Shippax News Bulletin – 26

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Dear Subscriber,

Please find the headlines of the news added to the Shippax website during week 26.

We highly recommend our monthly magazine, Shippax Info if you want a broader and more in-depth news coverage, together with fleet change reports, orderbooks, projects & conversions, our unique traffic statistics and much much more.

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It’s official: Moby has signed the contract with GSI for two large ro-pax ferries

(Article free to read) As Shippax earlier reported, Onorato Armotori recently officialised its double order for two ro-pax ferries to be built by Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) in Nansha, China. This was done by means of an email on 10 June, yet the official signing ceremony with great fanfare was held in Beijing today, 27 June, in the presence of Shippax.


Wight Shipyard completes two catamarans for Ultramar

Two identical 37-metre, 459-passenger catamarans have been completed by Wight Shipyard Co (WSC). The Incat Crowther-designed vessels will be transported to Cancun, Mexico, for Ultramar early next month.


Armas-Trasmediterránea Group takes delivery of VILLA DE TEROR

The Naviera Armas-Trasmediterránea Group has announced that it has taken delivery of the newbuild ferry VILLA DE TEROR at Factorías Vulcano.


Incat Crowther contracted for a 65m catamaran for Korean operator

Incat Crowther has been contracted to design a 65m, 710-passenger catamaran to be built for South Korean operator Dolphin Shipping.


Meyer Werft hands over SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY

Meyer Werft has delivered SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY, Saga Cruises first-ever newbuilding.


STENA EUROPE’s mid-life extension takes longer than originally planned

The three-month mid-life extension of Stena Lines’ 38-year-old STENA EUROPE is taking longer than originally expected at Turkish shiprepairer Gemak Shipyard Tuzla.


DFDS adds Sète to its Mediterranean network

On 5 July, DFDS/U.N. Ro-Ro will further expand its Mediterranean network with a twice weekly connection between Istanbul (Pendik) and Sète, France.


Aegean Seaways ready for 1 July start

Newly created East Med ro-pax operator Aegean Seaways is ready to start its four times weekly seven-hour connection between Lavrion and Cesme in time for the summer season with the 1,570-lanemetre and 289-passenger capacity KAUNAS to be taken on time charter at the end of this month. This has been confirmed to Shippax by Roman Morgenstern, Marketing & Project Director at Black Sea ferry operator Ukrferry, the ship’s current manager.


Brittany Ferries to time charter a third Visentini ro-pax from Stena RoRo

Ahead of what risks to become a no-deal Brexit and longer-than-normal overhaul and repair works to its flagship PONT-AVEN next winter, Brittany Ferries has announced a one-year time charter of a third Visentini ro-pax ferry, starting in October/November this year.



Fjord Line 2018 annual report

Fjord Line released its 2018 annual report, showing an increase of turnover with 13% compared to 2017, ending at NOK 1,529 million (NOK 1,359 million), and EBITDA of NOK 335.5 million (NOK 307.4 million).

BC Ferries released its year-end results

The year-end results for BC Ferries’ fiscal 2019 showed an increase of the company’s total revenues to CAD 926 million, compared to CAD 900 million for the same period last year. Consolidated net earnings reached CAD 52 million, compared to CAD 60 million last year.

Carnival Corporation second quarter earnings

Carnival Corporation announced its second quarter earnings showing a revenue increase for the period to USD 4.8 billion, compared to USD 4.4 billion for the same quarter last year. US GAAP net income reached USD 451 million, compared to USD 561 million last year.
Press Releases

RCL, Wärtsilä, and DNV GL announce NAVIGATOR OF THE SEAS to feature industry first fire prevention notation

Even though great strides have been taken in detecting, containing and extinguishing fires, the best time to fight a fire is before it starts. The desire to work towards a zero-fire engine room led cruise operator RCL, technology group Wärtsilä, and classification society DNV GL to initiate a joint industry project to improve engine room fire prevention.

The Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG hereby comments on the media coverage of the last days :

As both Mr. Lars Windhorst, Shareholder and CEO of Tennor Holding B.V. and Mr. Alex Gregg-Smith, CEO of the shipyard announced at the last works meeting on 20.6.19, FSG is in close contact with the customers of the RoPax ferries to be built in order to discuss the next steps for the construction of these existing orders. These discussions have been very promising so far.

Evac Evolution Ballast Water Management System gains USCG Type Approval

The Evac Evolution Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has received Type Approval from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG).

PortX and Helm Operations team up to bring AI Assistance to Harbor Towing

PortX (Rotterdam, Netherlands) and Helm Operations (Victoria, BC, Canada) announced that they have signed a new strategic partnership agreement to combine PortX’s cutting-edge AI-based port dispatching system, OptiPort, with Helm CONNECT, the harbor dispatching and operations software.

Update on the regulatory process: Closing of MacGregor’s TTS acquisition postponed to Q3 2019

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, announced on 8 February, 2018 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group ASA. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals from the competition authorities in Germany, South Korea and China. MacGregor announced the approval from the German regulator on 6 November 2018 and the approval from the South Korean regulator on 27 December 2018.

Tillberg Design of Sweden launches a new visual identity

Tillberg Design of Sweden launched a new visual identity for the group. The new design is built around the logotyp made up of thin intersecting lines, creating a timeless brand mark that combines our heritage from 1964 with contemporary design. The light Nordic design also stands for simplicity and transparency, two of TDoS core values.

Carnival selects KONGSBERG integrated bridge with dynamic positioning functionality for new expedition cruise ships

KONGSBERG has signed an agreement with the shipbuilding firm T.Mariotti to provide its K-Bridge Integrated Bridge System (IBS) with K-Pos Dynamic Positioning (DP) functionality for two ultra-luxury, purpose-built expedition cruise newbuilds to Carnival Corporation. The ships are under construction at the T.Mariotti yard in Genova, Italy for the ultra-luxury cruise line Seabourn, a brand of Carnival Corporation. The first, SEABOURN VENTURE, is due to enter service in June 2021, while her yet-to-be-named sister ship is scheduled for launch in May 2022.

Interferry Regulatory Report – June 2019

Interferry Outcome of MSC101 • The IMO to Formally Address Domestic Ferry Safety

NAPA helps BC Ferries join the e-log revolution

NAPA, the leading maritime software, services and data analysis provider, announced that its industry-benchmark electronic logbook, NAPA Logbook, has been chosen by BC Ferries as a fleet-wide standard solution.

Shipbreaking: Updated list of European ship recycling facilities to include eight new yards

In the 5th version of European List of ship recycling facilities published today, the European Commission has added eight new yards to the List. These include 7 European yards – (2 in Denmark5 in Norway), and 1 yard in Turkey. With the addition of these new yards, ship owners of EU-flagged vessels will now have a wider range of choices to get their vessels dismantled in the future.

Automooring enhances speed, efficiency and safety in the Port of Turku

Port of Turku Ltd is investing in the speed and efficiency of the stay of ships in the port, the management of environmental impacts of vessel traffic, and occupational safety of personnel by acquiring an automooring system from Cavotec Finland Oy.

New Roska-Roope collects surface waste from the sea

The Keep the Archipelago Tidy Association is celebrating its 50 years of operations by introducing a completely new kind of waste collection vessel to Finnish waters. Named Roska-Roope, the vessel is fully electricity-powered and also uses solar power, which makes it very much environmentally sound.

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Shippax News Bulletin – 25

- In association with Interferry

Dear Subscriber,

Please find the headlines of the news added to the Shippax website during week 25.

We highly recommend our monthly magazine, Shippax Info if you want a broader and more in-depth news coverage, together with fleet change reports, orderbooks, projects & conversions, our unique traffic statistics and much much more.

Have a nice weekend!

