Shippax News Bulletin – 27

- In association with Interferry

Dear Subscriber,

Please find the headlines of the news added to the Shippax website during week 27.

We have added a new press release section on our website where we publish the many press releases we receive. These press release news are published “as is”, i.e. this is how we get it from the senders. Please take a look at https://www.shippax.com/en/press-releases.aspx . If you want to have your relevant news published, please send it to news@shippax.se

The Shippax editorial team will take a summer break. Hence, there will be no Newsletter on Friday 13 and 20 July respectively.

However, should there be any breaking news, we'll do our utmost to post this as soon as possible.

We thank you for your understanding and wish you nice summer holidays!

The Shippax editorial team

CLdN to start direct Zeebrugge-Santander service

As of mid-September, CLdN will further expand its offering to the Iberian peninsula with a twice weekly Zeebrugge-Santander ro-ro service.


Record passenger numbers for Eckerö Line

Eckerö Line, serving the Helsinki to Tallinn route with the 2001-built FINLANDIA, has released its passenger statistics for the period January-June and it shows a 15% increase compared to the same period last year, ending at 822,000 passengers. For the month of June, the company also broke its record, carrying 169,515 passengers, bringing Eckerö Line’s market share to around 19%.


Assembly of LNG-powered COSTA SMERALDA started at Meyer Turku

On 4 July the assembly of Costa Cruises’ 182,700gt COSTA SMERALDA officially started at the Meyer Turku shipyard. The cruise ship, which will be delivered in October 2019, will be followed by a sister ship 2021.


Record quarter for P&O Ferries’ Zeebrugge-Hull lo-lo service

P&O Ferries’ thrice weekly Zeebrugge-Hull lo-lo service that supplements its daily ro-pax service operated by the 2,230-lanemetre PRIDE OF BRUGES and PRIDE OF YORK, enjoyed record carryings during the second quarter.


All four Baleària Eco Class vessels now in service

ECO AIRE, the fourth and last Eco Class passenger-only ferry built for Baleària by Spanish Astilleros Gondán has been delivered and is already in service on the Ibiza to Formentera route.


2018 second quarter statistics for Tallink Grupp – record number of passengers in the month of June

According to the figures, Tallink transported more passengers this June than it has ever done in this month previously. The total number of passengers transported on all of the company’s routes in June was 989,445, a 1.4% increase over the same month in 2017. The month also saw new passenger records on the Estonia-Finland route with 512,077 passengers, a 1.0% increase compared to the same period in 2017, and on the Estonia-Sweden route with 101,249 passengers transported, a 3.9% increase over the same period last year.


T. Mariotti and Damen start partnership and announce two cruise ship LoIs for Seabourn

The Italian luxury cruise shipbuilding company, T. Mariotti, and Damen Shipyards Group have started a new partnership, combining their expertise and facilities to focus on the construction of cruise vessels under the new common brand MARIOTTI DAMEN Cruise. Following the announcement of the partnership, it was revealed that a letter of intent had been signed with Seabourn for the construction of two ultra-luxury expedition cruise vessels.


Germany’s Phoenix Reisen buys Holland America Line’s PRINSENDAM

It has taken four years but the wait has been worth it as German cruise line Phoenix Reisen gets the vessel it wants for its fleet expansion – Holland America Line’s PRINSENDAM. The 39,051-gross-ton PRINSENDAM is the ideal fit for the German operator and will join the existing four-ship fleet of Phoenix Risen on 1 July 2019.


Fjord1’s HORGEFJORD delivered

The second of the two all-electric/plug-in ferries built by Turkish Tersan shipyard for Fjord1 has been delivered and is now on her way to Norway, expected to arrive in a couple of weeks. Built to a Multi Maritime design, the 3,500-gross-ton HORGEFJORD has a 399-passenger and 120-car capacity. With a 112.5m length, she is slightly shorter than the 122.1m MØKSTRAFJORD, equally built by Tersan to service the same Krokeide-Hufthamar route. MØKSTRAFJORD was delivered earlier this year.


