2019年01月16日

近海郵船(株)

2019年1月7日、近海郵船は「なのつ(旧まりも、1999年建造)」を使って、2019年4月1日に、敦賀―博多(福岡)航路を開設すると発表した。
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2019年01月15日

南海フェリー(株)

2018年12月19日、南海フェリーの「フェリーあい」が、サノヤス造船株式会社水島製造所(岡山県)で起工した。
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2019年01月11日

Shippax News Bulletin – 2

Dear Subscriber,

Please find the headlines of the news added to the Shippax website during week 2.

Have a wonderful weekend!

P&O Ferries leaves UK register altogether

P&O Ferries has confirmed to Shippax that its entire Dover fleet will be registered in Cyprus. The announcement comes four weeks after P&O Ferries declared to transfer its Dover-based flagships, SPIRIT OF BRITAIN and SPIRIT OF FRANCE, to the Cypriot flag.

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Norled signs agreement to build the world’s first ‘large’ hydrogen ferry

Norled has now signed the agreement to operate the Hjelmeland-Skipavik-Nesvik route for a period of nine years, starting on 15 April 2021 until 28 February 2030. The tender required that at least 50% of the total energy consumption had to be provided by fuel cell technology, and Norled will therefore build one hydrogen-powered and one ‘standard’ full-electric ferry to meet the obligations.

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Fewer departures affected Viking Line in 2018

Viking Line released its traffic figures for 2018, revealing a drop of over 400,000 passengers compared to 2017. This drop was due to 38% fewer departures in 2018 on the Helsinki-Tallinn route, which in 2017 was strengthened with the chartered high-speed vessel EXPRESS/VIKING FSTR. A total of 6,411,537 (6,881,149) passengers travelled with the company.

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Stena Line connects to onshore power supply in Oslo

On 8 January, Stena Line’s 1981-built cruise ferry STENA SAGA officially connected for the first time to a new onshore power supply system in the Port of Oslo and will henceforth be connected to the electricity grid when alongside in Oslo.

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Record-breaking 2018 for Wasaline

Wasaline, operators of the single ship Vaasa-Umeå route, had yet another record-breaking year, showing an increase of passengers with 6.2% compared to 2017, ending at 212,112.

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Oceania Cruises orders two 67,000gt Allura Class vessels from Fincantieri

Upper premium cruise line Oceania Cruises, a subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH), has ordered two 67,000gt Allura Class vessels from Fincantieri at a cost of approximately USD 575 million per vessel. Oceania has obtained export credit financing with favourable terms to fund 80% of the contract price of each ship, subject to certain Italian Government approvals. The new 1,200-passenger capacity vessels are due for delivery in 2022 and 2025.

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A record 2018 for Eckerö Line

Single-ship operator Eckerö Line reached a record of 1.8 million passengers in 2018 on its Helsinki-Tallinn route, serviced by the 2001-built, 36,365gt FINLANDIA. This number represented a 24% increase compared to 2017.

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Viking Line adds additional departures on the Helsinki-Tallinn route

In response to customer demand, Viking Line is altering the timetables of VIKING XPRS to offer additional departures on its Helsinki-Tallinn route. Starting on 5 April, VIKING XPRS will make three trips per day on Fridays and Sundays.

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Baleària Caribbean to introduce JAUME II

Spanish ferry operator Baleària’s subsidiary Baleària Caribbean is to introduce the fast high-speed ro-pax catamaran JAUME II on its service linking Fort Lauderdale, Florida with Freeport of Grand Bahama Island from mid-January.

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Color Line’s freight ro-ro COLOR CARRIER to enter service on 10 January

The first freight-only ro-ro to be owned by Norway’s Color Line, COLOR CARRIER, enters service on the company’s Oslo-Kiel service on 10 January. Bought from Finnlines for EUR 15 million, the former FINNCARRIER – which is equipped with an exhaust gas scrubber system – will offer freight customers six weekly evening departures, three in each direction, with a transit time of 21 hours.

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Equity firm acquires 30% of Caronte & Tourist Group

London-based equity firm Basalt Infrastructure Partners (BIP) has just taken a 30% stake in Italian ferry operator Caronte & Tourist Group.

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Growth for Tirrenia on Sicily trade

Tirrenia closed 2018 with a satisfactory commercial and operational result showing a 35% growth or 500,000 extra lanemetres on the trade to Sicily.

