The industry leader will deliver seven ships this year.
One place where the Covid has not slowed things down is at the Fincantieri shipyards in Italy. Cruise Industry News is reporting that in 2021, Fincantieri, who is the cruise industry’s overwhelming choice for shipbuilding, will deliver seven ships.
They include the Valiant Lady, the Viking Venus, the MSC Seashore, Holland America’s Rotterdam, Le Commandant Charcot for Ponant, the Hanseatic Spirit for Hapag Lloyd, and the Silver Dawn.
Luigi Matarazzo, general manager of the merchant ships division, told Cruise Industry News, “We have been able to keep our production up despite the difficulties and problems caused by COVID-19,” “Our contribution to the industry will soon reach 140 ships (built by Fincantieri). One out of every three passengers will sail on ships built by our yards".
“In the last few years, we have increased our production capacity and efficiencies, leveraging specific technology and manufacturing capabilities at the different production sites,”
“Our Italian yards have always operated as integrated manufacturing sites and cooperated with each other in order to best manage the workload.
Added Matarazzo: “In the near future, Fincantieri will be ready to assume responsibilities and act as a protagonist for the economic and digital conversion of the Italian economy, supporting the government in the implementation of a national plan for Italy’s recovery through a series of projects which aim, among other things, at the enhancement of the sea economy.”