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MOL Launches Sunflower Kirishima

The Sunflower Kirishima goes into service. Photo: MOL

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that the newly built large-scale ferry Sunflower Kirishima operated by its group company Ferry Sunflower was launched on September 15, and with many passengers aboard, departed the Nanko Sunflower Terminal in Osaka Prefecture for the Port of Shibushi, Kagoshima Prefecture.

It’s Party Time

(Photo: Fusion Entertainment)

Super yachts require super performance in everything from communication to entertainment. When it comes to the power of music from marine audio entertainment systems, the Garmin-owned, Fusion Entertainment is always at the cutting edge when it comes to quality, style and innovation. The company’s recently launched Apollo Series and Panel Stereo,

Yachting Life: Marina Palms introduces condo owners to yachting lifestyle

All Photos Courtesy: Marina Palms and Glenda Ramos.

An almost primitive connection draws humans to the water. Calming ripples lapping at the shore wash away concerns. The curiosity of what’s over the horizon, accessible only by boat, lures one to the land’s end. That indigenous appeal is the business model of The Reserve at Marina Palms, a luxury, high-rise condominium with the newest,

Caffari named Bluewater Global Brand Ambassador

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Bluewater will partner with record-breaking yachtswoman Dee Caffari, as the company's Global Brand Ambassador. The collaboration means that Dee Caffari will work closely with Bluewater to further raise awareness around the ocean plastic pollution issue, how that is linked to drinking water quality and

Team AkzoNobel Completes Volvo Ocean Race

Photo: Damen Shipyards

Recently, team AkzoNobel completed its first Volvo Ocean Race, concluding the final leg in second place and finishing fourth overall. The team finished on the podium on six of the eleven legs.During the race, the team was supported by two Damen Workshop Containers. The two containers leapfrogged each other across the 11-legs and 83,

Hikawa Maru's Technological Links to Showa Era

From right Masashi Kashiwagi, president of JASNAOE, Norio Kanaya, captain of Hikawa Maru. Photo: NYK

Hikawa Maru, which is owned by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK)x, has been recognized by the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE) as a cargo-passenger ship that conveys the story of maritime technology in the early Showa era.On July 20, a ceremony was held at Meiji Kinenkan in Tokyo,

Carnival Corp Meets CO2 Reduction Goal

Photo: Carnival Corporation

Carnival Corporation, the world's largest leisure travel company, released its eighth annual sustainability report, announcing that in 2017 the company achieved its 25 percent carbon reduction goal three years ahead of schedule and is on track with its nine other 2020 sustainability goals.Looking to the future,

Fincantieri's Ancona Lays Keel for Seven Seas Splendor

At Seven Seas Splendor’s keel laying ceremony. Photo: Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Inc.

 Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has held a keel laying ceremony for Seven Seas Splendor, the second cruise ship being built for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, a brand of the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. The ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard on June 28, 2018.   The delivery is scheduled for 2020.

Closest-Ever Volvo Ocean Race Starts Final Leg

Photo: Inmarsat plc.

 After nine months of gruelling competition, the Volvo Ocean Race boats have started the final leg of the closest-ever contest in the round-the-world event’s 45-year history.   As the seven competing Volvo 65s passed the Inmarsat-branded start line in Gothenburg, Sweden today, three teams were in a virtual tie for the ultimate crown,

Carnival Scoops Up Port, Rail and Retail Operations in Alaska

(Photo courtesy White Pass & Yukon Route)

A subsidiary of Carnival Corporation has reached a deal to purchase port, railroad and retail operations that form a gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush region, in a major push into the Alaskan tourism industry.Carnival, the world’s largest cruise and leisure travel company, announced Thursday it has

Evac Acquires Cathelco

Tomi Gardemeister, CEO and President, Evac Group. Photo: Evac

 Evac, the world’s leading provider of integrated waste, wastewater, and water management systems for the marine, offshore, and building industries, is to acquire Cathelco, a leading global manufacturer of equipment for ships and offshore installations.Cathelco customers include Evac’s current marine and offshore customer groups,

Amsterdam Becomes Destination for Superyachts

Photo credits: SuperYacht Times provided by Port of Amsterdam

 HISWA Holland Yachting Group and Port of Amsterdam are making real their ambition to establish Amsterdam more firmly as a major destination for superyachts.    The diversity in berths located in the heart of the city centre, combined with excellent re-fit and maintenance facilities in the port area

Costa Cruises to Grow Capacity by 43 Percent by 2021

Photo: Costa Cruises

 Costa Cruises is continuing to expand and renew its fleet of ships flying the Italian flag. At Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard, construction has begun on a new 135,500-ton ship with 2,116 cabins, due for delivery in 2020. Like its twin Costa Venezia, it will be designed specifically for the Chinese market.

ICS Chairman on Implementation of Global Sulphur Cap

Esben Poulsson. Photo: Elaborate Communications

 “Time is fast running out” for implementation by IMO Member States of the 0.5% global sulphur in fuel cap by 1 January 2020, says Esben Poulsson, Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).   The IMO global sulphur cap for marine fuel is expected to see shipping’s bunker prices increase significantly.

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