Aker Yards, Cruise & Ferries
Aker Yards is Europe’s largest shipbuilding group and one of the world’s?four largest shipbuilders. Customers worldwide rely on Aker Yards to design and build future-oriented, innovative, market-tailored, and competitively priced vessels. Sophisticated vessels for the demanding markets for cruise ships, ferries, merchant vessels, as well as offshore and specialized vessels, are the core of the extensive product range built at the Group’s 18 shipyards in?eight countries.
Brax Shipping, established in January 1982, is an independent shipbroking company. We aim to engage our clients in close, long-lasting business relationships based on our proven ability to guide to successful and profitable solutions.
We are specialized in the ferry, RoRo and cruise vessel segments and our accumulated knowledge renders us a unique position and we are considered to be among the leaders within our niche.
Extensive knowledge of our markets, market actors and technology combined with a vast international network enables us to provide information and know-how to actively support the entire process from decision making via negotiations to the finalization and follow-through of an acquisition or a charter.
Focusing on sale & purchase and chartering of vessels has allowed us to build a solid base of world-wide clients among ship owners, operators and charterers. In addition, the contracting of newbuildings with shipyards as well as the challenging task of scrapping assignments has given us a full perspective of all commercial aspects of a vessel’s life cycle. In addition, we utilize our knowledge through advisory consultations and valuations for banks, lawyers, and financing institutions.
Our background is mainly from ship owning companies, a fact we believe helps us identify opportunities for our clients – both present and prospective.
Color Line AS
Color Line is Norways largest and one of Europe´s leading cruise ferry companies. The company operates five international services between seven ports in Norway, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. In 2007, Color Line transported almost 4,3 million passengers and had a turnover of appox. 4,3 billion NOK.
During the period 2004 -2008, Color Line has invested 7,5 billion NOK in new ships and concepts. The result is a specialisation of the tonnage in respect of quality cruises on the longer voyages, and efficient transport solutions on the short routes. The flag ships in the cruise division; Color Fantasy and Color Magic are the worlds largest cruise ships with car decks and traffic between Oslo and Kiel.
In 2008 two identical SuperSpeed ferries will be launched in the transport division. These ships represent a new and modern transport concept, and bring the traditional short voyage services between Norway and Denmark into a new era.
Det Norske Veritas
Established in 1864, DNV is an independent foundation with the objective of safeguarding life, property, and the environment and is a leading international provider of services for managing risk through main business areas Maritime, Energy, Industry and IT Global Services. DNV is a knowledge-based organisation. Our prime assets are the creativity, knowledge, and expertise of our employees. Most of our app. 7700 employees are highly qualified graduates and technical personnel. DNV is an international company with about 300 offices in 100 different countries. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, DNVs global network is linked by efficient information technology enabling us to create value for our customers in a coherent and consistent manner worldwide.
Based in Tasmania, Incat specialises in the construction of large capacity passenger, car and freight high speed Wave Piercing Catamarans for commercial and military service around the globe, providing high speed marine transportation solutions for a wide range of applications.
Incat has been the world leader in the production of High Speed Vessels for commercial applications since pioneering the fast ferry design in the mid 80’s. Since then the company has exported forty vessels of over 70 metre in length, representing a large market share for this innovative technology.
Lightweight aluminium construction, streamlined hull shapes and constant attention to research and development has seen Incat produce a range of Wave Piercing Catamarans with dramatically increased payload as the size of the craft has grown over four decades of experience in the ferry and ship construction industry.
International Corporate Art
Creating exciting and successful art programs for clients has been our goal for over 15 years. There is no doubt that the key to this success has been our proven experience in providing comprehensive turnkey art project management – no matter the size, scope or budget. From idea and concept planning, to complete project installation, International Corporate Art has the resources and expertise to visualize each client’s requirements.
ICArt is well poised to manage art projects all over the world. With offices in London, Oslo and Miami, as well as speaking seven languages amongst us, our contacts within the international art world are extensive – including hundreds of artists on file, galleries, framers, engineers, lighting consultants, fabricators, packers and shippers, as well as access to our in-house publishing. ICArt understands that logistics and installation management are equally important ingredients in a successful art program. It is precisely this broad contact network and professional approach that attracts clients, designers and architects and has made ICArt the leading art consultancy group to the worldwide leisure industry.
