Author: Alex Smith

Alex recently began working as a professional writer. He now writes across a range of publications, contributing to both International Cruise and Ferry Review and CruiseandFerry.net.

Lloyd’s Register launches Maritime Decarbonisation Hub

Lloyd’s Register launches Maritime Decarbonisation Hub
Unsplash/Anastasia-Taioglou
By Alex Smith | 30 October 2020

The centre will help accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

Hoppe Marine offers new ship-to-shore data services

Hoppe Marine offers new ship-to-shore data services
Hoppe Marine
By Alex Smith | 29 October 2020

Data Butler and Data Inspector are designed to provide access and analysis for shipowners’ data

New Costa Toscana to debut in Brazil in 2021

New Costa Toscana to debut in Brazil in 2021
Costa Cruises
By Alex Smith | 28 October 2020

Costa Cruises to base newbuild and Costa Favolosa in South America in 2021-2022

Stena Embla successfully completes sea trials

Stena Embla successfully completes sea trials
Stena Line
By Alex Smith | 23 October 2020

The third E-Flexer ferry is set to begin operations on the Irish Sea in early 2021

MSC Cruises to introduce air sanitation technology

MSC Cruises to introduce air sanitation technology
MSC Cruises
By Alex Smith | 23 October 2020

The ‘Safe Air’ system will be fitted to the cruise line’s new ship MSC Seashore

Swan Hellenic orders third Vega-class cruise ship

Swan Hellenic orders third Vega-class cruise ship
Helsinki Shipyard
By Alex Smith | 22 October 2020

The new vessel is scheduled for delivery by Helsinki Shipyard at the end of 2022

ABB delivers shore connection technology for Viking XPRS

ABB delivers shore connection technology for Viking XPRS
ABB
By Alex Smith | 22 October 2020

The system will allow the fast ferry to connect to shore power at the Port of Tallinn

MSC Magnifica resumes operations in Italy

MSC Magnifica resumes operations in Italy
MSC Cruises
By Alex Smith | 21 October 2020

The ship is the second to begin sailing for MSC Cruises after the pandemic halted cruising

Starspeed to manage helicopter services onboard Ultramarine

Starspeed to manage helicopter services onboard Ultramarine
Luxaviation Helicopters
By Alex Smith | 21 October 2020

Two twin-engine aircraft will operate from purpose-built heliports for Quark Expeditions ship

Global Maritime Conference Online

Global Maritime Conference Online
By Alex Smith | 21 October 2020

8-9 December; virtual event

Organiser IGGS Group intends the event to emphasise the need for the industry to come together

Century Cruises to launch new ship in 2021

Century Cruises to launch new ship in 2021
Century Cruises
By Alex Smith | 20 October 2020

Century Victory will be the fourth vessel to join the cruise line’s fleet in two years

Almaco to design cabins and crew public areas for Swan Hellenic vessels

Almaco to design cabins and crew public areas for Swan Hellenic vessels
Almaco
By Alex Smith | 20 October 2020

The two expedition cruise ships are being built in the ‘Vega Project’ at Helsinki Shipyard

Stena Line to expand operations in Baltic Sea region

Stena Line to expand operations in Baltic Sea region
Stena Line
By Alex Smith | 19 October 2020

Existing vessels will be replaced by the lengthened ro-pax ferries Stena Lagan and Stena Mersey

Hurtigruten establishes separate expedition cruise entity

Hurtigruten establishes separate expedition cruise entity
Dan Avila/Hurtigruten
By Alex Smith | 16 October 2020

Cruise operations have been reorganised into Hurtigruten Expeditions and Hurtigruten Norway

DFDS seeks to reduce emissions with new performance platform

DFDS seeks to reduce emissions with new performance platform
DFDS
By Alex Smith | 16 October 2020

Optimisation tools from GreenSteam will also help operator reduce fuel usage

Trasmapi adds new fast ferry Migjorn Jet to its fleet

Trasmapi adds new fast ferry Migjorn Jet to its fleet
Trasmapi
By Alex Smith | 15 October 2020

The catamaran will operate on the route between the Spanish islands of Ibiza and Formentera

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines: A bigger fleet for a brighter future

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines: A bigger fleet for a brighter future
By Alex Smith | 15 October 2020

Peter Deer tells Rebecca Gibson why investing in two new ships will help it to build an even stronger brand

Peter Deer explains why investing in two new ships will help build an even stronger brand

Incat launches Trinidad and Tobago’s Buccoo Reef

Incat launches Trinidad and Tobago’s Buccoo Reef
Ben Grainger/Incat Tasmania
By Alex Smith | 14 October 2020

The vessel was floated out by the Australian shipbuilder on Hobart’s Derwent River

P&O Cruises takes delivery of Iona from Meyer Werft

P&O Cruises takes delivery of Iona from Meyer Werft
P&O Cruises
By Alex Smith | 13 October 2020

An official handover ceremony was held at the German shipyard

How Ultramar found itself in the right place, at the right time

How Ultramar found itself in the right place, at the right time
By Alex Smith | 13 October 2020

A chance encounter led to the UK’s Wight Shipyard Co securing a historic ferry order from Mexican operator Ultramar, starting what is set to be a prosperous long-term partnership

A chance encounter led to the Wight Shipyard Co securing an order from Mexican operator Ultramar

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