2018年08月11日

Shippax News Bulletin – 32

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HH Ferries Group: significant freight growth during Q2

The positive development for Scandlines’ Helsingborg-Helsingör route continues with a strong growth in the number of transported trucks during the second quarter of 2018. The number of transported trucks grew by more than 11% to 121,000 (Q2 2017: 109,000), and transported goods increased at the same pace to 1,389,000 tonnes (Q2 2017: 1,255,000 tonnes).

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RFI launches a EUR 53.5 million tender for a new railway ferry

Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) – the Italian railways subsidiary that operates a cross-Messina Strait train ferry service under the Bluferries banner – has launched a public tender for the construction of a new ro-pax suited to transport railway wagons, passengers, cars and heavy vehicles as well as dangerous goods – both packaged and in bulk (tanks/tank trailers).

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HONFLEUR’s keel laid down at FSG

Four days after the christening and launching ceremony of the 4,076-lanemetre freight ro-ro MARIA GRAZIA ONORATO, the keel of what will become Brittany Ferries’ HONFLEUR – the first LNG-powered ro-pax to operate between the UK and the Continent – was laid down on the covered slipway of Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG).

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DFDS extends charter of Grimaldi Holding-owned REGINA SEAWAYS

DFDS has extended the charter of REGINA SEAWYAS for one more year as the current charter contract was due to end on 2 November 2018. Built by Nuovi Cantieri Apuania in 2010 as ENERGIA, REGINA SEAWAYS is a ‘Coraggio Class’ ro-pax that is owned by Grimaldi Holding, a company founded and helmed by Aldo Grimaldi.

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Baleària promotes Malaga sailings with a JV with Peregar

Baleària has strengthened its links with the Port of Malaga, by entering into a joint venture (JV) with long-established Malaga operator, Marítima Peregar, to operate services linking Malaga with the Ports of Melilla and Tangier-Med.

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Strongest July carryings since 2015 for P&O Ferries’ Calais-Dover route

The hot summer in large parts of Europe has inspired more people to travel between Britain and the Continent by ferry, which saw P&O Ferries register record carryings for the month of July with 161,468 cars between Dover and Calais during the month - a 4.5% increase compared to the previous year.

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Robust growth for Viking Line during the month of July

A total of 951,010 passengers sailed on Viking Line’s seven vessels in the month of July, making it the second most successful month ever, only beaten by last year’s +1,000,000 passengers that was reached thanks to the additional capacity offered by the chartered high-speed craft EXPRESS (sailing under the VIKING FSTR banner) that served the Helsinki–Tallinn route.

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Nankai Ferry Co. to replace FERRY TSURUGI by newbuilding

Nankai Ferry Co., the operator of the 61km Wakayama-Tokushima route, has announced that it will replace the 1997-built 2,604grt FERRY TSURUGI by a newbuilding with similar characteristics.

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The Fjords is building a third carbon fibre vessel at Brødrene Aa

The Fjords, co-owned 50/50 by Fjord1 and Flåm AS, has announced that a third carbon fibre vessel is under construction at Brødrene Aa. The newbuilding will follow the 2016-delivered VISION OF THE FJORDS (and Shippax Award winner), and the FUTURE OF THE FJORDS that went into service in April this year.

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Norled orders two more diesel electric hybrid double-enders at Remontowa

Hot on the heels of an order for two diesel electric hybrid LMG Marin-designed double-enders of the LMG 120-DEH type at Remontowa, Norwegian fjord ferry operator Norled has ordered two more ships of the same class.

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Best-ever passenger figure in a single month for Tallink Grupp

Following a record-breaking month of June, Tallink Grupp’s passenger number continued to soar in the month of July. A total of 1,223,901 passengers were carried – an increase of 1.3% on July 2017.

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Financials

Second quarter earnings reported by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

GAAP net income was USD 226.7 million or EPS of USD 1.01 compared to USD 198.5 million or USD 0.87 in the prior year. Revenue increased 13.2% to USD 1.5 billion compared to USD 1.3 billion in 2017.