Over the years ICArt has created art programs for over 100 vessels, from high-end “boutique” luxury vessels to the large 3,500 passenger “Mega Ships” to Baltic and Mediterranean cruise ferries. Our broad maritime experience translates easily to land based projects having supplied art management to hotels in places ranging from Tromsø above the Arctic Circle to London, Stuttgart, Miami and the Bahamas. Though each project presents its own challenges, ICArt has the versatility and flexibility to create unique and high quality art programs that address the individual vision of each client.
The world of art is as broad as our scope of projects. Whether land-based or sea-going, interior or exterior, $15 framed posters or $1,000,000 15-meter high suspended sculptures, ICArt manages each project with a proven procedure that is guaranteed to anticipate and solve issues, making the whole process problem free for our clients.
Whether the project precludes artwork that is subtle or creates high impact, International Corporate Art strives to select art that is interesting, appealing, accessible and attractive to our clients and their viewing public.
KONE Marine is a business unit within KONE Elevators Ltd. and is the global leader in marine vertical transportation. We provide elevators and escalators with the latest technology, engineering and installation services, maintenance, spare parts and modernizations of existing equipment. Our expertise is based on KONE’s leading edge technology in elevators and escalators as well as on our long experience in supplying solutions for the international marine industry.
We work around the world to assess and certify ships, systems and facilities to help improve quality and increase safety. We work with shipowners, operators and builders to provide innovative solutions that help improve safety and protect the environment throughout the design, construction and operation of ships.
Because life matters, safety is not negotiable. Standards have to be applied consistently. Providing classification and value-added services to the passenger ship market requires increasing levels of technical excellence and service to help improve safety standards.
At the forefront of cruise ship innovation, we have been instrumental in the development of the increasingly large cruise vessels over the last forty years. Our experience benefits the world’s cruise ship operators – 45% of the cruise fleet is classed by us ranging in size from 500 to over 150,000 gt. We provide passenger safety surveys through our worldwide surveyor network, and foster excellent relationships with our clients.
Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) is the world’s fleading provider of maritime cellular communications technology (CellAtSea™) to the cruise ship, passenger ferry and offshore markets. By providing cruise ship and ferry operators with full GSM and CDMA onboard access, passengers and crew receive seamless, global, cell phone connectivity while at sea. In addition, MCP provides its partners with new sources of revenue and extended wireless services. Owned by one of the world’s largest mobile operators, Telenor, MCP is headquartered in Norway and has a sales and marketing department in Miami, Florida. Among our partners are: DFDS, Stena Line, Color Line, Acciona Trasmediterranea, Norfolkline, Irish Ferries, Smyril Line, Polferries, FjordLine, Carnival UK, Princess Cruise Line, Cunard, P&O Australia, Fred.Olsen Cruises, Mano Maritime, Hurtigruten Group,
Stena RoRo sets the standard in the RoRo market.? With the solid know how combined with its intuitive feel for innovation and for the demands and requirements; Stena RoRo takes the market forward.
Stenability is Stena RoRo’s trademark.?Innovators of the RoRo concept, building RoRo and RoPax tonnage, supplying tailor-made solutions - all over the world. The fleet of Stena RoRo is chartered out to first class operators. All through the organisation there’s an entrepreneurial way of working and an intrinsic will of taking customer satisfaction to a new level. Thanks to its commercial and technical approach and long earned experience; Stena RoRo follows their customers - all through the value chain. That’s what Stenability is all about.
Tillberg Design AB
Over our company’s 40 year history Tillberg Design have planned and designed interiors for more than 130 different vessels. Assignments have been spanned from 62 ft luxury yachts, to ferries like Color Fantasy and Color Magic and some of the worlds largest and most prestigious ships like The Queen Mary 2.
?Design concepts range from classical elegance to innovative cutting edge, and we see no assignment as being too modest or too extensive.
?Our fast and professional services also include project management, cost negotiations and complete on site follow-up – as well as complete fine art and signage consultancy.