2017年09月22日

Shippax News Bulletin – 38

- In association with Interferry

Dear Subscriber,

We are sending you the headlines of the news added to the Shippax website during week 38. For the full text, please visit www.shippax.com.

Please note that further news might be added to the website during the course of the day.

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We wish you all a great weekend!

Three ferries chartered to accommodate Spanish security forces

As the Catalan independence referendum draws near, the Spanish government has discreetly chartered three cruise ferries to accommodate security officers and riot police.

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Saga Cruises exercises option for second newbuild

UK-based Saga Cruises has exercised its option for a second newbuilding to be built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg.

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Taizhou Khouan delivers cruise ferry to Beibu Gulf Tourism

Taizhou Khouan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd (KASC) has delivered project TK0432, BEIBU WAN 66, to Beibu Gulf Tourism.

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Dieppe-Newhaven volumes dwindling

January-July throughput figures just published by the Port of Dieppe, show that Transmanche Ferries is further losing market share.

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MV Werften delivers CRYSTAL MAHLER

Earlier today (20 September) MV Werften officially handed over CRYSTAL MAHLER to Crystal River Cruises, which was followed by the ship’s naming ceremony.

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World’s first wireless charging for ferries successfully tested

Wärtsilä in partnership with Cavotec has successfully installed the world’s first automatic wireless induction charging system on Norled’s hybrid ferry FOLGEFONN. Testing was carried out on the 85m double-ender between August and September.

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TAKU sold to become a hotel

At a price of USD 300,000, KeyMar LLC acquires the ferry TAKU from The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF).

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QUEEN OF NANAIMO handed over to new owners

Retired from the BC Ferries fleet earlier this summer, the 1964-built QUEEN OF NANAIMO has now been handed over to her new owners, Goundar Shipping Limited of the Fiji Islands.

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Strong and smooth summer for Scandlines

The ferry company has reported that their three high-season summer months went smooth with minor issues and delays with stable and strong traffic figures for both the Rødby-Puttgarden and Gedser-Rostock routes.

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Eckerölinjen to make substantial port investments

With a new ship – either a newbuilding or a second-hand ferry – in mind, Eckerölinjen is planning for big investments in both the Berghamn and Grisslehamn ports.

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Freight drivers get VIP treatment on North Sea

P&O Ferries has launched a new Commercial Drivers Club which guarantees VIP service for freight drivers using overnight routes on the North Sea. The unique complimentary club, which was launched over the summer has already signed up more than 100 members.

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Gdynia plans to extend its port

Facing a challenge due to a lack of space for further development, the Port of Gdynia has unveiled plans for a new outer harbour located outside today’s breakwaters.

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Successful river conveyance for WORLD DREAM

WORLD DREAM – Meyer Werft’s yardnumber 712 – has successfully completed her river Ems conveyance which started in bright sunlight yesterday morning (17 September).

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Red Funnel takeover price tag revealed

In July, Red Funnel was sold for an undisclosed sum to a consortium of British and Canadian pension funds.

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Interferry conference to spotlight issues with bottom line benefits

Trade association Interferry stages its 42nd annual conference in Split, Croatia, next month with an agenda highlighting the income and savings potential in three key areas – the customer experience, ship technologies and safety issues including cybersecurity.

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2017年09月16日

九州商船(株)

2017年9月14日、長崎に本拠を置く九州商船は、2018年7月に高速船(約120gt、旅客140人、建造費5億4000万円)を佐世保―中通島航路に、2019年4月にカー・フェリー(約1400gt、旅客432人、建造費21億円)を佐世保―宇久島―小値賀島航路に、それぞれ就航させると発表した。既存の「シークイーン」(115gt)は、佐世保―宇久島―小値賀島航路に就航する。「なるしお」(645gt、1987年)は、売却予定。
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2017年09月15日

Shippax News Bulletin – 37

- In association with Interferry

Dear Subscriber,

We are sending you the headlines of the news added to the Shippax website during week 37. For the full text, please visit www.shippax.com.

Please note that further news might be added to the website during the course of the day.

