• Columbus replica ‘Santa Maria’ ship to dock in North Carolina

    Columbus replica ‘Santa Maria’ ship to dock in North Carolina

    • 27th April 2019

    A replica of Christopher Columbus’ famous Santa Maria ship which made one of the most important voyages in history will be making a stop in Wilmington, North Carolina.. The vessel will be on display in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina at Port City Marina between May 9-19. It will be docked at the pier at the

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  • Fred Olsen Express and Balaria agree Canary Island ferry deal

    Fred Olsen Express and Balaria agree Canary Island ferry deal

    • 11th September 2018

    Fred Olsen Express and Baleària have signed an agreement to begin jointly operating routes between the Spanish mainland and the Canaries, through their new Canary Bridge Seaways (CBS) project, from mid-November onwards. CBS will initially offer three sailings per week between the mainland and the Canary Islands, with two ships guaranteeing a comprehensive, reliable, quality

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  • Stage set for Portugal Shipping Week

    Stage set for Portugal Shipping Week

    • 11th September 2018

    Iberia’s vibrant maritime sector is set to be showcased in the first instalment of new international shipping event Portugal Shipping Week. The event will take place in Lisbon from September 17 to 21 and will feature a number of high-profile events allowing Portugal to celebrate its maritime prowess, premier seafaring facilities and highlight its passion for the shipping sector and Blue Economy. Anticipating a

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  • BBC World News presenter to join Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon

    BBC World News presenter to join Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon

    • 4th September 2018

    BBC World News presenter and anchor, Lucy Hockings, will be joining the Seatrade Cruise Med Conference, which takes place this September in Lisbon, Portugal. The anchorwoman, who has interviewed global opinion leaders and influencers and covered some of the major news events of the past decade, will put her skills into action as moderator for

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  • Portugal’s Naval Rocha shipyard reports surge in activity

    Portugal’s Naval Rocha shipyard reports surge in activity

    • 27th August 2018

    Portugal’s Naval Rocha shipyard is reporting a surge in activity in the opening half of 2018 after delivering a series of drydock, wet basin and pier-side projects.  Naval Rocha commercial director Sergio Rodrigues said the yard located in the heart of Lisbon Harbour on the north bank of the River Tagus has completed a wide

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  • Navantia prepares for Carnival Triumph retrofit in Cadiz

    Navantia prepares for Carnival Triumph retrofit in Cadiz

    • 17th August 2018

    Navantia Shipyard in Cádiz is set to complete a retrofit of the Carnival Triumph cruise ship which will be renamed Carnival Sunrise after the transformation. The project will begin in spring of 2019 and include the re-designation of the ship to reflect the enormous transformation. The cruise will join the Sunshine class of Carnival after two months of retrofit work. Renovation works include the redesign of luxurious

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  • Dutch outfit Bolidt secures work with Iberian shipyards

    Dutch outfit Bolidt secures work with Iberian shipyards

    • 29th June 2018

    Dutch company Bolidt has secured work on a series of luxury Ritz Carlton Cruises vessels with Spanish shipbuilder  HJ Barrera. The three vessels each have capacity for 298 passengers and are to be delivered in 2020. The firm which delivers synthetic products and systems decking and flooring to mainstream cruise ship and superyacht markets is also the preferred supplier for Mystic Cruise’s World Explorer, which

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  • Organisers unveil Portugal Shipping Week schedule

    Organisers unveil Portugal Shipping Week schedule

    • 8th June 2018

    Organisers of Portugal Shipping Week have released an official schedule for the Autumn event celebrating Portugal’s role as a global shipping and logistics maritime centre, cruise ship destination and bunkering hub. The week-long event involves a series of government and industry events running from September 17 to 21. It includes conferences and seminars to port and ship visits, round tables and

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  • Canary Islands forge new maritime trade route with Morocco

    Canary Islands forge new maritime trade route with Morocco

    • 1st June 2018

    A new maritime route is being forged between the Canary Islands and Morocco in a hid to strengthen trade relations. It is understood that the route between Tenerife and Agadir will be launched imminently for the transport of goods and passengers. The development is believed to have been informed by a study carried out three years ago in the Port

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