Meyer Werft combines forces with STX Finland – and confirms my ship 5 and 6

The Meyer Werft is combining forces with STX Finland: After numerous talks on closer cooperation with the cruise shipyard STX Finland in Turku now a stake in Papenburg shipbuilders agreed.
With its 70% share the Meyer Werft takes over the operational management of the Finnish shipyard. In Finland, currently about 1300 directly employed people work at the cruise ship Mein Schiff 4 for the German shipping company TUI Cruises.
The Hamburg shipping company TUI Cruises, a joint venture between TUI and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.. (RCCL), now announced two more ships of this class also has to be ordered (My ship 5 & 6) in Turku. STX Finland is a proven specialist for cruise ships and a shipyard with very high technological know-how.
Positive effects are given by a higher flexibility to the customers.
Even with a future even stronger, common approach in the area of ​​research and development in the cruise market, and mutual learning among the workflows positive synergies are possible. “We are strengthening all sites equally.Positive effects are given by a higher flexibility to the customers.
Even with a future even stronger common approach in the area of ​​research and development in the cruise market, and mutual learning among the workflows positive synergies are possible. A staff reduction in Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania or in Finland are not an issue, “says CEO Dr. Jan Meyer.
With the Land a contract to secure sites in Papenburg is even being discussed. This makes it very clear that it is not about a shift from capacity, but to a significant strengthening of the bundled competence in the European cruise industry. The acquisition is currently subject to confirmation by the participating financial institutions as well as the approval of the Federal Cartel Office.

Tui AG to reduce stake in Hapag-Lloyd

German travel giant Tui AG’s stake in container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd will drop to 13.9% following a tie-up with Chilean firm Compania SudAmericana de Vapores.

Tui, which also controls Europe’s largest tour operator Tui Travel, currently owns 22% of Hapag-Lloyd.

The shareholding will drop first to 15% as part of the merger and then to 13.9% because Tui will not participate in a planned capital increase.

The deal between Vapores and Hapag-Lloyd will create the world’s fourth-largest container-shipping company.

Tui, which has long planned to exit container shipping, will also get priority placement rights for its remaining stake as part of Hapag-Lloyd’s planned stock market flotation in 2015, it said in an internal letter seen by Reuters.

Goldstein named RCCL president

By Tom Stieghorst
_Adam GoldsteinAdam Goldstein has been named president of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL), the parent company of Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises.

Goldstein has been president of RCCL’s largest brand, Royal Caribbean International, for the past 12 years.

In addition to president of RCCL, he will hold the title of chief operating officer.

The company said it will begin a search to find a successor to Goldstein as president of Royal Caribbean International.

In his new role, Goldstein will lead the company’s cross-functional teams, RCCL Chairman and CEO Richard Fain said.

“Adam has played a key role in growing Royal Caribbean International, step by step, into a global leader. In the course of doing so, he has become an impressive leader in his own right,” Fain said.

Goldstein joined the company in 1988, and served in a number of positions before taking the helm of Royal Caribbean International, including senior vice president of total guest satisfaction, senior vice president of marketing and corporate secretary.

A graduate of Princeton University who also holds a law degree from Harvard University, Goldstein is an accomplished table tennis player and has competed in middle-distance running events in the National Senior Games Association track and field championships.

RCCL doesn’t currently have a president or a chief operating officer.

In addition to its three North American brands, RCCL owns Spain’s Pullmantur, French line Croisieres de France, and a 50% interest in TUI Cruises of Germany.