• 2017 February 17 13:25

    Fincantieri's Ancona shipyard lays keel of "Viking Spirit"

    The keel laying ceremony for “Viking Spirit”, the fifth of six cruise ships Viking Ocean Cruises has ordered from Fincantieri, took place today at the shipyard in Ancona, the shipbuilding group said in a media release.

    The first building block of the ship, about 11 meters long, 28.8 wide and weighing about 280 tons, is part of the central section of “Viking Spirit”, due to delivery in 2018.

    “Viking Spirit”, as its sister ships, will be placed in the small cruise ship segment. In fact, with a gross tonnage of about 47,800 tons, it will have 473 cabins with accommodation for 946 passengers, with a total capacity of over 1,400 people, including the crew.

    The Viking Ocean Cruises units are all built according to the latest navigation regulations and equipped with the most modern safety systems, including the “Safe return to port”.

    Furthermore, they feature the most advanced technologies for energy saving and for meeting the strictest environmental regulations with energy-efficient engines and an exhaust gas cleaning system.      

    The first of the series, “Viking Star”, has been built at the shipyard in Marghera and delivered in March 2015.

    “Viking Sea” and “Viking Sky”, took the sea from the shipyard in Ancona respectively in March 2016 and January 2017. “Viking Sun”, launched in December 2016 in the same shipyard, will enter into service in autumn 2017, while “Viking Spirit”, whose dry dock works started today, and the sixth and last unit of the series, will instead be delivered respectively in 2018 and 2019.
     
    Fincantieri has built 76 cruise ships from 1990 to today, while other 31 are currently being designed or built in the Group’s yards.




2017 July 27

17:32 DryShips announces appointment of two new directors
17:28 Pella Shipyard launches tugboat RB-369 of Project 16609 built for RF Navy
16:56 Sea port of Saint-Petersburg has increased expenses for the social programme
16:34 The Port of Gdansk Authority participates in a debate on the Silk Road
16:11 Topaz Energy and Marine Limited closes US$375 million Senior Notes
15:47 PKP CARGO and the Port of Gdansk at the next stage of implementation of the Three Seas Initiative
15:23 DAMEN supports conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” as its Sponsor
15:01 Teekay and Brookfield announce strategic partnership
14:50 Materials for “PortNews. Port Service.” journal can be contributed by 4 August 2017
14:31 Northwest Seaport Alliance year-to-date container volumes up 7 percent
14:05 Ireland's marine economy outperforms general economy
13:48 Volgogradneftemash JSC shipped large-size equipment for TAIF-NK (photo)
13:31 Matson announces new U.S. Flag Marshall Islands service
13:05 The typhoon season begins in Japan
12:49 Trest Godromontazh JSC will reconstruct hydraulic engineering structures of Vogograd river port for RUB 206.6 mln (photo)
12:30 Diana Shipping reports financial results for six months ended June 30, 2017
12:12 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:00 ABS joins industry partners to advance autonomous shipping
11:30 Port of NY & NJ reports cargo volumes for H1 2017
11:00 Philly Shipyard delivers third product tanker to Kinder Morgan
10:35 U.S. Defense Department confirms award to Crowley of $2.3 billion transportation contract
10:22 Gazpromneft-Lubricants sold 7,400 t of marine lube oils in HI’17, up 7.5% YoY (photo)
10:01 Brent Crude futures price down 0.12% to $50.21, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.16% to $48.67
09:39 Port of Antwerp International invests in Brazilian Port of Açu
09:18 Baltic Dry Index down to 968 points

2017 July 26

18:06 Norwegian Maritime Authority laid down amendments to the Regulations on environmental safety1 and the Regulations on port State control2
17:36 Simon Stevin arrives in Norway to load 32,000 tonnes of rock for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm
17:06 Campbell Shipping appoints ISS for global husbandry representation services contract
16:53 NCSP wins anti-monopoly case in court
16:47 Hampton RoadsTransit сhristens BMT-designed ferry
16:29 SPb Governor and representatives of Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg visit Turku
16:00 Port of Antwerp supports pilot project for secure, efficient release of containers
15:34 Okskaya Shipyard launches multi-purpose diving catamaran of Project SDS18, Igor Ilyin (photo)
15:02 ABS classes U.S.-built Liquefied Gas Barge
14:47 PETRONAS and partners will not proceed with Pacific NorthWest LNG project
14:22 Dr Wolfgang Hönemann represents Rotterdam port in North Rhine Westphalia
13:55 PETRONAS delivers first LNG cargo to Thailand
13:32 European Commission publishes Mobility Package for Transport
13:02 Georgia Ports Authority of USA ordered more STS cranes from Konecranes
12:53 Ukraine to close Ilyichevsk Ship Repair Plant and Museum of Ukrainian Navy
12:30 Samskip makes major Norwegian acquisition with Nor Lines takeover
12:01 Cnsortium of Bolloré Transport & Logistics, CMA CGM and CHEC sign the concession agreement for the Containers Terminal of the new Port of Kribi (Cameroon)
11:59 OCIMF and ReCAAP step up counterpiracy cooperation
11:51 Maersk Line launches Remote Container Management for customers
11:20 Wärtsilä scrubber systems to clean the exhaust from two new Japanese bulk carriers
10:40 Indicative bunker prices go up at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:03 Brent Crude futures price up 0.72% to $50.56, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.94% to $48.34
09:37 Baltic Dry Index up to 980 points
09:18 Rosmorport appoints Yegor Shelukhin as Deputy Director for Security of Arkhangelsk Branch (photo)

2017 July 25

18:00 Krasnoye Sormovo delivers two chemical tankers of Project RST27 to shipping company Volgotrans (photo)
17:05 Western Marine delivers 176 TEU inland container vessel to Invicta Limited
16:33 Cruise ship Pacific Princess made her inaugural call to Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg
16:05 Wagenborg to repair Oostersluisbrug Groningen
15:44 Kaliningrad seaport boundaries changed
15:39 W&T Offshore contracts the Enterprise Offshore 264 jackup rig to drill the ST 224 gas condensate prospect
15:16 COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard announces delivery of vessel
15:12 Ferryboat Petersburg returns to Ust-Luga – Baltijsk line (photo)
14:48 Commercial Sea Port of Taganrog invested RUB 114.9 mln in port infrastructure development in HI’17
14:27 380-tonne cargo unit handled by Multipurpose Terminal YUG-2 at the port of Ust-Luga (photo)
14:00 AquaStroy to invest RUB 493 mln in construction of yacht port Aquamarine in Vladivostok