2018年10月20日

(株)宿毛フェリー

宿毛フェリーは、2018年10月19日より、燃料費の高騰を理由に当分の間、運休する。宿毛フェリーは、宿毛(高知県)―佐伯(大分県)航路(78q、3時間10分)で、「ニューあしずり」(999gt、1985年)1隻を運航してきた。
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2018年10月19日

法務省入国在留課

2015年1月の「船舶観光上陸許可制度」導入後、クルーズ船での訪日客の失踪者が、18年6月末までに171人になった。

15年21人、16年36人、17年79人と増え続け、18年も6月末時点で35人が行方不明という。
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Shippax News Bulletin – 42

- In association with Interferry

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Please find the headlines of the news added to the Shippax website during week 42.

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Havyard Shipyard delivers VESTRÅTT and AUSTRÅTT to Fjord1

The last two double-enders in the three-ship ‘MM 62 FD EL’ series built for Fjord1, have been delivered by Havyard Shipyard in Norway.

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World premiere: LNG bunkering for AIDAnova

For the first time in the history of cruise shipping, LNG has been bunkered as the main fuel of a cruise ship. The LNG was transferred from the 2017-built LNG bunker barge CARDISSA to the AIDAnova whilst alongside the outfitting quay in Eemshaven.

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Quo vadis Attica Group?

A new round of mergers and acquisitions in Greece’s significant coastal shipping sector is on the horizon, following the recent acquisition of Hellenic Seaways by Attica Group, operator of Blue Star Ferries and Superfast Ferries.

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Lloyd Werft receives CRYSTAL SERENITY for major overhaul

Leading cruise vessel refit specialist Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven has received its latest guest – Crystal Cruises’ 68,870gt, 2003-built CRYSTAL SERENITY. The luxury cruise vessel will be in drydock in Bremerhaven until 6 November for a works package similar to that undertaken on fleet mate CRYSTAL SYMPHONY in September/October last year.

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MSC Cruises to enter medium-size ultra-luxury market

As expected, MSC Cruises is entering the niche market of medium-size ultra-luxury cruise ships and has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Fincantieri for the construction of up to four 64,000gt ships with a 1,000-passenger (lower berth) capacity.

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Tallink returns to Rauma for new Tallinn-Helsinki Shuttle ferry

Hot on the heels of the delivery of HAMMERSHUS to Molslinjen, Tallink Grupp and Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for the construction of a new Shuttle ferry that will join the 2017-built MEGASTAR between Tallinn and Helsinki, one of the group’s best performing routes. Tallink Grupp expects to sign a firm contract before the end of this year.

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Canary Bridge Seaways reveals schedules

Canary Bridge Seaways (CBS), the joint venture between Baleària and Fred. Olsen Express, has announced its plan for its new service linking the Canary Islands with the Spanish Peninsula. The new service is scheduled to commence on 11 November, with sailings from both the Peninsula and the Canary Islands.

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CARNIVAL VICTORY to undergo stem-to-stern refit in 2020

The final piece in Carnival Cruise Line’s USD 2 billion fleet upgrade programme, which began in 2011, will take place in Cadiz, Spain between 18 March and 26 April 2020 when the 101,509gt, 2000-built CARNIVAL VICTORY enters the Navantia shipyard for a 38-day refit which will transform the vessel into CARNIVAL RADIANCE.

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AURELIA put up for sale

According to Italian brokers’ sources, Tirrenia has decided to dispose of its 1980-built AURELIA.

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Atlânticoline ends summer season with positive figures

Atlânticoline, the publicly-owned Azores ferry operator, ended the 2018 summer season on 29 September, reporting encouraging figures. Atlânticoline's passenger carryings went down by 1.6% compared to 2017 which was an atypical year as passenger figures boosted thanks to a local incentive aimed at elderly people. Compared to 2016, figures were up 15% reaching 70,086 passengers. The number of cars soared by 20% to 13,325 units. A total of 586 sailings were offered.

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Lite Ferries further increases capacity

Lite Ferries is about to increase its capacity with the introduction of LITE FERRY 18. Earlier this year, the Philippine-based ferry operator added the lightweight medium-speed ro-pax catamaran LITE FERRY 88 to its fleet.