Pentland Ferries vents its frustration with the delay in implementing the Scottish Government’s passenger subsidy

The small, family-owned Scottish ferry operator Pentland Ferries has gone public with its frustration in the delay in implementing the Scottish Government’s passenger subsidy. The operator says that they want the Government’s RET (road equivalent tariff) scheme to reduce passenger fares to go ahead as soon as possible and are just waiting on confirmation that the scheme is legal.


ORIANA set to leave P&O Cruises fleet in August 2019

With two new large cruise vessels set to join its fleet in 2020 and 2022 respectively, British cruise line P&O Cruises was always going to divest itself of smaller, ageing tonnage. The company announced that its 69,840-gross-ton ORIANA would be leaving the fleet in August 2019 following her last cruise for the company, a Norway and North Cape cruise from Southampton, departing 22 July 2019.


Stena Line “fully committed” to Fishguard ferry terminal in Wales

Stena Line has said that it is “fully committed to supporting and developing” its Fishguard ferry terminal following serious concerns about the Swedish company’s future intentions at the port after it confirmed on 20 June that it would not be investing in a new GBP 5 million linkspan at the port. The work in installing the new linkspan would have closed the ferry port for three months in early 2019. Local councillors described it a “worrying time” for the town.


Norled wins important contracts in Sognefjord

Norwegian fjord ferries operator Norled has been awarded two important contracts in Sognefjord in Sogn og Fjordane county. The contract covers two ferry services; the first one between Mannheller and Fodnes, the second is the triangular Hella-Vangsnes-Dragsvik route.


Press releases

Rolls-Royce signs agreement to sell commercial marine business to Kongsberg

Rolls-Royce announced today (6 June) that it has signed an agreement to sell its Commercial Marine business, to KONGSBERG, for an enterprise value of £500m and net proceeds of around £350m to £400m.

Deltamarin to design Expedition Mega Yacht for Norwegian Yacht Voyages

Deltamarin has signed a contract with Norwegian Yacht Voyages AS for conceptual design and consultancy services for the CAROLINE expedition mega yacht project.

Damen embarks on Danish full electric public transport project for Arriva

Damen Shipyards Group recently signed a contract with leading multinational public transport company Arriva Danmark for five fully-electric ferries, known as the Damen Ferry 2306 E3. Damen E3 vessels are designed with the philosophy of being environmentally friendly, efficient in operation and economically viable. Arriva will operate the ferries for its client, Danish public transport agency MOVIA, in the country’s capital city Copenhagen.

Survitec supplies lifesaving essentials to Wightlink's new flagship vessel, VICTORIA OF WIGHT

Safety solutions provider Survitec has been selected by Wightlight, one of the UK’s largest domestic ferry operators, to supply lifesaving essentials to their new flagship vessel, VICTORIA OF WIGHT. Included within Wightlink’s 45 multi-million-pound investment in the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route, the VICTORIA OF WIGHT is powered solely through hybrid energy, and can carry up to 278 cars and more than a thousand passengers.

Remote inspections with collision-tolerant drone

Visual and thermal surveys performed in enclosed spaces with a FHD/IR camera in a caged drone Current drone technology is implemented primarily in the fields of energy and industry in order to carry out outdoor examinations. Standard solutions and technologies are unable to operate closely with structures or in close proximity to workers, in confined spaces and critical environments.

The biggest challenges to IoT adoption have been overcome say NAPA, Danelec Marine, ClassNK and Inmarsat

The technology already exists to avoid accidents and deliver business benefits, conclude shipping tech leaders - but perceived cost and wariness of data sharing remain barriers to adoption

Volvo Penta unveils hybrid marine propulsion concept

Designed to enable zero emission running for marine vessels, Volvo Penta has unveiled a hybrid concept for its IPS propulsion system. The electric-only mode allows entry into environmentally sensitive zones, as well as offering enhanced onboard comfort and boat handling characteristics.

Brodosplit signed new contracts with Italian Fincantieri

Under the Agreement on long-term business and technical cooperation, Brodogradevna industrija Split and Italian group Fincantieri have signed two new contracts for the construction of fitted sections (grand blocks) for mega cruisers, which are being built in Italian shipyards.

