KfW IPEX-Bank announced that it will finance another cruise ship for AIDA Cruises that is powered with LNG. The ship would be the second sister vessel for AIDAnova, the world’s first LNG-powered cruise ship. KfW IPEX-Bank will also finance the third LNG-powered ship for the German AIDA Cruises. The ship is scheduled to be delivered in 2023.
NYK sold 50% of the shares of its subsidiary NYK Cruises, to Japan-based, Anchor Ship Partners (ASP). According to the agreement, which was announced on January 24, there will be a joint operation of the cruise business. The two companies did not reveal the price behind the deal, which is expected to be completed by the end of March 2019.
The European Commission has agreed to the request submitted by France and Germany to look at Fincantieri’s proposed acquisition of Chantiers de l’Atlantique, ahead of the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission believes that the transaction could harm competition at European and global level.
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