2017年08月11日

Shippax News Bulletin – 32 (2)

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Sneak peek of Jadrolinija’s next generation ro-pax

About one year ago Remontowa Marine Design & Consulting Ltd. won the public tender for the concept, tender and basic design of a 2,000-passenger, 206-car ro-pax ferry for Jadrolinija.

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Stena Line might add a second ship when moving the Grenå route to Halmstad

As Stena Line’s concession for the ‘Västerport Terminal’ in Varberg will end in 2019, the Swedish ferry operator has set its mind on Halmstad – 75km south of Varberg – with talks progressing positively both with Hallands hamnar and authorities/politicians on the Danish side of the Kattegat.

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Enough is enough: PATT has terminated the charter contract for OCEAN FLOWER 2

As earlier reported, it has not all been plain sailing for the Port Authority of Trinidad & Tobago (PATT) following technical problems with its twin high-speed catamarans and the unexpected cancellation of the charter of SUPER-FAST GALICIA.

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AS Tallink Grupp Unaudited Consolidated Interim Report Q2 2017

In the second quarter (1 April – 30 June) of the 2017 financial year Tallink Grupp AS and its subsidiaries (the Group) carried 2.6 million passengers which is 6.8% more compared to the second quarter last year.

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New shipbuilding hall taking shape at MV Werften in Rostock

At MV Werften’s Rostock facility, construction work started on the new EUR 80m hall complex 11, which will house the new panel line and section line, as well as a line for section outfitting.

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Second quarter figures for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings released

The second quarter financial results for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings have been released.

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2017年08月10日

東武興業(株)

2017年8月10日、栃木県日光市の中禅寺湖に、慧通信技術工業の太陽光発電オフグリッド電力船「男体(なんたい)」(定員400人、全長24m、幅8.8m)が就航する。
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2017年08月08日

Shippax News Bulletin – 32

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Here are the headlines of news added to Shippax website during week 32. For the full text, please visit www.shippax.com.

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All-inclusive Argentinian cruise line to be launched

Alteza Cruises is the name of a newborn Argentinian cruise operator that will reportedly commence ‘all-inclusive’ cruises with a single ship, MED QUEEN, on 20 December.

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EMSA launches an MRV system to help reduce CO2 emissions from shipping at EU level

THETIS-MRV (monitoring, reporting and verification) goes live today marking the first of several steps in the EU’s efforts to include the maritime transport sector in its overall policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Climeon takes another major order from large Scandinavian passenger ferry operator

Climeon has received a repeat order from Viking Line to be an integrated part of their next vessel and in the process, deliver nine times as much clean power from the engine waste heat as the first installation, that was made on VIKING GRACE in 2015.

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Crystal Cruises takes delivery of CRYSTAL BACH

The river cruise vessel CRYSTAL BACH, the first in a line of four identical “Rhine-Class” vessels, was delivered by MV Werften to Crystal Cruises on 3 August 2017.

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A second cruise ship for Victory Cruise Lines

The newly acquired cruise ship, to be named VICTORY II (ex- SEA DISCOVERER), is a sister ship to the one currently in operation, VICTORY 1. With its 91m length and 5,000 gt she will be able to carry 202 passengers when she will be put in service on 20 May, 2018, after some refurbishments and upgrades are made.

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Madeira government seeks candidates to operate a weekly Funchal-Portimão ferry service

Madeira’s regional government is about to launch a tender for a weekly service connecting Funchal on Madeira with the Portuguese mainland port of Portimão in the Algarve region.

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Talks between Port Ramsgate and Polferries confirmed

Promy24.com, the information and booking platform of Gdansk-based ferry freight booking agent, freight forwarder and road haulier PPT PKS Gdansk-Oliwa SA, has confirmed that there have been talks between Port Ramsgate and Polferries, the outcome of which is unknown, however.

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First half results of operación paso del estrecho – ‘OPE’

The 2017 version of the ‘OPE’ reached its halfway point on 31 July. This three months campaign concerns the operation of various Spanish ports from Tarifa in the southwest to Alicante in the east, serving Moroccan and Algerian destinations, with some 2.8 million passengers making their way back to their original homeland for the summer holidays.

