2020年01月17日

Shippax News Bulletin – 3

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Dear Subscriber,

Please find herewith the headlines of the news added to the Shippax website during week 3.

The photo above shows SETTSU alongside the outfitting quay of Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s Shimonoseki yard. On 10 March SETTSU will replace the 2003-built YAMATO on the Kobe-Shinmoji route. The latter vessel will subsequently be taken over by buyers Stena RoRo.

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P&O Ferries has discontinued its Calais-Tilbury freight-only service

Owing to lower than expected demand, P&O Ferries has pulled the plug on its Calais-Tilbury freight-only service operated by the chartered 1,625-lanemetre CAROLINE RUSS. P&O Ferries is also blaming the protracted industrial action of French state railway operator SNCF, but according to the ship’s AIS signal, CAROLINE RUSS already stopped sailing before Christmas.

Stena takes delivery of second E-Flexer

Hot on the heels of the introduction of STENA ESTRID on the Holyhead-Dublin route, Stena Line has taken delivery of its second E-Flexer on 15 January, exactly two months after the official hand-over of STENA ESTRID by builders CMI Jinling Weihai Shipyard.

Fjord1 receives GRIP and FLORØY from Turkey

Fjord1 has taken delivery of GRIP and FLORØY from Cemre and Sefine Shipyard, respectively. GRIP follows the delivery of TUSTNA and is a 399-passenger and 80-car intake hybrid double-ender, while FLORØY is the second of three 84.5m zero-emission double-enders with a capacity for 83 cars and 299 passengers.

Mystic orders four more Explorer Class Polar expedition vessels

New Portuguese expedition cruise line Mystic Cruises’ promises to become a major player in the global expedition cruise vessel market have been further reinforced by placing an order for a further four Explorer Class polar vessels, due for delivery in 2023. The four new vessels have been ordered at a total cost of EUR 286.7 million.

Blue Star Ferries to expand fleet with Hellenic Seaways tonnage

The Hellenic Seaways-controlled NISSOS MYKONOS and NISSOS CHIOS will be officially transferred to sister brand Blue Star Ferries, obtaining a Blue Star Ferries livery during their upcoming drydockings.

Molslinjen put up for sale

Danish media report that the owner of Molslinjen, leading Nordic private equity fund Polaris, has put the company up for sale. Polaris became a shareholder in Molslinjen in 2015.

Jadrolinija shops in Greece to renew its fleet

Croatian state-owned ferry operator Jadrolinija has confirmed it has invested in second-hand tonnage from Greece to renew its fleet.

La Méridionale’s strike also heavily affects Corsica Linea

Ferry traffic between Marseille and Corsica remains blocked due a strike which was initially started by employees of La Méridionale on Thursday 9 January. Members of the CGT trade union who are not employed by La Méridionale are sympathizing with the strikers, affecting Corsica Linea.

Fred. Olsen Express (temporarily?) fuels competition between Gran Canaria and Tenerife

Fred. Olsen Express, the major fast ferry operator in the Canary Islands, has announced some changes to its sailing schedules which bring it head to head with Naviera Armas’s successful direct city-to-city service between Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

DFDS’s first new ro-pax for Baltic service taking shape in GSI building dock

Hot on the heels of last week’s delivery of the mega-freighter HUMBRIA SEAWAYS, DFDS and builders Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) yard in Nansha have celebrated the keel laying of DFDS’s first new ro-pax ferry for Baltic service.

Balearic Island shuffle

Baleària will once again offer a direct link between the Spanish mainland and the island of Formentera. The service will link Denia with Formentera, and is scheduled to commence on 10 April, and run through to 19 October.

STENA ESTRID to make first commercial sailing on 13 January

On Monday 13 January the first of Stena Line’s E-Flexers, STENA ESTRID, will make her first commercial crossing between Holyhead and Dublin, undertaking the 08:55 sailing from the North Wales port and returning from the Irish capital at 14:50. STENA ESTRID will make two daily return crossings – 08:55 and 20:30 ex Holyhead and 14:50 and 02:15 ex Dublin Port.

