2019年12月07日

Shippax News Bulletin – 49

- In association with Interferry

Dear Subscriber,

Please find herewith the headlines of the news added to the Shippax website during week 49.

Have a nice weekend!

CalMac legal action further delays the start-up of the new Northern Isles ferry services contract

The Northern Isles ferry services link Aberdeen with Kirkwall (Orkney) and Lerwick (Shetland) and Scrabster with Stromness (Orkney). c Frank Lose

The Northern Isles ferry services link Aberdeen with Kirkwall (Orkney) and Lerwick (Shetland) and Scrabster with Stromness (Orkney). c Frank Lose

The start-up of the new Northern Isles ferry services contract in Scotland has been further delayed after CalMac started legal action against the Scottish Government over the awarding of the contract to current contract holder Serco NorthLink Ferries.

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Keel laid for Seabourn’s expedition ship SEABOURN VENTURE

Italy’s T.Mariotti shipyard has held the keel laying ceremony for what is to become SEABOURN VENTURE, the first of two luxury expedition cruise ships ordered by Seabourn.

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Costa Cruises takes delivery of COSTA SMERALDA

Following a delay of almost two months Meyer Turku has delivered COSTA SMERALDA, the first of two cruise ship sisters for Costa Cruises.

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Naviera Armas inaugurates new terminal in the port of Las Palmas

The new emblematic terminal of the Naviera Armas-Trasmediterránea Group, situated on the Nelson Mandela Pier, Port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is up and running. The new terminal will serve both passenger and freight traffic. It is the first privately-financed passenger terminal in a Spanish state-owned port.

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Grimaldi charters SUPER-FAST BALEARES

Following an engine room fire on board the EUROCARGO TRIESTE, Grimaldi Lines has chartered Trasmediterránea’s 3,465-lanemetre freight ro-ro SUPER-FAST BALEARES.

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Smyril Line acquires BORE BANK

Smyril Line has entered into an agreement with Bore to buy the 1,511-lanemetre, 1998-built BORE BANK, thereby becoming the fifth vessel in the Faroe Islands operators’ fleet.

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Saaremaa and Hiiumaa to get fifth new ferry

At a meeting with the Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas, leaders from the municipalities of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa have discussed pros and cons of buying a second-hand ferry compared to ordering a newbuild. The meeting took place on 30 November.

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CSSC and LR to collaborate on decarbonisation and digitalisation research

LR has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China’s biggest shipbuilding group, China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), to jointly study, research and develop marine equipment and technology.

Coastal Cruiser 343 delivered to Xiamen Bay Sea Passenger

CoCo Yachts B.V. has delivered on November 27th, 2019, another Coastal Cruiser 343 high-speed passenger vessel. The CC343 has been named HE PING XIN XING (IMO: 9873369), and is built for Xiamen Bay Sea Passenger Co., Ltd. of Xiamen (China).

DNV GL and GSI cooperate on AI-based solution to improve welding NDT efficiency

DNV GL signed a cooperation agreement with Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Limited (GSI) for a joint development project (JDP) to improve welding non-destructive testing (NDT) efficiency through the automatic detection and assessment of radiography testing (RT) digital images.

Jotun A/S and COSCO SHIPPING International Hong Kong renew joint venture agreement

Jotun A/S and COSCO SHIPPING International Hong Kong Ltd have reinforced their commitment to one another with the renewal of their long-standing joint venture (JV) agreement.

Orskov Yard invests in a large mobile shore power unit

Orskov Yard has invested in a large mobile shore power unit, which has just been put into service. The system converts onshore power and can deliver 1200 kVA by 400/440/660/690 V and 50/60 HZ. The new unit from the Danish company PowerCon is delivered in a 10 feet long container, which makes it flexible to be placed on various locations around the yard.

AS Tallink Grupp statistics for November 2019

In November 2019 AS Tallink Grupp transported 698 293 passengers, which is a 6.7% increase compared to November 2018. The number of cargo units decreased by 3.8% to 33 222 units and the number of passenger vehicles increased by 3.3% to 73 537 units in the same comparison.

Speedcast Wins Fully-Managed Communications and Value-Added Services Contract with Aurora Expeditions

Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA), the world’s most trusted provider of remote communication and IT solutions, announced the company has been awarded a new multi-year communications and value-added services contract with Aurora Expeditions for the GREG MORTIMER expedition ship, including live TV, Speedcast TV on Demand with custom radio streaming and PressReader digital newspapers and magazines.

Climeon delivers new steam turbine solution to Viking Line

Climeon has developed a new steam turbine solution tailored for Viking Line’s new ship VIKING GLORY. The two steam turbines have now passed a Factory Acceptance Test with Viking Line and the certification body DNV-GL present. The steam turbines are part of the order placed by Viking Line in 2017 and will be delivered to VIKING GLORY over the upcoming months.

MacGregor and Kongsberg Digital to collaborate to verify the operational benefits of a high quality, standardised and secure digital service solution

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and Kongsberg Digital, part of KONGSBERG, have entered into a collaboration agreement to test the interface of MacGregor’s OnWatch Scout condition monitoring and predictive maintenance service within Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight data infrastructure solution.

FinFerries signs contract with Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment about 40 road ferry routes

Suomen Lauttaliikenne Oy, Finferries, has signed service agreements with the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY-keskus) for 40 road ferry routes in Finland. The routes are divided into 4 sets of contracts, the length of which varies from 6 to 10 years. The new agreements will improve service levels on many routes and also bring new, environmentally friendly ferries to sensitive waterways.

Wärtsilä and Silverstream to collaborate on accelerating deployment of air lubrication technology

The technology group Wärtsilä, and Silverstream Technologies, the leading air lubrication solution provider, today announced the signing of a Licence and Co-operation Agreement for future sales and servicing of the Silverstream System. As an authorised sales and service partner, Wärtsilä intends to fully integrate Silverstream’s air lubrication system within its propulsion solutions.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) welcomes decision by the Government of India to embrace The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (HKC)

The Indian government has ratified the HKC, significantly increasing the likelihood of its entry into force. Adopted in May 2009, the Convention will ensure that ships are recycled in a safe, environmentally friendly and transparent manner, providing global oversight to an economically and environmentally essential industry.

UECC has secured “Green Financing”

UECC has secured “Green Financing” in relation to the Company’s investment in new generation pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) with Battery Hybrid LNG Solution taking the company beyond IMO’s target of 40 percent carbon reduction by 2030.

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