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P&O Cruises officially welcomes new ship Arvia to its fleet – a “symbol of optimism” for the future of the industry

At an official handover ceremony with the Meyer Werft shipyard today, Thursday December 15, 2022, P&O Cruises took ownership of Arvia, the latest addition to its fleet and, similar to its sister ship Iona, the largest cruise ship ever built for the UK market.


3 January 2023, Lisbon, Portugal – Lisbon Cruise Port, operated by Global Ports Holding, the world’s largest independent cruise port operator, hosted P&O’s newest ship, Arvia for its inaugural call.

TotalEnergies and Columbia Shipmanagement Enter Partnership to Foster Energy Transition with a focus on Shipping

Paris, October 27, 2021 – TotalEnergies and Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore various collaborative opportunities to foster energy transition, especially in Transportation, with a focus on Shipping.

TotalEnergies Increases Research and Development Focus on Ammonia as a Marine Fuel

Paris, 11 June 2021 – TotalEnergies is further developing research in to the viability of ammonia as an alternative marine fuel through its participation in a series of leading industry initiatives.

Nick Kuchova Joins VIKAND as Senior Advisor-Global Government Affairs for VIKAND Solutions

30 March 2021, Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA: VIKAND Solutions, LLC—a global maritime medical operations and public health provider—announces the appointment of Nick Kuchova as Senior Advisor-Global Government Affairs, effective March 1, 2021.

All aboard with Amtico Flooring

Amtico has launched its new Marine collection of Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) flooring. Designed specifically to give ship interiors a high-end feel, the LVT is suitable for a range of onboard spaces, including dining areas, retail outlets, accommodation and ballrooms.

Port of Cartagena

CARTAGENA IS READY Dear colleagues and friends, We hope you and your families are staying healthy and safe. Since COVID-19…

Fire and explosion in battery compartment in Norwegian hybrid ferry

In October, the Norwegian hybrid ferry “Ytterøyningen” was hit first by a fire and then an explosion. The cause of the fire is still unknown, but the incident has resulted in increased focus on other hybrid ferries which are in operation.

Blue battery

As battery systems on vessels are still a relatively new technology, this project addresses a current relevant problem that supports the technological development in the maritime industry. The project’s contribution and results are expected to be innovative and unique, since battery systems on vessels have not previously been investigated with this focus on fire safety.

Preventing infection risks onboard vessels

DNV GL launched a new certification in infection prevention for the maritime industry (CIP-M) to support customers in their response…