In all Trimline‘s 55 years’ as a dedicated marine interior outfitter, this year our industry finds itself facing a unique challenge. Undaunted by this situation, we have adapted quickly and are working closely with the cruise and ferry industries to help them to get their fleets back into service and welcome passenger again.
Our adaptable and experienced teams of tradespeople are often boarding ships at sea with minimal crew and no passengers onboard, to carry out essential maintenance works in order to ensure the high standards onboard are maintained. Safeguarding works are also being carried out to ensure cruise lines adhere to the frameworks developed by the Chamber of Shipping and CLIA in the UK and CDC in the United States.
The future looks encouraging
Whilst the outlook is difficult to predict, our clients have already seen a reasonable increase in bookings for 2021.
While we’ve seen some clients being forced to push back their planned large-scale refurbishments, other clients are continuing with larger works and we are delighted to work with P&O Ferries for the first time.
As reported by Cruise Industry News on 6 Nov 2020, cruise brands such as TUI and Costa are already back in service and others are starting to return to service from Nov/Dec this year.
Simon Dawkins, Commercial Manager said “One thing is clear to us at Trimline – since our inception in 1965, we’ve continuously evolved our business to support our clients throughout world events, and this will be no different. We’ll continue to support our clients with a first-class interior outfitting and maintenance service for many years to come.”