Shippax News Bulletin – 39

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AMAPOLA SOYA takes to the water

Naikai Zosen’s Setoda shipyard today, 27 September, launched Heart Land Ferry’s AMAPOLA SOYA.


MAZARINE undergoing conversion in Poland

CLdN has sent its 2,907-lanemetre MAZARINE to Remontowa Shiprepair Yard in Gdansk to add an extra trailer deck above the weather deck similar to OPALINE and sister AMANDINE which were enlarged prior to their delivery from builders Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft, increasing the intake to 3,923 lanemetres.


COSTA neoRIVIERA to re-emerge as AIDAmira following major overhaul at Genoa

Costa Group subsidiary AIDA Cruises has revealed more details about the transformation of the 1999-built COSTA neoRIVIERA to AIDAmira. The rather compact size COSTA neoRIVIERA was already sold to AIDA Cruises last year and is set to arrive at the San Giorgio del Porto shipyard in Genoa on 30 October, from where she will set sail as AIDAmira on 28 November.


Baleària’s BAHAMA MAMA arrives in Gibraltar for conversion to LNG

The fourth of six ro-pax ferries to be converted to LNG propulsion for Spanish operator Baleària, the 20,238gt, 2009-built BAHAMA MAMA arrived at Gibraltar’s Gibdock shiprepair facility on 22 September to begin her three-month conversion to LNG power.


P&O Ferries orders world’s largest double-enders for Dover-Calais service

The Chinese Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) sees its order intake for ro-pax ferries further increase following a long-awaited double order from P&O Ferries for a next-generation of Dover-Calais shuttle ferries.


Serco NorthLink Ferries retains Northern Isles ferry services contract

The current holder of the Northern Isles ferry services contract in Scotland, Serco NorthLink Ferries, has beaten off competition from Clyde-based Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) to secure the latest contract to run the lifeline ferry services from the Scottish mainland to Orkney and Shetland. The eight-year contract, which starts on 31 October this year, is worth around GBP 345 million.



Record third quarter earnings for Carnival Corporation & plc

Carnival Corporation’s third quarter earnings show a revenue increase for the period to USD 6.5 billion, compared to USD 5.8 billion for the same quarter last year. US GAAP net income reached USD 1.8 billion, compared to USD 1.7 billion last year.

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ALIS, the port of Rostock is a honorary member: The cluster continues to grow in Europe and looks at Germany

Guido Grimaldi: "With ALIS Europe we promote sustainable development and competitive levels’ growth in the logistics and portual sectors"
"ALIS' network growth, also in the logistics-portual sector, is reaching incredible numbers across Europe: starting today the Port of Rostock, the 33rd to join as honorary member and the tenth outside Italy, enriches our Cluster”.

ClassNK Advises Existing Ships to Install Ballast Water Management Systems Early On (Updated in September 2019)

In September 2018, Classification Society ClassNK analyzed the retrofitting status of ballast water management systems (BWMS) on its registered ships and confirmed that installation deadlines based on the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM Convention) for many of them are highly concentrated in the year 2022.

Irish Ferries installs MPMWin on newbuild Passenger Ferry

U.K. based Marine Software Ltd have recently supplied Irish Ferries with MPMWin - Marine Planned Maintenance for their latest Ro-Ro passenger ferry W.B. YEATS.

Viking Line: Revised earnings forecast for financial year 2019

As a result of Viking Line’s earnings trend, the Board of Directors has decided to revise the company’s earnings forecast for 2019. In the Board’s view, operating income for 2019 will be better than operating income for 2018.
The previously published earnings forecast was that operating income for 2019 would be on a par with or better than operating income for 2018. The Business Review for January – September 2019 will be published on October 25, 2019.

Corvus Energy strikes agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries for novel lithium-ion capacitor technology

Subsequent to a product development agreement between Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) and Corvus Energy that began in 2017, KHI and Corvus have reached a licensing agreement for a novel lithium-ion capacitor (LiC) technology developed by Corvus for KHI.

ClassNK grants AIP on LPG Reformer for marine engines

Classification Society ClassNK granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Osaka Gas for their joint project with Daihatsu Diesel on an LPG Reformer for marine engines. This was the first AIP granted in Japan for such equipment.

8 firms signed up to freight procurement framework as DfT launches competition for Brexit capacity

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced 8 firms have been successfully appointed to the freight procurement framework and will now be able to bid to bring vital medicines into the UK after Brexit on 31 October.

ECOSUBSEA achieves requirements to offer sustainable hull cleaning in North European Ports

Ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge permit unique technology to be used on ships’ hulls following exacting tests to demonstrate system meets latest strict clean water environmental regulations.

SP Consultores to provide ramps for new Tahiti ferry

SP Consultores, the Spanish-based specialist of cargo access equipment, has secured a contract to design, supply and install a set of bow and stern ramps as well as car decks on board TEREVAU PITI, on arder at Astilleros Armon in Vigo. They new ferry will serve the ports of Papeete and Moorea, in Tahiti. Shipowner SNGV2, based in Papeete, French Polynesia, is looking forward to increase its daily capacity and offer day tours.

Estonia’s first VILA brand store opens in Tallinn’s Ülemiste shopping centre

Tallink Grupp has acquired VILA fashion brand’s franchise rights in Estonia. On 19 September, the first VILA store called VILA Ülemiste opened its doors in the Estonian capital’s Ülemiste shopping centre.

Speedcast and Nelco Awarded Remote Communications Contract for Leading Indian Cruise Line

Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA), provider of remote communication and IT solutions, and VSAT service provider Nelco Limited, a Tata Enterprise, have been awarded a new contract to deliver satellite communications onboard a leading Indian Cruise line catering to the Indian domestic and international cruise markets.

Carnival Receives Approval For Major Expansion Of Terminal F At PortMiami To Accommodate Its Excel Class Ship For Arrival In 2022

Carnival Cruise Line expressed appreciation today to the Miami-Dade County Commission for approving a proposal for a complete renovation and major expansion of Cruise Terminal F at PortMiami that will be capable of supporting the operations of Carnival's new Excel class ship – clearing the way for the yet-to-be-named sister ship of MARDI GRAS to be homeported in Miami when it is delivered in 2022.

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警固屋船渠は、2019年10月中に、フィリピンのTrans Asia Shipping Lines(Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp.の子会社)向けのカー・フェリー、Trance Asia 20(5,100gt、1.200dwt、長さ98メートル、バス22台、トラック6台、旅客740人)を引き渡す。姉妹船は、2020年4月に引き渡される見込み。
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