TUI Cruises to Order Mein Schiff 7 from Meyer Turku
German cruise line TUI Cruises has reached an agreement with Finland’s shipbuilder Meyer Turku for the construction of a new cruise ship, to be named Mein Schiff 7.
Scheduled to be delivered from the yard in 2023, the new vessel would be based on the design of New Mein Schiff 1 and 2.
The parties informed that the agreement is still subject to financing, which is now being worked on with the banks and Finnvera.
“We are very thankful that TUI Cruises is entrusting us with building another ship to their fleet of modern and beautiful Mein Schiffs,” Jan Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku, said.
“It will bring further good work to Turku shipyard as well as the Finnish maritime cluster. This is what we are preparing for with our recruitments and investments,” Meyer added. https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/243984/tui-cruises-to-order-mein-schiff-7-from-meyer-turku/
Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS has ordered two combined freight and passenger vessels (RoPax) for its Baltic routes.
The ships, intended for DFDS’ six ferry routes, will be built by Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) at its Nansha Yard in China.
Expected to be delivered in Q1 and Q3 2021, the two newbuilds will each carry 4,500 lane meters of freight and passenger vehicles as well as 600 passengers.
The company said it will pay DKK 1.8 billion (around USD 296 million) for the two ships during the period from ordering to delivery in 2021. Both ships are planned to be deployed on one of the routes connecting Lithuania with either Sweden or Germany. The deployment in 2021 is planned to be a catalyst for a reallocation of ships in the Baltic route network ultimately increasing the network’s total freight capacity by around 30%, according to the company.
Miami based company Cruise Retirement to offer new concept for seniors
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Namibia’s 344 million U.S. dollars container terminal currently under construction in its coastal town of Walvis Bay is 76 percent complete, the Namibian Port Authority (Namport) said.
According to a statement issued by Namport, the contract is on schedule for completion of most of the works at the end of 2018 with minor works to be completed early 2019.
One of the major components of the projects is the commissioning of four new Ship Container Cranes (STS), making it the first time that these cranes will be deployed in the port of Walvis Bay.
Namport has to date made use of mobile cranes to load and offload containers from vessels.
The 4 STS cranes are expected to arrive from China on February 10, 2018.
The project which commenced in May 2014 with the contractor being China Harbor Engineering Company Limited will have a throughput capacity of 750,000 TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units) per annum.
The new port will also be connected to the existing port’s road and rail networks as well as communication systems.
Singapore’s PSA International Pte Ltd opened a swanky new container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) near here on Friday morning. Capt Cristian Ungureanu, a Romanian national, steered container ship Centaurus to berth.
Hundreds of cargo containers were on board the Marshall Islands-flagged vessel owned by Greek firm Unitized Ocean Transport Ltd and chartered by French line CMA CGM S A to operate on its Swahili Express (SWAX).
The service (India — Middle East — Africa trade lane) is run by a consortium of CMA CGM and Emirates Shipping Line, connecting JNPT with Jebal Ali, Khor al Fakkan, Mombasa, Dar es Salaam and Djibouti.
The first container was unloaded by one of the six 65-tonne super post panamax quay cranes made by South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co Ltd and erected at the 1-km-long quay or berth around 10.45 am following a puja.
Port of Valencia expects to welcome 197 cruise calls in 2018
The Spanish Port of Valencia expects to welcome 197 cruise calls in 2018, increasing the number of cruise passengers arriving in the city by over 3%. Forecasts indicate that the main month for cruise traffic will be April, with 35 port calls scheduled. During September, October and November the port of Valencia expects to receive 81 cruise calls. MSC Cruises has scheduled over 40 port calls at the port, choosing it as the base for MSC Divina, which will cover the campaign from March to September and MSC Meraviglia, which will cover homeport in Valencia in October and November. The port of Valencia has two docks that allow berthing of vessels of up to 300 metres in length and two other docking alignments located at the northern extension of 430 and 440 metres respectively, and a draft of 16 metres respectively.
Kochi, Feb 5 -- Truck drivers at the New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) have been on an indefinite strike, since Jan 29, demanding implementation of labour laws by shipping companies engaged in cargo movement at the port. These truck drivers are led by the All India Port Workers Federation (AIPWF), which is affiliated to the All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU). Operations at the New Mangalore Port, the only major port in Karnataka, came almost entirely to a halt. Although the truck drivers carry out the operations and activities of the New Mangalore Port, the vast majority of them have not been employed directly by the NMPT, but rather by shipping companies as well as stevedoring agents and C&F (Clearing and Forwarding) agents. This is keeping in line with the drastic reduction in the number of truck drivers directly employed by Port Trusts across the country since the neoliberal restructuring of the Indian economy in the early 1990s.