New YAMATO launched

One of Japan’s most prolific builders of ferry tonnage, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s Shimonoseki shipyard, has launched Hankyu Ferry’s 16,300grt YAMATO. The new YAMATO will be introduced on Hankyu Ferry’s Seto Inland Sea route between Kobe and Shinmoji (Kitakyushu) in June this year.

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Genting Hong Kong raises USD 900 million for GENTING DREAM by completing a sale and leaseback transaction with a consortium of four Chinese leasing companies

Genting Hong Kong has raised USD 900 million through the successful completion of a sale and leaseback transaction of one of Dream Cruises’ cruise ships – the 2016-built, 150,000 gross ton GENTING DREAM.

World’s most environmentally friendly RoPax to be safety secured by NAPA

NAPA Emergency Computer and NAPA Loading Computer provide industry benchmark safety and operational optimization software to Wasaline’s new ferry

Rune Keldsen to be DFDS's Chief Technology Officer

Rune Keldsen has been appointed Chief Technology Officer and will join the Executive Management Team with responsibility for the digital and the IT organisations.

KONGSBERG and DNV GL sign digitalization cooperation agreement

KONGSBERG and DNV GL have signed an agreement to enable customers of KONGSBERG’s Vessel Insight data infrastructure solution to share their data for use in DNV GL's digital class and assurance services.

Oliver Design's order book for 2020 bounces back to pre-recession levels

Spanish naval design and architecture firm Oliver Design has got the new year off to an excellent start: End-of-year figures show a 30% increase in orders, with new contracts guaranteeing plenty of work for at least the next two years. The stats confirm a gradual recovery in business in recent years, with the firm now operating at similar levels to the pre-2008 period.

New ship connection from Turku to Rotterdam

Mann Lines Oy is opening a new, much requested ro-ro connection from Turku to Europe’s biggest port Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

ABB presents recommendation for zero-emission marine technology to US Congress

ABB Marine & Ports delivered testimony in the US House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure about the future of marine technologies.
Underpinning ABB’s commitment to tackling the ever-increasing consequences of climate change, ABB Marine & Ports presented a comprehensive approach to reducing marine emissions at a hearing in front the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.

DNV-GL report: FiFi4Marine's lithium battery fire extinguishing solution best for performance and safety

A joint development project by industry-leading companies and DNV-GL, including the Norwegian Maritime Authority, ABB, Kongsberg, Damen, FiFi4Marine, Stena Line and the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, has concluded that FiFi4Marine has the best heat-mitigating performance compared with all other methods tested for Li-Ion battery fires.

Capt Eero Lehtovaara appointed ONE SEA chairman as ship autonomy climbs agenda

ONE SEA, the industry alliance which aims to lead the way towards an operating autonomous maritime ecosystem by 2025, has appointed Capt Eero Lehtovaara as its new Chairman. Eero, a Master Mariner and Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute, is Head of Regulatory & Public Affairs at ABB Marine & Ports.

Naviris, the JV between Fincantieri and Naval Group is now fully operational

The first board meeting of Naviris, the joint venture between Fincantieri and Naval Group, took place. This partnership cements the shared desire of the two companies to build a future of excellence for the shipbuilding industry and Navies.

Multi Maritime AS has acquired Polarny Maritime D&E AS

Multi Maritime AS in Førde, is the leading ship design company for car and passenger ferries in Norway. The company has seen the need for an increased design capacity, to diversify its competence and to focus more on international market opportunities. The company has therefore made a strategic move by acquiring all the shares in the ship design company Polarny Maritime D&E in Florø, Norway

Ave Svarts to join Tallink Hotels Management Board, Marko Männimets to assume the position of Director for Sales and Development

Tallink Grupp announced that effective from February 2020, the group’s subsidiary Tallink Hotels’ management will be joined by Ave Svarts as the second Management Board Member alongside Eva-Hanschmidt-Kalmus, additionally, as of 20 January, Marko Männimets will start work as the Director for Sales and Development for Tallink Hotels.

Tallink’s vessel ROMANTIKA to be renewed at Nauta Shipyard in Poland

Tallink Grupp’s vessel ROMANTIKA will set sail to Nauta Shipyard in Gdynia, Poland today, on 13 January for scheduled maintenance and planned renewal works. The vessel will stay in Nauta shipyard for nearly two weeks, returning to the Riga-Stockholm route on Saturday, 25 January.