It is good to know that not all the news is published online. For full news coverage, including fleet change reports, orderbooks, projects & conversions, our unique traffic statistics and much much more, please subscribe to our monthly magazine, Shippax INFO. As a subscriber, you also get access at our website to search for over 16,000 previously printed articles and news from all Shippax publications and magazines dating back to 1996.

We wish you all a great weekend!

COLOR MAGIC celebrates ten years!

Today, 15 September, Color Line’s COLOR MAGIC, ‘the world’s largest cruise ship with car decks’, and the ship that will host the 2018 Shippax Ferry Conference, celebrates ten years in service. On this very day in 2007, COLOR MAGIC made her maiden voyage from Oslo to Kiel, and since then she has travelled a distance equal to 60 times around the globe.

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P&O Ferries reached 14-year high in August on Irish Sea route

In August, the ferry company reached the highest number of passengers who travelled on its Larne to Cairnryan route, traditionally the busiest month of the summer season. Compared to July, there was a 7% rise in passenger volumes, totalling to 65,296.

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Godby Shipping sells, extends charter and plans for future purchase

According to the local newspaper Ålands Sjöfart, Åland-based Godby Shipping has made some fleet changes. For the first time in seventeen years the company has sold one if its ships.

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First steel cutting for LNG-powered COSTA SMERALDA

The steel cutting ceremony for the first of two innovative LNG-powered mega cruises ships to be built for Costa Cruises, was held today (13 September) at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland.

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Keel laid for Irish Ferries’ newbuild

With steel cutting having started in early April and the hull of the ro-ro freighter FADIQ having been launched from Flensburg Schiffbau-Gesellschaft’s (FSG) covered building hall last week, time has come to lay down the first keel section of Irish Ferries’ newbuilding.

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Fincantieri bags cruise ship order from Silversea Cruises

A contract worth about EUR 310m has been signed between Silversea Cruises and Fincantieri for the construction of a new cruise ship.

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Coral Expeditions of Australia orders cruise vessel from VARD

The Australian cruise operator Coral Expeditions has ordered an expedition cruise vessel to be designed and constructed by VARD. The vessel is specifically designed for expedition cruises to remote and exotic destinations in the Asia-Pacific region and will have a length of 93.5m with a capacity for 120 guests in 60 cabins.

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Steam Packet looks to change Northern Ireland port

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is considering changing Northern Ireland ports for services from Douglas with Larne, already used by P&O Ferries for Irish Sea North Channel sailings to Cairnryan, favoured over the limited existing facilities at Albert Quay, Belfast.

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Steel cutting started for Princess' Cruises new ship

At Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard, the first steel was cut for Princess Cruises new cruise ship on Friday 8 September.

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Hurtigruten throws lifeline to Kleven Shipyard

Cash-strapped Kleven Shipyard has succeeded to attract new investors to keep the yard afloat.

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2017年09月08日

Shippax News Bulletin – 36

- In association with Interferry

Dear Subscriber,

Here are the headlines of news added to Shippax website during week 36. For the full text, please visit www.shippax.com.

Please note that further news might be added to the website during the course of the day.

For full news coverage, including fleet change reports, orderbooks, projects & conversions, our unique traffic statistics and much much more, please subscribe to our monthly magazine, Shippax INFO. As a subscriber, you also get access at our website to search for over 16,000 previously printed articles and news from all Shippax publications and magazines dating back to 1996.

We wish you all a great weekend!

FADIQ takes to the water

The 4,100-lanemetre FADIQ – sister to the MELEQ – was launched from the covered building hall of Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) earlier today (7 September).

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Baleària denied long-term authorisation to Nador

Just when it seemed that Baleària had cracked it in Nador, and posted a sailing schedule from Almeria up to January 2018, so word from Rabat is that their authorisation was for summer only, and services are therefore only authorised up to 15 September.

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Trasmediterranea gets Public Service Contract to Melilla

As widely expected, the Public Service Contract (PSC) to Melilla has been awarded to Trasmediterranea - again. The new contract will start in November of this year and run for two years.

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Croatian government has appointed new management board for Jadrolinija

As Shippax reported last week, the Croatian government rather unexpectedly announced on 31 August that Jadrolinija’s management board, led by Alan Klanac, would be replaced by a new one.

