Shippax News Bulletin – 38

- In association with Interferry

Dear Subscriber,

We bring you some news from the week, which this time include the winners of the Shippax Awards that were handed out at our conference a few weeks back.

Photo above: WASA EXPRESS gets a proper scrubbing and reveal some of its earlier livery before handed over to its new owner United Marine Egypt (UME). Photo Jukka Huotari

Contact the news team? news@shippax.se

Wish you a great weekend!

Winners of the Shippax Award 2021

The Shippax Awards were launched in 1996 as a means to stimulate innovative solutions and trendsetters. The idea behind it is to promote noteworthy design features on newly-delivered ro-pax and ro-ro vessels.

The announcement and hand-over of the Shippax Awards 2021 took place in conjunction with the Shippax Ferry Conference, held on board PEARL SEAWAYS, 31 Aug-2 Sep 2021.

The awarded ships were all delivered between 1 January and 31 December 2020.

And the winners were:

Shippax Ferry Design Award - FESTØYA
Shippax Ferry Interior Award - QUEEN JENUVIA
Shippax Technology and Design Award - WILLEM BARENTSZ
Shippax Ro-Ro Technology and Environmental Award - ECO VALENCIA
Shippax Deep-Sea Ro-Ro Environmental Award - SIEM CONFUCIUS

K Line to order up to eight next-generation environmentally friendly car carriers

K Line has placed an order at three separate shipyards for six 7,000 CEU LNG-fueled car carriers, following their March-delivered CENTURY HIGHWAY GREEN.

Nihon Shipyard, Shin Kurushima Dockyard and China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Nanjing), will each build two units that will be delivered between 2023 and 2025.

The order holds an option for two more units.

Historic agreement between Stena Line and Frederikshavn signed for two fossil fuel free ferries by 2030

Stena Line, Frederikshavn Municipality, and the Port of Frederikshavn have signed a historic agreement in which the parties commit to making Gothenburg-Frederikshavn the world's first fossil fuel free ferry line of its kind, with two battery-powered STENA ELEKTRA vessels launched by 2030.

Facts about STENA ELEKTRA:

Two fossil fuel free RoPax ferries (car and passenger ferries)
Route: Frederikshavn - Gothenburg
Starts operating the line by 2030
Battery powered with a capacity of around 60-70 MWh, charged in port
Shore infrastructure: need for a high voltage shore power cable of around 30-40 MW
Crossing time: 3 hours, with one hour turnaround call/charging time
Length: Approximately 200 metres
Freight and vehicle capacity: approximately 3 000 lane meters
Passenger capacity: 1,000-1,500 passengers

Visentini floats out its largest ropax newbuilding to date for Corsica Linea

The first of a new design of ropax and its largest vessel built to date was floated out at Italian roro ferry specialist Visentini on 20 September – the as yet unnamed 37,599 gt ropax for Corsica Linea.

Due for delivery in July 2022 this 206.6m vessel will operate between Marseille and Ajaccio.

Designed by Naos Ship & Boat Design to its P355 designed, in co-operation with Visentini, the Corsica Linea newbuilding will be able to carry 650 passengers, 2,559 lanemetres of freight and 149 cars. The 23 knot vessel features a new, improved FlexBow 2.0 design and will be powered by dual fuel LNG main engines (2 x 11,700 kW) with fuel tanks fitted aft on deck.

SeaRoad signs with FSG for another Bass Strait ro-ro

Devonport’s SeaRoad Shipping inked a contract on 20 September with Flensburger Schiffsbau Gesellschaft for what will be the largest ever ro-ro deployed to operate between Tasmania and mainland Australia.

FSG delivered the custom-built, LNG-fuelled, 181.5-metre, 25,490 GT SEAROAD MERSEY II at the end of 2016 and SeaRoad took on charter another FSG product, Siem's 210-metre, 32,887 GT LIEKUT in March this year. The latter replaced the 30-year old SEAROAD TAMAR which was sold to Greek owners but scrapped in Bangladesh en route to the Mediterranean.

The new vessel will also be 210 metres in length and LNG–fuelled but an extra deck will take gross tonnage to 43,100 GT. Construction will begin later this year for delivery 4Q 2023 into Devonport-Melbourne service.

