Water transport

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces the Sale of a Panamax Dry Bulk Vessel, the m/v Coronis

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 2:24pm

Upon completion of the aforementioned sale, Diana Shipping Inc.s fleet will consist of 39 dry bulk vessels (4 Newcastlemax, 13 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 5 Kamsarmax and 12 Panamax).

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  • Upon completion of the aforementioned sale, Diana Shipping Inc.s fleet will consist of 39 dry bulk vessels (4 Newcastlemax, 13 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 5 Kamsarmax and 12 Panamax).
  • As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the Companys fleet, including the m/v Coronis, is approximately 5.0 million dwt with a weighted average age of 9.95 years.
  • A table describing the current Diana Shipping Inc. fleet can be found on the Companys website, www.dianashippinginc.com .
  • Diana Shipping Inc. is a global provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership of dry bulk vessels.

AIDA Cruises expands its range of cruises with new autumn voyages in the Mediterranean

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 8:15am

The new seven-day itinerary departsfrom Civitavecchia near Rome and travels to Palermo and Catania in Sicily, Naples and La Spezia.

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  • The new seven-day itinerary departsfrom Civitavecchia near Rome and travels to Palermo and Catania in Sicily, Naples and La Spezia.
  • The AIDA health and safety program will be implemented on all cruises.
  • The measures include a complimentary COVID-19 test, regular temperature measurements for guests and crew, physical distancing and increased disinfection measures.
  • The new Mediterranean cruises, as well as all other offers of AIDA Cruises, can be booked from Monday, September 21, through travel agencies, at the AIDA Customer Center under the telephone number 0381/202 707 07 or at www.aida.de .

Mayflower Autonomous Ship Launches

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 2:53pm

PLYMOUTH, England, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Ocean research non-profit ProMare and IBM (NYSE: IBM ) have announced the completion and launch of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) an AI and solar powered marine research vessel which will traverse oceans gathering vital environmental data.

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  • PLYMOUTH, England, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Ocean research non-profit ProMare and IBM (NYSE: IBM ) have announced the completion and launch of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) an AI and solar powered marine research vessel which will traverse oceans gathering vital environmental data.
  • "Able to scan the horizon for possible hazards, make informed decisions and change its course based on a fusion of live data, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship has more in common with a modern bank than its 17th century namesake," said Andy Stanford-Clark, Chief Technology Officer, IBM UK & Ireland.
  • The portal even features a seven-armed, stowaway octopus chatbot called Artie, who claims to be hitching a ride on the ship.
  • "MAS400.com is one of the most advanced ocean mission web portals ever built," says Fredrik Soreide, Scientific Director of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship project and Board Member of ProMare.

Seabourn Announces "2022 World Cruise: Extraordinary Horizons": An Unforgettable 145-day Voyage Visiting 72 Ports In 28 Countries

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 3:00pm

SEATTLE, Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Seabourn , the ultra-luxury resort at sea, is offering an unforgettable journey around the globe with its "2022 World Cruise: Extraordinary Horizons," a 145-day voyage on Seabourn Sojourn, visiting 72 extraordinary destinations and ports in 28 countries on five continents.

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  • SEATTLE, Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Seabourn , the ultra-luxury resort at sea, is offering an unforgettable journey around the globe with its "2022 World Cruise: Extraordinary Horizons," a 145-day voyage on Seabourn Sojourn, visiting 72 extraordinary destinations and ports in 28 countries on five continents.
  • Seabourn Sojourn will call at 72 ports and destinations in 28 countries throughout the course of the sailing, featuring a combination of visits to popular marquee ports, cosmopolitan cities and smaller hidden gems.
  • @seabourncruise announces new World Cruise: Extraordinary Horizons, to set sail aboard #SeabournSojourn in 2022.
  • With ports of call in 72 destinations, 28 countries and five continents, discover an unforgettable journey around the globe: http://bit.ly/SBN-2022WorldCruise
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Rollick Reports an Acceleration of First Time Boat Buyers During the Heart of the Pandemic

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 3:00pm

Based on Rollick data, the percentage of first-time boat buyers increased from 15% in Q2 2019 to 20% in Q2 2020.

