Building and refurbishment news, features and events

Vard lays keel for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' new expedition ship

Vard lays keel for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' new expedition ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hanseatic Nature launch in April 2019 and be joined by sister Hanseatic Inspiration in October 2019

CroisiEurope's African Dream to debut this August

CroisiEurope's African Dream to debut this August
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ship built at a yard in Harare will sail on the Chobe and Zambezi rivers in Botswana

Setting a successful shipbuilding course

Setting a successful shipbuilding course
By Guest | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Victoria Shipyards is ideally placed to increase its already bulging order book, says Joseph O’Rourke

Victoria Shipyards is ideally placed to increase its already bulging order book, says Joseph O’Rourke

Brodosplit floats out Flying Clipper at its yard in Croatia

Brodosplit floats out Flying Clipper at its yard in Croatia
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Newbuild is a five-masted, square-rigged barque and will join Star Clippers later this year

Havyard Ship Technology wins major five-ferry contract from Fjord1

Havyard Ship Technology wins major five-ferry contract from Fjord1
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The diesel-electric ferries will operate in western Norway

Symphony of the Seas floats out of STX France dry dock

Symphony of the Seas floats out of STX France dry dock
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Royal Caribbean's new Oasis-class ship will debut in the Mediterranean in April 2018

Damen to build two passenger ferries for Canadian operator BC Ferries

Damen to build two passenger ferries for Canadian operator BC Ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, June 8, 2017

Vessels to replace two older ferries in British Columbia from 2020

BMT Nigel Gee and Metal Shark to build two ferries for New Orleans

BMT Nigel Gee and Metal Shark to build two ferries for New Orleans
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, June 7, 2017

BMT will design the passenger ferries, which will be operated by New Orleans Regional Transit Authority

MSC Cruises finalises order for two World Class ships

MSC Cruises finalises order for two World Class ships
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, June 5, 2017

Both LNG-powered vessels will be built at STX France and have the world's highest passenger capacity

BC Ferries signs five-year service deal with Point Hope Maritime

BC Ferries signs five-year service deal with Point Hope Maritime
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, June 5, 2017

Yard to provide scheduled and emergency dry dock, repair, refit and maintenance services for eight ferries

Fincantieri, CSSC and Baoshan to create cruise ship industrial park

Fincantieri, CSSC and Baoshan to create cruise ship industrial park
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Facility will help Chinese district Baoshan to become a 'cruise city' and attract more tourists

Crystal celebrates keel-laying for river ships at MV Werften

Crystal celebrates keel-laying for river ships at MV Werften
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, May 26, 2017

Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel will debut on the Main, Rhine and Danube in spring 2018

Meyer Werft lays keel for Norwegian Bliss in Germany

Meyer Werft lays keel for Norwegian Bliss in Germany
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Norwegian's third Breakaway Plus Class ship is set to debut in April 2018

Damen starts work on Cruise & Maritime Voyages flagship

Damen starts work on Cruise & Maritime Voyages flagship
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, May 22, 2017

P&O Cruises' Pacific Pearl is now being converted into Columbus

Fincantieri to purchase majority shares in STX France

Fincantieri to purchase majority shares in STX France
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, May 22, 2017

Italian shipbuilder will buy 66.66% of shares in the French yard for €79.5 million

Uljanik Shipyard lays keel for Scenic's new expedition yacht

Uljanik Shipyard lays keel for Scenic's new expedition yacht
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 18, 2017

The all-suite Scenic Eclipse will be delivered in August 2018 and offer adventures worldwide

FRS orders new high-speed ferry for Hamburg to Helgoland route

FRS orders new high-speed ferry for Hamburg to Helgoland route
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 18, 2017

New catamaran to be built by Austal and feature MTU engines and Rolls-Royce waterjets

Aurora Expeditions to debut polar expedition ship in 2019

Aurora Expeditions to debut polar expedition ship in 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Newbuild is one of four new ships ordered by SunStone Ships at China Merchant Industry Holdings

Liverpool appoints team to develop new £50 million cruise terminal

Liverpool appoints team to develop new £50 million cruise terminal
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, May 12, 2017

Ramboll, Stride Treglown, Gardiner & Theobald, JLL and Hyland Edgar Driver will design facility

University of Liege designs safe and affordable ferry for Thailand

University of Liege designs safe and affordable ferry for Thailand
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Aluminium catamaran developed as part of Worldwide Ferry Safety Association competition