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Fosen Yard becomes majority shareholder of Nordseewerke

Fosen Yard, together with the investment group around Deutsche Industrieanlagen and Patrick Hennings-Huep, the previous owner of Nordseewerke Emden Shipyard, has entered into an agreement to establish Fosen Nordseewerke GmbH and jointly take over the ongoing business in Emden.

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Spirits flying high

Tasmania’s TT-Line is continuing its upward trajectory as planning and preparations ramp up for two new Flensburger ro-paxes for Bass Strait in 2021.

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New Zealand’s Interislander to order new ro-pax ferries at the end of 2018

New Zealand’s Cook Strait ferry operator Interislander, owned by KiwiRail, is to order an undisclosed number of new ro-paxes at the end of 2018 to replace its current three-ship fleet, said Acting KiwiRail CEO Todd Moyle.

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The Cat carried 21% more passengers during the 2018 summer season

The seasonal high-speed ferry service between Portland, Maine (USA) and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia (Canada) ceased on 8 October with a robust growth. A total of 50,185 passengers were recorded compared to 35,551 passengers in 2016 and 41,623 last year when the high-speed catamaran The Cat (ALAKAI) was plagued by mechanical failures which led to 25% of the sailings being cancelled.

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Double-ended THEOLOGOS B II launched

On 13 October the Panagiotakis Shipyard in Salamina launched THEOLOGOS B II, a 1,365gt double-ender that is a sister of the 2016-built THEOLOGOS B (renamed HABIB ACHOUR following her sale to Sonotrak) and the 2017-built PANAGIOTIS D.

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Baleària update

With no Moroccan operator interested in serving the route between Almeria and Nador, it would appear that the Moroccan ‘Marine Marchande’ authorities have authorised Baleària to continue operating on the route, competing with Trasmediterranea.

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Further delay to Pentland Ferries’ Vietnamese newbuilding

There’s more bad news for Scottish ferry operator Pentland Ferries which operates a single vessel service linking the Scottish mainland with Orkney; its new steel-hulled catamaran passenger/vehicle ferry building in Vietnam will not arrive in Orkney until the end of March 2019.

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Barreras launches first The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s luxury yacht-type newbuilding

The first of three 24,000gt yacht-like luxury cruise vessels building at northern Spanish shipyard Hijos de J. Barreras in Vigo for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection (RCYC) was launched on 9 October in front of senior representatives from RCYC, Marriott International, the shipyard and the regional government. RCYC also has an option on a further two vessels at the shipyard.

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Hijos de J. Barreras to build Naviera Armas’ largest ever ro-pax

The long-awaited newbuilding contract for what will become the largest ro-pax ever in the history of Naviera Armas has now been officially signed with Hijos de J. Barreras, the Vigo-based shipbuilder with whom the Canaries-headquartered ferry operator has a longstanding relationship.

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Grimaldi adds new line to Sardinia

Grimaldi Group is further expanding its domestic network with a new thrice weekly Genoa-Porto Torres freight-oriented route to be inaugurated by the 1995-built EUROFERRY MALTA on 13 October.

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EXPRESS sold to new Greek joint venture

The twenty-year-old Incat 91 wave piercer catamaran EXPRESS has been sold to a new Greek joint venture following the termination of its charter to Naviera Armas on 10 October. Greek media suggest that EXPRESS was sold to the Stefanou-controlled Golden Star Ferries, but Shippax understands that it is rather a joint venture between Golden Star Ferries and Fast Ferries of Theologos Panagiotakis.

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Financials

Rederi AB Gotland published its interim report

Rederi AB Gotland which, in addition to ferry operator Destination Gotland AB, also includes property management, hotel operations and Stockholms Reparationsvarv AB together with Nya Skärgårdsbolaget AB, has released its interim report for the 1 January-31 August 2018 period. The Group reached a turnover of SEK 1,737 million for the period (1,653), with operating profit amounting to SEK 329 million (327). Profit after financial income and expenses decreased from SEK 304 million to SEK 277 million.

Higher freight volumes but lower profit for P&O Ferries Division Holdings Ltd.

