Frederik Erdmann is Seatrade's German cruise correspondent since 2002. Following secondary school graduation he joined the port agency network, Sartori & Berger, on a vocational training program. After subsequent studies of Business Administration, Frederik Erdmann held various positions at Sartori & Berger until 2010. After a period of working with the Flensburg Chamber of Commerce, he was appointed Designated Person Safety/Security, Environment and Quality of the coastal ferry operator, Wyker Dampfschiffs-Reederei. As a maritime trade press correspondent and visiting lecturer of the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Frederik Erdmann concentrates on ferry and cruise ship management, port development as well as safety and security in passenger shipping. He is also a member of the Flensburg Chamber of Commerce's Tourism Committee.
Four passengers were taken to hospital and released the following day after Swiss Crystal, operated by Scylla AG, struck a motorway bridge pillar near Duisburg, Germany, Tuesday night.
AIDA Cruises reports the construction of AIDAnova, the world's first fully LNG-fueled cruise vessel, is proceeding according to plan.
January will see Hapag-Lloyd Cruises launch an extensive road show to present its new expedition vessels Hanseatic Nature and Hanseatic Inspiration.
Hamburg, Germany's leading cruise port and one of Europe's biggest hubs, is closing a record year and facing yet another, Cruise Gate Hamburg (CGH) announced.
Warnemünde-based Neptun Werft has confirmed another order for six vessels for Viking River Cruises. They are due for delivery in 2019.
Construction of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' second new expedition ship, Hanseatic inspiration, is underway at Vard's shipyard in Tulcea, Romania.
New routes and destinations in Australia, China and Indonesia are among innovations featuring in AIDA Cruises’ winter 2018/19 itineraries.