Passenger Ship Technology

Articles & News sourced from RMM journals and websites

Product developments create room to manoeuvre
Product developments create room to manoeuvre
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2014
Passenger vessel operators are demanding better fuel efficiency, improved passenger comfort and enhanced levels of manoeuvrability from their propulsion plant suppliers. The pace of technical ...
VSAT capacity to triple as 33 satellites are launched
VSAT capacity to triple as 33 satellites are launched
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2014
Up to 33 high throughput satellites (HTSs) are planned to be launched over the next three years, significantly increasing worldwide VSAT capacity available to shipping and other sectors. According to ...
Ka-band will become  a new VSAT option
Ka-band will become a new VSAT option
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2014
A rapid increase in satellite communications capacity is coming this year that will ensure cruise ship and ferry operators have excessive satellite communications capacity almost anywhere worldwide ...
Retrofits on the rise
Retrofits on the rise
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2014
The increasing importance attached to accommodation and the growing trend to retrofit existing ships in the ferry sector is illustrated well by three new projects. Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries ...
Ballast water countdown begins
Ballast water countdown begins
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2014
Shipowners have been given some breathing space after the IMO Assembly 28th session adopted the resolution proposed by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 65) earlier in 2013. This ...
Ultra large davits on the rise
Ultra large davits on the rise
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2014
Navalimpianti Tecnimpianti Group has designed and supplied davit systems for a range of new build cruise ships in 2013, including AIDAStella, Europa 2, Royal Princess and Le Soleal, as well as ...
Viking bridges the gap  with new hybrid product
Viking bridges the gap with new hybrid product
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2014
Viking Life-Saving Equipment has bridged the gap between lifeboats and liferafts with its LifeCraft system, which was launched towards the end of 2013. The hybrid system combines the advantages of ...
Calls grow for standard guidelines for large lifeboats
Calls grow for standard guidelines for large lifeboats
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2014
Industry insiders are calling out for the creation of guidelines for the construction of passenger ship lifeboats with capacity for more than 150 people, in order to demolish the alternative design ...
A boost for  battery power
A boost for battery power
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2014
Hybrid diesel-electric ferries have caught the attention of ferry operators but this trend is already advancing, as the world’s first all-electric ferries are due to be delivered in spring ...
Damen makes an impact on ice
Damen makes an impact on ice
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2014
Damen Shipyards Group has been firing on all cylinders recently within the ferry market. As well as developing fast ferry and LNG-driven ferry prototypes, it has also recently scooped a contract to ...
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