Netherlands-based shipping firm Spliethoff has ordered six R-class multi-purpose vessels for use in Arctic operations, which are to be built at Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding shipyard, China.
Delivery is currently planned from January 2019 onwards.
The vessels will have an overall length of 165m and deadweight tonnage of 18,000dwt.
Global Eagle Entertainment will provide improved entertainment services across 14 ships operated by Norwegian Cruise Line under a new strategic partnership agreement signed between the two companies.
Global Eagle Entertainment is an American satellite-based connectivity provider.
The company is expected to provide flexible, tiered plans for Wi-Fi, texting and video services for passengers on board the cruise line’s fleet as part of the arrangement.