cruise ships

Denmark’s port ready to meet new PRF requirements

Cruise Baltic announced that its destination partner, Port of Aalborg, has a large investment on its way, which will be to the benefit of both the environment and the cruise lines. According to it, cruise vessels, when calling at the Port of Aalborg, can discharge black and grey water in an environmentally-friendly manner.

Carnival cruise ship receives LR ECO notation

Carnival announced that its bunker saving ship, Carnival Vista, has been awarded an “ECO Notation” from Lloyd’s Register, marking the first Carnival Cruise Line ship to achieve this distinction.

RINA certifies Carnival Maritime

RINA Services recently awarded Carnival Maritime GmbH ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 certificates. Now the Carnival Maritime office in Hamburg as well as 26 ships in Carnival Maritime’s fleet have been awarded environmental management and safety management certifications.

MacGregor offers solutions for eco-cruise ships

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured orders for environmentally-friendly equipment for four next-generation eco-cruise ships which will be built in Germany and Finland. The vessels will be the first liquefied natural gas-powered cruise ships to enter the market. The orders were booked into first quarter 2016 order intake.

MSC Cruises orders new LNG-powered cruise ships

MSC Cruises announced that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with STX France for the construction of up to four new LNG-powered cruise ships that will be more than 200,000 GRT. The four ships, the first one of which will be delivered in 2022, will be based on a new advanced next-generation prototype and will form what will be known as the “World Class” of MSC Cruises’ ships.

BV chosen for Polar Cruise vessel

Bureau Veritas is to class a new concept luxury expedition cruise vessel to be built for Australia’s Scenic group. The 165 m LOA vessel will be built at Croatia’s Uljanik shipyard for delivery in summer 2018. It will have lower berth accommodation for 228 passengers and 172 crew and will meet the requirements of the newly adopted Polar Code allowing operation for a certain period of the year in polar waters.

Shanghai sets plan for cruise ship power

Shanghai plans to build six electric generators at cruise ship terminals to provide power while liners are berthed to reduce pollution from the increasing number visiting the city.

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