The ferries division carried 3.9% more freight units, totalling 2,292,000 units. The number of cars carried on board of its ferries increased marginally by 0.3% to 1,496,000 units. In the same period, the number of passengers decreased by 2.9%, down to 8,418,000. Revenue on group level rose from GBP 973.9 million to GBP 1.042 billion, yet profit after tax dipped from GBP 47.1 million to GBP 39.9 million.

Press Releases

DNV GL Ferry and RoRo Update 2018

Covering topics such as alternative fuels, hybrid ferry, world largest short-sea ro-ro, digitalization and many more.

Cost-efficient dry-docking: VesselMan and DNV GL team up to offer optimized solution for dry-docking management

Customers of VesselMan, a project management tool for dry-docking, will now be able to access DNV GL’s Best Practices for dry-docking as part of their services.

Dry-docking is an important part of a vessels mandatory maintenance regime and takes place regularly throughout the vessel’s life-cycle. However, without proper management and planning, ship-owners and operators can often experience cost overruns, lengthy dock stays, and lost opportunities.

Tallinn VTS: Sixth shore centre exceeds STM Validation promise

The STM Validation project said that tests would happen in five shore centres. Tallinn VTS is the sixth (!) to join. Are Piel, Head of VTS Department, Estonian Maritime Administration: “We wanted to join Sea Traffic Management (STM) as soon as possible. The prerequisite for vessel ensuring traffic safety and providing vessel traffic services is to know vessels’ intentions and their exact sailing plans and this is what the STM route and data exchange services do.“

Project Forward paves the way for meeting IMO’s reduction on CO2 emissions

The Project Forward initiative led by Athens-Based Arista Shipping, with Wärtsilä as one of the participants, demonstrates that with LNG as fuel, an advanced hull design, and highly efficient propulsion machinery, it will be possible to meet the IMO’s target for a 40 percent reduction in carbon intensity by 2030.

New Wärtsilä Hybrid Centre will boost sustainable shipping

The technology group Wärtsilä has inaugurated its new Hybrid Centre, the first of its kind in the world. The facility represents an innovative concept that will enable further development and deployment of the Wärtsilä HY hybrid power module, while at the same time providing customers with the possibility to experience the benefits of the Wärtsilä HY. It will also be used to train crews and provide hands-on experience for technicians. The inauguration ceremony took place on October 17.

Record order will result in greener shipping on the World Heritage fjords five years before the deadline

Norwegian Electric Systems and Norwegian Control Systems have received a record order for deliveries of hybrid electric propulsion systems and control systems from bridge to propellers for Havila Kystruten. This is the world’s largest delivery of battery package to ships.

Interferry names new chairman and board members

Interferry, the trade association representing the worldwide ferry industry, has announced that the new chairman of its board of directors is John Steen-Mikkelsen, CEO of Danish ferry operator Danske Faerger.

Carnival Corporation to Charter Three Cruise Ships to Support APEC Summit

Two brands from world's largest leisure travel company - P&O Cruises Australia and Princess Cruises - will provide accommodations in Papua New Guinea for November gathering of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation that will bring together Presidents, Prime Ministers and global officials, media.

Wärtsilä opens the first International Maritime Cyber Centre of Excellence in the world

The technology group Wärtsilä opens an International Maritime Cyber Centre of Excellence (IMCCE) today in Singapore. The IMCCE consists of a Maritime Cyber Emergency Response Team (MCERT) and a cyber academy. The IMCCE is a world’s first industry solution for the marine industry, founded by Wärtsilä together with its strategic partner in cyber security, Templar Executives. The IMCCE will provide a focal point for the industry to help drive the cyber awareness and response to cyber incidents.

Viking Line gets its own champagne label from Piper-Heidsieck

The collaboration between Piper-Heidsieck, a champagne house with more than 200 years of heritage, and Viking Line further strengthened along with the development of a globally unique champagne designed specifically for Viking Line. Master of Wine Essi Avellan received the honour of developing this exclusive champagne together with a special winemaking team. Only one production batch of Essentiel by Essi for Viking Line was produced to be sold exclusively on Viking Line ships as of October 2018. This is the first time that Piper-Heidsieck has produced a specially tailored champagne to be sold in retail by a client.

