Shippax Weekly News Bulletin – 19
Headlines of news added to Shippax news site during week 19. For full text, visit www.shippax.com.
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First steel cut for Hapag-Lloyd’s HANSEATIC NATURE
Construction of the first of two new polar expedition cruise ships for Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd Cruises – HANSEATIC NATURE – has started at VARD’s shipyard in Tuleca, Romania.
Six vessels more for Operación Paso del Estrecho
The annual reunion between the Merchant Marine Heads of both Morocco and Spain has taken place, where they discuss and agree the available fleet for the peak summer season between the two countries.
MEIN SCHIFF 6 delivered by Meyer Turku
Meyer Turku has delivered MEIN SCHIFF 6 to German TUI Cruises today, May 9.
Incat bags order from Naviera Armas
Incat has inked a EUR 74m contract for the design and construction of a large new vehicle-passenger high-speed ferry for Naviera Armas of Spain.
V2V Vacations plans second fast ferry for its new Victoria-Vancouver service
New Canadian fast passenger operator V2V Vacations, which inaugurated its service between Victoria and Vancouver on May 6 with the 46m catamaran V2V EMPRESS, is looking for a second high-speed passenger catamaran to start operation in the summer of 2018.
Operator-owned ferries could be the way ahead for ferry services linking the Canadian Maritimes and Îles de la Madeleine
Ferry services linking the three Maritime provinces (the Canadian Maritimes) and the Îles de la Madeleine (Magdalen Islands) are currently in the hands of private companies that charter the ships from Transport Canada, with the charters often being renewed every year.
Baleària unveils ambitious expansion plans
Baleària’s President, Mr Utor, has revealed that it is the company’s intention to create a new brand called ‘Baleària Marroc’.