Scanship awarded clean ship system contract for SILVER DAWN by Fincantieri

Scanship Holding ASA has through its subsidiary Scanship AS, been awarded contract by the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for the supply of a total clean ship system for SILVER DAWN. The ship, to be built for Silversea Cruises, will enter service in 2021.

Tallink starts offering Alipay payment solution to customers

Tallink is the first major Estonian company to start providing its customers with the option of paying by means of the world’s largest electronic payment solution, Alipay. Starting from July it is possible to make payments on the company’s shuttles MEGASTAR and STAR on the Tallinn-Helsinki route using the popular electronic payment solution. The primary target group of AliPay with its almost 870 million users worldwide is the ever-increasing segment of Chinese tourists.

NavicoR and C-MAP announce fusion

Navico - the world's largest manufacturer of marine electronics and C-MAP - leading supplier of digital marine navigation products, both recreational and commercial, announced today the merger of the two companies. C-Map becomes with immediate effect another strong brand in the Navico portfolio alongside LowranceR, SimradR and B & GR. The merger will accelerate the company's shared ambition to create the world's largest digital marine ecosystem to provide customers across the world with the best possible experience on the lake.

Viking Line Sign up for Adonis

Adonis AS (Adonis), providers of global maritime HR solutions, today (29 June) announced that Viking Line AB (Viking Line) will implement the Adonis Personnel Suite for their offices in Mariehamn, Finland and onboard six of their ferries.

VIKING boosts support for Japanese shipowners

Spurred on by a highly successful alliance with MOL Techno-Trade, and recent government approvals for local liferaft assembly and supply, VIKING is establishing its own local presence.

TTS maintains a strong position within the RoPax segment

After signing important contracts with Guangzhou Shipyard and AVIC Weihai in China, TTS proves once again it’s strong position in the RoPax segment.

Evac to acquire leading marine and offshore equipment manufacturer Cathelco

Evac, the world’s leading provider of integrated waste, wastewater, and water management systems for the marine, offshore, and building industries, is to acquire Cathelco, a leading global manufacturer of equipment for ships and offshore installations. Cathelco customers include Evac’s current marine and offshore customer groups, including ship owners, shipyards, fleet managers, rig owners and operators, oil companies, navies, and designers.

DNV GL issues first type approval for aluminium cables onboard ships

As the competitive and economic pressure on the shipping and offshore industries continues to grow, owners, operators and yards are searching for every efficiency. To support its customers, DNV GL has developed the first type approval scheme for the use of aluminium cables and connectors onboard vessels.

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 29 June 2018.

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Shippax News Bulletin – 26

- In association with Interferry

Dear Subscriber,

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

We have added a new press release section on our website where we publish the many press releases we receive. These press release news are published “as is”, i.e. this is how we get it from the senders. Please take a look at https://www.shippax.com/en/press-releases.aspx . If you want to have your relevant news published, please send it to news@shippax.se

Have a nice weekend!

Pentland Ferries’ Vietnamese newbuilding delayed until the end of October – while company considers new service to Shetland

Scottish ferry operator Pentland Ferries, which operates a single vessel service linking the Scottish mainland with Orkney, has told Shippax that its newbuilding passenger/vehicle ferry building in Vietnam will not arrive in Orkney for this year’s summer season.


Keel laying ceremony for SEVEN SEAS SPLENDOR at Fincantieri

On 28 June, SEVEN SEAS SPLENDOR had her keel laid at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard. The 55,000gt cruise ship, with expected delivery in early 2020, is a sister to the 2016-delivered SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER.


Keel laid for Saga Cruises’ SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY

On 28 June, the keel was laid at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg for Saga Cruises’ 58,250gt SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY. The cruise ship – with yard number S714 – is expected for delivery in June 2019, replacing the 1981-built and 18,591gt SAGA PEARL II.


Southern Spain updates

Trasmediterranea has announced that the Austal-built ro-pax catamaran ALCANTARA DOS will perform a weekly round trip between Malaga and Melilla, commencing this Friday, 29 June, and running until 31 August.