Wärtsilä customised LNG solution chosen for four next-generation short-sea cargo vessels

Four new next-generation short-sea cargo vessels being built at the WuHu Shipyard in China will feature LNG propulsion and storage systems provided by the technology group Wärtsilä. The ships have been ordered by Wijnne & Barends Chartering based in the Netherlands, an affiliate of the Dutch Spliethoff Group. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in December.

Corsica Linea Partners With Moment For An Innovative Onboard Entertainment Solution

After a trial period, Corsica Linea has deployed Moment’s technology on all its fleet in order to add value to customers’ journeys and increase the level of satisfaction onboard. The new service was implemented this last October.

Scanship Holding ASA is now Vow ASA

The extraordinary general meeting in Scanship Holding ASA has resolved to change the company’s name to Vow ASA (“Vow”).

Scanship awarded clean ship system contract for the fourth Virgin Voyages cruise newbuild

Scanship Holding ASA through its subsidiary Scanship AS, has been awarded a clean ship system contract with Fincantieri for the fourth Virgin Voyages cruise newbuild. The cruise newbuild to be fully equipped with Scanship technlogy for advanced wastewater purification, waste management and food waste processing will enter service in the end of 2023.

Steel cutting for UECC’s first Battery Hybrid LNG Powered PCTC

As reported earlier, United European Car Carriers (UECC), jointly owned by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Wallenius Lines, has signed a contract to construct three new generation PCTC with China Ship Building Trading Co., Ltd and Jiangnan Shipyard Group Co. Ltd.

Port of Tallinn 2019 Q4 and full year passenger and cargo flows

In 2019 Q4, 5.6 million tonnes of cargo and 2.3 million passengers passed through the harbours of Port of Tallinn. Compared to the same period of previous year, the cargo volume increased by 12.3% mainly due to liquid bulk. The passenger volume increased by 1.2% and the number of ship calls grew by 2.8% to 1893 calls.

Port of Tallinn new cruise terminal will be built by YIT

Port of Tallinn has signed an agreement with YIT Eesti AS for the construction of new cruise terminal in Tallinn Old City Harbour. The value of the contract is EUR 13.7 million. New cruise terminal will be completed in July 2021.

SOL becomes new majority shareholder in Scanlog

Svenska Orient Linien, SOL, becomes new majority owner in the Swedish logistics company Scandinavian Logistics Partners, Scanlog. Until now, the shipping company has had a 20 percent holding in the company, but now it is expanding its ownership to just over 50 percent.

ClassNK releases Guidelines for Automated/Autonomous Operation of ships

Classification Society ClassNK has released its “Guidelines for Automated/Autonomous Operation of ships ~Design development, Installation and Operation of Automated Operation Systems/Remote Operation Systems~”.

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2020年01月10日

Shippax News Bulletin – 2

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Please find herewith the headlines of the news added to the Shippax website during week 2.

The photo above shows STENA NAUTICA during her berthing trials in Halmstad, Shippax’s hometown, on 7 December. Today Tony Michaelsen, Stena Line’s Trade Director, Denmark, is visiting the Shippax office to discuss the new line from Halmstad to Grenå, due to open early next month. c Victor Mandersson

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STENA NORDICA to temporarily serve Europoort-Killingholme route

Stena Line will temporarily bring in the 1,949-lanemetre ro-pax ferry STENA NORDICA alongside the 3,000-lanemetre STENA FORERUNNER on the freight-only Europoort (Rotterdam)-Killingholme route, starting on Monday 13 January.

Tender for Corsica’s secondary ports cancelled once again

The tender process to operate the public service contract connecting the French mainland port of Marseille with Corsica’s secondary ports of Porto-Vecchio and Propriano between February and December 2020, has been cancelled by the Corsican Assembly today, 9 January.

BLUE LUMINOUS touches the water

In the morning of 9 January Naikai Zosen Corporation’s Setoda shipyard in Hiroshima prefecture launched the 8,800grt BLUE LUMINOUS which it is building for Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry.

PONT-AVEN arrives in Gdansk for 10-week refit, which includes fitting of new MaK main engine

Brittany Ferries’ flagship PONT-AVEN arrived at the Remontowa Shiprepair Yard in Gdansk on 7 January to begin a major 10-week refit, with a large part of the scope of work being the fitting of a new MaK main engine.