Technical data of the RoRo vessel newbuilding 784 for SeaRoad
Length: 210 metres
Width: 29.30 metres
Gross registered tonnage 43,100
Power main engines: 2 x 10,300 kilowatts
Deadweight: 12,183 tonnes
Speed: 22.50 knots
Cabins: 25 (27 berths)
Cargo capacities: 3,792 lane metres plus capacity for over 100 trade vehicles


Attica Group 1H 2021 financial results

The Attica Group released its financial results for the first half of the year. Consolidated revenue increased slightly to EUR 122.19 million (EUR 117.00 million), while the group ended up with consolidated EBITDA losses of EUR 4.38 million (earnings of EUR 1.94 million), and consolidated losses after taxes amounted to EUR 34.05 million (losses after taxes of EUR 40.96 million).

KiwiRail gets world-first green loan certification for new ferries

KiwiRail’s $350m loan facility to finance the purchase of two new Interislander ferries has become the first shipping loan in the world to be certified by the Climate Bond Initiative (CBI). To gain CBI certification, KiwiRail demonstrated a clear path for fuel and propulsion systems achieving zero carbon emissions by 2050, which supports KiwiRail and the New Zealand Government’s objectives.

Tallink Grupp secures another short-term charter deal for SILJA EUROPA

Tallink Grupp has recently signed another charter agreement for its Tallinn-Helsinki route cruise vessel SILJA EUROPA for the period 17 October to 17 November 2021. The vessel will provide accommodation during the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), organised by the United Kingdom in partnership with Italy and taking place in Glasgow, Scotland on 31 October – 12 November 2021.

Green Marine Future – funding for sustainability projects secured for Uber Boat

London’s leading River Bus operator, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers , has won Department for Transport (DfT) funding to support three projects to research and develop green river transport for the future.

Already a modern and fuel-efficient passenger boat service operating on the River Thames, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers applied for the funding in collaboration with other partners, via the Innovate UK Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, to further drive green tech capabilities forward. The three projects, which focus on new power and propulsion technologies and emissions-reducing solutions, are part of the business’s long-term commitment supporting the sustainable growth of infrastructure and economic development on and around the river.

Wärtsilä ensures optimal performance and minimal carbon footprint for world’s most environmentally friendly ferry

The technology group Wärtsilä and Wasaline, the Finnish–Swedish ferry operator, have signed a ten-year Optimised Maintenance agreement covering the company’s new ferry, the AURORA BOTNIA. The agreement was signed in June 2021, but became effective in September.

Torqeedo and Fassmer Shipyard announce the CIT-E Ferry - a passenger ferry for public transport

Fassmer Shipyard, a producer of composite boats, and Torqeedo, a supplier of integrated electric drive systems for boats, have announced a fully electric ferry concept for public transport – the Fassmer CIT-E Ferry powered by a Torqeedo integrated drive system.

Deep Blue lithium-ion batteries with a battery bank capacity of between 80 kWh and 1 MWh power the integrated drive system.

Fassmer's CIT-E Ferry is fully ES-TRIN 2021 compliant with up to a 100-passenger capacity. The modular concept allows the customer to adapt the vessel's overall length from 12 to 24 meters, depending on the route serviced.

Shell to launch Singapore's first fully-electric ferry service

Shell has awarded a contract to Singapore company, Penguin International Limited, to design, build and operate at least three fully-electric ferries which, when operational, will be the first fully-electric ferry service in Singapore and a first for Shell globally. Expected to set sail in the first half of 2023, the new 200-seater single-deck ferries will be used to transport passengers between mainland Singapore to Shell’s Energy and Chemicals Park on the island of Bukom, replacing the conventional diesel-powered ferries currently used.

The approximately 5.5-kilometre-long ferry route off the Straits of Singapore is a busy connection which transports around 3,000 passengers a day, or an estimated 1.8 million passenger trips annually.

The fully-electric ferries are powered by a lithium-ion battery system with a capacity of 1.2 MWh and run at speeds of over 20 knots with zero emissions and noise. When berthed at Shell Bukom, the ferries will be charged via a combination of fast charging during peak hours, and slow charging during off-peak hours and overnight.

Two new duty free border shops to open in Holyhead and Fishguard

Swedish retailer R&F Travel Retail has announced plans for two new duty free border shops in Wales. The first new outlet has opened its doors in Holyhead Port this week, with the second opening in Fishguard Port later in the year. The stores will offer duty free bargains on products such as drinks, perfume and cigarettes, which can be purchased at prices up to 60% cheaper than regular retail prices due to Brexit.