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Scandlines to be put up for sale according to Danish media

The Danish website Inside Business wrote that the 3i Group, the capital fund behind Scandlines, may dispose of its German/Danish ferry offshoot.

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SPIRIT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA being made ready for mid-life upgrade and LNG retrofit

BC Ferries has removed SPIRIT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA from the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay service to prepare for the trans-Atlantic crossing to the Remontowa Shiprepair Yard in Gdansk, Poland.

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Keel-laying ceremony for LNG-powered AIDAnova

Construction on AIDAnova, Meyer Werft’s yard number S.696, has entered a new phase following today’s (6 September) official keel-laying.

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“K” Line Group collaborating for Japan’s first LNG-fuelled ferry

Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line Kinkai) and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) have agreed to work on a joint study for what is set to become Japan’s first LNG-powered ro-pax for “K” Line Kinkai’s.

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CRYSTAL SYMPHONY being prepared for major refurbishment at Lloyd Werft

As earlier reported, the 1995-built CRYSTAL SYMPHONY will undergo an EUR multi-million refurbishment at Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven this fall.

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Meyer further investing heavily in its Turku shipyard

As part of a long-term plan to ramp up the production to three times the value the shipyard produced in 2014, the Meyer Turku shipyard is more than doubling its investments in the yard production from EUR 75m that was previously announced to EUR 185m now.

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Port of Madeira reducing port fees to make Funchal-Portimão ro-pax service viable

Madeira’s regional government has recently sent out a new public tender for a weekly service connecting Funchal on Madeira with the Portuguese mainland port of Portimão in the Algarve region.

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DFDS to launch a new global organisation for passenger marketing and sales

Pan-European ferry and ro-ro specialist DFDS will launch a new global organisation for passenger marketing and sales to improve the online experience and services for its passengers and further benefit from digital opportunities.

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Austal to build 550-pax cats for Taiwanese interests

Austal Limited has secured its first commercial contract from Taiwan for the design and construction of two (plus one option) passenger-only high-speed craft.

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Grimaldi Group set to challenge Attica-HSW deal

The Italian Grimaldi Group is preparing to send a complaint to the competition department of the European Commission (DG Comp) against what it sees as the threat of concentration conditions in the Greek coastal shipping sector.

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Starlite Ferries to be taken over by Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp.

Further consolidation in the Philippine ferry sector could be on the horizon following a MoU between publicly-listed Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp. (CLC) and the owners of Starlite Ferries whereby CLC would acquire Starlite Ferries and its subsidiaries.

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HIMAWARI 8 introduced on the Kushiro-Tomakomai-Tokyo route

Earlier today, 4 September, the 10,620 gt freight ro-ro HIMAWARI 8 of Nippon Shipping Co.,Ltd. – a subsidiary of logistics giant Nippon Express Co., Ltd. – entered service on the Kushiro-Tomakomai-Tokyo route replacing the 2001-built HIMAWARI 1.

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SEABOURN OVATION floated out

Following the coining ceremony, SEABOURN OVATION was floated out earlier today (1 September) at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Sestri, Genoa.

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Marue Ferry will no longer carry pax on the Naha-Kobe-Osaka route

Marue Ferry (A" Line) has announced that it will stop operating the 6,266 gt ro-pax RYUKYU EXPRESS on the Naha-Kobe-Osaka route.

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First steel cut for DFDS’ next ro-ro generation

Earlier this week, steel cutting marked the start of the construction of the first of four 6,700-lanemetre ro-ros DFDS ordered at the Chinese Jinling Shipyard.

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Management board change at Jadrolinija

In a surprise move, the Croatian government announced yesterday, 31 August, that Jadrolinija’s current management board, led by Alan Klanac, will be replaced. The government will appoint its own board within the coming weeks.

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宇和島運輸(株)

2017年9月7日、宇和島運輸向けの「あけぼの丸」(約2,700gt)が内海造船瀬戸田工場で進水した。2017年12月に八幡浜―臼杵航路に就航する予定。「さくら」(2,334gt, 1997)は代替。
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