Maelir AB acquires Rafael’s 17.1% share in Viking Line

In a EUR 33.3 million deal, Maelir AB has acquired the 17.1% shareholdership Rafael held in Viking Line Abp. Following this transaction, Maelir AB controls 17.75% of the shares in Viking Line Abp, thereby becoming the largest individual shareholder of the company.


Toll ship heads to the Med

Australia’s Toll Shipping has sold one of its superseded Bass Strait ro-ros to interests associated with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).


MARDI GRAS taking shape at Meyer Turku

Meyer Turku and Carnival Cruise Line have held the traditional keel laying and coin ceremony for what will become Carnival Cruise Line’s 184,000gt MARDI GRAS.


Ponant takes delivery of LE DUMONT D’URVILLE

French luxury expedition cruise line Ponant took delivery of LE DUMONT D’URVILLE from Norway’s Vard on 14 June on schedule. LE DUMONT D’URVILLE is the fourth vessel in Ponant’s six-ship Explorers series and the ninth vessel in its fleet.


DFDS takes over Gothenburg-Zeebrugge ‘Stora Enso service' from SOL Continent Line

Hot on the heels of the renaming of BELGIA SEAWAYS to TROY SEAWAYS, DFDS has just welcomed a 'new' BELGIA SEAWAYS in the form of the former SCHIEBORG.


Color Line’s BOHUS sold to Mediterranean interests

Ahead of the 26 July introduction of COLOR HYBRID, Color Line has sold its Sandefjord-Strömstad stalwart BOHUS to Tnitsea Shipping, a subsidiary of Madeira-based North Bay Maritimos Transportes Lda, the company behind Red Star Ferries. BOHUS shall be handed over to her new owners before 30 August at the latest.


CHAMPION JET 1 to move from the Canaries to the Alboran Sea

Seajets’ CHAMPION JET 1, a 1997-built Incat that has been on charter to Naviera Armas since November last year, will be introduced by Trasmediterránea from 1 July, to operate additional services linking Malaga and Almeria with Melilla during the summer high season.


Keel laying of P&O Cruises’ IONA

P&O Cruises and Meyer Werft in Papenburg recently celebrated the keel laying ceremony of the 184,700gt LNG-powered cruise ship IONA. The event took place on 29 May, but it was only revealed by Meyer Werft on Friday 14 June.


Incat Tasmania launches VOLCAN DE TAGORO

On Saturday 15 June, Incat’s 111m Hull 091 – named VOLCAN DE TAGORO – was pulled out of the shipyard’s covered newbuilding hall at Hobart’s Prince of Wales Bay.


Fuel regs will drive Greek fares higher

The January 2020 sulphur cap on fuels and the target for reducing ship greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2050 have been extensively analysed in terms of the impact on oceangoing shipping, however the same does not apply to ferry and coastal shipping, especially when potential problems will have a direct impact on the public and all of the Greek islands.



Moby Group Q1 financial results

Moby Group released its financial results for the first quarter of 2019, showing a 14.5% increase in revenues, but with a net loss of EUR 17.1 million. The sale of AURELIA and HARTMUT PUSCHMANN contributed with about EUR 15 million. EBITDA ended positive at EUR 20.1 million, compared to a loss last year of EUR 15.6 million. Passenger numbers increased with 1.8% in the period, while lanemetres shrunk with 11.4%.

Press Releases

Xeneta and Catapult to unlock new depth of freight rate decision making with unique collaboration

Xeneta, provider of up to the minute ocean freight rate intelligence, and Catapult, a pioneer in rate and contract management software, have announced a collaboration that will provide “game changing benefits” for users of their platforms. The new agreement allows Catapult customers - freight forwarders and NVOCCs (non-vessel-operating common carrier community members) – to access Xeneta data in their existing software workflow, comparing the very latest market information to their own rates to win business and maximize profit margins.