Both stores will be located with the ports themselves, allowing travel passengers to and from Wales to take advantage of R&F’s fantastic deals. Duty Free has been permitted to be sold again on ferries from the UK to the EU since January, following a 22 year absence. But this is the first time Duty Free will be sold separately in retail outlets within the ports.

LNG bunker terminal construction begins in Bilbao

Fuel giant Repsol has confirmed the start of construction of the LNG bunker facilities in Bilbao, which paves the way for the arrival of Brittany Ferries’ first LNG powered-ship SALAMANCA. Work on the bunker terminal be completed in the first half of next year, coinciding with the ship’s arrival. SALAMANCA will serve UK-Spain routes and will be joined by a second LNG-powered vessel called SANTONA arriving in 2023. A separate LNG bunker facility will be constructed by Repsol in Santander and preparatory work is already taking place.

Wärtsilä signs five-year Optimised Maintenance agreement featuring latest digital innovations with STQ of Canada

The technology group Wärtsilä has entered into a customised five-year Optimised Maintenance agreement with Canadian ferry operator Societé des Traversiers du Quebec (STQ). The agreement covers the F.-A.-GAUTHIER, a 133 metres long ferry operating with Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engines and other Wärtsilä equipment. Signing of the agreement took place in the second quarter of 2021 and there is a further five-year extension option. This agreement is a renewal of a maintenance agreement that had been running for the previous five years.

ScandiNAOS AB signed an MoU with Deccan Water Treatment Private Limited to provide methanol powered engines for marine and land applications

The Swedish ship design company ScandiNAOS AB who has been spear heading the introduction of methanol as marine fuel, has signed and memorandum of understanding, MoU with the Indian company, Deccan Water Treatment Private Limited to establish a joint venture company.
The objective of the JV Deccan ScandiNAOS India Ltd is to provide methanol powered engines for both marine and land applications, not only for the Indian market but for, the whole Asian, Australian and African markets.

Rolls-Royce and Sea Machines sign partnership to cooperate on smart ship and autonomous ship control solutions

To provide customers with complete automation solutions from a single trusted source, Rolls-Royce and Sea Machines Robotics announce a new collaboration that will deliver comprehensive remote command, autonomous control and intelligent crew support systems to the marine market and complement Rolls-Royce’s mtu NautIQ marine automation portfolio. As part of this agreement, Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems and Sea Machines, the leading developer of remote-vessel command and autonomous control systems, will join forces on the development and sale of fully and semi-autonomous vessel control systems. The combination of Rolls-Royce’s propulsion and automation solutions with Sea Machines’ vessel control products will offer marine customers significant benefits in terms of vessel operations, safety, efficiency and environmental impact.

Ferry confident: Brits rate ferries safer than travel by planes and coaches

Research from ferry industry body, Discover Ferries, reveals consumer confidence in using public transport has risen. The results also show more Brits would feel less concerned about contracting Covid when travelling by ferry than by aeroplane or coach. Those aged 35 and over feel ferries are a safer mode of transport than planes, trains and coaches.

Wärtsilä and SHI agree to collaborate on ammonia fuelled engines for future newbuilds

The technology group Wärtsilä and the Korean shipbuilding company Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have signed a joint development programme (JDP) agreement aimed at developing ammonia-fuelled vessels with 4-stroke auxiliary engines available for future newbuild projects. Both parties recognise the importance of future carbon-free fuels in the marine industry’s drive towards decarbonisation. The agreement was signed in July 2021.

Getlink and CargoBeamer team up to launch the first unaccompanied cross-Channel service by rail

Eurotunnel and CargoBeamer have signed a partnership which will see the launch of a new, 100% unaccompanied rail freight transport service across the Short Straits, from Calais to Ashford.

The extension of the rolling motorway from Perpignan to Ashford is a logical step in developing a future international intermodal network between the Channel and the Mediterranean. A second route from Domodossola, in the Alps region, to Calais will also be extended to Ashford after its launch in early October.