Rolls-Royce and Intel announce autonomous ship collaboration

Rolls-Royce and Intel are intending to collaborate on designs for sophisticated intelligent shipping systems that will make commercial shipping safer, the parties announced. This will advance smart, connected and data-centric systems for ship owners, operators, cargo owners and ports, bringing together the expertise in advanced ship technology from Rolls-Royce with components and systems engineering from Intel. With a focus on safety, new ships will have systems with the same technology found in smart cities, autonomous cars and drones.

ClassNK releases “ClassNK MRV Portal (IMO DCS)”

Classification Society ClassNK granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) based on its Rule Tokyo – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has released “ClassNK MRV Portal (IMO DCS)”, a software service for the reporting, monitoring and verification of shipping CO2 emissions in line with the IMO DCS regulations that will come into effect in 2019.

Hapag-Lloyd establishes Marine Fuel Recovery (MFR) mechanism

Environmental regulation and costs from low-sulphur fuel represent a major challenge // New MFR allows causal, transparent and easy-to-understand calculation of fuel oil costs. With a stricter International Maritime Organisation emissions regulation (IMO 2020) coming into force as of 1 January 2020, the new sulphur cap for compliant fuel oil will be lowered from 3.5% to 0.5%.

Wärtsilä LNG solutions featured on environmentally advanced cruise ship

The technology group Wärtsilä’s 31DF dual-fuel engine, which emphasises outstanding efficiency, extremely economical fuel consumption, and minimal emissions, has been selected to power a new and highly advanced, pioneering cruise vessel. The polar ice-class luxury cruise vessel is being built for the France-based operator Ponant at Vard Søviknes, a part of VARD shipbuilding group in Norway. The order with Wärtsilä was in the second quarter of 2018.

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2018年10月12日

Shippax News Bulletin – 41

- In association with Interferry

Dear Subscriber,

Please find the headlines of the news added to the Shippax website during week 41.

Several more news are expected during the day.

Have a nice weekend!

Cemre launched the third hull in a series of five Fjord1 electric ferries

The hull of the 111-metre long and 3,000-gross-ton GISKØY has been launched at Cemre, Turkey. The double-ender will have a capacity of 120 cars when entering service on the Norwegian domestic Hareid to Sulesund route in early 2019. The hull of yard number 138 will now be towed to Havyard in Norway for final outfitting.

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Green light for Danske Færger takeover

Molslinjen has been given the approval of the Danish Competition Authority (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) to take over all shares of Danske Færger A/S (Danish Ferries), with closing of the sale to be placed in the near future.

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Corsica Linea’s VIZZAVONA chartered for NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2018

Corsica Linea’s VIZZAVONA has been chartered to carry French troops and their equipment to Norway for the NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2018.

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Silversea orders two new Evolution Class vessels at Meyer Werft and one expedition ship at De Hoop Shipyard

Luxury cruise line Silversea, now owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL), has moved quickly into the newbuilding market following its recent acquisition by RCCL, and has ordered three new vessels from European shipyards – two new Evolution Class vessels from Meyer Werft, with delivery from 2022, and one expedition vessel, to be named SILVER ORIGIN, from the Dutch Shipyard De Hoop, with delivery set for March 2020. The latter vessel will serve the Galapagos Islands itinerary currently operated by the 1990-built SILVER GALAPAGOS. No price has given for the orders.

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STENA NORDICA introduced on Polish route

Stena Line’s reshuffle on the southern Baltic was completed on 6 October following the introduction of the STENA NORDICA between Karlskrona and Gdynia.

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DFDS re-arranges Baltic fleet following REGINA SEAWAYS engine breakdown

Following REGINA SEAWAYS’ engine breakdown while en route from Kiel to Klaipeda on 2 October, DFDS has made a number of short-term changes to its fleet deployment and timetables in the Baltic Sea.

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ULYSSE collides with containership off Corsica

Various French media have reported about a collision between the Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation’s (CTN) ro-ro ferry ULYSSE and the containership CSL VIRGINIA off Corsica at around 6 AM local time on Sunday 7 October.

