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.

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

CFR Green List: Sustainable cruise ports

CFR Green List: Sustainable cruise ports
By Michele Witthaus | 07 April 2021

Globally, ports are stepping up their green practices, ready for when their passenger shipping business returns. We hear what sustainability means for a number of ports worldwide and how they are working towards their goals

We hear what sustainability means for ports and how they’re working towards their goals

Inmarsat report outlines implications of IMO cybersecurity regulations

Inmarsat report outlines implications of IMO cybersecurity regulations

Inmarsat

By Alex Smith | 26 March 2021

The research suggests how cruise and ferry companies can meet their responsibilities

Total to supply MSC Cruises’ LNG-powered cruise ships

Total to supply MSC Cruises’ LNG-powered cruise ships

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 25 March 2021

The company will provide 45,000 tons of fuel for the three upcoming vessels

TS Laevad reduces emissions with Blueflow system

TS Laevad reduces emissions with Blueflow system

DEIF

By Alex Smith | 22 March 2021

The energy management system provides recommendations to lower fuel consumption

Avalon Waterways eliminates single-use plastics in sustainability efforts

Avalon Waterways eliminates single-use plastics in sustainability efforts

Avalon Waterways

By Alex Smith | 11 March 2021

The river cruise line also outlined its environmental strategy up until 2023

Royal Caribbean Group HVAC study finds minimal particle transmission

Royal Caribbean Group HVAC study finds minimal particle transmission

Royal Caribbean International

By Alex Smith | 01 March 2021

Report produced by University of Nebraska Medical Center and National Strategic Research Institute

Ecospray partners with relayr to create desulphurisation solutions

Ecospray partners with relayr to create desulphurisation solutions
By Alex Smith | 22 February 2021

The companies aim to create smart scrubbers managed using artificial intelligence

Costa Cruises to restart sailing in March

Costa Cruises to restart sailing in March

Costa Cruises

By Alex Smith | 18 February 2021

Costa Smeralda will sail to Italian destinations on 3-, 4- or 7-day cruises

DNV GL predicts maritime industry needs new approach to safety

DNV GL predicts maritime industry needs new approach to safety

DNV GL

By Alex Smith | 17 February 2021

New white paper suggests digital, decarbonised future might introduce safety risks

Telenor Maritime to provide Color Line with new digital capabilities

Telenor Maritime to provide Color Line with new digital capabilities

Telenor Maritime

By Alex Smith | 03 February 2021

Agreement will include 5G technology, increased data capacity, and secure communication channel

Versonix to provide reservations platform for Celesytal Cruises

Versonix to provide reservations platform for Celesytal Cruises

Celestyal Cruises

By Alex Smith | 02 February 2021

The software company’s solution will help with revenue and customer relationship management

MSC Cruises commits to range of environmental initiatives

MSC Cruises commits to range of environmental initiatives

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 28 January 2021

The cruise line will equip new ships with sustainable technology and help conduct research

Inchcape Shipping Services to open new Cruise Centre of Excellence

Inchcape Shipping Services to open new Cruise Centre of Excellence

Inchape Shipping Services

By Rebecca Gibson | 28 January 2021

Company to provide various services and weekly intelligence reports to passenger ship operators

Building a proud legacy of saving lives at sea

Building a proud legacy of saving lives at sea

Survitec

By Izzy George | 15 January 2021

Izzy George explains how Survitec's life rafts have helped to revolutionise safety at sea over the past century

Izzy George explains how Survitec has revolutionised safety at sea over the past century

Carnival Corporation awards lubricants contract to Shell Marine

Carnival Corporation awards lubricants contract to Shell Marine

Carnival Corporation

By Alex Smith | 13 January 2021

The cruise company will also offset carbon dioxide emissions through Shell’s carbon credits

Cruise lines implement MXP Protect application suite

Cruise lines implement MXP Protect application suite

MarineXchange

By Alex Smith | 06 January 2021

The software features have been developed by MarineXchange in response to Covid-19

Ponant receives Bureau Veritas notation for underwater noise

Ponant receives Bureau Veritas notation for underwater noise

Bureau Veritas

By Alex Smith | 18 December 2020

Certification for Le Jacques-Cartier recognises its low level of noise pollution

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings releases 2019 stewardship report

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings releases 2019 stewardship report

Norwegian Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 16 December 2020

The company received an improved ‘B’ climate change score from environmental non-profit CDP

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