Red Funnel celebrates 160 years of serving the Isle of Wight

Red Funnel has officially reached its 160th birthday, marking over a century and a half of travel between the Isle of Wight and mainland – serving as the island’s original and longest standing ferry operator.
The ferry operator first launched in 1861 as the ‘Southampton Isle of Wight and South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Company Limited’. During its long history it has hosted millions of passengers, from islanders and commuters to families exploring the Isle of Wight, to celebrities and royals.

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Shippax News Bulletin – 37

- In association with Interferry

Dear Subscriber,

We bring you some news from the week.

Contact the news team? news@shippax.se


Nice port plans restrictions on ferry traffic

Nice mayor Christian Estrosi announced that a EUR 60 “carbon tax” per car and per ship call was investigated by the city as a measure to tackle air pollution generated by ferry traffic in the city.
Nice port is right to the city centre.

Trasmed GLE link Barcelona with Alcudia and Menorca

Trasmed GLE, the new subsidiary of the Grimaldi Group, have announced that with effect 20th September, they will introduce a call at the port of Alcudia in Mallorca on their service between Barcelona and Mahon in Menorca.

CalMac’s new Islay ferries to be built in Poland, Romania or Turkey

Scottish government-owned Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL), the company that owns the fleet of ferries operated by Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) has shortlisted four shipyards in Poland, Romania and Turkey to build the two ferries for CalMac’s lifeline service from the Scottish mainland to the island of Islay. Originally there was to have been just one newbuilding.

Choked supply chains and rising cargo volumes seen to drive PCTC valuations higher

Continued problems with supply chains and rising cargo volumes are poised to drive valuations and charter rates of pure truck and car carriers (PCTC) higher still after a bull run in the recent past.

Brittany Ferries and CMA CGM form a partnership in passenger and freight transport.

On the occasion of the Assises de l’économie de la mer event, Brittany Ferries and the CMA CGM Group announced that CMA CGM has agreed to make a EUR 25 million investment in Brittany Ferries, including EUR 10 million in quasi-equity. Through this agreement, CMA CGM is seeking to support Brittany Ferries’ post-Covid-19 recovery.

Testing of hybrid electric ferry HEILHORN started

Torghatten Trafikkselskap started testing of the hybrid electric ferry HEILHORN over the weekend on the crossing between Vennesund and Holm, which the 3,100 GT vessel will operate.

Bent-Joachim Bentzen, head of transport and infrastructure at the Nordland regional council, welcomed the start of the testing of the ship that was delivered from Sefine shipyard in Turkey last year by saying that using battery power would remove CO2 emissions equal to those of 6,000 cars per year.

Ålandstrafiken’s second hand ferry project moves forward

Ålandstrafiken, the transport company owned by the government of the Åland Islands, has asked EUR4 million to be used for the purchase of a second hand ferry.

A decision in principle to acquire a new vessel had been made earlier.

The EUR4 million is included in a draft supplementary budget that the government of the autonomous islands that belong to Finland presented towards the end of last week.

Tersan Shipyard delivered RØDVENFJORD to Fjord1

The 108m RØDVENFJORD has been delivered to Fjord1 from Tersan Shipyard. She is a sister to ERESFJORD, delivered at the end of 2019, and will service between Sølsnes and Åfarnes in Norway.

RØDVENFJORD and ERESFJORD have 2 Nogva engines in combination with a 1.5MWh battery pack and are capable of running fully electric.

Naviera Armas Trasmediterránea introduces cold ironing the Port of Almería

CIUDAD DE IBIZA from Naviera Armas Trasmediterránea is now connected to the electricity grid at the Port of Almería, thus avoiding the use of auxiliary engines and significantly reducing the footprint of noise and emissions.

CIUDAD DE IBIZA is the second ship to receive electricity supply in the Port of Almería. Last year in August, the VOLCAN DE TIJARAFE ferry was the first to receive it.

PONANT’s polar explorer LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT reaches North Pole, setting new standards for cruise

The hybrid-electric exploration cruise vessel LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT became the first vessel of its kind to reach the geographic North Pole on September 6, 2021, as it was completing the sea trials in preparation for welcoming guests for the maiden voyage later this year.

AI will reduce emissions from Stena Line’s Polish ferry

With the help of artificial intelligence, Stena Line will reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions from the Polish ferry STENA NORDICA. The ship is the eighth in Stena Line's fleet to be equipped with the AI assistant Stena Fuel Pilot, which supports the captains to drive in the most fuel-efficient way between Karlskrona and Gdynia.

