2017年12月11日

JR九州高速船(株)

2017年12月8日、JR九州高速船は、Austal Ships Pty. Ltd.,との間で、80m級高速三胴船の建造についてのMOU(了解覚書)に署名した。この高速船は、2020年に福岡―釜山航路に就航する見込み。
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2017年12月08日

Shippax News Bulletin – 49

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We are sending you the headlines of the news added to the Shippax website during week 49.

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Enjoy your weekend!

Indonesian ferry KMP DRAJAT PACIRAN launched

On Tuesday 5 December the Indonesian ferry KMP DRAJAT PACIRAN was launched at the PT. Adiluhung Saranasegara yard in Bangkalan, Indonesia.

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BC Ferries plans for major Horseshoe Bay Ferry terminal upgrades

The Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo route is considered one of BC Ferries’ three ‘star performers’, and the infrastructure at Horseshoe Bay, the West Vancouver terminal, is severely falling behind – failing to cope with the demand. BC Ferries is therefore planning for a CAD 250m rebuild project of the terminal in order to cope with the increased traffic.

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Lübeck invests over EUR 39m in further port expansion and signs major contract

Just a few days after Port of Lübeck reached an agreement with the unions for a rescue package, the green light has been given for the expansion of Skandinavienkai in Travemünde with a new major contract also being announced.

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Incentives for reducing vessel emissions and noise at the Port of Helsinki

The Port of Helsinki is reviewing its pricing as of 2018, offering incentives to reduce vessel emissions and noise. The possibility to apply for port fee discounts will be added.

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Wärtsilä Electrical and Automation joint venture in China now fully operational

Wärtsilä has announced the opening of CSSC Wärtsila Electrical & Automation (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.(CWE&A), the joint venture company with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). The opening was announced on 6 December at the Marintec 2017 conference and exhibition in Shanghai, China.

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NIEUW STATENDAM launched

The launching of Holland America Line’s NIEUW STATENDAM together with the traditional coin ceremony was held today, 6 December, at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard.

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Color Group considers listing on the Oslo stock exchange

Color Group, the Norwegian ferry company and owner of Color Line AS, is considering a possible listing on the Oslo stock exchange. A process has been started to evaluate the listing and banks have been appointed to prepare a potential initial public offering on the Oslo stock exchange.

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Next Sea Traffic Management project approved, EfficientFlow

A new Sea Traffic Management (STM) project has received EU funding from the Interreg Central Baltic Programme. EfficientFlow covers many aspects of Sea Traffic Management in the ports of Rauma, Finland and Gävle, Sweden, as well as STM-enabled traffic flow management for the many large ferries that sail through the archipelago between Sweden and Finland. The project will run 2018-2020 with a budget of EUR 4.5m.

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EIB and Wärtsilä sign a EUR 125m Research, Development and Innovation loan

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Wärtsilä, have signed a EUR 125m loan agreement to support the research and development of more environmentally friendly and efficient ship engines and power plants. This fifth loan to support Wärtsilä’s Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) will further solidify the cooperation with the EIB, which has resulted in tangible improvements in European engine technology since the first loan was signed in 2003.

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New Public Service Contract for Cadiz-Canary Islands

The Spanish Merchant Marine Department has published a Public Service Offer (PSO) for a weekly service between Cadiz and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The service is to be operated by a ro-pax with a minimum capacity for 400 passengers, all in cabins, and at least 170 cars, and must be less than 20 years old.

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SOROLLA takes a hit

The 26,916gt SOROLLA of Trasmediterranea suffered a mishap whilst berthing in Almeria on Saturday 2 December, due to a sudden gust of wind. The stern hit the quay causing damage to the port side stern corner of the hull. Fortunately, there was no damage to the stern ramps, and passengers and vehicles were able to disembark.

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Hurtigruten extends to Russia, Svalbard and goes through the Northwest Passage

Just a few days after the announcement that Hurtigruten will operate the brand-new hybrid expedition ships ROALD AMUNDSEN and FRIDTJOF NANSEN along the Norwegian coast in the summer of 2019, the company has announced a further extension of the itineraries to Russia and more sailings to Svalbard.

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STENA AB financial result for 1 January – 30 September 2017

Stena, with business operations ranging from ferry operations, offshore drilling, shipping, properties and recycling has released their interim report for the nine-month period 1 January – 30 September 2017. Highlights below for the ferry and shipping operations:

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to restructure shipbuilding business

On 1 December 2017, Japan’s largest machinery manufacturer, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced that it will restructure its shipbuilding business, and set up two shipbuilding companies in Nagasaki and Yokohama on 1 January 2018.

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Flensburger Shipyard to get double order from parent company?

According to local media, Siem Group, the Norwegian parent company of Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), has placed an order for two more ro-ro freighters of the same design as the 4,076-lanemetre MELEQ/GARDENIA SEAWAYS-type, keeping the yard occupied until mid-2019.

