A German cruise ship by AIDA cruise operators, set to sail for a short-term cruise has hired 217 Filipino seafarers onboard. This stands as a first for European waters since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019.
A couple of vessels in the Port of Cape Town are being held off port limits after a crew member on board Corona Bulker began to show symptoms of COVID-19.
On October 15, 2019, the first building-block for was put in place at the Neptun Werft shipyard in Rostock. The two trainees placed the traditional lucky coin beneath the first of a total of 90 blocks.
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies will act as a technology partner in the Pa-X-ell2 project. The goal is to develop a new generation of fuel cells for use on seagoing vessels.
Following the introduction of low-emission LNG operations in cruise shipping, AIDA Cruises is now also stepping up into the practical use of electrical energy from battery storage systems onboard large cruise ships.
With the symbolic steel cutting ceremony at MEYER WERFT, work has begun on the next cruise ship for AIDA Cruises. Like the AIDAnova that was delivered at the end of 2018, this ship will be fitted with a particularly environmentally friendly LNG propulsion system.
Built in the German Meyer Werft shipbuilding yards, the Diva is a cruise vessel owned and operated by the AIDA cruise line. A sub-division of the P&O cruises, the AIDA cruise line is based in Germany.
MEYER WERFT from Papenburg handed over the world’s first LNG (liquid natural gas) cruise ship to AIDA Cruises (Rostock).
Kiel closes its latest cruise shipping season on Sunday, October 28th with the visit of the “AIDAbella”. This year the port has been visited 166 times by 33 different cruise ships with a combined gross tonnage of more than 11 million.