Zinus has secured a new contract for the delivery of autonomous charging systems to two Norwegian ferry connections

Zinus has secured a new contract for the delivery of autonomous charging systems to two ferry connections in Nordland county and will thus have all the major ferry companies in Norway as end customers. “The contract shows that our Norwegian-manufactured products for the green shift are doing well in competition with major international providers,” says Ronny Olson, Sales Manager at Zinus.

Viking Line reveals: VIKING GLORY to have Baltic Sea’s first rotating private dining room with 220-degree unobstructed sea view

Viking Line is now building one of the world’s most climate-smart vessels, VIKING GLORY. The vessel, to provide daily service on the Turku-Mariehamn-Stockholm route starting in early 2022, will offer out-of-the-ordinary cruise experiences. It can now be revealed that Viking Glory will be the first on the Baltic Sea with Fyren, its glazed-in private dining room with a rotating table and unbeatable view. At the same time, the newly developed bistro restaurant Kobba is being launched.

Zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell ferry hits the water

Incat Crowther announced the launch of SEA CHANGE. The Incat Crowther 22 is the world’s first zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric-drive high speed passenger ferry. Delivered by All American Marine, the project has been spearheaded by the vessel owner SWITCH Maritime and was brought to fruition by a consortium of contributors, including Incat Crowther, Zero Emissions Industries, BAE Systems and Hornblower Group, who Incat Crowther worked closely with on the recent NYC Ferry newbuild program.

Wasaline develops package travels

In order to ensure a broad and competitive range of accommodation in the Umeå and Vaasa regions, as well as guarantee customer satisfaction, Wasaline has launched a new digital platform for hotel packages. The platform is called Citybreak and is developed by Visit Group, one of the Nordic leaders in e-commerce, packaging, and distribution in the tourism industry.

bp and NYK Line join forces to help decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors

bp and NYK Line have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on future fuels and transportation solutions to help industrial sectors, including shipping, decarbonise.
For shipping, the companies will collaborate and identify opportunities to help transition from current marine fuels to alternatives such as LNG, biofuels, and methanol, and to develop future fuels such as ammonia and hydrogen. Getting this journey right will be critical to enabling the shipping industry to meet its long-term decarbonisation ambitions.

DFDS European logistics network expanded in Eastern Europe with acquisition of ICT Logistics

To further expand and develop DFDS’ European logistics services, DFDS has acquired 100% of the share capital of the Danish freight forwarder ICT Logistics focused on providing transport solutions between Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, particularly Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Latvia, and Lithuania. DFDS has owned 19.9% of the shares in ICT Logistics since 2006.

DFDS: Integration of HSF Logistics Group starts after closing completed

DFDS has completed the acquisition of the HSF Logistics Group. The company is one of Europe’s leading cold chain logistics providers to meat producers and other food producers that operate temperature-controlled supply chains.

MV WERFTEN Announce New Supervisory Board, Additional Management Directors and Carsten Haake as CEO

After the successful conclusion of the negotiations on the bridging loan (WSF), together with the representatives of the federal government, the state and the shareholder, and the first partial repayment of 193 million euros by the shipyard in June of this year, the shipyard group is currently focused on completion of the first Global Class ship, the GLOBAL DREAM in 2022 and complete financing for the completion of the second Global Class ship in 2024.

UK shipping industry demands net-zero by 2050

In a landmark decision, the UK shipping industry has agreed that the international shipping sector must pursue a net-zero carbon emissions target by 2050.

International regulations require the global shipping industry to cut their emissions by 50% compared to 2008 levels. But the UK Chamber of Shipping has now confirmed it wants the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to double this target and commit to net-zero emissions by 2050.

Carnival Corporation Releases Annual Sustainability Report

Carnival Corporation introduces 2030 goals, 2050 aspirations and emphasizes commitment to decarbonization to further strengthen environmental, social and governance performance.

Report details key initiatives from the company and its nine global cruise line brands, incorporating six focus areas guiding the company's long-term sustainability vision, execution and performance.

DFDS: August volume report: freight growth continued in most regions

Ferry – freight: Total volumes in August 2021 were 0.6% above 2020. Net adjustments for structural route changes reduced growth 1.9 ppt to -1.3%.

