2018年06月08日

Shippax News Bulletin – 23

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Unity Line increases capacity on the Trelleborg to Swinoujscie route

During July, Unity Line will increase its capacity on the Trelleborg to Swinoujscie route by adding six departures a week by the newly acquired 1,780-lanemetre COPERNICUS, the former PUGLIA of Moby.

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Fincantieri hands over VIKING ORION to Viking Ocean

The fifth Star Class ship built by Fincantieri for Viking Ocean has been delivered today, 7 June, by the Italian shipbuilding group’s Ancona shipyard. Named VIKING ORION, the 47,800gt cruise ship can accommodate 930 in 465 cabins.

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DFDS gets the go-ahead from the respective competition authorities for U.N. Ro-Ro takeover

Less than two months after first announcing the acquisition of 98.8% of Turkish ro-ro specialist U.N. Ro-Ro, DFDS received the green light from the respective competition authorities. The takeover is now a done deal with the integration of U.N. Ro-Ro to start immediately and expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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Wight Shipyard floats out Red Funnel’s new RED JET 7

Wight Shipyard floated out Red Funnel’s new high-speed passenger ferry RED JET 7 on 6 June. Work on the new GBP 7 million vessel is well on track for sea trials to take place towards the end of June, with the 41.12m fast ferry scheduled to enter service between Southampton and West Cowes on 24 July, just in time for the busy Cowes Week yachting festival in the first week of August.

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SunStone Ships firms up on third Infinity Class vessel in China

Miami-based SunStone Ships Inc., today, 6 June, announced that it had firmed up a third Infinity Class expedition cruise vessel to be built by China Merchants Industry Holdings Co. Ltd. To be named OCEAN VICTORY, the 104.4m vessel will have a passenger capacity for 200 passengers in 93 suites: 68 with balconies, nine with French balconies and 16 with panoramic windows, and will be delivered in March 2021.

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Gestas gets new flagship GELIBOLU and starts building a new terminal

Turkish ferry operator Gestas has taken delivery of its new flagship GELIBOLU built at the local Gelibolu Shipyard to an ARTI Engineering design. The new 1,650gt double-ended ferry has a capacity for 110 cars or 15 trucks and 646 passengers.

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Fourth Eco Class vessel launched for Baleària

The ECO AIRE, the fourth and last Eco Class ferry destined for Baleària, was launched in Ribadeo on 31 May. The vessel, together with the third unit, ECO TERRA, is expected to join the fleet in the next few months.

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MARINER OF THE SEAS nears completion of USD 120 million upgrade

Royal Caribbean International’s 2003-built MARINER OF THE SEAS is nearing completion of her 33-day USD 120 million upgrade project at the Cadiz shipyard of Spain’s Navantia. The cruise vessel is due back in service on 11 June following the largest single refit yet undertaken on a RCI vessel.

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Upgraded and LNG-powered SPIRIT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA back in service

As Shippax reported in last month's edition of ShippaxInfo, BC Ferries’1992-built SPIRIT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA successfully underwent her mid-life upgrade and LNG retrofit at Remontowa in Poland, sailing back for Canada, through the Panama Canal, on the last day of March. The ship arrived in Vancouver in early May and has been reintroduced on the Tsawassan-Swartz Bay route today, 6 June.

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Megatechnica Shipyards launches Bluferries’ OKEANOS 1

On 4 June Perama-based Megatechnica Shipyards launched OKEANOS 1 for Italian shipowner Bluferries, part of Ferrovie dello Stato – the state-owned Italian railways group. The cross-Messina Strait double-ender will be introduced later this year.

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Southern Spain updates

As previously announced, Naviera Armas will charter its VOLCAN DE TINAMAR to Trasmediterranea, to operate between Barcelona and Mahon, scheduled to start from 8 June.

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Corsica Linea’s VIZZAVONA handed over after drydocking and refit in Marseille

The seventh ferry to join the fleet of Corsica Linea, the 30,144gt, 1999-built VIZZAVONA, was handed over on 5 June, in Ajaccio, in a ceremony attended by the French Economy and Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire, following a drydocking and refit at Chantier Naval de Marseille.

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Fincantieri hands over MSC Cruises’ new flagship MSC SEAVIEW

The largest cruise ship yet built in Italy, the 153,516gt MSC SEAVIEW, was handed over on 4 June, at the Monfalcone shipyard of Fincantieri to MSC Cruises. The 5,331- passenger capacity vessel will be named in Genoa on 7 June by actress Sophia Loren before undertaking her maiden cruise on 10 June.

