Since worldwide cruise ship construction is at an all-time high, with more than 20 new cruise liners being built, on order, or in the planning stage, and U.S. yards are busy building a number of cruise boats and ferries, the editors of Maritime
Vessel Name Black Marlin, Blue Marlin Type Heavy Lift Ship Owner Offshore Heavy Transport Shipbuilder CSBC, Kaohsiung, Taiwan The Marlin class heavy lift ships — Black Marlin and Blue Marlin built at CSBC, Kaohsiung, Taiwan — are the largest of their kind in the world.
Celebrity Cruise Lines experienced its own "Night At The Oscars" by literally rolling out the red carpet this past June for its inaugural christening ceremony of its new "Millennium" while docked in Southampton, U.K. MR/EN was invited to Southampton
Miami Beach, Fla., February 23-25 Seatrade's fourth annual cruise shipping conference and exhibition, Cruise Shipping 88, will be held at the Fontainebleau Hilton in Miami, Fla., February 23-25. Last year, Cruise Shipping 87 was also held at the Fontainebleau Hilton,
May 24-25, London, England Cruise + Ferry 89, the international conference and exhibition on the passenger cruise and ferry industry, will be held at the Kensington Exhibition Center in London, England, on May 24-25, 1989. With unprecedented
BoatLIFE of New York and Southampton, England, recently concluded a major contract with Finnish shipbuilder Wartsila Marine Industries for the supply of deck caulking compound for the 70,000-grt cruise ship Fantasy. BoatLIFE, specialists in marine sealants,
The SMM exhibition in Hamburg has once again proven that it is the cradle of marine technology and the grand-daddy of all marine exhibitions. On display in 12 separate halls were more than 1,300 exhibitors from more than 50 countries, launching
Miami, Florida, February 28-March 3 Conference & Exhibition Expanded Following its sell-out success in February 1988, the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Conference and Exhibition, now in its fifth year, is to be expanded by an extra day and moved to a new and larger venue in Miami.
In a surprise announcement, a minority stockholder of Royal Admiral Cruises, Arne Wilhelmsen, has recently divulged that his company, the Anders Wilhelmsen & Co. group, has exercised its right of first refusal to purchase the balance of Royal Admiral.
While many facets of the maritime market remain stuck in the doldrums, the passenger vessel end of the market is one which should continue to expand robustly through the coming year and far beyond. The cruise ship market continues its stampede forward,