Ferry – passenger: The total number of passengers in August 2021 was 38.9% below 2020 reflecting a continued negative impact from travel restrictions as well as a temporary easing of restrictions in the first half of August 2020. Baltic Sea’s passenger volumes continued to be above 2020.

Solid comeback for Stena Line’s ferry traffic between Denmark and Sweden

Stena Line has had a summer above expectations, where travel between Denmark and Sweden has increased by more than 167% in July and August this year compared to the same period last year.

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Shippax News Bulletin – 36

- In association with Interferry

Dear Subscriber,

A little something to read during your weekend.

Photos from our conference last week have been uploaded to the conference website and can be seen here

Photo above: SAGA just ended its two month charter for Adria Ferries and is now positioned in Perama c George Giannakis

Incat to build 76m ferry for Korea

Incat will shortly commence construction of a new 76m ferry for Taesung Marine Transport of the Republic of Korea for the Pohang – Ulleungdo route. The new vessel will be delivered in early 2023.

More details are expected the coming weeks.

Solvay helps La Méridionale’s ferry PIANA go beyond emissions regulations

Following a successful test run showing excellent environmental performance, Solvay’s SOLVAirR Marine solution for dry exhaust gas treatment will be adopted on all engines of La Méridionale’s passenger (RoPAX) ferry PIANA, following close collaboration with engineering partner ANDRITZ.

Zero-emission AMHERST ISLANDER II and WOLFE ISLANDER IV successfully completed

The construction and trials of both 72-metre AMHERST ISLANDER II and the 99-metre WOLFE ISLANDER IV ferries were successfully completed. The vessels recently sailed from the shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Galati to Constanta, for onwards transportation to Canada onboard a heavy-lift semi-submersible transport vessel.

AMHERST ISLANDER II has a capacity for 42 cars and 300 passengers, WOLFE ISLANDER IV 80 cars and 399 passengers.

Fully electric GROTTE getting ready for delivery from Hvide Sande Shipyard

Build number 145 at Hvide Sande Shipyard in Denmark is getting ready for delivery. The fully electric GROTTE will will sail between Esbjerg and Fanø on Denmark's west coast for Molslinjen's Fanølinjen.

Natural landscapes provide inspiration for new GeelongPort terminal design

GeelongPort and Spirit of Tasmania have unveiled the design images of Spirit of Tasmania’s new terminal building set to be constructed at Corio Quay in Geelong.

The state-of-the-art building, as part of Spirit of Tasmania’s passenger and freight terminal precinct, will be operational in Geelong in 2022, with construction due to begin later this year.

GNV announces new Menorca connection as of 14 September

Two months after the opening of the new lines in the Balearics, GNV announces the new connection from Barcelona with Ciutadella de Menorca, in Menorca.

The Visemar chartered GNV SEALAND will serve this new connection, together with stops at Palma de Mallorca, while the new GNV BRIDGE will also add Valencia to and from Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza to the connection.

MOL Concludes 'Transition Loan' Contract for 2 LNG-fueled Ferries - First Use of Transition Loan in Japan, Selected as Model for METI Climate Transition Finance

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines announced the conclusion of a syndicated "Transition Loan" for two LNG-fueled ferries: the SUNFLOWER KURENAI and the SUNFLOWER MURASAKI.

The Development Bank of Japan Inc. and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited served as the arrangers and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) as the co-arranger. Ontop of the three banks, this Transition Loan was jointly provided by 10 local financial institutions located mainly in Western Japan, near the routes on which the two ferries will be launched, and close to the shipyards where they will be built.It was selected as the first transition loan in Japan for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)'s climate transition model projects.

Lindblad Expeditions NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC RESOLUTION completes sea trials

Lindblad Expeditions has announced that NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC RESOLUTION, their next-generation expedition ship purpose-built for polar navigation, has successfully completed her sea trials in the Vartdal fjord, the outermost part of the Stor fjord, at the entrance of the iconic Geirangerfjord.

BC Ferries fifth Island Class ferry prepares for final leg of journey to B.C.

BC Ferries’ newest hybrid electric ship transited the Panama Canal over the weekend and is now preparing for its trip home to British Columbia. ISLAND 5, as it is temporarily named, departed Romania on July 31 under its own power. BC Ferries expects the ship to be in B.C. by late-September, depending on weather.

