2017年10月27日

Shippax News Bulletin – 43

- In association with Interferry

Dear Subscriber,

We are sending you the headlines of the news added to the Shippax website during week 43. For the full text, please visit www.shippax.com.

Ending the week with already close to 200 bookings for the Shippax Ferry Conference in 2018, of which over 70 are ferry operators top management!

We wish you all a great weekend!

BREAKING NEWS - Minoan Lines and Attica Holdings agree on a solution for Hellenic Seaways

In a statement to the Athens Stock Exchange, Minoan Lines today (26 October) announced that a framework agreement has been signed with Attica Holdings to proceed with the transfer of all shares it holds in Hellenic Seaways (HSW).

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WORLD DREAM handed over to Dream Cruises

Today, 26 October, Meyer Werft handed over WORLD DREAM to her owners, the Asian shipping company Dream Cruises, a subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong.

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MSC Cruises sends MSC LIRICA back to the Med

As from 6 April 2018, MSC LIRICA will be homeported in Venice (also boarding passengers in Bari) to serve Eastern Mediterranean routes.

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Blu Navy sees surge in passenger numbers and will add a second ship on Elba line

Tuscany-based company Blu Navy has handled over 584,000 passengers in 2017. 460,000 passengers (+5%) were recorded on 1,833 trips to the Elba Island, i.e. the Portoferraio-Piombino line which is operated by ACCIARELLO.

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Caronte & Tourist has introduced the chartered NISSOS RODOS

NISSOS RODOS, a 29,733 gt ro-pax ferry of Hellenic Seaways, has reached the Southern Tyrrhenian for a fairly short charter to Caronte & Tourist. The Japanese-built ferry, which underwent a major conversion in 2010, has now been introduced between Salerno and Messina.

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Sunken SEA DIAMOND to be raised

In the wake of its handling of an oil spill after a small bunker tanker sank off Athens beaches, the Greek government has ordered the raising of the sunken cruise ship SEA DIAMOND which foundered off the holiday island of Santorini ten years ago, leaving two French passengers missing presumed dead.

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Deal of the year: Naviera Armas to take over Trasmediterranea
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Family-controlled Naviera Armas will take over Trasmediterranea, Spain’s premier ferry operator in which it already held a minority stake following the company’s 2002 privatisation.

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TYCHO BRAHE now ready to operate on battery power

The battery-converted ferry TYCHO BRAHE was initially planned to operate on battery power by the end of June this year. However, due to technical problems this had to be postponed.

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Destination Gotland to continue the Västervik route for the summer 2018

Destination Gotland has announced that they are going to continue to service the route to Visby, Gotland from Västervik also for the summer 2018. The ferry company started sailing from Västervik in June this year with almost daily departures and noted an uprise in passengers, which is why a decision has been taken to continue the route next summer.

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Growth for The Cat’s second year despite engine failures

Following the bankruptcy of Nova Star Cruises, Bay Ferries Ltd was awarded the contract for the Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia ferry service in 2016.

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Best ever cruise season for Port of Kiel

The Port of Kiel’s 2018 cruise season was closed by AIDAvita as the German port reached a record number of passengers.

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Record number of cruise passengers for Helsinki port

With a total of 478,000 cruise ship passengers, the Finnish capital reached a new record high in 2017. This represents an increase of 17% over 2016 and a 9.5% increase over 2015, the previous record year.

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Cold ironing for Stena Line in Port of Trelleborg

Stena Line will be connecting the Rostock-Trelleborg ro-pax ferries SKÅNE and MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN to the electricity grid during their calls in the Port of Trelleborg. Once connected, the machinery on board can be completely shut down, bringing emissions down to practically zero.

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Inter Shipping replaces STENA CARRIER by MAESTRO SUN

Inter Shipping has replaced the 2,715-lanemetre STENA CARRIER (chartered from Stena RoRo since September 2016) by Maestro Shipping’s 2,171-lanemetre MAESTRO SUN for its Algeciras-Tangier Med route. The change took effect on Saturday, 21 October.

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Charter of BALTICA extended

Godby Shipping has announced that the charter contract of the 1990-built, 2,200-lanemetre BALTICA to TransProCon has been extended until June 2018 with an option to extend with a further six months.

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4% more freight but 3% less passengers for Brittany Ferries

Leading French ferry operator Brittany Ferries has just released its passenger and freight carryings for the period between November 2016 and October 2017.

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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 2017 period.

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Scotland: public money spent on ferries under scrutiny

Audit Scotland – a Scottish government watchdog – has highlighted ferry spending via Transport Scotland has more than doubled between 2007/2008 and 2016/2017; from GBP 97.3m to GBP 209.7m – a rise of 115%.

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2017年10月21日

Shippax News Bulletin – 42

- In association with Interferry

Dear Subscriber,

We are sending you the headlines of the news added to the Shippax website during week 42. 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!

Carnival back to Fremantle

Carnival Group has decided to return to home-porting ships in the Western Australian port of Fremantle after the state government committed to funding improvements at regional ports.

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Tasmania’s TT-Line breaks records

Tasmanian’s Bass Strait operator TT-Line has reported a record 2016-17, with the refurbished SPRIT OF TASMANIA twins recording a 4% lift in passenger numbers.