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Second quarter figures for Royal Caribbean Cruises released

Second Quarter 2017 result highlights

-Revenue increased to just below USD 2.2bn for 2017, compared to USD 2.1bn in 2016.

-Total cruise operating expenses were down from USD 1.3bn in 2016 to USD 1.25bn.

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Lindblad Expeditions report their 2017 second quarter financial results

Some of the highlights:

-Tour Revenues increased 3% to USD 55.6m

-Net loss of USD 2.6m as compared with a net loss of USD 4.5m in 2016

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2017年08月04日

Shippax Weekly News Bulletin – 31 (2)

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Here are the headlines of news added to Shippax news site during week 31. For the full text, please visit www.shippax.com.

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Fincantieri first half 2017 results

Results are in line with the targets of the 2016-2020 Business: revenues up 1.3% compared to the same period of 2016, EBITDA margin at 6.3% marking an improvement of more than 20% from 5.0% of the first half of 2016.

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Port of Ystad continues to grow

The Swedish Port of Ystad has reported continued growth and record throughputs in several sectors for the first six months of 2017.

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First South Korean high-speed ferry delivery for Austal

The 50m high-speed catamaran SEASTAR 11 has been delivered to Seaspovill from the Austal Philippines shipyard.

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NYK cops massive cartel fine

Japan’s NYK has been fined AUD 25m after being found guilty of criminal cartel conduct in the shipment of vehicles from Asia, Europe and the USA to Australia between 2009 and 2012.

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July passenger record – also for Tallink

After Viking Line, it is now time for competitor AS Tallink Grupp to announce a passenger record for the month of July. The ships in the Group carried 1,208,156 passengers last month – a record in the company’s history.

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Second ferry contract for Aulong Shipbuilding

A second high-speed passenger ferry contract has been awarded to Aulong Shipbuilding, a joint venture by Austal Limited and Guandong Jianglong Shipbuilding of Zhuhai, China.

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Polferries in talks with the UK’s Thanet Council according to local press

Regional British online news service Kent Online announced today (2 August) that “a leading Polish ferry company” is in talks with Thanet Council about possible ferry services from the Port of Ramsgate.

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Greek government cancels LANE Sea Lines contract

The long career of ferry veteran VITSENTZOS KORNAROS could be coming to an end with the 1976-built vessel, originally Townsend Thoresen’s VIKING VISCOUNT (and later PRIDE OF WINCHESTER), lying at Perama with owners LANE Sea Lines reportedly unable to pay for engine repairs or crew wages.

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HANSEATIC to be chartered by One Ocean Expedition

As earlier reported, HANSEATIC will remain on charter to Hapag-Lloyd until the Autumn 2018 when the five-star expedition cruise will be transferred to the Canadian expedition organizer One Ocean Expeditions, Squamish BC.

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BC Ferries’ third Salish-Class double-ender entering service early

SALISH RAVEN, BC Ferries’ third of three new Salish-Class vessels, will be introduced on 3 August following ongoing mechanical issues with the 1964-built QUEEN OF NANAIMO which is set to retire from the BC Ferries fleet this fall.

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July passenger record for Viking Line

During the month of July, Viking Line carried a record 1,021,890 passengers on its Baltic ferry and cruise network, a 9% increase compared to July 2016.

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Restart of Gijon - Saint-Nazaire MoS progressing

Local press reports state that Baleària is showing interest in taking up the Gijon - Saint-Nazaire route, which has remained deserted since LD Lines decided to discontinue operating it.

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2017年07月31日

Shippax Weekly News Bulletin – 31

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We hope you all have had a wonderful summer holiday!

Here are the headlines of news added to Shippax news site during week 31. For full text, visit www.shippax.com.

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(Video) Launching of THJELVAR, sister to VISBORG, at GSI on monday the 24th

Destination Gotland’s THJELVAR was launched on Monday the 24th of July at the GSI shipyard. The ferry, a sister to VISBORG (delivery late this year), is 200 meters long, 32,000 gross tonnes and will be able to carry 1650 passengers.

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2017, second quarter figures for Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör released

The ferry company transported more cars and passengers in Q2, 2017, compared to the same period last year. A late Easter affected positive, and a postponed battery conversion affected negative.