Finnlines’ new ro-ro vessels celebrate launching and keel laying

Finnlines’ Newbuilding Programme proceeds as planned. The second hybrid ro-ro vessel was launched on 30 August 2021 and the keel laying ceremony for the third vessel took place on 31 August. The series of three ro-ro vessels are being built at the Chinese Jinling shipyard located in Nanjing.

Eksfin nears NOK 10bn in loan financing for green ship projects

Norwegian export credit agency Eksfin (formerly Export Credit Norway and GIEK) is playing a major role in accelerating the ‘green shift’ at sea, providing loan guarantees approaching 1 billion Euro for the construction of 35 eco-friendly vessels over the last four years – including LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT, the world’s most exclusive polar exploration cruise ship recently delivered to French cruise line PONANT by Norwegian shipbuilder VARD.

Interior Design of Expedition Cruise Vessel Takes Aim at the Eco-Conscious Passenger Segment

With the recent surge in eco-tourism and expedition travel, the cruise industry has ushered in a new type of consumer that represents a monumental shift from the stereotypical cruiser. The new demographic seeks to explore parts of the world that have remained relatively untouched, embracing the exquisite beauty of their natural surroundings without disturbing its habitat and with minimal carbon footprint. While doing so, they wish to gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the natural world around them.

Cavotec shore power solutions help Port of Marseille to reduce surge in ship emissions in wake of pandemic

Ports across Europe and the world are increasingly seeing shore power as a highly effective way to reduce emissions from ships in port. The problem of ship emissions in ports has intensified in the wake of the pandemic, as cruise ships that previously stayed in ports for a matter of hours or days, stay at the same berths continually running their conventionally-powered engines, thereby increasing emissions of hazardous chemicals and particulate matter.

Port of Kiel: Additional capacity in intermodal cargo traffic

In eco-friendly rail freight transport, the seaport of Kiel is getting additional capacity and faster connections. Since the beginning of September, five new train pairs have been running weekly via the Lehrte MegaHub from Kiel in Alpine transit to Verona in northern Italy. At the Lehrte fast transhipment facility, the freight units are also connected to the destinations Duisburg, Munich and Ludwigshafen. On the occasion of the first train departure from Schwedenkai, Dr Dirk Claus, Managing Director at the PORT OF KIEL, said: "The new connection via Hanover Lehrte now gives us the capacity that is needed for an even greater shift of hinterland transport from road to rail."

LNG-fuelled vessels approaching 30% of orders

Industry coalition SEA-LNG recognises significant growth in LNG-fuelled vessel orders in 2021. According to the latest report from Clarksons, LNG-fuelled vessel orders are approaching 30% of Gross Tonnage on order, representing a substantial part of shipping’s overall capacity when these vessels are delivered.

Next Bridge Solution from LNG to Ammonia: Development of a Concept Design for “Ammonia-fuel Ready LNG-Fueled Vessel” Is Launched

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha and Elomatic launched the development of a concept design for “Ammonia-fuel Ready LNG-Fueled Vessel” (ARLFV), which covers the transition to future marine fuel.

EST-Floattech launches new battery designs

The Octopus Series, as the new design platform is called, is set to become the next generation DNV certified battery management system for marine markets. With both High Power and High Energy modules, new, smart and lightweight battery solutions can be installed in virtually any size of vessel. Clients can choose between passive- or active cooling and even forced air- and liquid cooling will become available. Production of the new battery systems is about to start and ‘racks’ become available as of 2022.

AS Tallink Grupp Statistics for August 2021

In August 2021 AS Tallink Grupp transported 389 715 passengers, which is a 14.1% decrease compared to August 2020. The number of cargo units decreased by 3.4% to 28 790 units and the number of passenger vehicles decreased by 18.1% to 78 193 units in the same comparison.

The public offering of Tallink Grupp’s new shares created keen investor interest, the company’s share capital was increased by EUR 34.6 million

Tallink Grupp has announced to the stock exchange the results of the public offering of the new shares of the company, held from 18 August to 1 September 2021, and the company’s decision how the new shares shall be allocated. Based on the decision of the company’s Supervisory Board, altogether 73,687,024 new shares of the company shall be allocated to the investors. As a result of the public offering, the company’s share capital was increased by EUR 34.6 million and the company gained over 4,500 new shareholders.

