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Royal Caribbean to Build Cruise Berth in Taiwan

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Oasis of the SeasRoyal Caribbean International has signed a memorandum of understanding with Taiwan International Ports Co (TIPC) to invest NT$1bn ($33.3m) in building a pier in outlying Penghu County to accommodate the cruise company’s vessels.

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Hyundai Glovis orders four vehicle carriers

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Glovis ChallengeThe Seoul-listed logistics unit of car maker Hyundai Motor, Hyundai Glovis, has ordered four 7,400 ceu vehicle carriers for nearly Won305bn ($298m) to expand its fleet.

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Australia Looks to European Yards for New Icebreaker

Aurora AustralisThe Australian Federal Government has shortlisted two European yards to build a replacement for the Australian Antarctic Division’s icebreaker Aurora Australis.

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More Ships to be Added to P&O Cruises Fleet

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Pacific PearlIn its biggest ever single fleet expansion, P&O Cruises will welcome two more ships next year to make it the largest fleet of cruise ships home-ported year round in Australia.

The additional ships, which will transfer to P&O Cruises from Holland America Line, will deliver much needed capacity in the world’s fastest growing cruise market.

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P&O Cruises’ Record Four Calls to South Australian Ports

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Pacific PearlP&O CRUISES made a little bit of Australian history during the last week of April with a record four calls to ports in the state of South Australia.

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Media Circus in The Wake of Sewol Loss

SewolRegular readers of Asia-Pacific will know that I leave ferry commentary from the region to my colleague Robert Straughton and the Ferry World column. However, and I hope he will forgive me, I am bound to briefly comment on reaction to the tragic loss of the ferry Sewol off the coast of South Korea in April.

We have seen it with the Costa Concordia and now again we see it with the Sewol. A tragedy turned into a political and media football.

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