Passenger Ship Technology
Irish Ferries completes fuel changeover for sulphur directive
Irish Ferries completes fuel changeover for sulphur directive
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2015
IRISH Ferries’ decision to upscale its Dublin-Holyhead service with the introduction last year of additional tonnage, while also starting a new route between Dublin and Cherbourg, has been a ...
First LNG ferry for North America to be delivered
First LNG ferry for North America to be delivered
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2015
The first ever gas powered ferry to be operated in North America will soon be delivered to its owner. F.-A.-Gauthier is the first of three liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered ferries to be delivered ...
Quantum of the Seas leaps forward
Quantum of the Seas leaps forward
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2015
It has taken five years from initial design to delivery of the Project Sunshine concept, now sailing as 168,666gt Quantum of the Seas, for Royal Caribbean Cruises brand Royal Caribbean International. ...
Quantum’s new generation mooring ropes boost energy efficiency
Quantum’s new generation mooring ropes boost energy efficiency
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2015
When it comes to mooring, a new generation of DNV GL type approved HMPE ropes are being used for the first time on Quantum of the Seas (see pages 20-24). The 24 coils of Acera Amundsen 44mm ropes ...
MacGregor scoops contract for Australian LNG newbuild
MacGregor scoops contract for Australian LNG newbuild
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2015
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won a contract from German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) for a roro cargo access equipment package. It is destined for an LNG-powered roro ...
Saga Sapphire undergoes extensive repair at Damen
Saga Sapphire undergoes extensive repair at Damen
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2015
Saga Cruises-owned Saga Sapphire left Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam, part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, after receiving extensive repair and refurbishment works as well as a scheduled class ...
Stena Line to convert ferry to methanol
Stena Line to convert ferry to methanol
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2015
Stena Line has decided to convert one of its ships sailing between Göteborg and Kiel to methanol propulsion. The 240m long ferry Stena Germanica will be the first ship in the world to run on ...
Rotterdam rules in the makeover of Oasis of the Seas
Rotterdam rules in the makeover of Oasis of the Seas
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2015
IN September 2014 Royal Caribbean International delivered Oasis of the Seas to Rotterdam shipyard Keppel Verolme for refitting and refurbishment. Keppel Verolme was selected for this project after ...
Solving the emissions reduction conundrum
Solving the emissions reduction conundrum
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2015
THE third IMO GHG Study 2014, approved by the Marine Environment Protection Committee in October 2014 (MEPC 67), estimated that in 2012 international shipping emitted 796 million tonnes of carbon ...
Shipmanagement companies target passenger ships
Shipmanagement companies target passenger ships
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2015
The trend among shipmanagement companies to focus on passenger vessels is gaining momentum, as several have set up new companies or subsidiaries to work purely in this sector. January 2015 saw ...
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