Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding to Construct LNG Barge for U.S. East Coast Market

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has been selected to construct an LNG barge to serve the U.S. east coast market. The vessel will be constructed at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding’s facility in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The newbuild LNG barge will be operated by Polaris New Energy (“PNE”), a new marine transportation company set up by NorthStar Midstream, a portfolio company of … [Read more...]

Steel Cut on First Great Lakes Bulker Built in Last 35 Years

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has started construction on the first U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulker in more than 35 years. A ceremonial steel cutting ceremony was held Wednesday by Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Interlake Steamship Company at Fincantieri’s facility in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. “The first cut of steel is a major milestone that signifies we, along with … [Read more...]

MSC Cruises Inks 2 Billion Euro Order for New Luxury Ships

MSC and Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri have announced the signing of the final contracts for the construction of four luxury cruise ships to join MSC Cruises fleet.  All four vessels will have gross tonnage of approximately 64,000 GT, 481 guest suites, and will feature the latest maritime and environmental technology. The first of the four ships is expected to … [Read more...]

France Confirms Fincantieri-STX Shipyard Deal

By Crispian Balmer ROME, Aug 1 (Reuters) - France hopes Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri's takeover of STX France will be wrapped up soon, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Wednesday, but sounded a more cautious note on any defence naval merger. Speaking in Rome after meeting two Italian ministers, Le Maire said France had not changed its position on the STX … [Read more...]

TUI Cruises Orders Two LNG Cruise Ships at Fincantieri

TUI Group and Royal Caribbean Cruises have placed an order for two LNG-powered cruise ships for their TUI Cruises joint venture brand. The two identical ships will be built at the Italian Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone with delivery is planned for 2024 and 2026. The addition of the two vessels will expand TUI Cruises' Mein Schiff fleet to nine ships by 2026. At … [Read more...]