Shippax CFI Weekly Bulletin - 30

Headlines of news added to Shippax CFI’s Newsdeck section during week 30.

For full text, visit Shippax at: http://www.shippax.se

NISSOS SAMOS enters service for Hellenic Seaways

July 28. Greece’s Hellenic Seaways is signalling a stronger, more active presence in the Aegean with the inauguration of the NISSOS SAMOS on July 27, the third vessel the country’s largest ferry operator has put into service since May.

A new Japanese ferry for the Otaru-Niigata route

July 28. Shin Nihonkai Ferry finally gave more information about their new ferry on 26 July. According to the press release, Shin Nihonkai Ferry will launch a new ferry on the Otaru-Niigata route in March 2017.

PINAR DEL RIO to inaugurate a fast ferry service between Almeria, Motril and Melilla

July 27. Balearia will commence high-speed catamaran services between Almeria and Motril to Melilla, starting on 5 August 5, and which will run at least until 18 September 18. Earlier, Balearia hinted they would also operate throughout the winter period.

Fourth HERO class on maiden voyage

July 22. THEMIS is Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics' (WWL) fourth Neo-Panamax class vessel, which means it is built for the expanded Panama Canal inaugurated June 26. She is on her maiden trip from Yokohama to Bremerhaven.

Ro-pax ordered in South Korea
July 25. Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo just secured a 31,000 GT ro-pax order for Weidong, a ferry company linking Korea with China.

Not enough French border control officers cause for Dover problems

July 25. Helen Deeble, CEO P&O Ferries, said: "The scenes which we saw at the weekend at the port of Dover, with holidaymakers delayed for completely unacceptable lengths of time, must never be allowed to happen again."

French border checks cause Dover chaos

July 24. Increased French border checks in the port of Dover brought a weekend of chaos to Britain's busiest ferry port as thousands headed for Europe at the start of the UK summer school holidays.

Former Sealink / Stena / IMTC ferry LE RIF to be repaired

July 23. Veteran ferry LE RIF (owned by former company IMTC, formerly GALLOWAY PRINCESS, STENA GALLOWAY) is yet again one of the many Moroccan ferries that have been moved earlier this week after a long lay up.

Greece's new coordinating committee for cruise criticised

July 23. Greece's recently launched coordinating committee for cruise has been lambasted by the country's cruise community. A long standing demand of the cruise industry, the committee within hours of being implemented was being branded "ineffective" and likely to "create even more of a bureaucratic hassle than the one faced today by the cruise companies operating in Greece".

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Shippax CFI Weekly Bulletin - 29

Shippax CFI Weekly Bulletin - 29

Headlines of news added to Shippax CFI’s Newsdeck section during week 29.

For full text, visit Shippax at: http://www.shippax.se

Torghatten cannot buy Fjord 1

July 22. The Norwegian Competition Authority has ruled that if Torghatten would purchase a 50 percent stake in Fjord 1, it would put a fair competition at risk and would drive the prices up.

TEXELSTROOM, the island on board

July 22. The island experience already starts on board the TEXELSTROOM. Designer studio Vripack has implemented specific features of the Wadden area and the adjacent dune landscape in both the interior and exterior design.

Innovations on the TEXELSTROOM

July 22. Everybody is looking forward to see the modern ferry TEXELSTROOM entering service. (see previous news). The ferry is a highly advanced vessel with several innovative solutions designed by C-Job Naval Architects in cooperation with TESO. An overview.

Dutch dual-fuel ferry TEXELSTROOM to enter service in September

July 22. TESO (Texel Eigen Stoomboot Onderneming) has decided to introduce the new ferry at the end of the season, in order to avoid teething problems during the very busy high season where capacity and a reliable frequency are essential.

News in pictures: signing ceremony Toll Shipping - Jinling Shipyard

July 21. Recently, Jinling Shipyard and Australia's Toll Shipping officially signed the contract for two 12,000dwt ro-ro vessels (see news July 19).

Greek cruise sector is worried about the situation with Turkey

July 19. In the wake of the failed coup in Turkey, the decision by Greek authorities to look at the visa issue for travelling from Greece to Turkey is causing concern to Greece's cruise sector and especially for homeporting in Greece.

Carnival Corporation & plc names P&O Ferries' Helen Deeble to Board of Directors

July 19. Last week Carnival Corporation & plc announced that on 13 July Helen Deeble, CEO of P&O Ferries Division Holdings Ltd., has been appointed to the company's board of directors, effective immediately.

Marseille inspired by the growing world fleet of mega-cruiseships

July 19. The two main construction projects in Marseille Fos are nearing completion following a decisive stage in works costing almost €64 million that will cater for mega-ships by enlarging the Passe Nord port entrance and recommissioning the giant Drydock 10.

News in pictures: PRIMULA SEAWAYS is being lengthened

July 19. So far, the lengthening project of the Danish ro-ro PRIMULA SEAWAYS in the Lloyd shipyard in Bremerhaven has evolved very successfully. The 30m long intersection has been inserted, and the ship is due to be ready on 9 August. Her lane meter capacity will increase from 3,800 to 4,650.

Cruise boom for Papua New Guinea

July 19. The increasing popularity of Papua New Guinea as a cruise destination could see a five-fold growth in regional tourism, a new study has found.

Sydney cruise ship emissions rules negated

July 19. The New South Wales Government’s contentious air pollution regulations requiring all cruise ships visiting Sydney Harbour to use low-sulphur fuel have been accidentally over-ruled by Australia’s national government.

NYK charged over Australian car trade collusion

July 19. Regulatory authorities’ action over alleged anticompetitive behaviour in international vehicle sea trades has reached Australia, with Japan’s NYK yesterday (18 July) pleading guilty to a criminal cartel conduct charge.

Jinling wins Toll Shipping pair

July 19. Australia’s Toll Shipping has confirmed orders for two 12,000 dwt ro-ros at China’s Jinling Shipyard.

The pair is destined for overnight Bass Strait service between Burnie and Melbourne and will have capacity for 250 double-stacked Mafis and 60 vehicles.

Venice to lose UNESCO world heritage status?

July 17. UNESCO has threatened to put Venice on its list of “endangered” world heritage sites unless effective steps are undertaken to ban large cruise ships from sailing into the lagoon by 2017.

SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER christened in Monte Carlo

July 17. Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ latest fleet addition SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER was christened in the port of Monte Carlo on July 14th by Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco. The company claims its new flagship was “unquestionably the most luxurious cruise ship ever built”.

MEIN SCHIFF 5 christened

July 17. After having carried out a number of pre-inaugural cruises in the previous weeks, TUI Cruises’ latest newbuild MEIN SCHIFF 5 was finally christened in the port of Travemünde on July 15th.

Grimaldi Lines say they are victim of a scam

July 16. Grimaldi Lines have posted their misfortune with a ship charter on their Facebook page. The Livorno - Barcelona -Tangier route had to be suspended after it had been discovered that the chartered vessel had problems with some certificates.

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