Hydrogen attracts attention as a potential future carbon-free fuel

Hydrogen is abundant on earth, but not in its pure form. To be able to use it as a clean, carbon-free fuel, man has to develop feasible ways of mass-producing it from sea water using electrolysis, powered by surplus wind or solar energy. Many technical challenges have to be overcome before hydrogen can cover the world’s fuel needs. DNV GL is involved in several research projects to help overcome these challenges.

VARD taps TMC for Viking Cruises compressors

VARD has awarded TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) to supply the marine compressed air system for two cruise ships the Norwegian shipbuilder is constructing for Viking Cruises.

Trimline delivers extensive refit for ultra-luxury SEABOURN ODYSSEY

Building on their strong collaboration, Trimline and Seabourn Cruises teamed up again on the recent refurbishment of SEABOURN ODYSSEY.

110 m. Adventure Wind Cruise Vessel designed by KNUD E. HANSEN

KNUD E. HANSEN is proud to announce its latest design, a 110-metre Wind Cruise Vessel. This is a sail-assisted cruise vessel that can accommodate up to 100 passengers and has a range of 6000 nautical miles. This design is aimed at the adventure-cruise market and will appeal to passengers who prefer a more intimate cruise experience while visiting destinations that are inaccessible by larger ships.

Tallink Grupp connects first two vessels to shore power at Port of Stockholm in a bid to reduce environmental impact

Tallink Grupp has this week started using shore power to provide electricity for two of its vessels, SILJA SERENADE and SILJA SYMPHONY, while they are alongside in port to reduce the environmental impact of the vessels and to minimise air pollution in the Nordic capital cities the company’s vessels visit. SILJA SYMPHONY and SILJA SERENADE, sister ships operating on the Helsinki-Stockholm route, have been piloting use of the shore power connection facility since February this year and are the two first vessels to be connected to the new facility aiming to minimize the environmental impact from ships within the Baltic Sea region.

Daniamant’s W4-A lifejacket light provides reliability and visibility at sea

Lifejackets are vital pieces of kit that seafarers always need, and it is essential that they are equipped with all the necessary safety measures, including a reliable light source. Personal safety on-board a cruise vessel is of the utmost importance to both passengers and crew alike – a consideration that has guided Danish marine safety equipment manufacturer, Daniamant, throughout its product development.

P&O Cruises EZpay makes taking a cruise even easier with new interest-free monthly payment plan

P&O Cruises Australia is making it even easier for guests to budget and pay for their next holiday by offering P&O EZpay – a new feature which conveniently spreads the cost of a cruise over a period of time.

MSC GRANDIOSA To Introduce New Smart Features To “MSC For Me”

MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe, South America, South Africa and the Gulf, is set to launch the Company’s sixth connected cruise ship later this year with the christening of MSC GRANDIOSA in the Port of Hamburg on 9th November – a ship that will offer next-level MSC for Me features new for 2019.

New Study Finds Negligible Environmental Impact From Accumulated Scrubber Wash Water In Ports

The Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 has welcomed the preliminary results of an independent study presented by CE Delft, a research organisation in the Netherlands specialising in environmental issues, indicating that accumulated concentrations of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS, or “scrubbers”) wash water components are at very low levels and well below applicable regulatory limits.

Stena Line’s able seamen volunteer for Mercy Ships

After a successful volunteer program in 2018, two more employees are preparing for a three-month adventure, joining the Mercy Ships hospital ship AFRICA MERCY. In addition to fundraising and raising awareness for the humanitarian NGO, Stena Line aims to contribute the unique technical and naval competence held by its employees.

Maritime Technology Framework strengthens ties between DSME and DNV GL

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and DNV GL have signed a framework agreement which will see them cooperate on joint development projects (JDPs) for future technologies in the shipbuilding and offshore plant industries. The agreement was signed by DSME President & CEO Sung-Geun Lee and DNV GL Group President & CEO Remi Eriksen at the DNV GL headquarters in Høvik.

