• 2019 July 22 17:48

    MS VASCO DA GAMA welcomed at Ostseekai for maiden call

    Coming from Norway, the youngest addition to the fleet of the shipping company Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) / TransOcean Kreuzfahrten, the vessel VASCO DA GAMA, arrived in Kiel in the early Friday morning (19th July) for its maiden call, says press center of the port. The City Councillor, Gerwin Stöcken, welcomed the Captain to the Capital City of Schleswig-Holstein at the on-board reception and presented him with the inaugural plaque, handcrafted by the metal artist Patrick Schloßer. Gerwin Stöcken: “TransOcean is one of our port’s long-term cus-tomers. We are very happy that Kiel is the starting point for no less than eight cruise voyages of the shipping company.” In addition to the VASCO DA GAMA, the vessel ASTOR, which was built on the fjord, will berth at the Ostseekai resp. Norwegenkai Terminal several times this summer. The VASCO DA GAMA is the sixth cruise ship to be seen for the first time in the Capi-tal City of Schleswig-Holstein this season. As it is its premiere in Kiel, the VASCO DA GAMA’s departure will be accompanied through the fjord up to the beacon “Friedrichsort” as from about 4 p.m.

    The VASCO DA GAMA arrived in Kiel after a Nordland Cruise that had taken it also to the Gei-rangerfjord and to Bergen. This afternoon (19/07) the next voyage is about to start: a taster cruise to Gothenburg and Copenhagen. After that, the ship will undertake two longer journeys throughout the Baltic Sea: “Glamorous Cities & Impressive Landscapes – Vegan Cruise through the Baltic Sea Summer Breeze” (22/07 – 01/08) and “Baltic Summer Serenade – Metropolises of the Baltic Sea & two days in St Petersburg” (01/08 – 13/08). Then there are “Stars at Sea – Event Cruise with Matthias Reim & Nico Santos” (13/08 – 17/08). Finally the vessel will head from Kiel to “A Southern Fjord Cruise – Norwegian Deceleration”. The VASCO DA GAMA has a tonnage of 55,820 GT. It is 219 m long and offers a lot of room to 1,150 passengers. The vessel was built as “Statendam” in Italy in 1993 for the Holland America Line Shipping Company. It was passed on as “Pacific Eden” to P&O Cruises Australia in 2015 before CMV acquired it in 2018. It has been operated as MS VASCO DA GAMA by DMV/TransOcean Kreuzfahrten since June 2019.

    The PORT OF KIEL (SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co. KG) operates the commercial port of Kiel by public order of the State Capital City of Kiel as its 100% subsidiary. Kiel disposes of three mod-ern and top-performing terminals for ferries and cruise ships located directly in the city centre: the terminals at Ostseekai, Norwegenkai and Schwedenkai. In addition, the ships also dock at the Cruise Berth No. 1 in the Ostuferhafen port area. During the season 2019, 33 different cruise ships will visit Kiel on 176 separate occasions. More than 600,000 cruise passengers will have boarded or left a cruise ship in Kiel by the end of the Season.




2019 August 18

16:51 USCG responds to ferry aground in Boston Harbor
15:09 NOAA awards $2.7 million in grants for marine debris removal and research
13:02 BAE Systems cuts steel for UK Royal Navy's HMS Cardiff
12:46 Kongsberg Digital simulation and software selected to fast-track R&D at new autonomous ship centre in Korea
11:05 NYK sponsors endangered Sea Turtle Research
10:56 Coast Guard cites passenger vessel for operating illegally, terminates voyage

2019 August 17

14:24 Kinder Morgan announces additional projects to enhance capabilities at Houston Ship Channel Facilities
13:31 Damen Shipyards Cape Town joins Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association
12:28 CMA CGM announces rate restoration for Asia to West Africa trade
11:32 APL informs on voil sailing on Asia-Indian Subcontinent Service in August
10:58 Pre-commissioned USCG's Cutter Midgett makes second cocaine seizure within five days