ABB containerized energy storage offers plug-in battery power for a wide range of ships

• The Containerized Energy Storage System (ESS) integrates sustainable battery power for existing ships in a standard 20ft container
• All-inclusive pre-assembled unit for easier installation and safer maintenance, enabling fuel savings and lower emissions
• Flexible and cost-effective energy storage system for container ships, offshore support vessels, ferries and other vessel types

NYK to Conduct Test of New Lookout Support System for Vessels

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha and MTI Co., Ltd. have installed on a trial basis on a ship operated by the NYK Group a prototype of the Automatic Ship Target Recognition System developed in Israel by Orca AI Ltd. Verification started from September 8th.

DFDS has an ambition to launch the first green vessel by 2025

DFDS can accelerate its climate action strategy in an effort to decarbonize the maritime sector sooner than expected.
DFDS has for some time worked to develop a hydrogen ferry. The learnings from this project enables DFDS accelerate part of its climate strategy related to newbuilds and retrofits. Starting with the launch of Project Green Vessel 2025, which will move up ambitions for its first green vessel by 2025.

SINTEF to research ammonia as a green shipping fuel

SINTEF will work on solving research hurdles linked to the use of ammonia as a zero-emission fuel for the shipping sector. The Minister of Climate and Environment for Norway, Sveinung Rotevatn, announced at the end of last week that the project Ammonia Fuel Bunkering Network would receive NOK 89 million through the Green Platform Initiative.

AIDA Cruises wants to reach zero emissions as early as 2040

AIDA Cruises works with partners from research, science and industry to develop innovative solutions and use technologies with the aim of putting the first zero-emission ship into service as early as 2030.
By 2040, ten years before the International Maritime Organization (IMO) climate targets, the cruise company wants to be on track with its fleet in an emission-neutral way. AIDA Cruises is thus making an active contribution to achieving the Paris climate targets and the European Green Deal.

TT-Line has signed a ten-year agreement with Port of Trelleborg

TT-Line and Port of Trelleborg have signed a new ten-year agreement. This means an long-term perspective of the port operations and thus consolidating trheir position as Scandinavia’s largest RoRo port.

Wärtsilä advances carbon capture and storage in maritime as part of LINCCS consortium

Wärtsilä will take a central role in developing maritime carbon capture & storage (CCS) technologies as one of the leading partners in the LINCCS (linking carbon capture and storage) consortium.
The LINCCS project is focused on reducing costs for new carbon storage facilities by 70% and advancing the development of carbon capture technologies in a range of sectors. This week, it was announced that the LINCCS consortium would receive 111m Norwegian kroner to support the funding over the next three years from the Norwegian government’s Green Platform Initiative.

Lloyd’s Register and Inmarsat form industry-first collaboration to develop a remote survey solution

Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Inmarsat,have announced an industry-first collaboration between a satellite communications provider and classification society to provide a connectivity solution that will address challenges experienced during remote surveys.

DFDS: acquisition of HSF Logistics Group approved

The EU Commission has approved DFDS’ acquisition of the HSF Logistics Group announced on 26 January 2021.
The closing of the transaction is expected to be completed on 14 September 2021. Information about integration and expected financial impacts of the transaction will be included in the closing announcement.

HSF Logistics Group is one of Europe’s leading cold chain logistics providers to meat producers and other food producers that operate temperature-controlled supply chains.

DeRossi Implements Software System to Streamline Shipbuilding Work Management

DeRossi, the dedicated ship interior outfitting firm, announced it has implemented a new software internally that it will eventually make available to outside interested partners. The new versatile software platform draws upon the company's extensive experience in serving the shipping industry and is being used to help the firm to digitize its workflows.

Fincantieri: Construction of new “Sphere“ class ship for Princess Cruises begins

The steel of the first of two LNG cruise ships for Princess Cruises, a brand within Carnival Corporation, took place in San Giorgio di Nogaro (Udine) at Centro Servizi Navali, a company specialized in logistics and production of sheet metal for the Fincantieri yards located in northeastern Italy. The ship will be built in the Monfalcone yard.

Viking Line: City of Turku redeems the terminal in Turku

The City of Turku has redeemed the terminal in Turku owned by Viking Line. The terminal and related facilities are located in an area in the Port of Turku leased by Viking Line.

Under the original lease agreement, the buildings were to be redeemed on December 31, 2025, but since the Port of Turku decided to begin a major refurbishment of the port and its facilities, the City of Turku now redeems the properties.

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