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News in Numbers

25 June






Greece-based Seanergy Maritime has received the 181,325 deadweight tons Capesize bulk carrier, which was rechristened as M/V Hellasship.

The company stated that this is the first of four Capesize vessels, bought this year, to be delivered. and the firm has also signed a time charter agreement with Japanese shipping company NYK Line for the vessel.

Source: Ship Technology

Boat and yacht retailer MarineMax has purchased US-based manufacturer Cruisers Yachts in a deal valued at £45m ($63m).

The acquisition also includes a 216,000ft² manufacturing facility in Wisconsin, US, which was recently bought by Cruisers.

Source: Ship Technology

Norwegian company Passer Marine has received approval in principle from the classification society DNV for the development of a new LNG fuel tank insulation system.

The new concept is intended for prismatic ‘type B’ LNG tanks, which need a fractional secondary barrier according to International Maritime Organisation rules, but also featured a leakage detection system.

Source: Ship Technology


Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings president Frank Del Rio implored the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other country-wide healthcare watchdogs, to allow big cruise ships to sail again, now that Covid-19 is in decline:

“Just let us cruise. But is it not just the CDC holding the industry back. To be fair, the rest of the world has to open up as well – Europe, Asia and South America.

“How quickly we can return to normal will depend on travel restrictions being lifted and borders being opened.

“There are 50 million people who have not been able to cruise for the last year-and-a-half and now want to cruise. There is pent up demand setting us up for a beautiful scenario to improve pricing.”

ABP director in Southampton Alastair Welch announced the newest addition to the Port of Southampton will be called ‘Horizon Cruise Terminal’, after beating more than 4000 other entries from members of the public:

“Cruise is such an important part of the city’s heritage, culture and history, and we liked how this name suggests a new start for cruise following a challenging year.

“We knew that reaching out to the members of the public to help us name this important piece of the city and port’s future, would generate some fantastic ideas and we have been so pleased with the strong response.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming our first cruise passengers to Horizon Cruise Terminal this summer, and the new terminal becoming an iconic part of the horizon.”