The Government of Georgia has appointed Anaklia Development Consortium (ADC), a joint venture of TBC Holding, Conti International, Moffatt & Nichol and Maritime & Transport Business Solutions, to build and operate Anaklia Deep Sea Port, which is touted to become the biggest deep-sea port in Georgia.

The $2.5bn, 52-year contract will involve the development of a 400ha deep-sea port.

Scheduled to begin operations by 2020, the port will provide employment to thousands of workers during its nine-phase construction.

Siemens has been appointed to supply propulsion systems for two electric ferries, to be operated by Fjord1.”

Carnival Cruise Line has appointed Shell Western LNG (Shell) to supply marine liquefied natural gas (LNG) for its two fully LNG-powered cruise lines, AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises.

The two cruises can be refilled with Shell’s LNG throughout their route and can also utilise the company’s infrastructure under the contract. The agreement also allows the two companies to initiate future fuel supply contracts for LNG vessels.

The cruises will be launched by 2019 in the northwest European and Mediterranean ports route.

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Siemens has been appointed to supply propulsion systems for two electric ferries, to be operated by Fjord1 in Norway.

The contract includes installation of Siemens’ BlueDrive PlusC technology, a completely integrated electric power and automation solution, on each of the ferries.

The two ferries, which will be launched in January 2018, can accommodate 120 cars, 12 trailers and 349 passengers.