HullWiper partners with Immersub to launch eco-friendly hull cleaning solution in Mauritius

HullWiper Ltd has launched their first East African hull cleaning solution in partnership with underwater hull cleaning specialist, Immersub. The introduction of a safe and green hull cleaning solution supports the Mauritius Ports Authority ‘Green Port Concept’ for sustainable and eco-friendly port activities.

DSME, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, NAPA and AVL announce strategic partnership to develop digital ship

DSME, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, NAPA and AVL have announced a strategic co-operation agreement to develop digital ships and related strategic solutions. The agreement will combine the four parties’ expertise in naval architecture and shipbuilding, engines, big data, and software development to pioneer new solutions that combine all of these elements for the first time.

Carnival Corporation Releases Annual Sustainability Report for 2018

Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, today released its ninth annual sustainability report, detailing the key initiatives and progress made in 2018 toward its 2020 sustainability performance goals.

PBES and GTC Energy Solutions Announce EU Manufacturing Program

PBES and GTC Energy Solutions are pleased to announce a new contract manufacturing agreement to provide European manufactured energy storage modules and control equipment. This agreement furthers PBES’ EU focussed strategy for manufacturing and sustainability, increases production capacity and reduces exposure to offshore manufacturing volatility.

NAVTOR integrates environmental regulations into voyage planning with Total Marine Solutions MOU

NAVTOR, a global leader in maritime e-navigation solutions, has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Florida-based Total Marine Solutions (TMS). The agreement will see the Norwegian headquartered firm integrate TMS’ Ocean Guardian product into the NavStation digital chart table, allowing users to gain a real-time overview of all relevant environmental rules and regulations.

Leanships project with Wärtsilä & partners achieves 3.5% fuel savings for ships with CPPs

The technology group Wärtsilä, the Netherlands based Maritime Research Institute MARIN and Italian ship owner Grimaldi, have together successfully designed an Energy Saving Device (ESD), suitable for use by ships with Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPPs). Following model tests, and subsequent sea trials with Grimaldi’s GRANDE PORTOGALLO, a 165 metres long Pure Car & Truck Carrier, fuel efficiency gains of 3.5 percent were confirmed.

DFDS sets new strategic and financial ambitions for next 5 years

It is DFDS' ambition to continue growing both revenue and earnings considerably over the next 5 years by leveraging the skills of our people, new technologies and the wide range of services provided to customers by our ferry and logistics networks.

Nippon paint marine applies low-friction hydrogel technology to its ecoflex range

Following increased market demand for its low-friction hydrogel-containing hull coatings, Nippon Paint Marine (NPM) has now applied the revolutionary technology to its standard range of antifoulings to provide a cost-effective solution for reducing fuel consumption.

Royal approval for Bolidt cruise contract

The installation of decking solutions from Dutch company Bolidt aboard one of the largest cruise ships ever to be built in Germany has received a royal seal of approval, after King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands witnessed a contract signing at the Rostock facilities of yard group MV Werften. The agreement, formalized during a trade delegation visit, provides for Bolidt to supply a total of 17,000m2 of its innovative synthetic systems to the first Global class cruise ship for Hong Kong-based Genting Group’s Dream Cruises, which is already under construction.

Rebranded DFDS funnels: Maritime look and clear communication of the name

DFDS is testing a new funnel look. It includes the use of our name rather than the logo and tests a blue wave that aims to underline the maritime nature of our business. The logo isn’t to be used alone but only together with our name to ensure that we are recognised in our markets. Thank you to Mike Hughes for taking the picture.

ClassNK releases amendments to class rules

Classification society ClassNK has announced that it released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships on 14 June 2019.

ABB AzipodR electric propulsion can save $1.7 million in fuel costs annually, study shows

An independent study by marine consultancy Deltamarin revealed that the ABB AzipodR electric propulsion system for ferries could save up to $1.7 million in annual fuel costs per vessel, strengthening AzipodR propulsion’s market-leading position in sustainable marine technologies.

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