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Arriva Danmark has ordered two additional passenger ferries from Damen Shipyards Group, extending its original order for five passenger ferries to cover seven vessels so it can provide longer ferry routes in Copenhagen, Denmark. In July 2018, Arriva contracted Damen to deliver five fully electric Damen 2306 E3 vessels for cover passenger routes in the central area of Copenhagen. Since then, Danish public transport agency Movia has extended the intended routes of its ferry service to the port area by roughly 50%. The two new will also be designed in line with Damen’s E-Cross range of electric vessels, which are more efficient and economically viable than traditionally powered ferries. These vessels will also produce zero emissions, provide enhanced manoeuvrability and will have low maintenance requirements.
Denmark’s Port of Skagen is to welcome 44 cruise ships carrying around 73,000 guests in 2019 – an increase of almost 10,000 people from 2018. Marking the third consecutive year that Skagen has hosted record numbers of cruise guests, the 2019 season will see nine vessels making maiden calls. They include ships from lines such as Cruise & Maritime Voyages, Marella Cruises, Phoenix Reisen, Saga Cruises and Viking Cruises. This year is also the 20th anniversary of Cruise Skagen Denmark, which was formed to promote Skagen as a cruise destination in 2009.
The court in Svendborg will decide the case of the cargo ship "Duncan Island", which was seized this winter after a case of drug smuggling. One of the crew members was accused of throwing four waterproof bags of cocaine into the water. In addition, three other men have been indicted for receiving the drug. The police chose to arrest all 24 sailors aboard the ship. Judges believed that everyone should be remanded in custody, and they spent about a week behind bars before being released again - with the exception of one man. Apparently, police investigators have been unable to find anyone else with a stake in the smuggling affair. The accused Latvian was officer aboard the shim. Among the other three, two were also from Latvia and one from Russia. Two were in a boat sailing out in the Langelandsbelt early on Feb 14 to grab the bags, the charge said. In Tranekær they met with the third man who came driving in a Danish registered Hyundai. The drug was packed into the trunk of the car, but the three did not get far. Concealed police had followed and could therefore arrest the three while the freighter was boarded at Gedser. The "Duncan Island" was heading for St. Petersburg with bananas, broccoli and other goods. Before it had called at ports in Mexico, Panama and Ecuador. One of the ports, Guayaquil, is known as the place of shipping of cocaine. The court in Svendborg has not yet set dates for the upcoming trial. The four plead guilty.
On June 18 the 'Europa' returned to the port of Scheveningen after a non stop voyage of 10.0000 nautical miles from Ushuaia. It was the longest non stop voyage of the tall ship ever.
Costa Cruises has scheduled 37 cruise calls in Valletta, Malta in 2020 – just over double the number of visits it will make this year. In 2019, Costa will call in Valletta 18 times as part of its Malta-to-Malta itineraries, generating around 38,000 passenger movements. Next year, the cruise line will generate circa 110,000 passenger movements. “We are pleased that after an absence of four years, Costa will be reintroducing calls in quarter three of 2020,” said Stephen Xuereb, CEO of Valletta Cruise Port and COO of Global Ports Holding. Valletta Cruise Port expects to host more than 800,000 passenger movements in 2019.
Virgin Voyages has officially finalised its contract to sail to Cuba. The cruise line’s excursion programme on the Caribbean island, Shore Things, will provide guests with a range of experiences. “Our sailors are eager to sail to Cuba and we are incredibly proud to celebrate our plans to visit Havana, which is without a doubt, one of the Caribbean’s most authentic and enriching destinations,” said Tom McAlpin, Virgin Voyages’ president and CEO. “This fantastic place offers the chance for our sailors to experience a vibrant city and artistic haven, where they can meet locals and discover the heritage and culture of this beautiful destination.”
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The 'S. Cas' was arrested in Singapore on June 16, 2020, at 9.30p.m. The arresting solicitor was Resource Law LLC. The vessel was located at Eastern Anchorage 5215-A, being moored in pos. 01° 15.71' N 103° 52.33' E.
Galataport Istanbul is to showcase the features of its new cruise port and the surrounding recreational area at Seatrade Cruise Global, which will take place in Miami, Florida from 8-11 April 2019. Exhibiting in the Destination Area at Booth 731, Galataport Istanbul’s team will share plans for Galataport Istanbul Cruise Port, which is designed to accommodate three ships at the same time and handle an average of 15,000 cruise passengers per day. The port will have an underground cruise terminal for domestic and international tourists – a first for the cruise industry.
Essential maintenance dredging at the Port of Hay Point is scheduled to commence this weekend. The works will be undertaken by specialist vessel the TSHD Brisbane, on behalf of North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) and the port’s terminal operators. NQBP Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Fertin said the Port of Hay Point primarily exports metallurgical coal, a key resource in steel-making.