Tallink Grupp: freight volumes soared – 1H results affected by higher fuel price

Sales revenue decreased by 2.6%, ending at EUR 439.6 million (unaudited). The group’s unaudited net loss in the first half of the year amounted to EUR 4.3 million (EUR 2.4 million during 1H 2017).

Second quarter financial results for Lindblad Expeditions Holding

Tour revenues increased 25% to USD 69.5 million. Adjusted EBITDA increased 117% to USD 11.5 million.

Second quarter earnings reported by Royal Caribbean Cruises

US GAAP Net Income was USD 466.3 million or USD 2.19 per share and Adjusted Net Income was USD 482.2 million or USD 2.27 per share versus US GAAP and Adjusted Net Income of USD 369.5 million or USD 1.71 per share in 2017. Total revenues reached USD 2.34 billion in the quarter, up from USD 2.2 billion in the same quarter last year.
Press releases

Rolls-Royce new stabiliser range offers greater stability for ice class ships

The latest version of Rolls-Royce stabilisation systems adds the potential for ice class ships to benefit from the company’s Stabilisation-at-Rest (SAR) concept.

Lindblad Expeditions expands long-term strategic partnership with National Geographic partners

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, a global provider of expedition cruises and adventure travel experiences, announced that it has expanded its agreement with National Geographic Partners (“National Geographic”) to include all of the Americas.

Viking Line first to launch Benefit Cosmetics in Finland and onboard a passenger vessel in Europe

Benefit Cosmetics is a global cosmetic brand, based in San Francisco in United States of America. Founded in the year 1976, by twins Jean and Jane Ford, as a beauty boutique, they initially specialized in offering quick-fix beauty products for customers. Viking Line is now introducing this reputed and iconic brand on all their seven vessels.

V.Group announces new model of technical management with 'Fleet Cell of the Future'

New model of technical management increases performance by encouraging innovation with a purpose, and designing basic unit of operations around the customer’s needs.

Climeon grows in Iceland - establishes a branch office

Climeon has established a branch office in Iceland, one of the most interesting geographical markets in the world for geothermal heat power.

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2018年08月07日

北海道サハリン航路(株)

2018年8月3日、北海道サハリン航路(HSL)は、SASCOが双胴船「ペンギン32」を使用して、稚内―コルサコフ航路で2018年8月8日から9月22日まで、19往復38便運航すると発表した。
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2018年08月03日

Shippax News Bulletin – 31

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Dear Subscriber,

Please find the headlines of the news added to the Shippax website during week 31.

Many more news are expected to be added to the website during the course of the day.

Have a nice weekend!

FSG launches MARIA GRAZIA ONORATO

Almost exactly three months after the launch of ALF POLLAK, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) has launched the hull of sister ship MARIA GRAZIA ONORATO. Both freight ro-ros – with a 4,076-lanemetre intake each – are built for the Siem Group and will be long-term bareboat chartered by Onorato Armatori.

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Trasmediterranea introduces a new logo

Following the recent takeover of 100-year old Trasmediterranea by Naviera Armas, it was only a matter of time before a new logo was introduced. Only a small detail to some, but the reaction has been that Trasmediterranea appears to once again breathe in the air of a maritime company.

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STENA FORERUNNER will temporarily move to the Irish Sea

Stena’s 2003-built 3,000-lanemetre freight ro-ro STENA FORERUNNER is moving from the North Sea to the Irish Sea at the end of August to take over from the 2,166-lanemetre STENA PRECISION on the Birkenhead (Liverpool)-Belfast service.

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AIDA prepares for battery operation

AIDA Cruises is preparing for zero emission navigation in certain sensitive areas. In the summer of 2022 the German cruise operator will introduce the first hybrid solution on a large (mass market) cruise ship.

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ULTRAMAR II delivered from Midship Marine

Midship Marine in Harvey, Louisiana, has delivered ULTRAMAR II, the second unit in a series of 48-metre high capacity catamaran passenger ferries built for Mexican operator Ultramar.

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Silversea Cruises officially becomes a member of the Royal Caribbean Cruises family

Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) has completed the acquisition of a 66.7% equity stake in ultra-luxury and expedition cruise operator Silversea Cruises after having received the green light from regulators.