DFDS takes delivery of fourth 6,695-lanemetre mega-freighter

On 7 January at 15:08 local time (eight is a lucky number in China), DFDS took delivery of its fourth 6,695-lanemetre/449 13.6m-trailer capacity mega-freighter built by Jinling’s Yizheng shipyard. Two more ships in the series will follow this year.

Molslinjen/Fanølinjen orders full-electric ferry at Hvide Sande Shipyard

Molslinjen/Fanølinjen has decided to replace the diminutive 1962-built passenger-only Esbjerg-Fanø ferry SØNDERHO by a full-electric ferry to be built at Hvide Sande Shipyard with delivery scheduled in 2021. For redundancy’s sake, the ferry will also boast a diesel-powered engine.

Lower passenger volumes, but more cargo in 2019 for Viking Line

Viking Line released its 2019 statistics which showed records on several of its routes and sectors. However, the total passenger number decreased from 6,411,537 in 2018 to 6,300,480 in 2019. This decrease was primarily related to longer special cruises during the summer season, which primarily affected the cruise traffic between Stockholm and Mariehamn. Fewer departures due to drydocking also affected the figure. On a more positive note, the number of cargo units reached an all-time record of 133,940 (128,549).

FRS replaces GOLDEN BRIDGE with VRONSKIY

FRS Iberia, the Spanish subsidiary of German Förde Reederei Seetouristik (FRS), has decided not to renew the time charter of GOLDEN BRIDGE, brought in six months ago to operate its service between Motril and Melilla.

Finnlines confirms double order of Superstar Class at CMI Jinling Weihai Shipyard

As reported shortly before Christmas, CMI Jinling Weihai Shipyard – formerly known as AVIC Weihai Shipyard and builders of Stena’s E-Flexer series – has inked a contract for the construction of two Superstar Class ro-pax ferries earmarked for Finnlines’ twice daily Kapellskär-Långnäs-Naantali service. This news has now officially been confirmed to Shippax by Finnlines/Grimaldi Group.

Strong results for Wasaline despite setbacks

Wasaline ended 2019 with a EUR 19.6 million turnover, the same as the prior year. Carryings were down on 2018 with 3.5% less passengers (total 204,704), 1.4% less passenger vehicles (total 46,312) and 4.3% less freight units (total 15,194).

TT-Line to increase frequency on Trelleborg-Klaipeda route

TT-Line’s recent acquisition of the Viamare Class MARCO POLO, the former BARBARA KRAHULIK of Onorato Armatori, has paved the way to increase the frequency on the Trelleborg-Klaipeda service from weekly to five times weekly sailings.

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ScanMarine AB was awarded a contract by Stena Line considering refits of SKÅNE and MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN

Project includes refit of nearly all public spaces and all PAX cabins&corridors. In total ScanMarine will involve around 50 fitters, supervisors and subcontractors in the project.

New DNV GL joint industry report offers recommendations for enhanced battery safety on vessels

In collaboration with the Norwegian, Danish and US maritime authorities, battery manufacturers, system integrators, suppliers of fire extinguishing systems, shipyards and shipowners, DNV GL has released a new report on battery safety in ships. The report assesses explosion and fire risks in maritime battery installations and the effectiveness of fire extinguishing systems in the event of a battery fire.

FinCo Fuel Group and GoodFuels join forces to accelerate renewable fuels

FinCo Fuel Group, active in the downstream energy market with a broad portfolio of fuel products, has expanded its network with the acquisition of a majority stake in GoodNRG, holding company of renewable fuels pioneer GoodFuels.

New bridgelink smart maintenance service optimises remote support and intervention for critical bridge equipment

Telemar, the Marlink Group company dedicated to Bridge Electronics, on-board services and maintenance, has significantly enhanced its remote support capabilities within the recently launched BridgeLink solution. Telemar engineers will use the BridgeLink Smart Maintenance Application to provide pro-active support to reduce potential down-time and increase efficiency of Bridge Electronics hardware as well as associated software maintenance and repair.

