The cruise industry continues to inexorably develop, and the coming year will be marked by new descents on the water of modern ships and vessels.
Summarizing the results of the outgoing year, I would like to note that 2016 can be considered a year of gas powered vessels. The editorial staff of the Shipshub constantly monitored the descent of ships with bi-fuel power plants, so this year we rightly consider the most productive in the construction of gas-powered vessels.
Disinterested people who are ready to help their knowledge or finances to other people are now very rare. All are solely engaged in their own concerns, aimed at increasing their well-being. And what about the children who do not have money, not even money for treatment, there is not even an elementary hospital in which they can seek medical help. Namely, the international charitable organization Mercy Ships is called upon to help those in need in the remote corners of our planet.
MSC (Mediterranian Shipping Company), founded in 1970, is the world's second largest shipping company. In 1980, for the purpose of serving tourists, the MSC Cruises division was founded, which by that time had only three passenger ships. Today the fleet of vessels has grown significantly and has 13 units and several thousand employees. It is headed by four vessels with a total tonnage of 140 thousand tons and a length of 333.3 m with 3 502 tourist places and 1 388 crew members.
The race of sea transportation forces the company to come up with new ways of delivering goods, cheapening both the transportation itself and the value of the imported goods.
October 31, 2014, in a solemn atmosphere to its rightful owner Royal Caribbean International will be transferred to a new liner Quantum of the Seas.
October 30, 2014 at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera near Venice, the new liner Costa Diadema will take on board the first passengers to make a short but very meaningful sea voyage between Venice and Trieste, which will last until November 1.
In September 2013, at one of the press conferences with the participation of CEOs of P & O Cruises and Carnival Corporation & PLC, the name of the new cruise liner for the British company was announced.
Five years later in the city of Rosite after cutting the first sheet of steel, the largest military ship of the Royal British Navy was named after Queen Elizabeth, who smashed a bottle of champagne on board the newest 65,000 ton aircraft carrier.
In June 2013, Ligir-ITBS, part of the System Group holding, completed the construction of two MA-02 project bunkering vessels for the WOG gas station network, the Golden Equator management company.
In Gibraltar, the giant hotel-yacht of the company SunBorn is being prepared for launching. Currently, the five-star floating hotel-beauty hotel is being completed in Malaysia, but by the end of 2013 it will have to accept the first visitors to the Gibraltar pier called Ocean Village Marina.
For the first time in the last 20 years, namely in July of this year, the shipbuilding plant Vympel in Rybinsk will host the laying of a new-generation hydrofoil vessel — the Kometa-120M.
At the Finnish shipyard Arctech Helsinki Shipyard on April 11, 2013, an Arctic-type marine vessel of the draft NB 507, which was named after the Russian navigator Alexei Chirikov, was launched.
This mega-yacht built by Ukrainian shipbuilders at the Liman plant is able to decorate any port of the world.
One of these days the Internet has flown by new details about creation of the newest cruise liner, the name of which is already known all over the world. Titanic 2 — this name will be in the exact copy of the passenger ship, which decided to build Australian billionaire Clive Palmer. Recently, he unveiled ship drawings at a press conference in Sydney.
Kerch Shipbuilding Plant Zaliv launched two vessels to service drilling platforms ordered by Danish and Norwegian companies.
On October 19, 2012, the ceremony of launching the first in the history of the Ukrainian tanker (RST27 project) was held at the Kherson shipyard, which is part of the Smart Maritime holding company.
World shipbuilding continues to enter the crisis, with a sharp decline in the number of new ships to surrender in the period from 2014 to 2015. In 2011, the fourth largest company in the world in terms of tonnage delivered to customers was the Chinese company Dalian Shipbuilding (Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding), however, by 2015, Dalian Shipbuilding does not have a single vessel project for delivery.