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CARNIVAL TRIUMPH to undergo a USD 200 million makeover – to be renamed CARNIVAL SUNRISE

A USD 200 million makeover will be carried out in the spring of 2019 by Carnival Cruise Line of its 101,509gt and 272-metre long CARNIVAL TRIUMPH. To be renamed CARNIVAL SUNRISE, the 1999-built cruise ship will become a member of the Sunshine Class following her two-month refurbishment.

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Wightlink to change hands once again?

According to The Times, the British daily, Basalt Infrastructure Partners – the owners of Wightlink – are poised to cash in on the booming demand for infrastructure assets and would reportedly dispose of the cross-Solent ferry operator for an estimated GBP 300 million.

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Baleària acquires the VISEMAR ONE

True to its word, Baleària continues to acquire tonnage when it sees fit. This time, it has taken over ownership of the VISEMAR ONE, which was already on time charter to Baleària.

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TS Laevad carried 942,918 passengers and 419,735 vehicles during H1 2018

TS Laevad, the Port of Tallinn subsidiary that operates the ferry services from the Estonian mainland to the islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa, has released its passenger and vehicle carryings for the first half of 2018. Saaremaa Island proved to be more popular than ever before with 75% of overall passenger traffic or 709,949 passengers, a 1.5% increase versus 2017. Vehicle traffic to Saaremaa was even more dynamic with a 2.5% growth to 313,092 units.

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Unity Line’s new fleet addition COPERNICUS due in service mid-August

Slightly later than originally scheduled, Unity Line’s latest fleet addition, the 1995-built ro-pax COPERNICUS, will enter service on the Swinoujscie-Trelleborg route in mid-August after undergoing upgrade work in Szczecin. The ferry was expected to enter service in May this year.

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Finnlines' financial review January-June 2018 (unaudited)

Performance for the first half of 2018 has continued very strong as revenue grew 11.5% to EUR 289.1 million. The January-June 2018 result for the period increased by approximately 20% to EUR 42.3 million. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation, EBITDA, came to EUR 78.3 million.

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Baleària fleet reshuffle

Baleària continues to shuffle its fleet, to cover unforeseen crisis. Having only just settled into the Almeria-Melilla route, the POETA LOPEZ ANGLADA has been recalled to serve the Algeciras-Tangier Med route once again.

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(UPDATED) VARD and Viking Ocean Cruise sign firm agreement for new cruise ship series

The signing of the LoI on 4 April, between VARD and Viking Ocean for the design and construction of two new cruise vessels, with an option for two more has now become a firm agreement. The vessels will belong to a new series of cruise vessels for Viking, the company that already has 16 ocean cruise ships and 24 river cruise ships delivered and/or on order.

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Baleària invests EUR 60 million in LNG for its fleet

Baleària has released a press statement announcing that it will invest some EUR 60 million in re-engining five ro-paxes of its current fleet to be LNG-powered.

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Unclear Public Ferry Service status does not stop a dynamic market in Corsica

On 26 July the Corsican Parliament has voted to cancel the acquisition of the freight-orientated ro-pax ferries PAGLIA ORBA and MONTE D’ORO – a plan first approved in September 2016.

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(UPDATED) Louis sells MAJESTY to Mano Cruise

Cyprus-based Louis plc, owner of Celestyal Cruises, has sold the 40,876gt, 1992-built cruise ship MAJESTY to Mano Cruise. The 1,460 passenger capacity vessel started life as Majesty Cruise Lines ROYAL MAJESTY and until last year was on charter to UK operator Marella Cruises (previously known as Thomson Cruises).

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STENA SCOTIA to return to Irish Sea service between Belfast and Heysham

Stena Line’s 1,692-lanemetre freight ro-ro STENA SCOTIA is to return to service on the Irish Sea from 4 August, operating on the company’s Belfast-Heysham route, replacing near sister STENA HIBERNIA, which is drydocking for her scheduled refit at Belfast’s Harland and Wolff shipyard.