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UPDATED: TAKU sold to become a hotel

KeyMar LLC, has withdrawn their bid and thereby the plans to turn TAKU into a hotel in Portland. KeyMar LLC cited factors such as regulatory problems in Portland. The highest bid is now instead from Jabal Al Lawz Trading Est. of Dubai at USD 171,000 with plans of either giving the ferry a new life in the Philippines, or take it for scrap. The final sales terms and agreements are negotiated, and the state has not yet given official acceptance of the bid.

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New quay for Port of Gdansk will benefit ro-ro cargoes

Competition for the ‘2017 CEF Transport Blending MAP Call’ has just been concluded, amounting to EUR 1bn funds in total from The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for which as many as 68 projects were competing.

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ICG Group takes redelivery of WESTPAC EXPRESS and refinances debt

Irish Continental Group (ICG) has made the announcements that the WESTPAC EXPRESS is redelivered to the Group and that they are refinancing the Group’s debt.

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2017年12月02日

Shippax News Bulletin – 48

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We are sending you the headlines of the news added to the Shippax website during week 48.

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May your weekend be bright!

Transmanche Ferries to continue under the DFDS umbrella for another five years

The Syndicat Mixte de Promotion de l’Activité Transmanche (SMPAT) has given the green light to DFDS to continue the so-called DSP (Délégation de Service Public) or the public service delegation contract for the Dieppe-Newhaven route for another five years.

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UPDATED: Stena Line might re-open the Halmstad route as it will no longer be welcome in Varberg

The municipality of Varberg has now made a conclusive termination of the contract with Stena Line. The contract ends 30 September 2019 and a letter of intent has been signed for the move to Halmstad.

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Fincantieri delivers MSC SEASIDE… and announces two more newbuilds for MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises took delivery of MSC SEASIDE from Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard. During the handover ceremony, an announcement was also made for the construction of two further cruise ships, which will be an evolution of the Seaside-Class: the 169,380gt Seaside EVO-Class.

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Financials

Fjord Line Q3 financial report

Fuel prices buffet Greek ferry sector

Fjord1 Q3 financial report released

BC Ferries released their second quarter results

Steady as she goes for Attica
Drydocking completed for new look SAGA SAPPHIRE

Saga Cruises’ 650-passenger SAGA SAPPHIRE underwent a two-week overhaul and refit at Lloyd Werft and left Bremerhaven for Southampton 30 November.

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Portucalence becomes Med Lines and Golden Star Ferries confirms acquisition of third high-speed craft

Greek Portucalance Shipping Company has been rebranded Med Lines. The company’s two ships are undergoing major upgrades at Neos Molos Drapetsonas in Drapetsona, Greece and are expected to be introduced in the Aegean Sea.

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Port of Ystad expands with new areas for vehicles and warehouses

To keep up with the increased demand, Port of Ystad has inaugurated a new enlarged area of 33,000m2 for vehicles to use before check-in, together with a 23,000m2 area housing two warehouses of 5,120m2 each.

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Management change at Rauma Marine Constructions

The wholly Finnish-owned shipbuilding company Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) have made significant management changes.

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Hurtigruten’s new hybrid expedition ships to sail along the Norwegian coast in 2019

Hurtigruten will expand its routes along the Norwegian coast with the brand-new hybrid expedition ships ROALD AMUNDSEN and FRIDTJOF NANSEN.

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AIDA ready to start using LNG when alongside in Mediterranean ports

Following the first successful tests, AIDA Cruises’ AIDAperla will run on LNG while docked at the ports of Barcelona, Marseille and Civitavecchia. The German cruise operator is also currently in discussion with authorities in Palma de Mallorca. Bunkering will be performed by tanker trucks.

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Works on new Gdynia ferry terminal to commence later this year

Construction works on the new public ferry terminal in the port of Gdynia are scheduled to commence soon, as revealed by Adam Meller, president of Port of Gdynia Authority (Zarzad Morskiego Portu Gdynia - ZMPG), with the construction expected to take approximately two and a half years.

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UPDATED: Elb-Link’s future uncertain once again

Elb-Link filed for bankruptcy on 27 November 2017 at the District Court of Cuxhaven after the latest rescue attempts for the operator failed. The 49 employees will most likely lose their jobs.

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Molslinjen’s ferries approved for the Ystad-Bornholm route

As of 1 September next year Molslinjen will take over the Ystad to Bornholm route from Færgen. The three high-speed ferries earmarked for the route, EXPRESS 1, EXPRESS 2 and MAX MOLS, have been approved for service by the Swedish Transport Agency.

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UPDATED: Trasmediterranea’s Gandia-Ibiza route to be continued until 1 October

The ferry service will run again also next year, throughout the easter holidays and then again from 15 June – 15 September.

There will be a daily service throughout the week as there was this summer, with two crossings each weekend.

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Saaremaa investigates a possible ferry connection with Latvia

Saaremaa, the largest island in Estonia, is reportedly investigating the interest from shipping companies to establish a ferry connection with Latvia.

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Princess Cruises' fourth Royal Princess-Class vessel to be named SKY PRINCESS

Debut will be in the mediterranean in October 2019.

The fifth Royal Princess-Class vessel is currently under construction and will debut in 2020, the sixth in 2022.

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