Neptun Ship Design in Rostock is being acquired as an independent subsidiary of MV Werften to provide design services for the shipyard group. In addition to MV Werften's own designers at its yards in Wismar, Rostock and Stralsund and a designer network throughout Europe, further significant engineering capacities are being united under one roof.

Fincantieri signed a preliminary agreement with Italian investment bank Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP) and natural gas infrastructure company Snam aimed at identifying and implementing medium-term strategic projects for port facilities in Italy and sustainable technologies for maritime transport.

The European Commission's decision to examine Fincantieri's proposed acquisition of Chantiers de l’Atlantique on referral by French and German competition authorities may delay the deal.

MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique celebrated the float out of MSC Grandiosa in Saint-Nazaire. The 181,000gt ship has now been moved to a wet dock, where work will continue until her delivery in October 2019.

China’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS), a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corp. (CSSC) officially announced that it has set up a specialized team for the design of large cruise ships.

As the end of 2018 fast approaches Seatrade Cruise News looks back on yet another fascinating year for the global cruise industry as our network of writers followed every twist and turn.

Salini Impregilo, a specialist in the construction of large, complex civil infrastructure, and Fincantieri Infrastructure were awarded the contract to rebuild the bridge across the Polcevera River in Genoa according to a design by the noted architect Renzo Piano.

Costa Fortuna sailed away from Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard Sunday, marking the group’s final cruise ship project delivery in 2018.

The Fjords DA announced a third all-electric passenger sightseeing vessel - Legacy of The Fjords - is now under construction at Brødrene Aa.

Saga Cruises’ second newbuild Spirit of Adventure, arriving from Meyer Werft in 2020, will feature a ‘bold and adventurous’ style with a selection of specialty restaurants including Khukuri House inspired by Nepalese heritage.

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