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TS Laevad set new record in 2018

TS Laevad, the Port of Tallinn-controlled ferry company that operates lifeline services to the isles of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa under the Praamid banner, has set a new record in both passenger and freight carryings.

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Press Releases

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Evac expansion continues with acquisition of UK service company Transvac Systems

Evac, one of the fastest growing cleantech solution companies in the world, has acquired Transvac Systems, the UK business specializing in the distribution and servicing of wastewater treatment systems, sanitary systems and ballast water treatment systems for ships and offshore platforms.

Damen Shiprepair Brest completes refit of Cunard’s QUEEN ELIZABETH

Cunard’s QUEEN ELIZABETH has left Damen Shiprepair Brest (DSBr) following a 12-day repair and refit programme. She is the most recent addition to the Cunard fleet, having been delivered in 2010.

Mergers: Commission to assess acquisition of Chantiers de l'Atlantique by Fincantieri

The European Commission has agreed to the request submitted by France and Germany asking it to look at Fincantieri's proposed acquisition of Chantiers de l'Atlantique in the light of the EU Merger Regulation.

The Commission considers that the transaction could harm competition at European and global level.

IMS to join forces with Redwise

Redwise, the Dutch global deliverer of seagoing vessels, maritime recruitment and deep-sea pilotage, has acquired a minority share in Australian IMS (International Maritime Services Pty, Ltd). This in concurrently with a management buy-out transaction of the current management.

Speedcast and Carnival Renew Contract for Fully-Managed Communications Across Global Fleet

Multi-Technology and Multi-Band Network with Innovative Network Automation and Optimization will Deliver Industry-Leading Communications Solutions Onboard the World’s Largest Global Cruise Fleet.

Naval Dome introduces new dashboard for optimum cyber monitoring

Maritime security specialist Naval Dome has come up with an innovative approach to managing the cyber security status of all protected systems onboard ships, allowing shipboard and shoreside staff to monitor and evaluate fleet-wide system data, even when they are offline. Until now, only crew members have been able to access a ship’s offline data sets.

Danfoss Editron powers Stockholm’s first hybrid ice-class passenger ferry

Stockholm shipping company Waxholmsbolaget has launched its first hybrid ice-going passenger ferry, powered by innovative hybrid electric propulsion by Danfoss Editron Oy. The 27.5m vessel, designed and built by Baltic Workboats, is serving the Stockholm archipelago (Sweden) and is built to transport up to 150 passengers at a time.

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2019年01月04日

Shippax News Bulletin – 1

- In association with Interferry

Dear Subscriber,

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Please find the headlines of the news added to the Shippax website during week 1.

Nevsky Shipyard to build two LNG-powered train/ro-ro ships

The order for two LNG-powered train and ro-ro ferries for the Ust-Luga - Baltiysk (Kaliningrad) - Sassnitz route has finally been confirmed. As earlier reported, the 199.9m long and 27m wide ferries will be built by Nevsky Shipyard in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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All five Halhjem-Sandvikvåg ferries delayed

In 2016, Torghatten Nord won the concession for the Halhjem-Sandvikvåg route with a bid that was NOK 1 billion lower than the one from the current operator, Fjord 1. Five new LNG-electric hybrid ferries were ordered to take on the 8+1+1+1+1+1-year concession that started on 1 January, all of which are now delayed, forcing Torghatten Nord to charter in two Bastø Fosen and the two Fjord1 ferries currently serving the route to meet its obligations.

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Trasmediterranea New Year moves – two ships leave the fleet

With the drydocking season fast approaching, Trasmediterranea has announced a few fleet moves.

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Fehmarnbelt Tunnel gets German approval

The Ministry of Transport of Schleswig-Holstein has announced that the plan approval of the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel is ready to be signed. Femern A/S – the Danish company charged with preparing the 18km Fehmarnbelt Tunnel – now has 14 days to review the approval before signing, and during the process, only minor editorial changes can be made.

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Tallink Grupp 2018 statistics

The total number of passengers transported by the Group in 2018 increased compared to 2017, ending at 9,760,469 (9,755,720). The total number of cargo units transported by the Group in 2018 also increased compared to the previous year, ending at 384,958 units (364,296). The number of passenger vehicles transported by the Group in 2018, however, decreased slightly compared to the previous year, ending at 1,124,897 vehicles (1,134,323).