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BC Ferries to order five ro-paxes for its major Metro Vancouver-Vancouver Island services

Canada’s BC Ferries fleet modernisation programme continues apace with the Victoria-headquartered operator set to order five large ro-paxes to replace four ageing vessels in its fleet.

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First of three Woolwich Free Ferries towed to Le Havre for scrap

Five October saw the end of an era on the River Thames when the first of three passenger/vehicle ferries that have maintained the Woolwich Free Ferry service across the river from Woolwich to North Woolwich – JOHN BURNS – was towed away to be broken up in Le Havre, France.

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Grimaldi Group prepares totally new ro-pax class

During Grimaldi Group’s 22nd Euro-Med convention in Lagonissi, Greece, Emanuele Grimaldi revealed the first details of the Group’s next generation ro-pax ferry.

Dubbed the SuperStar Class, the new generation will be a further evolution of the Group's 4,223-lanemetre and 500-passenger Star Class quintet built by Fincantieri in 2006-7. "We have embarked on a project with a 360° review of the Star Class," Emanuele Grimaldi, the Group's Managing Director, said. "The Star Class is an extremely successful vessel type, but it is overpowered for the trades we have in mind for our new ro-pax generation. A higher productivity and a much lower fuel consumption will be key – we can do with less power and smaller engines," he added.

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Press Releases

Ecospeed application on DFDS vessel helps owner achieve ecological goals

Last July the underwater hull of the roro vessel MAGNOLIA SEAWAYS was coated with Ecospeed in Gdansk, Poland. This non-toxic and easy washable coating system will keep the hull smooth for the service life of the vessel with minimal repair and no replacement. At the same time the rudder of the ship was treated with our Ecoshield coating which was designed specifically to protect underwater gear against cavitation and corrosion damage.

Alternative fuels: the options

DNV GL has issued a new white paper assessing a range of alternative fuels and technologies. Titled “Alternative fuels and technologies for greener shipping”, the paper examines the cost, availability, regulatory challenges and environmental benefits of alternative fuels and technologies.

European shipowners and maritime technology industry call for decisive actions against unfair trade practices and in favour of global level playing field

SEA Europe and ECSA, the trade associations representing respectively European shipbuilding and maritime equipment and European shipowners, welcome the recent statement of EU Trade Commission Cecilia Malmström against unfair trade practices in the Far East. SEA Europe and ECSA now call upon the European Commission and the EU Member States to take concrete and decisive actions against such practices and in favour of a true global level playing field for the European industry. Market-oriented conditions, rules-based trade, and open markets are essential to allow European shipping, shipbuilding and marine equipment companies to operate internationally.

Record deliveries in 2018, huge expectations for 2019: Is Yara Marine the leading SOx cleaning technology?

The IMO fuel sulfur content regulation is a gamechanger for shipping. As the 2020 global sulfur limit approaches, many shipowners are scrambling to comply with the tough, new global limit of 0.50% m/m.

ClassNK releases Guidelines for Vehicles Carrier Structures

Classification Society ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Vehicles Carrier Structures. The Guidelines specify the technical requirements specifically related to the structural strength assessments of vehicles carriers by using direct calculation.

UK’s largest marine simulation training centre to operate using Wärtsilä equipment

The technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to provide a full scope of marine simulators for a new training facility at Solent University’s Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering, located in Southampton, England.
Scheduled to complete in spring 2019, it will be the largest marine simulation training centre in the U.K. The contract with Wärtsilä, which was booked in September 2018, is linked to a five-year continuous service agreement.

Damen appoints Sales Director for its new large RoPax division

Damen Shipyards Group has appointed Chiel de Leeuw to the newly-created position of Sales Director RoPax. This marks an important step in its strategy of expanding into the design and build of larger, one-off vessels in the offshore, cruise and RoPax sectors. In his new role, Chiel will be responsible for creating new business in the RoRo and RoPax markets for vessels over 120 metres in length.

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三井E&S造船(株)

2018年10月、三井E&S造船と三井物産は、中国最大の民間造船業者であるYangzijiang Shipbuilding(=揚子江船業集団公司)と提携した。
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