Passenger Ship Technology
Remotely operated hull cleaning solution launches
Remotely operated hull cleaning solution launches
Passenger Ship Technology 2nd Quarter 2014
GAC EnvironHull has launched HullWiper – a remotely operated diver-free underwater hull cleaning system. The solution uses brushless cleaning technology within a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) ...
MacGregor scoops contract for new ice class ferries
MacGregor scoops contract for new ice class ferries
Passenger Ship Technology 2nd Quarter 2014
MacGregor has secured a contract from Dutch shipbuilding group Damen Shipyards for the design and delivery of key components for roro access equipment for two 80m ice class ropax ferries that are ...
Holland America Line upgrades bridges and installs VDRs
Holland America Line upgrades bridges and installs VDRs
Passenger Ship Technology 2nd Quarter 2014
Holland America Line has commissioned Imtech Marine USA to refit the bridges of three cruise ships – Westerdam, Noordam, and Oosterdam. The equipment, all manufactured by Furuno Electric Co, ...
Wärtsilä to retrofit two Condor Ferries vessels with BWMSs
Wärtsilä to retrofit two Condor Ferries vessels with BWMSs
Passenger Ship Technology 2nd Quarter 2014
Two ferries owned by UK-based Condor Ferries are to be retrofitted with Wärtsilä’s new Aquarius Ready ballast water management system (BWMS) solution. The Aquarius Ready concept has ...
Navigator gets the Bahamas treatment
Navigator gets the Bahamas treatment
Passenger Ship Technology 2nd Quarter 2014
At a session on refurbishment at Cruise Shipping Miami in March, Maxine Krajniak, a vice president at UTI Worldwide, told delegates that the value of the refurbishment market is getting closer to ...
Cruise Shipping Miami: flagging up opportunities and challenges
Cruise Shipping Miami: flagging up opportunities and challenges
Passenger Ship Technology 2nd Quarter 2014
The battle for cruise ship orders between Asian and European shipyards; whether operators should choose a prototype newbuild or a sistership; and the challenges in meeting the myriad environmental ...
Ferry operators debate sulphur directive “dark cloud”
Ferry operators debate sulphur directive “dark cloud”
Passenger Ship Technology 2nd Quarter 2014
The challenges of meeting the low sulphur directive and its impact on the market underpinned this year’s Ferry Shipping Conference (founded through a partnership between Shippax Information and ...
High-tech momentum  for HVAC
High-tech momentum for HVAC
Passenger Ship Technology 2nd Quarter 2014
Making heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems as energy efficient as possible is still the most important driver for passenger ship operators. The importance they attach to this can ...
Calls mount for uniform wastewater regulation
Calls mount for uniform wastewater regulation
Passenger Ship Technology 2nd Quarter 2014
Looming IMO regulations, diverse local and regional laws and a lack of international regulation of grey water are all issues that passenger vessel operators face when it comes to waste water. As ...
The risk of fire  can be mitigated
The risk of fire can be mitigated
Passenger Ship Technology 2nd Quarter 2014
Fire is one of the top three causes of maritime losses. A fire at sea, where you cannot call upon the local fire brigade to assist in fighting the blaze, is the most dangerous situation faced by ...
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