• North America’s First LNG Cruise Ship Fuels...

    North America’s first LNG-fueled cruise ship is preparing for its maiden voyage in July. Carnival Cruise Line’s new Mardi Gras recently arrived in Florida to prepare for its entry into service and as the next step conducted the first-ever LNG fueling at Port Canaveral, Florida. 


  • North America Cruise Restart Programs Proceeding

    Efforts to restart the North American cruise industry are continuing to accelerate as the first large cruise ship set sail in the Caribbean this week. At the same time, the major cruise lines are also announcing additional plans for their cruises sailing from U.S. ports while they continue to wait for a resolution of the dispute between Florida and the US Centers for Disease Control over asking passengers for proof of COVID-19 vaccination.


  • Ardmore Shipping announces definitive agreements...

    Ardmore Shipping Corporation announced that it has entered into definitive agreements for the previously announced strategic investment into Element 1 Corp.’s unique methanol-to-hydrogen technology, including the establishment of the e1 Marine joint venture and Ardmore’s purchase of an approximately 10% equity stake in Element 1 Corp.


  • Mediation Impasse in Florida’s Suit Over CDC...

    The mediator in the lawsuit brought by the state of Florida seeking to force the immediate restart of cruises informed the US District Court judge that Florida and the US Centers for Disease Control are deadlocked. By declaring an impasse in the mediation, the case has been sent back to the court to decide the issue.


  • Disney is Second Cruise Line CDC Permits to...

    Disney Cruise Line became the second cruise company to receive approval from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to operate a simulated cruise from a US port as a step toward resuming revenue service. The trip planned for the end of June is also the first cruise scheduled to sail from Port Canaveral, Florida. 

  • Carnival receives CDC approvals as cruise restart...

    Carnival Corporation received notification from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention that it has accepted the company’s agreements with PortMiami, the Port of Galveston, and Port Canaveral as a key step in the restart of cruise operations for Carnival Cruise Line. The CDC’s approval for Carnival comes in the same week the health agency also approved Celebrity Cruises to become the first large ship cruise line to restart cruises from a U.S. port and approved Royal Caribbean International’s plan for a simulated cruise.


  • Stockholm welcomes the first cruise ship of the...

    The Mein Schiff 1 cruise ship has kicked off the cruise season at Ports of Stockholm. Despite the pandemic, Stockholm is still a top choice destination as cruise organisers slowly but surely start up voyages again, not least because the ships can call at quays located in the heart of the beautiful city of Stockholm.



Royal Caribbean cruise ship assists Florida search and rescue teams

The cruise ship Explorer of the Seas is the latest member of the team assisting in the efforts underway in Florida after a residential high-rise tower collapse. Owners of the cruise ship, Royal Caribbean International, announced that the ship which is currently idled due to the pandemic would provide temporary housing for some of the hundreds of the search and rescue team members working in the town of Surfside, in northern Miami-Dade Country at the site of the collapsed condominium building.


Enhancing waterfront tourism in Egypt by boat manufacturing and digital applications

In line with Egypt’s Vision 2030, which focuses on enhancing the economic capabilities through innovation and development, as well as improving the quality of locally produced products, Dolphin Speed Boats announced its support for the waterfront tourism sector in Egypt, which is one of the most important sustainable sectors for the growth and prosperity of the Egyptian economy throughout the year, especially with the Egyptian coasts having beaches suitable for swimming and sailing throughout the year.


Tomini Shipping welcomes new board members

Tomini Shipping a leading ship owner and operator, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new board members Tejas Shah, CFO who will replace Nitin Mehta who resigned his position in June 2021 and Adam Shaikh, Head of Sale and Purchase, who is a fourth generation member of the Shaikh family.


New delay for Korea’s mega shipyard merger raises doubts

Faced with its latest deadline to proceed with the proposed acquisition of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), Hyundai Heavy Industries announced in a regulatory filing today that it has further extended its agreement with the Korea Development Bank, DSME's largest shareholder. The fourth extension of the deadlines comes as the companies continue to wait for regulatory approval, but increasingly there are questions if the merger will be completed.


CDC approves additional cruises, but Disney postpones over COVID tests

The cruise industry continues to make progress with its efforts to resume sailing from the U.S. ports, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorizing additional cruise ships to begin sailing, including one of the largest cruise ships in the world. The COVID-19 virus, however, continues to challenge the cruise lines while they await word on the resolution of Florida’s lawsuit that could potentially relax the rules to restart service.