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Future-proof and cost-saving flexibility for closed-loop scrubbing with PureSOx

Marine businesses are focused on complying with today’s needs at minimal cost, which explains the popularity of open-loop scrubber systems. But the appearance of local bans on open-loop scrubbing have intensified the interest in hybrid scrubber solutions with closed-loop functionality. Simply put, there is peace of mind in the ability to upgrade. Read More

Ponant makes great strides in North American market

North America is now the dominant customer source market for French cruise line Ponant, with a 40% share ‘and growing,’ Edie Rodriguez, Americas brand chairman, told Seatrade Cruise News. Read More

NTSB veteran leads Carnival Corp.’s new incident analysis group

Longtime National Transportation Safety Board investigator Sandra Rowlett joined Carnival Corp. & plc as vice president of the company’s newly created incident analysis group. Read More

Signature owners hear views on recession, election cycle impact

Sixty percent of Americans believe a recession is likely in 2020 and many travel sellers are concerned about this, along with disruption from the US presidential election. Read More

More than half a million flock to Hamburg Cruise Days

More than 500,000 visitors partied over the weekend in Hamburg during the 7th Hamburg Cruise Days. With a record number of 12 ships participating, the event is the world’s biggest public cruise festival. Read More

Costa Smeralda delayed by a month at Meyer Turku

Meyer Turku needs a little more time to complete the LNG-powered newbuild Costa Smeralda, so the delivery has been moved back to mid-November, from mid-October. Read More

Pacific Explorer first to use Eden’s extended wharf

P&O Cruises Australia’s 1,998-passenger flagship Pacific Explorer became the first cruise ship to use the new A$44m breakwater wharf at Eden when she arrived on Sunday. Read More

Seatrade Europe chalks up record attendance

Seatrade Europe, the leading trade event for the European ocean and river cruise industry, closed Friday in Hamburg after chalking up record attendance. Read More

Carnival Corp. brands are resuming regular Bahamas calls

With Nassau, Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays having had little impact from Hurricane Dorian three Carnival Corp. brands will have more than 250 sailings to the Bahamas through year’s end. Read More

Hurricane Dorian has accelerated cruise lines’ Bahamas port plans: Fain

Cruise lines’ infrastructure projects on Grand Bahama Island have not been set back but, rather, accelerated by Hurricane Dorian, Royal Caribbean CEO Richard Fain said Friday. Read More

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