Automar completes the acquisition of AutoTerminal Gioia Tauro

Automar S.p.A. has recently completed the acquisition of AutoTerminal Gioia Tauro (ATGT) S.p.A., taking over the remaining 50% of its corporate capital from the German group BLG Logistics. The acquired company, renamed AutoMar Gioia Tauro S.p.A., will subsequently be incorporated into Automar S.p.A.

Emanuele Grimaldi praises the contribution of ICS to the establishment of the International Maritime Research Fund

It is an unprecedented landmark decision, the one made by world shipping to fight global warming.
In fact, the main players have recently decided to take concrete action on the environmental issue by announcing that they have presented their proposal to create an International Maritime Research Fund - IMRF to the IMO (International Maritime Organization).

Wallem adds expertise to Hong Kong cruise industry Advisory

Wallem Group Managing Director for Ship Agency Services, Dickson Chin, has joined Hong Kong’s highly influential Advisory Committee on Cruise Industry (ACCI), where his extensive logistical support expertise will help ensure that the number of cruise ships calling at the territory continue to flourish.

Aurora Expeditions renews its commitment to responsible expedition cruising with the launch of its new ship SYLVIA EARLE

Aurora Expeditions, Australian expedition cruise company, will name its second purpose built expedition ship after the acclaimed marine biologist and oceanographer, Dr. Sylvia Earle.

Wärtsilä Exhaust Gas Cleaning system gets CCS Type Approval

The technology group Wärtsilä’s Exhaust Gas Cleaning (EGC) system has been Type Approved in China by the China Classification Society (CCS). This follows the order for the system from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry for installation onboard the NEW TREASURE, a new Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC). The ship is being built for Associated Maritime of Hong Kong, part of the China Merchants Energy Shipping group, the largest VLCC owner in China and a world leading crude oil tanker operator.

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阪九フェリー(株)

2020年1月10日、阪九フェリー向け「やまと」(16,300gt)が、三菱造船下関造船所で進水した。
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2020年01月09日

津軽海峡フェリー(株)

2020年1月9日、津軽海峡フェリー向けの「ブルー・ルミナス」(8,800gt)が、内海造船瀬戸田工場で進水した。
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2020年01月03日

Shippax News Bulletin – 1

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Please find herewith the headlines of the news added to the Shippax website during week 52 and 1.

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More pax but lower car and cargo volumes for Tallink Grupp during 2019
The increased competition from Eckerö Line has affected Tallink's freight carryings on the Helsinki-Tallinn corridor. c George Giannakis

The increased competition from Eckerö Line has affected Tallink's freight carryings on the Helsinki-Tallinn corridor. c George Giannakis

Tallink Grupp has released its December and Q4 2019 passenger and cargo statistics. The number of passengers and private vehicles kept on growing during the last quarter, yet cargo volumes dropped.

MISTRAL joins Canary Bridge Seaways

Following the termination of her charter to P&O Ferries, Godby Shipping’s 1,625-lanemetre MISTRAL hasn’t remained idle for long, having been taken on charter by Canary Bridge Seaways, the Baleària-Fred. Olsen Express joint venture.

Stena Line increases ro-ro capacity on the North Sea

With ever larger ro-ro tonnage becoming available for charter, Stena Line has grasped the opportunity to further increase capacity on the Europoort (Rotterdam)-Killingholme service by chartering Alternative Transport’s 3,663-lanemetre capacity HATCHE and QEZBAN.

CTN charter for LEEVSTEN

Following a four-month period of lay-up, the Siem-owned LEEVSTEN has been chartered by Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation (CTN) and has left Nyborg in Denmark for Radès in Tunisia where she is expected to arrive on 10 January.

Rederi AB Gotland takes delivery of THJELVAR

On Monday 30 December 2019 Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) has handed over the LNG-powered ro-pax ferry THJELVAR to Rederi AB Gotland.

Melilla-Peninsula routes up for renewal

The Spanish Government has indicated that the Public Service Contracts for the maritime routes linking Melilla on the North African coast with Almeria and Malaga on the Spanish Peninsula, will be offered for a further year. The present contract expires on 30 April 2020.