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OSK-Shiptech A/S and the ferry company Læsø signs contract

The aim with the cooperation is to examine the need for a new ferry between the Danish island Læsø and Frederikshavn, a route that some 270,000 passengers take every year.

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LaNaval in dire need of a financial lifeline

Astilleros LaNaval, the Sestao (Bilbao)-based shipyard, is hopeful that a white knight, in the shape of Manuel del Dago, will rescue the yard from its current economic difficulties.

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French state poised to temporarily nationalise STX France

In a move aimed at preventing Fincantieri to take a majority stake in the STX France Shipyard, French economy minister Bruno Le Maire has declared that the French state wants to exercise its pre-emption rights to acquire 66.6% of the shares in STX France, equivalent to EUR 79.5m.

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Best ever first half year results for Finnlines

During the first half of the year, total revenues for the Finnlines Group increased by 12.4% to EUR 259.3m, compared to EUR 230.7m during the same period in 2016.

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Scandlines completes refinancing

Puttgarden-Rødby and Rostock-Gedser operator Scandlines has successfully completed an EUR 862m refinancing comprising a six-year bank tranche, an eleven-year institutional tranche and associated revolving credit and liquidity facilities.

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Stena Line to increase capacity on the Rotterdam (Europoort)-Harwich route

Due to increasing demand Stena Line will replace CAPUCINE and SEVERINE by MISIDA and MISANA on the company’s Europoort-Harwich freight-only service in January 2018.

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Tynwald rejects IOMSPC’s offer to continue running ferry services to the Isle of Man after 2026

The Parliament of the Isle of Man, the Tynwald, has rejected the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co’s (IOMSPC) GBP 170m offer to continue running the ferry services between the UK mainland and Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man after 2026.

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Portugal’s WestSea Viana Shipyard building a series of polar expedition cruise ships for newcomer Mystic Cruises

Currently under construction at the Portuguese WestSea Shipyard in Viana do Castelo for local interests is the 9,300 gt, 126m x 19m x 4.8m capacity polar expedition cruise vessel WORLD EXPLORER.

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Ulstein Verft completes major upgrade and re-engining of expedition cruise vessel OCEAN ADVENTURER

Ulstein Verft has completed the major upgrade and re-engining of the polar expedition cruise vessel SEA ADVENTURER.

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Citigroup Global Markets Limited appointed to possibly find new investors for AS Tallink Grupp

The supervisory board of the AS Tallink Grupp has started an exploratory process to potential strategic options for the Group.

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Isle of Man Steam Packet Co pays Liverpool to stay

More than GBP 0.5m is being paid by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company for essential work at Liverpool’s Princess Parade Landing Stage that will enable high-speed services to Douglas by catamaran MANANNAN to continue from the Mersey river berth until the end of 2019.

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Flying start for newco Elbe ferry

Fifty days after the restart of the Cuxhaven-Brunsbüttel service, Elb-Linkfährgesellschaft mbH reveals that the single-ship operation has carried more passengers, more cars and more freight than the two ships did during the same period last year.

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Brittany Ferries extends charter of MN PELICAN for another two years

Brittany Ferries has extended the charter of the freight ro-ro MN PELICAN by a further two years.

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Meyer Werft adds one more Disney Cruise Line ship to its tally

In addition to the two ships already on order for Disney Cruise Line, Meyer Werft in Papenburg will build a third newbuilding which is slated for delivery in 2022.

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Africa Morocco Link to add a fourth vessel

In order to adjust capacity to meet demand during the busy summer months, Africa Morocco Link has chartered Arab Bridge’s QUEEN NEFERTITI.

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Trinidad & Tobago charters in fast ferry and freight ro-ro to maintain vital seabridge

The government of Trinidad & Tobago has chartered in a fast ferry and a large ro-ro for a minimum of one year to maintain its vital seabridge between Port of Spain and Scarborough.

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Stena acquires STENA SUPERFAST VII and VIII

The AS Tallink Grupp has completed the sale of STENA SUPERFAST VII and STENA SUPERFAST VIII to Stena Ropax Limited.

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Fosen Yard signs Letter of Intent with global industrial partner

Fosen Yard, Rissa, Norway and Hantong Shipbuilding, China have on 7 July 2017 agreed to form a Joint Venture for building ro-pax, ro-ro and cruise vessels.

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