2017年10月06日

Shippax News Bulletin – 40

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We are sending you the headlines of the news added to the Shippax website during week 40. For the full text, please visit www.shippax.com.

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Upgrade of Molslinjen’s high-speed craft started

Molslinjen will upgrade MAX MOLS and EXPRESS 1 that currently connect Jylland with Sjællans Odde.

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Rolls-Royce and Google Cloud join forces for autonomous ships

The two companies have signed a deal to further develop and improve their intelligent awareness systems – an essential part when making autonomous ships a reality.

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Green light for new cruise terminal in Copenhagen

To cope with the increasing demand from the cruise industry, the Board of Copenhagen Malmö Port, CMP, has given green light to build a new cruise terminal in Copenhagen.

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Keel laying for MEIN SCHIFF 2 at Meyer Turku

The keel of what will become MEIN SCHIFF 2 in early 2019 was laid today, 5 October, in the large building dock of Meyer Turku.

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30-metre lengthening for TT-Line’s PETER PAN

In early 2018, TT-Line will send its 2001-built PETER PAN to German Dry Docks in Bremerhaven for a close to 30-metre lengthening which will increase the ship’s cargo intake by almost 25%.

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HIIUMAA sold to German interests and on her way to Kiel (updated)

The charter of the HIIUMAA to TS Laevad (Port of Tallinn) ended on 30 September and the double-ender has been sold to a group of German investors led by Conmar Shipping GmbH & Co. KG, although the ship's formal owner is Shuttle Ferry Holdings Ltd. in Malta.

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CMA CGM’s new Morocco Express ro-ro services to start on 21 October

The CMA CGM Group has given more details about its ro-ro services that will connect the south of France and Genoa with Morocco.

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Grimaldi Group acquires FINNEAGLE from Finnlines

Finnlines Plc has sold the 1999-built FINNEAGLE to its parent, the Grimaldi Group.

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ECSA appoints new Secretary General

ECSA, European Community Shipowners’ Associations, has appointed Martin Dorsman as its new Secretary General in Brussels.

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Six companies bidding for Trinidad & Tobago service

The Port Authority of Trinidad & Tobago has recently launched a new tender for its Trinidad & Tobago ferry service with six companies for a total of eleven vessels having submitted a bid.

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Work progressing on Virtu Ferries’ new catamaran

Incat's hull number 089 is taking shape in Hobart, Tasmania. To be named SAINT JOHN PAUL II, the 110m wave piercing catamaran being built for Virtu Ferries will have a capacity of 900 passengers and 23 heavy commercial trailers, equivalent to 490 truck lanemetres, or 167 private vehicles.

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Golden Star Ferries acquired trimaran from MB Kapetan Luka

After only one summer season in Croatian waters, the passenger-only high-speed trimaran KRILO ECLIPSE is changing hands again.

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Ærøfægerne’s E-Ferry ready for outfitting

The hull of the 59.4m electric ferry ELLEN has arrived at the Søby Værft ready to undergo outfitting.

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Maiden voyage for TULIPA SEAWAYS

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft delivered TULIPA SEAWAYS at the end of last week and the 4,076-lanemetre ro-ro freighter left Rotterdam (Vlaardingen) for her maiden voyage to Immingham on Monday night (2 October).

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Tender out for 2018 inter-Channel Island ferry service

Earlier this year a dedicated inter-island ferry service between Guernsey and Jersey was proposed with Condor Ferries as operator. It was, however, never materialised due to a lack of funding, notably from the Guernsey government.

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Attica Group’s 2017 first half-year results

Attica Group’s 2017 first half-year result

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First half-year results of 2017 for Moby Group

The Moby Group has posted its financial results for the first half of 2017.

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Color Group’s financial results for the first half of 2017

Color Group’s first half-year results of 2017

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ANEK Lines financial results for the first half of 2017

ANEK Lines has posted its financial results for the first half of 2017.

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Minoan Lines financial results for the first semester of 2017

Minoan Lines has posted its financial results for the first semester of 2017.

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5G mobile network tested on Tallink’s SILJA EUROPA

Tallink, in cooperation with Ericsson, Telia and Intel has carried out tests for 5G mobile technology on board SILJA EUROPA at the Port of Tallinn, replacing the optical fibre cable that is connected with the ship when docked.

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Further delays for Destination Gotland’s Chinese newbuilds

Destination Gotland's new ro-pax ferries that are currently under construction at Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) will be further delayed, and it is not clear when they will be put into service.

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Baleària’s Almeria-Nador authorisation withdrawn – AML to step in

Despite publishing a sailing schedule between Almeria and Nador until January 2018, the bitter truth finally came through, that Baleària’s authorisation to operate the route was withdrawn by the Moroccan authorities.

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Order for six (plus four) hybrid jumbo ro-ros for Grimaldi is imminent

Four Chinese yards are still in the running to build six (plus an option for four) 7,300-lanemetre ro-ros with Grimaldi Lines expecting to place an order within the next couple of weeks.

