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15 February 2019
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Press Releases

DHI Tests Ballast Water Management Systems for Manufacturers
DHI tested eight of the 15 ballast water management systems that received approval from the US Coast Guard.

TNF Inexa Announces Upcoming Vessel Accommodation System Projects
TNF Inexa has announced its future projects along with two exhibitions the company will be attending.

DHI To Provide Wastewater Treatment Expertise for Silicon Valley Facility
The Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW) facility has selected DHI to carry out a feasibility study on the future implementation of advanced energy-efficient wastewater treatment processes in Redwood City, California, US.

MacDuff Ship Design Looks Forward to a Busy 2019
MacDuff Ship Design has spent considerable time specialising in the design of small workboats and harbour vessels over the past 10 years. This was partially driven by a wish to broaden the company's reach following a relatively quiet period within its original core business of the UK fishing and aquaculture sector. However, recent years have seen a resurgence in the interest in new build within these sectors.

Datum Marine Shaft Power Meter Awarded China Classification Society Plan Approval
Datum Electronics are extremely proud to announce that our marine shaft power meter system has been awarded a plan approval (PA) by the China Classification Society.

Features

Tipping point: has the cruise sector struck the right balance on gratuities?
Daily service charges – also called gratuity charges – are a talking point in the industry, with some lines hiking these daily charges. Royal Caribbean, Holland America and Norwegian all charge $14.50 per day, per passenger. But with customers having varied attitudes to tipping, are automatic service charges justified, and how can they be levied without putting off passengers?

Drama at sea: Floating Festival’s on-board musical theatre
Top-quality entertainment is crucial to cruise passengers and Floating Festivals’ shows at sea bring top stars and unique line-ups to Royal Caribbean’s fleet. But how did the concept of Floating Festivals come about, what are the logistics of organising a festival on board and what should passengers expect? Frances Marcellin speaks to Floating Festivals to find out more.

Mixed feelings dog Disney’s expansion in the Bahamas
Disney Cruise Line is closing in on a deal to buy a parcel of land on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera, to be used to build a new port and expand its presence in the region. While the operator is promising a shot in the arm to the local economy, the plan has split opinion among locals.

How old is the average cruise passenger?
The standard cruise ship stereotype conjures images of decks lined with a more elderly retired clientele, but is that really a true reflection of age demographics in cruise ship clients?

Why are liquefied cargoes a persistent danger to ships?
Solid bulk cargoes – defined as granular materials loaded directly into a ship’s hold – can suddenly turn from a solid state into a liquid state in a process known as liquefaction. IMO guidelines exist to instruct shippers on how to avoid the potential dangers, so why does liquefaction remain such a menace?

Projects

Scarlet Lady Cruise Ship
Scarlet Lady is a new cruise ship being built by Italian ship building company Fincantieri at its Sestri Ponente (Genoa) shipyard in Trieste, Italy, for Virgin Voyages.

Mardi Gras Cruise Ship
Mardi Gras is a new XL-class cruise ship being built by Meyer Turku in Finland

Sayaringo STaGE LNG Carriers
The Sayaringo STaGE next-generation MOSS-type liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier was developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).

Stena E-Flexer RoPax Ferry
E-Flexer is a new class roll-on/roll-off passenger (RoPax) ferry being built by Chinese shipbuilder AVIC Weihai Shipyard for Stena RoRo.

Forward Bulker 84-LNG Dry Bulk Carriers
Forward Bulker 84-LNG is a class of new liquefied natural gas-powered dry bulk carries being developed by Forward Maritime Group, a part of Arista Shipping, under the ‘Project Forward’ initiative.

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