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  • Based on Rollick data, the percentage of first-time boat buyers increased from 15% in Q2 2019 to 20% in Q2 2020.
  • This represents a 33% Year-Over-Year (YoY) growth during the busiest quarter of the selling season.
  • The data was collected from actual boat owners who purchased a boat from OEMs and dealers who participate in the National Marine Manufacturer Association's (NMMA) Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Program administered by Rollick.
  • "Most boat segments saw a measurable increase in first time buyers with Bowriders, Wake/Ski, Pontoon and Deck boats leading the way.

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Newport News With Koch

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 2:14pm

This employment is anticipated to generate approximately US$7.3 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.

Key Points: 
  • This employment is anticipated to generate approximately US$7.3 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.
  • Diana Shipping Inc.s fleet currently consists of 40 dry bulk vessels (4 Newcastlemax, 13 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 5 Kamsarmax and 13 Panamax).
  • A table describing the current Diana Shipping Inc. fleet can be found on the Companys website, www.dianashippinginc.com .
  • Diana Shipping Inc. is a global provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership of dry bulk vessels.

Cunard announces Classic World Voyage on Queen Mary 2 for 2022

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 10:10am

VALENICA, Calif., Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Cunard's 2022 classic World Voyage on the illustrious Queen Mary 2 goes on sale today.

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  • VALENICA, Calif., Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Cunard's 2022 classic World Voyage on the illustrious Queen Mary 2 goes on sale today.
  • Cunard president, Simon Palethorpe, said, "Our guests have told us they want memorable destinations which combine intrinsic glamour and heritage.
  • The 118 night voyage sets sail from New York on January 3, 2022 and returns on May 1, 2022.
  • Those sailing the full World Voyage will enjoy a welcome on board reception, services of a World Voyage Concierge and use of a private lounge, a gala event ashore and complimentary daily gratuities.

ilearntoboat Announces Interactive Pennsylvania Boating Safety Course

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 5:00pm

DALLAS, Sept. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --ilearntoboat is offering an online, interactive boating safety course in Pennsylvania starting September 2, 2020.

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  • DALLAS, Sept. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --ilearntoboat is offering an online, interactive boating safety course in Pennsylvania starting September 2, 2020.
  • This is the first time such a course has been made available in the state.
  • ilearntoboat is the only interactive Boater Safety Course recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard, NASBLA, and the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission.
  • This state-approved course fulfills the necessary requirements towards earning a Boating Safety Education Certification.

Quark Expeditions Announces 18 Arctic Voyages for the 2022 Sailing Season

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 2:15pm

SEATTLE, Sept. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Expeditions, the recognized Leader in Polar Adventures, released details today of its Arctic 2022 season line-up of voyages that are designed toimmerse travelers in the splendid isolation of the remote Arctic.

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  • SEATTLE, Sept. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Expeditions, the recognized Leader in Polar Adventures, released details today of its Arctic 2022 season line-up of voyages that are designed toimmerse travelers in the splendid isolation of the remote Arctic.
  • Quark Expeditions' comprehensive Arctic 2022 season features the new polar ship, Ultramarine, innovative helicopter-supported adventure options, a unique Greenland Adventure itinerary, plus special itineraries that include the much anticipated return of the popular Under the Northern Lights expedition, and a voyage dedicated to photography in Spitsbergen.
  • "We've intentionally designed the 18 voyages scheduled for our Arctic 2022 season to enable guests to immerse themselves in the splendid isolation of the remote Arctic wherefar removed from the rigors and demands of everyday lifethey can simply disconnect and embrace the serene, pristine polar region," said Andrew White, President of Quark Expeditions.
  • "Each and every one of our diverse voyages offers guests unique experiences that resonate with their specific travel tastes."

Stena RoRo's E-Flexer Galicia delivered to Brittany Ferries - with higher passenger capacity thanks to flexible construction

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 6:05pm

Construction of the E-Flexers is based on a standard developed for flexibility, and each vessel is tailored to customer needs.

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  • Construction of the E-Flexers is based on a standard developed for flexibility, and each vessel is tailored to customer needs.
  • In addition, the Galicia has two scrubbers, one for each main engine, and two extra lifeboats added due to the ferry's increased passenger capacity.
  • Stena RoRo has an agreement with Brittany Ferries for long-term charters of two more vessels in the Stena E-Flexer series.
  • The Stena E-Flexer vessels combine cargo and passenger capabilities, and are substantially larger than today's standard ferries.