National Geographic Orion is expected to be out of service for five voyages after the main engine suffered a 'significant technical issue' in Antarctica on Dec. 27.

Genting HK's two 201,000gt cruise ships building at MV Werften will carry Evac’s Complete Cleantech Solution, which includes vacuum collection, vacuum toilets, wastewater treatment, dry- and wet waste treatment, and freshwater generation by reverse osmosis systems for technical water quality with a daily capacity of over 3,000cu mtr.

Norwegian Cruise Line completed the retrofitting of new exhaust gas cleaning systems on Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Gem.

Loipart Group, supplier of marine galley equipment, provision rooms and laundry systems for cruise ships, is strengthening and expanding its business together with new partner A5 Marine Technologies AB to supply own-designed systems and equipment for ship-generated garbage.

Despite the impact of powerful Hurricane Matthew, which roared over Grand Bahama Island in October, Grand Bahama Shipyard was able to complete work on 20 cruise ships this year.

In a significant development the US Coast Guard issued the first US type-approval certificate for a ballast water management system to Optimarin.

Evac Group, provider of integrated waste, wastewater, and water management systems for the marine, offshore, and building industries, has acquired Uson Marine.The acquisition is expected to increase Evac’s market share in dry and wet waste management systems, as well as strengthen the group’s position with regard to small and medium-sized marine and offshore vessels.

Shipbuilder Fincantieri awarded Scanship the contract to supply an advanced wastewater purification system for P&O Cruises Australia's newbuild.

It's been a long time coming, but shore power is now available at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.

Due to an ongoing technical issue affecting its maximum speed, Carnival Liberty is going to reposition from Galveston to Port Canaveral on Dec. 15, following a scheduled drydock. Carnival Valor, currently based at Port Canaveral, will assume Carnival Liberty's Galveston program.

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