Contributor: David Mott

David has been a print and broadcast journalist for consumer and trade titles for more than 40 years, latterly specialising in the cruise and ferry industries.


A successful step into the unknown in the ferry industry

A successful step into the unknown in the ferry industry
By David Mott | Friday, May 11, 2018

David Mott speaks to Amy Scarton to see how the US transport expert has adapted to her new role at Washington State Ferries

Amy Scarton explains how she has adapted to her new role at Washington State Ferries

Ferry Order Book: Big ferries stay popular

Ferry Order Book: Big ferries stay popular
By David Mott | Thursday, April 6, 2017

Future Brexit uncertainty is not stopping European ferry operators from modernising their fleets with new tonnage. David Mott looks at the 2017 order book

Brexit uncertainty is not stopping ferry operators from modernising their fleets with new tonnage

Building on innovation to achieve new savings

Building on innovation to achieve new savings
By David Mott | Monday, November 28, 2016

Scandlines CEO Søren Poulsgaard Jensen tells David Mott why the company’s decision to transfer an order for two hybrid ferries to a new shipyard paid off, and shares his plans for zero-emission ferries

Scandlines CEO Søren Poulsgaard Jensen shares his plans for zero-emission ferries

Building an environmentally friendly ferry fleet

Building an environmentally friendly ferry fleet
By David Mott | Tuesday, October 4, 2016

David Mott takes a look at some of the major orders for hybrid, dual-fuel ferries

David Mott takes a look at some of the major orders for hybrid, dual-fuel ferries

Growing the global cruise fleet

Growing the global cruise fleet
By David Mott | Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The cruise industry order book now stretches a record 10 years ahead with major newbuild deliveries scheduled up to 2026. David Mott reports

The cruise industry order book now stretches a record 10 years ahead

Teamwork at the top drives Carnival UK

Teamwork at the top drives Carnival UK
By David Mott | Wednesday, June 1, 2016

As Carnival Corporation’s two British brands continue to seek differentiation, Carnival UK CEO David Noyes talks to David Mott

As Carnival Corporation’s two British brands to seek differentiation, Carnival UK's David Noyes talks to us

MSC Cruises is ready for significant growth

MSC Cruises is ready for significant growth
By David Mott | Monday, May 2, 2016

MSC seeks to double its passenger total over the next six years. CEO Gianni Onorato talks strategy

Multi-ship contracts for several yards

Multi-ship contracts for several yards
By David Mott | Monday, April 18, 2016

A number of operators are boosting their future fleets with big orders. David Mott looks at the most lucrative agreements and hears from those that will carry out the work

We speak to the yards that will carry out the biggest ship orders for operators

Cruise Order Book: Record level of new berths in 2016

Cruise Order Book: Record level of new berths in 2016
By David Mott | Tuesday, April 5, 2016

With 12 large new ships to be delivered over the course of the year, new market entrants are also benefiting from positive market conditions. David Mott reports

With 12 large newbuilds to be delivered in 2016, the shipbuilding market remains strong 

Disney Cruise Line seeks further growth

Disney Cruise Line seeks further growth
By David Mott | Thursday, January 21, 2016

Disney Cruise Line will continue to look for growth opportunities, says company president, Karl Holz. By David Mott

Disney Cruise Line will continue to look for growth opportunities, says company president, Karl Holz

Ferry order book: yards capitalise on new possibilities

Ferry order book: yards capitalise on new possibilities
By David Mott | Monday, December 28, 2015

David Mott looks at the implications for builders of recent global developments, including the reopening of Cuba ferry routes after 55 years

David Mott looks at the implications for builders of recent global developments

Cruise order book: big yards share order windfall

Cruise order book: big yards share order windfall
By David Mott | Thursday, December 17, 2015

From Carnival’s new-style multiple ship contracts to confirmed orders for the Meyer-acquired yard at Turku, builders are benefiting as operators step up their expansion programmes. By David Mott

Shipbuilders are benefiting as operators step up their expansion programmes, reports David Mott

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises moves towards a wider world

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises moves towards a wider world
By David Mott | Thursday, July 16, 2015

Line wants to attract more overseas passengers and offer more expedition cruises, says CEO Karl Pojer

Fuel efficiency is firmly in focus at P&O Ferries

Fuel efficiency is firmly in focus at P&O Ferries
By David Mott | Friday, May 15, 2015

Two thirds of P&O Ferries’ ships have been hit by the new sulphur emissions limits, fleet director John Garner tells David Mott

Two thirds of P&O ferries have been hit by sulphur emissions limits, says fleet director John Garner

Ferry order book: Embattled operators take stock

Ferry order book: Embattled operators take stock
By David Mott | Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ferry companies are going to great lengths in their search for shipbuilding expertise to manage fuel, emission and propulsion issues. David Mott reports

Ferry firms looking for shipbuilding expertise to manage fuel, emission and propulsion issues

Fleet expansion echoes pre-recession era in the cruise industry

Fleet expansion echoes pre-recession era in the cruise industry
By David Mott | Thursday, April 9, 2015

David Mott looks at the planning behind a string of orders in the run-up to Christmas, with a series of major new ships contracted

We look at the planning behind a string of cruise newbuild orders in the run-up to Christmas

Growth down under

Growth down under
By David Mott | Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ann Sherry talks targets at Carnival Australia

Ferry order book

Ferry order book
By David Mott | Friday, October 3, 2014

Rise in LNG ship orders as tighter emissions rules loom

Building boom

Building boom
By David Mott | Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ICFR takes a look at the upcoming cruise orders

Premium as standard

Premium as standard
By David Mott | Thursday, May 1, 2014

Celebrity's CEO Michael Bayley explains line's plans