Marine operations news

The world’s ocean, expedition and river cruise lines must evolve constantly to ensure they can meet the demands and expectations of their guests, ports and destinations and regulatory bodies. From ordering new cruise ships, to refitting and upgrading existing vessels, and creating new onboard and onshore experiences, the cruise lines always have news to share.

Combining the power of humans and machines

Combining the power of humans and machines

ABB

By Rebecca Gibson | 17 May 2021

ABB engineers are training machine learning algorithms to deliver faster and more reliable remote fleet support and troubleshooting services to passenger ship operators

ABB are training machine learning algorithms to deliver faster, more reliable remote fleet support

ABB to provide optimisation software for Tallink’s MyStar

ABB to provide optimisation software for Tallink’s MyStar

Tallink Grupp

By Alex Smith | 12 May 2021

The OCTOPUS software will allow for energy savings and increased performance

The importance of inspections for ship safety and efficiency

The importance of inspections for ship safety and efficiency
By Frank McNulty | 11 May 2021

Effective inspection procedures and surveys are crucial in helping The Bahamas Maritime Authority maintain technical equipment on its ships’ navigational bridges

Inspection procedures are crucial in helping The Bahamas Maritime Authority maintain equipment

US CDC releases guidance for trial cruise voyages

US CDC releases guidance for trial cruise voyages
By Alex Smith | 10 May 2021

The new instructions will help cruise brands move towards resuming operations in the USA

MSC Cruises begins fleet-wide crew vaccination programme

MSC Cruises begins fleet-wide crew vaccination programme

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 06 May 2021

The crew of MSC Bellissima were the first to be inoculated against Covid-19

Improving cruise ship navigation with innovation

Improving cruise ship navigation with innovation
By Nick Nash | 06 May 2021

Innovative technologies are simplifying route planning, improving ship handling and making cruising a safer, more efficient and more environmentally compliant industry

 New technologies are simplifying route planning, improving ship handling and making cruising safer

Carus delivers point of sale solution for Smyril Line

Carus delivers point of sale solution for Smyril Line

Smyril Line

By Alex Smith | 05 May 2021

Ferry operator has installed 24 units throughout their ship, Norröna

Inmarsat report finds cost saving and new revenues drive ferry digitalisation

Inmarsat report finds cost saving and new revenues drive ferry digitalisation

Inmarsat

By Alex Smith | 28 April 2021

Global Ferry Digitalisation Report draws on interviews with ten ferry owners

Hogia delivers new reservation system to CTMA Traversier

Hogia delivers new reservation system to CTMA Traversier

Hogia Ferry Systems

By Alex Smith | 27 April 2021

The system will be used to handle higher volumes of passengers

Bureau Veritas to provide safety services to Carnival Corporation

Bureau Veritas to provide safety services to Carnival Corporation

P&O Cruises

By Alex Smith | 26 April 2021

The certification company will verify the procedures for identifying and managing Covid-19

Virtual meetings offer silver lining to Covid cloud

Virtual meetings offer silver lining to Covid cloud
By Johan Roos | 23 April 2021

The pandemic has forced the International Maritime Organization to change its processes, but this has bought vital time in the race to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The pandemic has bought the IMO vital time in the race to reduce emissions

Prevention and preparedness in a pandemic

Prevention and preparedness in a pandemic

MSC Cruises

By Andreas Ullrich | 20 April 2021

Bureau Veritas’ new class notations are tailored to the needs of the maritime industry as they aim to make ships safe during the Covid-19 pandemic

Bureau Veritas’ new class notations are tailored to the needs of the maritime industry

Norwegian Cruise Line is plotting a course to recovery

Norwegian Cruise Line is plotting a course to recovery
By Sam Ballard | 19 April 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Harry Sommer explains to Sam Ballard how he is helping to lead his company – and the wider cruise industry – out of trouble and back to full operations

Harry Sommer explains how he is helping to lead his company back to full operations

Intercruises and Vikand to provide rapid Covid-19 testing in cruise ports

Intercruises and Vikand to provide rapid Covid-19 testing in cruise ports

Vikand Solutions

By Rebecca Gibson | 16 April 2021

Non-invasive breathalyser tests can detect presence of the virus within 45 seconds

Fjord Line and Telenor Maritime extend strategic partnership

Fjord Line and Telenor Maritime extend strategic partnership

Austal Phillipines/Fjord Line

By Alex Smith | 15 April 2021

The agreement for onboard mobile services will be continued for five more years

Valenciaport reduces emissions by 30 per cent

Valenciaport reduces emissions by 30 per cent

Port Authority of Valencia

By Alex Smith | 13 April 2021

A study of the port’s carbon footprint has been carried out since 2008

Sustaining high safety standards after the pandemic

Sustaining high safety standards after the pandemic
By Jon Ingleton | 13 April 2021

Joep Bollerman explains to Jon Ingleton how Lloyd’s Register is helping cruise operators to adapt to new health safety standards

Joep Bollerman explains how Lloyd’s Register is helping operators adapt to new safety standards

Silversea to require vaccinations for future sailings

Silversea to require vaccinations for future sailings

Silversea Cruises

By Alex Smith | 12 April 2021

The cruise line also announced new voyages onboard Silver Moon in June

ABB marks 30-year anniversary of Azipod electric propulsion

ABB marks 30-year anniversary of Azipod electric propulsion

ABB

By Alex Smith | 08 April 2021

The system has logged over 20 million running hours in the past three decades

Stena Line to reduce carbon emissions by 30 per cent by 2030

Stena Line to reduce carbon emissions by 30 per cent by 2030

Stena Line

By Alex Smith | 07 April 2021

Shipping company plans to launch fossil fuel-free Stena Elektra and two more E-flexer vessels

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