2019 August 16

18:16 Port of Vyborg volumes in Jan-Jul plummet 29% to 687,700 tons
18:06 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from East Asia to North Europe and Mediterranean
17:36 Norwegian Encore leaves MEYER WERFT's building dock
17:06 Balltec secures North Sea decommissioning contract from Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland
16:35 Canada Infrastructure Bank signs MoU with the Port of Montreal on Contrecoeur port expansion project
16:05 Vår Energi AS awarded an EPCI contract to Rosenberg Worley AS
16:03 Low-sulphur marine fuel sales by Gazprom Neft in the first half of the year increased by 11% to 121,400 tonnes
15:48 Samsung Heavy to advance smart ship technology in cooperation with equipment producers
15:36 Throughout of oil port Primorsk in Jan-Jul 2019 increased 14% to 35.74 million tonnes
15:14 New mid-year record for container volumes through the Port of Vancouver
15:11 USCG repatriates 25 migrants to the Dominican Republic
14:27 Port of Vysotsk throughput in January-July rose 7% to 11.14 million tonnes
14:10 Austal signs A$126 mln contract to export two Cape Class Patrol Boats
13:14 Seven-month cargo volumes of Port of Ust-Luga increase 10% to 62 million tonnes (update)
13:05 NORDEN signs multiple long-term global contracts
12:05 APM Terminals Poti to implement uninterrupted 24/7 operations
11:39 Port of St. Petersburg seven-month volumes rise 2% to 35 million tonnes (update)
11:05 Steel cutting ceremony for the next AIDA LNG cruise ship at MEYER WERFT
10:48 Tekmar Energy selected for Formosa 1 Phase 2
10:44 Port of Hamburg seaborne cargo throughput up 4.1 percent to 69.4 million tons in H1 2019
09:55 Crude futures prices tend upward again: Brent Crude rises to $ 58,88, WTI – to $ 55,16
09:34 Baltic Dry Index leaps 97pts to 2047 points
09:27 Bunker prices show mixed movements at Port of St. Petersburg
08:41 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 16

2019 August 15

18:48 Seven-month box throughput of Ukraine’s seaports leaps 20% to 545.800 TEUs
18:05 Huntington Ingalls Industries announces leadership changes at shipyards
17:05 Scandlines installs Norsepower’s Rotor Sail solution on board hybrid ferry
16:43 Kinder Morgan announces additional projects to enhance capabilities at Houston Ship Channel facilities
16:35 Kalmar service expertise to enhance safety, performance and productivity at OPCSA’s Las Palmas terminal
16:33 Global Dredging Forum in London to address all current aspects of capital and maintenance dredging as expansion opportunity
16:05 Wilhelmsen Ship Management awarded two supramaxes from Stove Shipping AS
15:47 Neste introduces a new IMO2020-compliant low-sulphur marine fuel
15:43 Stena Bulk's CEO appeals directly to the Leaders of India, Russia, Latvia & the Philippines
14:33 Rotterdam Polymer Hub construction starts
14:20 A.P. Moller - Maersk reports strong improvements in earnings in Q2
14:01 Tuapse Sea Commercial Port JSC 1H net profit drops 3.3 times to RUB 1bn
13:52 Port of Oslo speaker to join Int'l Baltic Transport Forum, Sept. 11
13:05 RS supports PortNews сonference on icebreaking and service fleet, to be held prior to NEVA-2019 trade fair
13:02 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
12:06 LUGAPORT terminal construction kicks off at Port of Ust-Luga
12:03 MOL transports fire engines to Paraguay
11:03 Jan De Nul bags 600MW Kriegers Flak contract
10:17 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
10:01 Crude futures prices continue to decline: Brent Crude – to $ 59,09, WTI – to $ 54,92
09:57 Latest frigate Admiral Kasatonov enters shipbuilder’s trials final phase
09:12 Baltic Dry Index leaps by 4.61% to hit 1950-pts mark
08:42 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 15

2019 August 14

23:00 Sergey Mazokhin takes helm at Nordic Engineering JSC
18:09 Icebreaker Novorossiysk escorts Silver Explorer along the Northern Sea Route