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TT-Line starts weekly Trelleborg-Klaipeda service

German ferry operator TT-Line, which took delivery of its lengthened PETER PAN last week, will inaugurate a weekly Trelleborg, Sweden to Klaipeda, Lithuania ro-pax service starting on Saturday 9 June and operated by the freight-orientated ro-paxes TOM SAWYER and ROBIN HOOD.

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P&O Ferries charters STENA CARRIER for Rotterdam-Teesport service and moves ESTRADEN to Zeebrugge-Teesport service

P&O Ferries has reshuffled its North Sea freight fleet to increase capacity on its Zeebrugge-Teesport and Europoort-Teesport services. As of the first week of June it has moved the Bore Line-chartered 2,270-lanemetre ESTRADEN from its Europoort-Teesport service to its Zeebrugge-Teesport run, replacing the Godby Shipping-owned 1,625 lanemetre MISTRAL. The latter vessel will be relet by P&O Ferries to Stena Line between 2 June and 21 August to deputize on the Irish Sea while ships are being drydocked.

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Improved first quarter results for Attica Group

Revenue stood at EUR 49.43 million compared to EUR 44.83 million in first quarter 2017 (an increase of 10.3%) resulting in losses before interest, taxes, , depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of EUR 1.33 million compared to losses of EUR 4.00 million for the same period in 2017. During the period January- March 2018, the Group’s vessels carried 603,000 passengers compared to 535,000 in the same period in 2017, 92,000 private vehicles against 79,000 in the same period in 2017 and 73,000 freight units against 68,000 in the same period in 2017, with 1.1% less sailings compared to the same period in 2017.

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New MEIN SCHIFF 2 floated out

The new 111,500gt and 315-metre long MEIN SCHIFF 2 was floated out on 1 June at the Meyer Turku shipyard, one month after the delivery of her sister, the MEIN SCHIFF 1.

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2018年06月01日

Shippax News Bulletin – 22

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Dear Subscriber,
Please find the headlines of the news added to the Shippax website during week 22.

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PETER PAN back in service

TT-Line’s PETER PAN is finally back in service following her 30-metre lengthening and rebuild at German Dry Docks.

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Keel laid for Red Funnel’s first ever freight-only ferry RED KESTREL

The keel was laid for UK cross-Solent ferry operator Red Funnel’s first ever freight-only ferry on 31 May, at the British shipbuilder Cammell Laird’s shipyard at Birkenhead. The double-ended vessel will be named RED KESTREL and enter service on the company’s Southampton-East Cowes route in the spring of 2019.

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Financials

Further growth for Clipper Group’s ferry subsidiaries

Seatruck Ferries

The total number of units, including trade cars, grew by another 6%, from 343,446 in 2016 to 361,750 in 2017. The total freight volumes grew by 10%, from 307,518 in 2016 to 338,853 in 2017. Seatruck Ferries’ market share of the Irish Sea ro-ro market is now 19.6%, up from 17.9% in 2016.

Danske Færger

Danske Færger continued to grow in 2017, and the number of passengers increased by 4.3% from 2016, ending at 4.466 million. The number of cars grew by 6.3%, ending at 1.195 million. The company also mentioned increased onboard sales.

Fjord Line 2017 full year result

Fjord Line reached a turnover of NOK 1.359 billion in 2017, compared to NOK 1.169 billion in 2016. EBITDA ended at NOK 307,4 million, up from NOK 201,5 million in 2016.

Fjord Line carried 1,278,931 passengers in 2017, compared to 1,224,045 in 2016. 386,932 cars and 65,882 trailers were transported, compared to 371,702 cars and 60,524 trailers in 2016.

Stena AB Q1 2018 financial results

Ferry Operation
- Revenue increased from SEK 2,472 million in the first quarter of 2017 to SEK 2,701 million in the first quarter of 2018. EBITDA reached SEK 240 million (SEK 218 million).

Shipping
- Revenue increased from SEK 678 million in the first quarter of 2017 to SEK 1,419 million in the first quarter of 2018. EBITDA for the shipping activities reached SEK 113 million (SEK 146 million), of this the ro-ro activities amounted for SEK 70 million (SEK 102 million).