San Francisco Bay’s first fuel cell ferry project gets major boost

The project to build the first fuel cell ferry to operate on San Francisco Bay has taken a major step forward, with developer and project leader Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine (GGZEM) securing funding to boost its plans to build America’s first fuel cell-powered passenger ferry.


HH Ferries beat the Öresund bridge during the month of May

During the month of May, HH Ferries – the Helgsingborg-Helsingør ferry operator – carried 4,256 more trucks than during the month of April. A total of 43,641 freight vehicles were counted.


Reconstruction and expansion work at Tallinn’s Terminal D started

On 25 June the EUR 17 million reconstruction and expansion work at Tallinn’s Terminal D was initiated – a work that will see the terminal building double in size to 16,107m2 together with new facades and technological upgrades.


Irish Ferries cancels sailings of ULYSSES for emergency drydocking in Belfast

If Irish Ferries didn’t have enough problems on its hands at present with the late arrival of its new ro-pax W.B. YEATS from Germany’s FSG, things got even worse on 26 June when the company had to take its flagship, the ro-pax ULYSSES, off its Dublin-Holyhead service for an emergency drydocking at Belfast’s Harland and Wolff shipyard to rectify “technical issues.”


GREG MORTIMER’s keel laid

The keel has been laid for the lead ship in a series of polar class expedition cruise ships built by China Merchants Industry Holdings Co., Ltd. (CMIH) for Miami-based SunStone. The vessel, named GREG MORTIMER will be chartered to Australia’s Aurora expeditions when delivered in August 2019 for the company’s 2019-2020 Antarctic cruise programme.

Molslinjen likely to acquire Danske Færger (Færgen)

The Danish competition authority (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) has received a notification from Molslinjen with the company’s intention to acquire all shares in Danske Færger A/S from its two current owners - Clipper Group and the Danish Government, both currently owning 50% each of the shares.


Financing in place for ÆRØEXPRESSEN – construction can begin

The project to build a ferry for the Marstal (Ærø)-Rudkøbing (Langeland) route has entered into a new phase as financing is in place. ÆrøXpressen A/S has signed a contract with the Hvide Sande Shipyard A/S for the construction of ÆRØEXPRESSEN.


Second quarter financial results for Carnival Corporation

Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announced U.S. GAAP net income of USD 561 million, or USD 0.78 diluted EPS, for the second quarter of 2018, higher than U.S. GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2017 of USD 379 million, or USD 0.52 diluted EPS. Revenues for the second quarter of 2018 were USD 4.4 billion, higher than the USD 3.9 billion in the prior year.


COSTA VENEZIA floated out at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard

COSTA VENEZIA, Costa Cruises’ first ship designed specifically for the Chinese market, was floated out 22 June, at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard. The 135,500-gross-ton vessel will make her first vernissage cruise from Trieste on 3 March, leaving the Med for her 53-day ‘in the footsteps of Marco Polo’ inaugural cruise to Tokyo, via the Middle East, Southeast and East Asia, on 8 March.


Ukrferry acquires ro-pax pair from DFDS

FERRYDFDS has agreed with Black Sea ferry operator Ukrferry to sell its 1989-built KAUNAS SEAWAYS and 1987-built VILNIUS SEAWAYS – ro-pax ferries that have been time chartered by Ukrferry since July 2015 and June 2013, respectively.


Press releases

ExxonMobil issues best-practice tips for switching to low sulphur fuel

Guidance comes ahead of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2020 0.5 per cent global sulphur cap. The fuels landscape is set to dramatically change when the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 0.5 per cent sulphur cap comes into force on 1 January, 2020. Ahead of this, ExxonMobil has developed top tips to help the marine industry switch to low sulphur fuels while maintaining a vessel’s safe and reliable operation.

The Grimaldi Group will take advantage of Alfa Laval PureSOx scrubber connectivity on five ACL vessels

The Grimaldi Group, a long-time Alfa Laval PureSOx customer, has signed an agreement for PureSOx connectivity services on five vessels operated by Atlantic Container Line (ACL). The services will provide not only compliance monitoring, but also valuable data for use in optimizing PureSOx operation.

