Saga Cruises’ Spirit of Discovery will be officially named by Camilla Parker Bowles, the duchess of Cornwall, July 5 in Dover. This is the first ship to be inaugurated at the port for over a decade and the first to be docked at Dover Western Docks following the £250m redevelopment of the area.
Saga marked the keel laying of its second new cruise ship Spirit of Adventure, with a ceremony at Meyer Werft on June 3. The 999-passenger ship will set sail in summer 2020.
China Merchants Heavy Industries (Jiangsu), the cruise shipbuilding arm of China Merchants Group, is co-operating with China’s communication industry players Ericsson and China Mobile (Nantong) Branch to apply a 5G network in the shipbuilding base of China Merchants at Haimen, Jiangsu.
Fincantieri's new board of directors has again confirmed Giuseppe Bono as CEO. The board recently met under the chairmanship of Giampiero Massolo, who also was confirmed by the shipbuilding group's shareholders.
The biggest European shipbuilders formed Code Kilo, a new cooperative initiative to develop and demonstrate a connected vessel platform.
Eight people suffered injuries—none seen as life-threatening—in a crane collapse at Grand Bahama Shipyard during work on Oasis of the Seas in Drydock No. 2.
A steel cutting ceremony has been held for Spirit of Adventure, Saga Cruises’ second newbuild and sister ship to Spirit of Discovery, launching in July.