Mitsubishi’s Shimonoseki shipyard to build Ferry Sunflower’s two LNG-powered ro-paxes

During the second half of November 2019, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced plans to build two LNG-powered ro-pax ferries at Mitsubishi Shipbuilding for its Ferry Sunflower subsidiary. The two-ship newbuilding contract has now been concluded and the ships’ 199.9m lengths allow them to be built on the slipways of Mitsubishi’s Shimonoseki shipyard.

Kleven delivers FRIDTJOF NANSEN

FRIDTJOF NANSEN, the second of two game-changing hybrid battery-powered expedition cruise ships built by Kleven Verft for Hurtigruten, has been handed over to Hurtigruten.

Wasaline’s newbuild to be named AURORA BOTNIA

Following a naming contest which generated about 2,500 names, Kvarken Link, the City of Vaasa and the Municipality of Umeå controlled company that operates the single-ship Vaasa-Umeå Wasaline service, has selected AURORA BOTNIA as the name of its new 24,300-gross-ton ro-pax ferry that will be delivered by Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) in May 2021.

Financials

Carnival Corporation reports Q4 and full year results

Carnival Corporation’s full year results show a revenue increase for the period to USD 20.8 billion, compared to USD 18.9 billion in 2018. US GAAP net income reached USD 3.0 billion, compared to USD 3.2 billion last year.

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New CEO and structure for Damen

As of January 1, Arnout Damen will become the new CEO of Damen Shipyards Group. At the same time, the shipbuilding company is switching to a divisional structure to serve the market more effectively and efficiently.

SHE’S HERE!!! STENA ESTRID ARRIVES IN HOLYHEAD

STENA Line’s newest ferry STENA ESTRID arrived in Holyhead this morning (Monday) after a five-week 10,000 mile journey from the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in north-western China, where she was built.

Helsinki Shipyard Oy has ordered twin Becker Heracles Rudder systems for two luxury cruise expedition newbuildings

The owner, Russia´s largest river cruise company Vodohod International, will operate both vessels with ice class PC6 in high latitude areas in Arctic and Antarctic waters. During Spring and Autumn, the vessels will also operate under tropical conditions.

Exhaust gas cleaning systems have a limited impact on water quality

Ships that use Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCSs) to comply with the IMO sulphur regulations have a small impact on the water quality in ports, when compared to future EU standards for priority substances in water. This is the main conclusion of a new study carried out by CE Delft, with support from Deltares.

Tallink Grupp to open its first Burger King restaurants in the Rocca al Mare shopping centre and the second one in the Ülemiste shopping centre

Tallink Grupp has announced that it will open the first restaurants of the global fast food chain Burger King at the beginning of the second quarter in 2020 in Tallinn. The first restaurant will be opened in the Rocca al Mare shopping centre and the second one in the Ülemiste shopping centre. Thereafter, the company plans to open restaurants also in large shopping centres in Latvia and Lithuania in 2020.

Changes in Tallink Grupp Sales and Marketing

Tallink Grupp has today announced that the company’s current Group Sales and Marketing Director Margus Hunt has decided to leave his position in the company at the end of this year. Mr Hunt has lead the company’s sales and marketing since 2015 and has decided to take a short break from work and focus on his family and other activities for the time being.

Åland digitalises their passenger information

Recently the Åland Government addressed the need for passenger information and so signed an agreement with Hogia Public Transport Systems to supply a system that will give their passengers on board buses and ferries greatly improved information about their journeys.

Tomas Karlsson has been appointed new CEO of Birka Cruises AB

Tomas Karlsson has worked in the industry since the mid-90s in a variety of roles. Since 2009 he has been a successful CEO of Eckerö Linjen AB, which is a sister company to Birka Cruises AB. During a transition period, Tomas will work in parallel with outgoing CEO Satu Andersson.

Important deal signed for the development of future business

DFDS A/S and Port of Karlshamn signed a long term contract, formalizing a partnership for the next ten years in Karlshamn.
The contract includes mutual commitments enabling a continued development and growth of DFDS ferry traffic on Karlshamn. The port will now launch a number of investments in order to accomodate for larger vessels and volume growth.

HADAG announces details of its fleet renewal program

HADAG, the prime provider of public transport service in the port of Hamburg, announced details of its fleet renewal program and thereby underlines the company‘s clear engagement on environmental sustainability.

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