Rebranded ‘MAN Energy Solutions’ Replaces Former MAN Diesel & Turbo Name

MAN Energy Solutions represents a new vision, as reflected by a new, corporate design. The new branding embodies a strategic and technological transformation, a process the company had already begun back in 2017 by implementing its new strategy for the future: to expand its business with sustainable technologies and solutions such that they become its main source of revenue by 2030. This strategic realignment is supported by the expansion of MAN Energy Solutions’ product range to include hybrid, storage and digital service technologies.

ABB and Ballard Power Systems to jointly develop zero-emission fuel cell power plant for shipping industry

ABB, the pioneering technology leader, and Ballard Power Systems, the leading global provider of innovative clean energy fuel cell solutions, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on developing the next-generation fuel cell power system for sustainable marine e-mobility.

ClassNK releases Annual Report on Port State Control

Leading classification society ClassNK has released its annual report on Port State Control. The report aims to assist ship operators and management companies in maintaining compliant operations by providing information about ships detained by PSC as well as deficiencies that were found on board from many port states in 2017.

Official handover of Trimline’s latest investment

As part of Trimline's continuous improvement, the world-class marine interior outfitter has been looking at state-of-the-art manufacturing systems which give a broader range of capabilities. To that end, they have been working with leading spray booth & paint finishing manufacturer Junair to install an 'energy efficient paint spraying solution' which uses an advanced auxiliary air movement system and more efficient filters to allow cleaner air back in to the environment.

HYON AS: Receives world’s first approval-in-principle from DNV GL of module-based fuel cell solutions for use in maritime environment

As the first company ever, HYON AS (“HYON”) has received approval-in-principle from DNV GL of their module-based fuel cell solutions, adapted for maritime use. The approval builds on the MS-100 fuel cell from PowerCell and open for a general application of fuel cells in ships.

ABB to power new Virgin Voyages cruise ship fleet with highest energy efficiency

ABB to supply the complete electric power and propulsion package for the Virgin Voyages’ new fleet. The initial Virgin Voyages vessel, due for delivery in 2020, will be the first of a fleet of three innovative ships designed and built with environmental responsibility in mind. Each of the 110,000 gross ton vessels will feature ABB’s AzipodR propulsion, a gearless steerable propulsion system where the electric drive motor is in a submerged pod outside the ship hull.

OSM launches mental health campaign to safeguard 11,000 seafarers

OSM has chosen The Day of the Seafarer to launch a global campaign aimed at safeguarding and improving the mental health of its 11,000 crewmembers. The year long initiative, christened How Healthy is Your Mind: An OSM Seafarers’ Guide to Positive Mental Health, will be pushed out across the 500 plus vessels managed by the business, addressing an increasingly pressing, but often overlooked, industry issue.

ABB brings efficiency and sustainability through system integration to two new Indian ferries

ABB signs contract with Cochin Shipyard Ltd, the largest shipbuilding and maintenance facility in India, to deliver a first-ever integrated power and automation package to an Indian shipowner. ABB’s contract with Cochin Shipyard Ltd covers two new 1,200-passenger ferries, to be delivered to the Andaman & Nicobar Administration in 2020. In a first for a shipowner in India, these vessels will benefit from a full integration of their power generation, distribution and propulsion systems, enabled by the ABB Ability™ System 800xA automation on board.

Largest gantry crane in the Nordic countries delivered to Meyer Turku

The largest gantry crane in the Nordic countries was delivered 19 June to Meyer Turku shipyard by Finnish Konecranes. Goliath crane will be used to build increasingly large cruise ships at Meyer Turku shipyard with an even higher degree of industrialization.

P&O Ferries launches new mobile app to upgrade the summer holiday experience for tourists

Customers who travel with P&O Ferries this summer will have their experience upgraded thanks to the launch of a new mobile app which will give them control of every aspect of their trip.

AI, captain! Hitachi Partners with Stena Line to Implement Digital Technology in Shipping

Hitachi helps ferry operator Stena Line to increase business performance whilst maintaining commitment to sustainable shipping operations. Hitachi Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), has partnered with Stena Line, one of the largest shipping companies in Europe, to implement artificial intelligence technology on ships to reduce fuel consumption costs and become an important tool in the company's efforts to minimise environmental impact.

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