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Manche Iles Express’ high-speed passenger service to Sark suspended until mid-August

French fast ferry operator Manche Iles Express’ service from Normandy to the Channel Island of Sark, via Jersey, has been suspended until mid-August at the earliest due to overrunning main engine problems with the company’s 2006-built 41m monohull GRANVILLE. The 245-passenger capacity, Singapore-built vessel is currently in the French port of Cherbourg awaiting spare parts for one of its three Caterpillar C32 main engines.

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Stena Line’s move to Halmstad – now a signed deal

The official signing of the contract between Stena Line and Halmstad (HallandsHamnar) was made on Friday 13 July, making the move from Varberg to Halmstad a firm deal.

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BC Ferries preparing to order four new Island Class vessels and another Salish Class ferry

BC Ferries’ fleet modernisation programme continues apace as the Victoria-headquartered operator has issued Requests for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) for the procurement of five new vessels to replace the 1965-built trio BOWEN QUEEN, MAYNE QUEEN and POWELL RIVER QUEEN, with deliveries scheduled from 2020 through to 2021.

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WSF takes delivery of SUQUAMISH

Washington State Ferries (WSF) has taken delivery of the Vigor-built SUQUAMISH, the fourth and last Olympic Class double-ender that will enter service this fall.

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Press releases

Almaco to install close to 1,000 cabins and public areas for Dream Cruises Global Class Cruise vessels at MV Werften

ALMACO Group’s longtime partner, Genting Group, responsible for the Crystal Cruises, Dream Cruises and Star Cruises brands, has awarded the company an order worth a high double-digit million euro amount overall to outfit the cabins and public areas for the Global Class ships at the German MV WERFTEN Wismar shipyard to be completed by 2020 and 2021.

Damen and Skoon Energy sign agreement for advancement of sustainable shipping solutions

Damen Shipyards Group and Skoon Energy have signed a cooperation agreement of understanding for the advancement of energy transition in the shipping industry. The agreement combines Damen’s 90 years of experience with the dynamism of a new start-up, founded in 2017, by Daan Geldermans and Peter Paul van Voorst, two students of the Delft University of Technology.

C-Job Naval Architects announces partnership with The Ocean Cleanup

C-Job Naval Architects is proud to announce its partnership with The Ocean Cleanup. The Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organisation that has designed the first feasible method to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. C-Job will assist The Ocean Cleanup’s activities with engineering capacity and knowledge sharing.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Announces Efforts to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

Plastic straws eliminated across all 26 ships in the Company’s fleet. Company’s island destinations, Great Stirrup Cay and Harvest Caye, to eliminate plastic straws by August 2018. Over 50 million plastic straws expected to be eliminated each year across fleet.

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic eliminates single-use plastic fleetwide

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic announced that they have successfully completed a comprehensive single-use plastics elimination program across their fleet. Lindblad’s ships are now 100% free of all single-use plastic bottles, cups, straws and stirrers. The effort supports National Geographic’s Planet or Plastic? campaign, a multiyear initiative aimed at raising awareness about the global plastic crisis and reducing the amount of plastic in the world’s oceans.

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2018年08月02日

南海フェリー(株)

和歌山に本拠を置く南海フェリーは、2019年度末にカー・フェリー1隻を就航させる。同社は和歌山―徳島航路で、「フェリーつるぎ」(2,604gt、1997年)と「フェリーかつらぎ」(2,620gt、1999年)を運航している。古い「フェリーつるぎ」が、新船と代替となる。

新船は、約2,820gtで、載貨重量は約1,300dwt、全長約108m、幅17.5m、深さ6.1m、航海速力は約18ノットで、旅客定員は546人となる。

サノヤス造船(株)水島製造所で建造される。新船は、藍色とジャパン・ブルーを基調とした内装となる。案内表記は、外国人客向けに多言語とする。船名は公募する。
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2018年07月31日

鹿児島市(桜島フェリー)

2018年7月28日午後2時頃、鹿児島市の桜島フェリーが、桜島に到着した際、岸壁に衝突した。乗客・乗員178人のうち、乗客6人が軽傷。
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