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.

Steel being used to produce the first of three new ship sections as part of Windstar’s $250m Star Plus Initiative received the first cut Tuesday, at Fincantieri’s Arsenale Triestino San Marco shipyard in Trieste.

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.

Despite the Croatian government saying it cannot endorse a Uljanik shipyard restructuring and against a background of strikes and arrests, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours said long-awaited Scenic Eclipse luxury expedition yacht is to launch August 15, as earlier reported here.

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.

The latest newbuild of Papenburg-based Meyer Werft, Spectrum of the Seas set sail from the German yard headed towards Eemshaven on March 20.

Fincantieri and Genova Industrie Navali (GIN)—the holding company founded in 2008 from the merger of two historical Genoa shipyards, T. Mariotti and San Giorgio del Porto—have reached a cooperation agreement covering areas ranging from newbuildings, to ship repair, conversions and outfitting.

MSC Bellissima was handed over to owner MSC Cruises Wednesday by Chantiers de l’Atlantique at the Saint-Nazaire shipyard.

Spectrum of the Seas is scheduled to leave Meyer Werft's covered building dock II Monday to make room for the first section of Norwegian Encore.

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