Switch of flag wins the nod for Minoan Lines

Flying the Greek flag with an increased Greek crew appears to have swayed Greece’s Shipping and Island Policy minister, Panagiotis Kouroumplis, as he grants Minoan Lines the right to sail the Piraeus-Chania route.

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Atlânticoline appoints Armon to build replacement vessel for MESTRE SIMÃO – three yards in the running to build larger ro-pax for Atlânticoline

According to Spanish sources, Atlânticoline has selected Astilleros Armon to build a replacement ship for the ill-fated MESTRE SIMÃO which ran aground on 6 January and has meanwhile been declared a constructive total loss.

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Isle of Man Government completes Isle of Man Steam Packet Co purchase

On 25 May, the Isle of Man Government has completed the acquisition of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co at a price of GBP 124.3 million.

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Baleària takes on the DUBA BRIDGE

With a difficult charter market in play, Baleària has had to search long and hard for extra tonnage required for the northern summer. This time, it has come up with a 1976 Australian-built ferry, DUBA BRIDGE, which was sold by European Seaways to Egypt in fall 2017.

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Africa Morocco Link strengthens its fleet

As earlier reported Africa Morocco Link (AML), the Greek-Moroccan ferry operator, has chartered in the Cypriot flagged GALAXY for the summer period. The 1979 Polish-built ferry has a capacity for 900 passengers and some 270 cars.

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Two Torghatten Nord double-enders launched

The first of the two 129-metre double-enders built by VARD for Torghatten Nord has been launched at the Romanian facility in Braila. The ferry with yard number 878 will be followed by a second unit, yard number 879, from the same yard.

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HH Ferries introduced charging stations for electric cars

On 25 May during the Nordics’ largest electric Car Rally 2018, HH Ferries officially inaugurated its new charging stations for electric cars at the ferry port in Helsingborg.

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Red Funnel starts upgrade work on its East Cowes terminal and new freight vessel layby berth

UK cross-Solent ferry operator Red Funnel has started upgrade work on its East Cowes terminal for its three Raptor Class ro-paxes on the Southampton-Cowes route, as well as preparing the terminal for the arrival of its new freight-only ro-ro.

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Scotland’s Northern Isles ferry services put out for tender

Transport for Scotland has done a complete U-turn on the future of the Northern Isles ferry services, reversing its earlier decision to nationalise the services and instead has decided to put the routes out to tender again in June. This has raised hopes that the Northern Isles (Orkney and Shetland) could secure improved ferry services, something that islanders have been calling for in recent years.

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FRIDTJOF NANSEN delayed as well

According to trade sources, Hurtigruten has informed travel agents about a delay in delivery of its second new expedition ship FRIDTJOF NANSEN.

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AIDA takes COSTA NEORIVIERA

AIDA Cruises will strengthen its fleet in late 2019 by adding the AIDAmira, the former COSTA NEORIVIERA. The ship will sail under the ‘AIDA selection’ programme which focuses on unusual itineraries and longer port stays.

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Armas takes control: first step

The ink is not yet dry regarding the approval of Naviera Armas’s takeover of Trasmediterranea, but the first step has been taken with the announcement that Armas has agreed as part of the takeover package, to give up the Motril to Melilla route to new entrant FRS. Shippax understands that the vessel operating this route, the VOLCAN DE TINAMAR, has now been re-assigned to Trasmediterranea’s route between Barcelona and Mahon (Menorca) from 8 June.

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Fosen Yard to conduct major refurbishments for Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten has signed a contract with Fosen Yard to conduct major refurbishments of two ships, the 1993-built RICHARD WITH and 1994-built NORDLYS. RICHARD WITH will be the first to go to the yard in November this year in what is the most extensive refurbishment programme ever conducted on Hurtigruten’s ships.

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Niels Smedegaard new Chairman of Danish Shipping

The DFDS CEO, Niels Smedegaard, has been elected as the new Chairman of Danish Shipping after Claus V. Hemmingsen, Vice CEO of A.P-Moller-Maersk and CEO of the Energy division, stepped down as a result of the rotation principle adopted by the association. Claus V. Hemmingsen will continue as Deputy Chairman.

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2018年05月26日

北海道サハリン航路(株)

2018年5月25日、北海道サハリン航路は、2018年度の稚内―コルサコフ航路の運航を断念すると発表した。

6月15日から9月20日までの37往復74便の運航を計画していたが、運航事業者のSASCO社へのサハリン政府からの運航支援が決まったのが5月に入ってからで、運航開始に間に合わなかった。
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