Marine operations news, features and events

Wärtsilä is making smart investments for long-term payback

Wärtsilä is making smart investments for long-term payback
By Rebecca Lambert | Friday, October 20, 2017

Tomas Hakala, vice president of services and solutions management at Wärtsilä, tells us why it’s important to keep energy efficiency in mind throughout a vessel’s lifecycle

Tomas Hakala shares energy efficiency is important throughout a vessel’s lifecycle

Norwegian retrofits two more cruise ships with scrubbers

Norwegian retrofits two more cruise ships with scrubbers
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 19, 2017

New systems remove emissions from Norwegian Jade’s and Norwegian Sun’s exhaust gases

Port of Bergen to develop Environmental Port Index

Port of Bergen to develop Environmental Port Index
By Elizabeth Robinson | Thursday, October 19, 2017

Economic rewards will be provided to ships with the lowest environmental footprints

Achieving GDPR compliance in the cruise industry

Achieving GDPR compliance in the cruise industry
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adonis aims to help cruise and ferry lines comply with the European Union’s 2018 data protection laws

Adonis aims to help cruise and ferry lines comply with the European Union’s 2018 data protection laws 

Finding the right partner in challenging times

Finding the right partner in challenging times
By Lindsay James | Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Acknowledging the supply chain complexities that are rife within the passenger shipping industry is key to success, says Idris Shahpurwalla, business development director at Saifee

Acknowledging the supply chain complexities within the passenger shipping industry is key to success

Connecting people through the use of technology

Connecting people through the use of technology
By Guest | Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sam Ballard talks to Hovertravel and Caledonian MacBrayne to understand how technology is changing the way they communicate and operate

Hovertravel and Caledonian MacBrayne tells us how technology is changing their operations

How China is helping SunStone Ships grow

How China is helping SunStone Ships grow
By Lindsay James | Thursday, October 12, 2017

Niels-Erik Lund, founder and president of SunStone Ships, tells Lindsay James why he has turned to China to help the company expand its fleet and stay ahead long into the future

Niels-Erik Lund explains why he has turned to China to help the company expand its expedition fleet

Paroc launches new Light Marine insulation solutions

Paroc launches new Light Marine insulation solutions
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The company will supply shipyards with lightweight solutions for fire-insulated decks and bulkheads

ABB takes digitisation out onto the seas

ABB takes digitisation out onto the seas
By Lindsay James | Sunday, October 8, 2017

Digital technologies are transforming every industry, and the cruise and ferry market is no exception. Marcus Högblom from ABB tells Lindsay James more

Marcus Högblom from ABB tells Lindsay James about digital technologies and the cruise market

Passenger Ship Sustainability to focus on emissions and ballast water

Passenger Ship Sustainability to focus on emissions and ballast water
By Rebecca | Monday, September 18, 2017

Delegates will also discuss LNG, alternative fuels, ship design and engine and propulsion systems

Douro Azul to debut first all-electric river cruise ship

Douro Azul to debut first all-electric river cruise ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, September 8, 2017

The 126-guest vessel will be able to connect to shoreside electrical grids on Portugal’s Douro river

Securing the sustainable future of the cruise industry

Securing the sustainable future of the cruise industry
By Guest | Friday, September 1, 2017

From clean fuel to new bridge layouts and tougher security on Europe’s rivers, Sam Ballard investigates some of the innovations that are making operations safer and more efficient

From clean fuel to new bridge layouts and tougher security on Europe’s rivers

GE’s Marine Solutions to upgrade components on P&O Cruises’ Oceana

GE’s Marine Solutions to upgrade components on P&O Cruises’ Oceana
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, August 25, 2017

Firm will equip the ship with new power electronics controllers on the four propulsion drives

CLIA members invest US$1 billion in environmental technology

CLIA members invest US$1 billion in environmental technology
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, August 24, 2017

Cruise lines adopting scrubbers, advanced wastewater treatment systems, solar panels and LNG 

Sustainable Ocean Summit explores renewable energy

Sustainable Ocean Summit explores renewable energy
By Guest | Thursday, July 20, 2017

The World Ocean Council sets sustainable development goals for 2030


Weather Decision Technologies to help Royal Caribbean plan routes

Weather Decision Technologies to help Royal Caribbean plan routes
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, July 14, 2017

Three cruise brands and onshore emergency operation centres will use WeatherOps risk platform

A revolution in rescue craft

A revolution in rescue craft
By Rebecca Lambert | Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Viking Life-Saving Equipment’s LifeCraft is moving closer to its official launch. The company expects to supply its first units next year

Viking Life-Saving Equipment’s LifeCraft is moving closer to its official launch

GE Power and Fincantieri to develop Shipboard Pollutant Removal System

GE Power and Fincantieri to develop Shipboard Pollutant Removal System
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Solution will help shipowners meet MARPOL’s emissions directive, which will be effective by 2020

Virgin Voyages ships to have engines and scrubbers from Wärtsilä

Virgin Voyages ships to have engines and scrubbers from Wärtsilä
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Three newbuilds will also have Wärtsilä's catalytic reduction systems and navigation systems

Industry experts

Industry experts
By Guest | Monday, July 3, 2017

Olaf Groeger tells Sam Ballard how Columbia Cruise Services is making a big noise by staying small

Olaf Groeger tells Sam Ballard how Columbia Cruise Services is making a big noise by staying small