Shippax News Bulletin – 35

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Please find the headlines of the news added to the Shippax website during week 35.

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Shippax Market is the annual publication filled with traffic figures, statistics, analyses and market reports for the previous year.


FERRY MARKET & OUTLOOK: The ferry industry in facts & figures, comments and analyses.

FERRY CASE STUDY: ELLEN - A visionary approach to electric lifeline ferry designs

CRUISE MARKET & OUTLOOK: The cruise industry in facts & figures, comments and analyses.

CRUISE CASE STUDY: Ocean cruise market as pathway to expansion for European river cruise operators

RO-RO MARKET & OUTLOOK: The ro-ro industry in facts & figures, comments and analyses.

RO-RO CASE STUDY: Revisioning freight-focus strategies of European ferry companies

HIGH-SPEED MARKET & OUTLOOK: The high-speed ferry industry in facts & figures, comments and analyses.

HIGH-SPEED CASE STUDY: Challenges and opportunities in China’s Pearl River Delta.





Number of pages: 299 pages


Fast Ferries buys TURGUT ÖZAL from IDO

Greece’s Fast Ferries has bought the Austal Auto Express 86 catamaran TURGUT ÖZAL from Istanbul Deniz Otobüsleri (IDO). The high-speed vehicle-passenger craft has been taken over by its new owners in Istanbul.


Brittany Ferries temporarily charters BORE BAY

Brittany Ferries has chartered Bore’s 1,511-lanemetre ro-ro BORE BAY until the end of this year to replace the 1,690-lanemetre MN PELICAN on its twice weekly freight-only service between Poole and Bilbao.


Newly created Japanese ferry operator ready to order two fast conventional ro-pax ferries

In December last year, Shippax already reported that SHK Line Group was planning a new six times weekly ro-pax service from Yokosuka to Shinmoji (Kita Kyushu). The Japan Maritime Daily, has today (29 August) revealed more details about the new service and the ro-pax ferries that will ply the 527-nautical-mile route when completed for newly created Tokyo Kyushu Ferry in June 2021.


Silversea Cruises’ SILVER MOON floated at Fincantieri

Silversea Cruises’ ultra-luxury cruise ship SILVER MOON has been floated at Fincantieri’s Ancona yard. SILVER MOON is the second in a three-ship sister series and will be delivered in 2020.


Disney and Genting name newbuilds

Disney Cruise Line and Genting Hong Kong have revealed the names of their newbuilds which will be named DISNEY WISH and GLOBAL DREAM, respectively, when delivered in 2021.


Grimaldi Group signs SAILS charter in Paris

On the sidelines of the 24-26 August G7 summit in Biarritz, France, the Naples-based Grimaldi Group has signed the SAILS (Sustainable Actions for Innovative and Low-impact Shipping) charter at the Élysée Palace in Paris, underlining its commitment to contribute to the protection and enhancement of the marine environment.


Bore orders three LNG-powered handy-size ro-los in China

Bore has signed a contract with the Chinese Wuhu Shipyard for three new LNG-powered ro-lo vessels for delivery during 2020-2021.


Baleària re-adjusts fleet yet again

No sooner said, that the BAHAMA MAMA was moving across from Almeria to Denia, to take up the route between Denia-Ibiza-Palma, following the PINAR DEL RIO’s accident at the entrance to Denia, when a new plan was presented.



Stena AB 1H financial result for 2019

Stena AB, with business operations ranging from ferry operations, offshore drilling, shipping, properties and recycling, has released its 1H report for 2019. Total revenue of the ferry operations increased from SEK 6,328 million to SEK 6,582, while the ro-ro activities fell from SEK 268 million to SEK 217 million. EBITDA increased for both segments, ending at SEK 1,369 million (SEK 1,065 million) for the ferry segment, and SEK 151 million (SEK 146 million) for the ro-ro business.