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Karaneh Lines to start Kuwait-Qatar-Oman ro-pax service in 2019

Iranian ferry operator Karaneh Lines is to start what is believed to be the Arabian Gulf’s first ro-pax service linking Kuwait, Qatar and Oman in 2019 using the former SNCM-owned 1983-built CORSE.

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UK Government spends GBP 107.7 million on no-deal Brexit plan with three ferry companies

In a somewhat farcical situation, the UK government has announced that it has spent GBP 107.7 million to charter extra ferry freight space capacity to ease “severe congestion” at Dover in the case of a no-deal Brexit at the end of March 2019.

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Moby-CIN Tirrenia merger on hold by Milan Tribunal

Moby’s reverse merger in CIN (Compagnia Italiana di Navigazione) will not be sealed for the time being. The group controlled by Vincenzo Onorato confirmed that Tirrenia’s commissioners lodged an appeal to court standing up against the reverse merger, pursuant to the Civil Code.

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Adria Ferries confirms purchase of CALIFORNIA STAR

Adria Ferries’ owner Alberto Rossi has confirmed the purchase of CALIFORNIA STAR to possibly replace the AF MICHELA – chartered from Stena RoRo – between Ancona, Italy and Durres, Albania.

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The new ALF POLLAK joins the U.N. Ro-Ro fleet

The new 4,076-lanemetre ALF POLLAK has been chartered by DFDS joining its own FIONIA SEAWAYS to add extra capacity to U.N. Ro-Ro’s/DFDS’s Istanbul-Trieste route.

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Incat launches Virtu Ferries’ 110m SAINT JOHN PAUL II

Virtu Ferries’ 110m wave-piercing catamaran SAINT JOHN PAUL II was launched by Australian fast ferry specialist Incat at its Derwent Park shipyard in Hobart, Tasmania on 22 December. When delivered in 2019, the 38-knot high-speed ro-pax will operate for Malta’s Virtu Ferries between Valletta and Sicily.

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DFDS to boost ro-ro capacity in the Med – first two Jinling newbuilds to be introduced between Istanbul and Italy

Due to a further expansion of the cooperation between DFDS and Ekol Logistics on DFDS’s Turkey-Italy ro-ro routes, DFDS requires extra capacity and has confirmed that the first two ships in a series of six ordered at Jinling, will be introduced in the DFDS/U.N. Ro-Ro network between Istanbul and Italy.

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Financials

David MacBrayne 2018 full year financial result

Revenues reached GBP 210 million, a GBP 15 million increase. Profit fell from GBP 5.3 million to GBP 4 million, much related to increased costs for planned and unplanned vessel maintenance. The group carried 5.5 million passengers in the year, up from 5.3 million the year before. Of this 5.5 million, CalMac Ferries carried 5.3 million, an increase of more than 200,000 passengers compared to the year before. Argyll Ferries carried almost 300,000 passengers on its Gourock to Dunoon route.

Press Releases

MacGregor receives clearance from the South Korean competition regulator for the acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a clearance decision from the South Korean Fair Trade Commission on the company's acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group ASA, which was announced on 8 February, 2018.

CEO of Danish Transport and Logistics, Mr. Erik Østergaard has been knighted by the Queen in his native country, Denmark

Erik Østergaard has been bestowed the Knight’s Cross 1st class of the Order of Dannebrog by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, adding to his royal honours; in 2004 when COO with Scandlines, he was awarded a Knight’s Cross. The Knight’s Cross is awarded for meritorious civil or military service, contribution to the arts, sciences or business life, or to those working for Danish interests.

The Grimaldi Group awarded by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

The Grimaldi Group has recently received two new important awards from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Last 29th November, during the Logistics Carrier Conference organized in Detroit by FCA US, the Neapolitan group was awarded as the best Ocean Carrier of the year for its extraordinary performance in the logistics sector.

ClassNK releases amendments to class rules

Classification society ClassNK has announced that it released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships on 25 December 2018.

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2019年01月02日

商船三井客船(株)

2018年12月30日、「にっぽん丸」が「ニューイヤー グアム・サイパンクルーズ」で、グアム島アプラ港の米海軍の燃料パイプに突っ込み、デルタ埠頭と衝突、右舷船尾に穴。怪我人なし。クルーズは中止。船客は空路、日本に帰国。
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