltd and Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG sign Letter Of Intent for new Spirits

TT-Line Company Pty Ltd and Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG sign Letter Of Intent for new Spirits

TT-Line Company Pty Ltd and European shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG (FSG) have signed a letter of intent for the construction of two new ships to replace the current Spirit of Tasmania …
Jan 10, 2018 /  Vessels
Irish Continental Group plc invests €165.2 million to build a new cruise ferry for Dublin - Holyhead route

Irish Continental Group plc invests €165.2 million to build a new cruise ferry for Dublin - Holyhead route

Irish Continental Group plc (ICG) has entered into an agreement, with the German company Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesselschaft & Co.KG (FSG), whereby FSG has agreed to build a cruise ferry for ICG at a contract price of …
Jan 2, 2018 /  Vessels
Western Baltija Shipbuilding to supply hull blocks for Color Line's newbuild

Western Baltija Shipbuilding to supply hull blocks for Color Line's newbuild

Western Baltija Shipbuilding (WBS) signed a contract on the production of the hull blocks for the largest hybrid ferry in the world with the Norwegian company Ulstein Verft AS in spring and is already commencing first …
Oct 13, 2017 /  Curious
Irish Ferries chooses 'W. B. Yeats' as name for New Cruise Ferry

Irish Ferries chooses 'W. B. Yeats' as name for New Cruise Ferry

Irish Ferries has chosen W. B. Yeats as the name for its new €144million cruise ferry now being built in Germany for service on routes between Ireland, UK and France. The name was chosen after it had drawn …
Oct 11, 2017 /  Vessels