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New MEIN SCHIFF 1 floated out

At the Meyer Turku yard in Finland, the new MEIN SCHIFF 1 for TUI Cruises was floated out today, 29 September. The ship is an evolution of MEIN SCHIFF 6, delivered in May this year and at 315m is 20m longer than her predecessor.

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Work on extended quay at the Port of Naantali started

The construction work has started this month of September at the Port of Naantali to extend an existing quay from 178m to 228m. The extension will create additional vessel handling infrastructure, something that will support especially Finnlines plans of expanding its traffic with larger vessels between Finland, Åland and Sweden.

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2017年09月29日

Shippax News Bulletin – 39

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Viking Cruises are working on a zero-emission cruise ship

During the Norwegian Sjøsikkerhetskonferansen (sea safety conference) yesterday 28 September, it was revealed that Viking Cruises are working on what would be the world’s first zero-emission cruise ship, a project that apparently has a high priority at Viking Cruises.

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Fincantieri and STX France deal done

The dispute over the Fincantieri / STX France deal has now reportedly been solved with the French and Italian leaders coming to an agreement on Wednesday (27 September) at a Franco-Italian summit held in Lyon.

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Stena to beef up freight capacity between Rotterdam and UK

Shippax previously reported on 30 July about Stena Line’s plan to increase their freight capacity between Rotterdam (Europoort) to Harwich as of January 2018 by replacing the two current RoRo vessels with two larger ones. Now Stena Line has announced that also their Rotterdam-Killingholme route will get added capacity as of January 2018, lifting their overall capacity from Europoort with some 20%.

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Koncept Stockholm to design interior of Viking Line’s Xiamen newbuilding

Viking Line has given more details about the interior design of its new LNG-powered cruise ferry for the Stockholm-Åland-Turku route.

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Metal Shark to build one more high-speed craft for Hornblower

Hornblower has placed an order for one more ferry from Metal Shark for its NYC Ferry Service. This comes on top of the four orders placed in early August. The new order is for a 26m and 150-passenger USCG Subchapter T vessel, whilst the four from August are for 30m and 350-passenger USCG Subchapter K vessels.

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RED EAGLE to receive major refurbishment

Red Funnel’s RED EAGLE will undergo a GBP 3m refurbishment programme, starting in January 2018, and with completion in time for the summer timetable starting on 29 March. The work will be similar to the new look given to RED FALCON and RED OSPREY in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

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Third quarter result for Carnival

Carnival Corporation & plc announced U.S. GAAP net income of USD 1.3bn, or USD 1.83 diluted EPS, for the third quarter of 2017 compared to U.S. GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2016 of USD 1.4bn, or USD 1.93 diluted EPS.

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MARIELLA back in service following further refurbishment

Viking Line’s Stockholm-Helsinki cruise ferry MARIELLA is back in service following a 12-day drydocking and further refurbishment at the Turku Repair Yard.

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Philippine ferry MARIA MATILDE hits rocks – 87 injured

In the early morning of 26 September, MARIA MATILDE accidentally rammed into a large rock formation in the vicinity of Calatrava, Tablas Island.

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Corsica Ferries to start twice weekly Toulon-Alcudia service

Next spring Corsica Ferries will launch a new seasonal service that connects the French mainland with the Balearic holiday island of Mallorca.

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SILVER SPIRIT to be lengthened by Fincantieri

Silversea’s SILVER SPIRIT will return to her Italian builders for a makeover and a lengthening of almost 15m (49ft) at the Palermo facility of Fincantieri.

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Laid up cruise ship MINERVA to become a yacht?

Rumour has it that the 135.1m, 350-passenger cruise ship MINERVA could be converted into a yacht.

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Azamara Club Cruises to expand fleet with third R-Class boutique cruise ship

Azamara Club Cruises has entered into an agreement to purchase the 2001-built ADONIA from P&O Cruises/Carnival Corporation.

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A new freight rail service for P&O Ferries’ continental hub

A new freight rail service linking P&O Ferries’ Zeebrugge hub with Trieste has commenced this month, P&O Ferries announced today (26 September).

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‘Heart’ of LNG-powered AIDAnova under tow to Papenburg

The first of two large AIDAnova modules has left Neptun shipyard in Rostock for Papenburg.

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FINNTIDE on her way to Remontowa for 30m lengthening

FINNTIDE is the first of four Breeze-Class ro-ro freighters that will be lengthened by 30m in Poland.

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OPPEDAL to become fully battery-driven

In May 2015, Norled’s AMPERE became the world’s first fully battery-driven car ferry when introduced on the 5.7km crossing between Lavik and Oppedal, Norway.

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VIKING SUN delivered

VIKING SUN, the fourth in a series of eight cruise ships Viking Ocean Cruises ordered from Fincantieri, was handed over in Ancona earlier today (25 September).

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Fincantieri to build another Queen for Cunard

Carnival Corporation has signed a Momorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Fincantieri to build a new cruise vessel for the Group’s Cunard brand.

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GNV charters GALAXY for Italy-Albania service

To replace GNV AZZURRA on the Bari-Durrës route, GNV has chartered European Seaways’ GALAXY for a three-week period.

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