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.

MSC Cruises reports on sustainability efforts during Covid-19

MSC Cruises reports on sustainability efforts during Covid-19

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 27 July 2021

2020 Sustainability Report focuses on steps taken to secure business during global disruption

RINA to classify largest-ever cruise ship built in China

RINA to classify largest-ever cruise ship built in China

RINA

By Rebecca Gibson | 22 July 2021

Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding will adhere to RINA's environmental and biosafe notations

Stena Line introduces AI assistant to reduce emissions

Stena Line introduces AI assistant to reduce emissions

Stena Line

By Alex Smith | 12 July 2021

Seven Stena Line vessels now operate with the aid of Stena Fuel Pilot

Tallink Grupp’s Silja Europa and Baltic Queen switch to shore power

Tallink Grupp’s Silja Europa and Baltic Queen switch to shore power

Raul Mee

By Alex Smith | 05 July 2021

The ferry operator estimates that each vessel will save 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide per month

Getzner Werkstoffe receives certification for Sylomer Marine

Getzner Werkstoffe receives certification for Sylomer Marine

Getzner Werkstoffe

By Alex Smith | 02 July 2021

The material is used in floating floors, decoupling cabins and engine rooms to reduce vibrations

Silversea launches new e-learning platform for crew training

Silversea launches new e-learning platform for crew training

Silversea Cruises

By Alex Smith | 02 July 2021

The digital programme will expand access to safety procedures and skill advancement

Health features now standard in cruise apps, says Sourcetoad

Health features now standard in cruise apps, says Sourcetoad

Sourcetoad

By Alex Smith | 30 June 2021

The 2021 Cruise Mobile Apps Annual Report presents research on primary guest-facing apps

Stena Line becomes first to use recycled methanol to power a ferry

Stena Line becomes first to use recycled methanol to power a ferry

Stena Line

By Alex Smith | 28 June 2021

Stena Germanica achieved a world first by using ‘blue methanol’ to travel from Sweden to Germany

Denmark to reopen for cruise calls from 26 June

Denmark to reopen for cruise calls from 26 June

Thomas Høyrup Christensen

By Alex Smith | 24 June 2021

Vaccinated guests will be allowed to go onshore in the country without further restrictions

Carnival Corporation aims to achieve carbon neutral operations by 2050

Carnival Corporation aims to achieve carbon neutral operations by 2050

Carnival Corporation

By Alex Smith | 23 June 2021

The cruise company has shared its sustainability goals and aspirations for the future

Port of Kiel inaugurates shore power plant

Port of Kiel inaugurates shore power plant

Port of Kiel

By Alex Smith | 18 June 2021

The new system will save approximately 8,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year

Columbia Cruise Services to recruit medical staff for TUI Cruises

Columbia Cruise Services to recruit medical staff for TUI Cruises

Columbia Cruise Services

By Alex Smith | 15 June 2021

The cruise ship managers will search for doctors and nurses through its global crewing network

Driving greater efficiency with improved digital awareness

Driving greater efficiency with improved digital awareness
By Jorge Antunes | 28 May 2021

TecnoVeritas’s BOEM-S toolbox application will offer cruise companies valuable new capabilities as they look to maximise their efficiency

TecnoVeritas’s BOEM-S toolbox application will offer cruise companies valuable new capabilities

Facing the challenges of maritime management

Facing the challenges of maritime management
By Kuba Szymanski | 20 May 2021

The evolution of passenger shipping and the Covid-19 pandemic have created new challenges for the industry. InterManager is helping its members to overcome them

InterManager is helping members overcome the challenges of the pandemic and an evolving industry

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

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