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.

How Solarglide is helping ships stay safe in the sun

How Solarglide is helping ships stay safe in the sun
By Rebecca Gibson | 23 September 2022

Rebecca Gibson asks Paul Pringle how Solarglide’s anti-glare bridge sunscreens help crew members to safely navigate cruise ships and passenger ferries

Paul Pringle discusses how the company’s anti-glare sunscreens help crew safely navigate ships

Ashdod Port and Port of Barcelona work together on incubator project

Ashdod Port and Port of Barcelona work together on incubator project

Ashdod Port

By Alice Chambers | 21 September 2022

Ports will support Israeli start-up businesses that are developing technology for marine operations

Holland America Line completes biofuel test onboard Volendam

Holland America Line completes biofuel test onboard Volendam

Holland America Line

By Alice Chambers | 20 September 2022

During the 20-day test, the ship produced 78 per cent less carbon dioxide when operating on biofuel

Speedcast to offer Starlink service for maritime market

Speedcast to offer Starlink service for maritime market

Speedcast

By Alex Smith | 16 September 2022

The service can be provided to users in remote locations around the world

Improving environmental performance

Improving environmental performance
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 16 September 2022

Elly Yates-Roberts looks at some of the companies, products and technologies that are helping ship operators to reach sustainability targets and reduce their environmental impact

Elly Yates-Roberts highlights the companies and products helping operators reduce their impact

Telenor Maritime to provide connectivity for Polferries

Telenor Maritime to provide connectivity for Polferries

Telenor Maritime

By Alice Chambers | 15 September 2022

The company will deliver wi-fi, mobile services and ship-to-shore connectivity for the operator

Enabling at-sea communication onboard cruise ships

Enabling at-sea communication onboard cruise ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 15 September 2022

Cruise lines must diversify their communication offerings to meet the connectivity needs of multiple passenger demographics. Pramod Arora of Wireless Maritime Services tells Elly Yates-Roberts why

Operators must diversify their communication offerings to meet the connectivity needs of guests

Rolls-Royce to supply engines for nine new Liberty Lines ships

Rolls-Royce to supply engines for nine new Liberty Lines ships

Liberty Lines

By Alice Chambers | 14 September 2022

The vessels will be built at Armon shipyard and enter service between 2023 and 2026

Inmarsat launches Fleet Safety solution

Inmarsat launches Fleet Safety solution

Inmarsat

By Alex Smith | 09 September 2022

The successor to Inmarsat C will offer new capabilities and wider global coverage

SFK takes delivery of fifth battery-powered ferry Wellingdorf

SFK takes delivery of fifth battery-powered ferry Wellingdorf

Est-Floattech

By Alice Chambers | 08 September 2022

The vessel is part of the operator’s plan to renew its fleet and reduce its environmental impact

Survitec reveals new marine evacuation system for smaller vessels

Survitec reveals new marine evacuation system for smaller vessels

Survitec

By Alice Chambers | 07 September 2022

Product includes customisable slide and life raft options, as well as emergency packs for passengers  

Cruise ships applied with Aquaterras system return free of biofouling

Cruise ships applied with Aquaterras system return free of biofouling

Nippon Paint Marine

By Alex Smith | 06 September 2022

Inspections after 18-month lay-ups show condition of hull exceeds expectations

BIO-UV Group to supply water treatment systems for Ritz Carlton

BIO-UV Group to supply water treatment systems for Ritz Carlton

BIO-UV Group

By Alex Smith | 06 September 2022

Chantiers de l’Atlantique is constructing two LNG-fuelled cruise ships for the new line

Managing the unexpected: strategic fleet planning

Managing the unexpected: strategic fleet planning
By Susan Parker | 01 September 2022

Devising strategies to ensure successful day-to-day management of MSC Cruises’ fleet allows Emilio La Scala to turn on a sixpence when it comes to dealing with unexpected events. Susan Parker finds out how

Emilio La Scala shares how he prepares MSC Cruises for unforeseen operational events

Royal Caribbean Group to implement SpaceX’s Starlink

Royal Caribbean Group to implement SpaceX’s Starlink

Royal Caribbean Group

By Alex Smith | 31 August 2022

The broadband internet service will be installed on all the cruise company’s ships

Driving a new era of connectivity at sea

Driving a new era of connectivity at sea
By Simon Maher | 30 August 2022

SES is taking a harmonised multi-orbit approach to deliver ubiquitous high-speed, low-latency connectivity services to cruise lines so they can fulfil growing bandwidth demands

SES is delivering high-speed, low-latency connectivity to cruise lines to fulfil growing demand

MSC Seascape completes its three-day sea trials

MSC Seascape completes its three-day sea trials

MSC Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 25 August 2022

The fourth Seaside-class ship will debut in December 2022, with a naming ceremony in New York

Viking Line reduces emissions by 30 per cent over 15 years

Viking Line reduces emissions by 30 per cent over 15 years

Viking Line

By Alex Smith | 23 August 2022

The operator has invested in emission reduction technology for both its new and older vessels

ReFlow to develop life cycle assessment for Scandlines’ new ferry

ReFlow to develop life cycle assessment for Scandlines’ new ferry

Scandlines

By Alice Chambers | 22 August 2022

The company will use digital twins to calculate the impact of the vessel on the environment

Why thorium could help achieve a green maritime future

Why thorium could help achieve a green maritime future

Ulstein

By Alex Smith | 18 August 2022

Robert McDonald explains why it’s time to shine the spotlight on the unique potential of thorium and small modular reactors

Robert McDonald discusses the potential of thorium and small modular reactors

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