Coin ceremony held for MSC Cruises’ first LNG-powered ship

The traditional coin ceremony has taken place for MSC Cruises’ first liquified natural gas-powered ship, MSC World Europa. The ceremony, which is a historical sign of blessing at the start of a ship-building process, took place at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire on Monday. The 200,000-plus gross ton MSC World Europa is scheduledContinue reading “Coin ceremony held for MSC Cruises’ first LNG-powered ship”

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Port Canaveral: Diversified Offering

A brand-new Terminal 3 is nearing the final stages of construction for Carnival Cruise Line at Port Canaveral, along with a 1,800-spot parking garage, all in preparation for the new Mardi Gras which will become the first LNG-fueled ship in North America.   Projections call for just under five million cruise guests in the fiscalContinue reading “Port Canaveral: Diversified Offering”

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‘Future-proofed’ ferries ready to go electric

BC Ferries’ new hybrid-electric class is ready to be converted to fully electric propulsion Damen Shipyards Group is building all six of BC Ferries’ new Island-class vessels at its Galati shipyard in Romania. The vessels are designed to carry 47 vehicles and up to 450 passengers and crew and will be capable of full-electric propulsion fromContinue reading “‘Future-proofed’ ferries ready to go electric”

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