2017年07月31日

Shippax Weekly News Bulletin – 31

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(Video) Launching of THJELVAR, sister to VISBORG, at GSI on monday the 24th

Destination Gotland’s THJELVAR was launched on Monday the 24th of July at the GSI shipyard. The ferry, a sister to VISBORG (delivery late this year), is 200 meters long, 32,000 gross tonnes and will be able to carry 1650 passengers.

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2017, second quarter figures for Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör released

The ferry company transported more cars and passengers in Q2, 2017, compared to the same period last year. A late Easter affected positive, and a postponed battery conversion affected negative.

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OSK-Shiptech A/S and the ferry company Læsø signs contract

The aim with the cooperation is to examine the need for a new ferry between the Danish island Læsø and Frederikshavn, a route that some 270,000 passengers take every year.

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LaNaval in dire need of a financial lifeline

Astilleros LaNaval, the Sestao (Bilbao)-based shipyard, is hopeful that a white knight, in the shape of Manuel del Dago, will rescue the yard from its current economic difficulties.

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French state poised to temporarily nationalise STX France

In a move aimed at preventing Fincantieri to take a majority stake in the STX France Shipyard, French economy minister Bruno Le Maire has declared that the French state wants to exercise its pre-emption rights to acquire 66.6% of the shares in STX France, equivalent to EUR 79.5m.

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Best ever first half year results for Finnlines

During the first half of the year, total revenues for the Finnlines Group increased by 12.4% to EUR 259.3m, compared to EUR 230.7m during the same period in 2016.

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Scandlines completes refinancing

Puttgarden-Rødby and Rostock-Gedser operator Scandlines has successfully completed an EUR 862m refinancing comprising a six-year bank tranche, an eleven-year institutional tranche and associated revolving credit and liquidity facilities.

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Stena Line to increase capacity on the Rotterdam (Europoort)-Harwich route

Due to increasing demand Stena Line will replace CAPUCINE and SEVERINE by MISIDA and MISANA on the company’s Europoort-Harwich freight-only service in January 2018.

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Tynwald rejects IOMSPC’s offer to continue running ferry services to the Isle of Man after 2026

The Parliament of the Isle of Man, the Tynwald, has rejected the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co’s (IOMSPC) GBP 170m offer to continue running the ferry services between the UK mainland and Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man after 2026.

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Portugal’s WestSea Viana Shipyard building a series of polar expedition cruise ships for newcomer Mystic Cruises

Currently under construction at the Portuguese WestSea Shipyard in Viana do Castelo for local interests is the 9,300 gt, 126m x 19m x 4.8m capacity polar expedition cruise vessel WORLD EXPLORER.

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Ulstein Verft completes major upgrade and re-engining of expedition cruise vessel OCEAN ADVENTURER

Ulstein Verft has completed the major upgrade and re-engining of the polar expedition cruise vessel SEA ADVENTURER.

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Citigroup Global Markets Limited appointed to possibly find new investors for AS Tallink Grupp

The supervisory board of the AS Tallink Grupp has started an exploratory process to potential strategic options for the Group.

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Isle of Man Steam Packet Co pays Liverpool to stay

More than GBP 0.5m is being paid by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company for essential work at Liverpool’s Princess Parade Landing Stage that will enable high-speed services to Douglas by catamaran MANANNAN to continue from the Mersey river berth until the end of 2019.

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Flying start for newco Elbe ferry

Fifty days after the restart of the Cuxhaven-Brunsbüttel service, Elb-Linkfährgesellschaft mbH reveals that the single-ship operation has carried more passengers, more cars and more freight than the two ships did during the same period last year.

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Brittany Ferries extends charter of MN PELICAN for another two years

Brittany Ferries has extended the charter of the freight ro-ro MN PELICAN by a further two years.

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Meyer Werft adds one more Disney Cruise Line ship to its tally

In addition to the two ships already on order for Disney Cruise Line, Meyer Werft in Papenburg will build a third newbuilding which is slated for delivery in 2022.

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Africa Morocco Link to add a fourth vessel

In order to adjust capacity to meet demand during the busy summer months, Africa Morocco Link has chartered Arab Bridge’s QUEEN NEFERTITI.

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Trinidad & Tobago charters in fast ferry and freight ro-ro to maintain vital seabridge

The government of Trinidad & Tobago has chartered in a fast ferry and a large ro-ro for a minimum of one year to maintain its vital seabridge between Port of Spain and Scarborough.

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Stena acquires STENA SUPERFAST VII and VIII

The AS Tallink Grupp has completed the sale of STENA SUPERFAST VII and STENA SUPERFAST VIII to Stena Ropax Limited.

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Fosen Yard signs Letter of Intent with global industrial partner

Fosen Yard, Rissa, Norway and Hantong Shipbuilding, China have on 7 July 2017 agreed to form a Joint Venture for building ro-pax, ro-ro and cruise vessels.

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2017年07月30日

京阪ホールディングス(大阪水上バス)

2017年7月25日、京阪ホールディングスは、大阪市天満橋の八軒家浜船着場と枚方市の淀川河川公園内の枚方船着場を結ぶ定期観光船を、2017年9月から運航すると発表した。運航するのは、子会社の大阪水上バス。
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2017年07月26日

琉球海運(株)

2017年7月25日、大分県佐伯市の佐伯重工業で、琉球海運向けRORO船「にらいかないII」(約11,900gt、約7,600dw)が進水した。2017年5月に進水した「しゅれいII」と共に、東京―大阪―那覇(沖縄)航路に就航する予定。
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