Irish Continental Group grew its business during 1H

Irish Continental Group has released its 1H 2019 trading update, including volumes and financials. Revenue for the period ended at EUR 166.8 million (+6.1%) and EBITDA (pre non-trading items) ended at EUR 30 million (+14.9%), while EBIT (including non-trading items) ended at EUR 26.5 million (-12%).

Kongsberg increases earnings profitability and order intake in q2 2019

Order intake MNOK 9,617 in Q2, compared with MNOK 5,299 in Q2 2018 - an increase of MNOK 4,318 (81.5%). Commercial Marine accounts for MNOK 2,645 of the increase.

Operating revenues MNOK 6,244 in Q2, compared with MNOK 3,525in Q2 2018 - an increase of MNOK 2,719 (77.1%). Commercial Marine accounts for MNOK 2,029 of the EBITDA MNOK 479 in Q2 (MNOK 371 excl. IFRS 16 effects), compared with MNOK 241 in Q2 the previous year. EBITDA margin of 7.7% in Q2 (5.9% excl. IFRS 16 effects), compared with 6.8% in Q2 2018.

Press Releases

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TDoS new office in Poland

TDoS is happy to announce that new office in Poland is officially up and running!

Lean Marine works together with Stena Line to develop increased vessel efficiency assisted by artificial intelligence

Lean Marine is well under way to deliver its FuelOpt automation system for the first 18 vessels of the AI-assisted fleet of Stena Line. With FuelOpt onboard the vessel's propulsion machinery will have the capability to directly and automatically follow the AI system's performance instructions. All for the purpose of drastically increasing the fleet's efficiency and reducing it's enviromental footprint. Lean Marine is very proud to be part of this forward looking project.

Wärtsilä’s Auto Gasification solution to provide sustainable waste disposal for Princess Cruises vessel

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply and install an Auto Gasification solution for the REGAL PRINCESS, a Princess Cruises vessel. This innovative technology will enable the safe disposal of waste from the ship through a self-fuelling thermal decomposition unit, thereby significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It will also lessen the requirement to offload waste at shore facilities. Princess Cruises is a Carnival Corporation & plc brand operating as part of the Holland America Group. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in July 2019.

The first phase of the renewed D-terminal at Port of Tallinn will open its doors to passengers in two months

Active construction is currently underway in the D-terminal of the Port of Tallinn being built by Nordecon, in order to open the first phase of construction of the renovated D-terminal to passengers within two months. A digital twin of the new D-Terminal building and the remodeled part which aims to make the building's life cycle more efficient was created in the BIM implementation model. The completion of the extension and reconstruction work of the port is scheduled for summer 2020.

Höegh Autoliners selects Marlink-managed IT services to meet future IT compliance regulations

Marlink announced that it has signed a new agreement with Höegh Autoliners to supply the international transport and logistics company’s 38 car and truck carriers with the industry-leading maritime-optimised IT solution, KeepUp@Sea, which is part of Marlink’s new ITLink portfolio.

BC Ferries President endorses BC Safety Charter

BC Ferries’ President & CEO Mark Collins is the latest executive to join the BC Safety Charter, a move that highlights the company’s commitment to improving and promoting workplace safety. The signing ceremony took place this morning at BC Ferries’ head office in Victoria, British Columbia.

DNV GL grants rare MSA to battery maker Corvus Energy

Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that DNV GL and Corvus Energy have completed the DNV GL Manufacturer Product Quality Assessment (MPQA) and have signed a Manufacturing Survey Arrangement (MSA), resulting in streamlined quality control processes and faster customer deliveries.

Reduce the loss of lives at sea

A disturbing number of man-overboard incidents occur every year in the maritime transport industry. Unfortunately, most of these incidents are fatal. The loss of many lives each year and associated costs rapidly call for a change.

SOS ((Multi-) Sensor Offshore Safety System) helps to reduce the loss of lives at sea. It is a new automatic man overboard alert system, which uses advanced integrated sensor technology to detect any person falling overboard in real time and immediately alarms the crew in such an event.

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