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Keel-laying ceremony held for HANSEATIC INSPIRATION

Yesterday (18 October) the keel-laying ceremony was held at the VARD shipyard in Romania for HANSEATIC INSPIRATION, the second of the two new expedition cruise ships built for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.

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Rønne Havn’s expansion about to start

A contract has been signed for the expansion of the commercial port of Rønne Havn on the Isle of Bornholm with the first spadework estimated to take place at the end of 2017.

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Keel-laying ceremony for Viking’s sixth ship from Fincantieri

Yesterday (18 October) the keel-laying ceremony was held for the sixth of the eight cruise ships Viking Ocean Cruises ordered from Fincantieri. The ceremony took place at the shipyard in Ancona for the ship with a scheduled delivery in 2019.

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Internet Access, a Human Right - Even Off-the-Grid and Onboard Ferries?

PowerPoint´s can be like children: No matter how ugly they are, you´ll think they´re beautiful if they are yours. That´s why limiting presentations to a single slide can be an idea, but even that may be pushing it in today’s world where the span of attention is getting limited to 140 characters. However, Twitter just launched a daring experiment increasing the length of tweets to 280 characters, so I would experiment with the double number of slides.

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CMAL annual report released

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL), the company that owns the ferries, ports, harbours and infrastructure necessary for the ferry services serving the west coast of Scotland and the Clyde estuary, have released their annual report for the year ending 30 March 2017.

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FRS to expand activities in Motril

An official bulletin just published reveals that FRS Iberia has requested a concession to occupy an area of public use of 12,212.75m2 on the Azucenas Pier, together with a concession for 3,615.94m2 of related water area, whilst seeking permission to build a passenger and freight terminal for its own exclusive use.

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Spanish vessel charter update

Trasmediterranea has chartered in the ro-ro MAESTRO SEA, a 1986, Danish-built vessel, with a 2,171-lanemetre intake.

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Africa Morocco Link’s Almeria-Nador route inaugurated

Africa Morocco Link (AML) inaugurated operations between Almeria and Nador on Sunday 15 October with the DIAGORAS sailing at 13.00 from Almeria.

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HH-Ferries to increase capacity between Helsingör and Helsingborg

As of 1 December, HH-Ferries will increase its capacity on the 20-minute Helsingör-Helsingborg shuttle service by extending HAMLET’s sailing schedule.

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Indian Prime Minister to inaugurate country’s first ro-ro route (updated)

Narendra Modi, India’s Prime Minister, is to inaugurate India’s first ro-ro route between Dahej and Ghogha on 22 October.

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Russia-North Korea ferry route resumed after two-month stop

A regular cargo-passenger ferry operation between the Russian Far East port of Vladivostok and the northeastern North Korean city of Rason was restarted in May but aborted on 22 August after Russian operator InvestStroiTrest failed to pay RUB 1.5m to the Vladivostok terminal.

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Record Interferry conference reviews issues with financial impact

The challenges and opportunities posed by alternative fuels, safety management and social media dominated Interferry’s 42nd annual conference in Split, Croatia, where a record 370 delegates shared insights on ship technologies, safety issues including cybersecurity and the customer experience.

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GNV opened new Naples-Termini Imerese link

Italian ferry operator GNV has launched a new weekly connection between Naples and Termini Imerese, Sicily.

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First two Metal Shark-built high-speed cats for Potomac Riverboat Company commissioned

The first two 149-passenger high-speed craft built by Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark have been commissioned by Washington, D.C.-based Potomac Riverboat Company, a division of Entertainment Cruises.

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Viking FSTR taken out of service five days early

The chartered high-speed catamaran Viking FSTR – officially named EXPRESS – will be taken out of service by Viking Line as of tomorrow 17 October, instead of 22 October as earlier planned.

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Ports of Stockholm set a new cruise passenger record

The 2017 international cruise ship season (May until October) ended on 13 October for the Ports of Stockholm, reaching record highs with some 600,000 passengers, giving a contribution to the Stockholm region of more than SEK 500m. The season saw 263 cruise ships calling at the Ports of Stockholm, of which 73 were turnarounds.

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P&O Ferries further grew the freight business between Cairnryan and Larne during Q3

P&O Ferries saw the highest number of lorries and trailers travelling on its ferries between Cairnryan and Larne in the third quarter of the year than it has in any Q3 since 2011.

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Government plans to tender ferry services create uncertainty in the Magdalen Islands

Back in May the federal government in Canada proposed a totally revamped system for ferry services in East Canada with ferry services being put out for tender.

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Seatruck Ferries adds a Liverpool-Dublin sailing following increased demand

Commencing on 17 October, Irish Sea freight operator Seatruck Ferries will add additional Tuesday morning sailings to its busy Liverpool-Dublin route.

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2017年10月20日

日本長距離フェリー協会

訪日外国人観光客向けに企画乗船券「Japan Ferry Pass 21」の販売を開始した。
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2017年10月17日

ジャパネット・ホールディングス

通販大手のジャパネット・ホールディングスは、「MSC Splendida」を使用して、2018年10月21日からと10月30日からの横浜発着クルーズ「実りの秋、彩りの日本一周クルーズ10日間」2本を、全船貸し切りで催行する。
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(株)せとうちクルーズ

2017年10月17日、せとうちクルーズの「ガンツウ」(3,200gt)が就航した。処女航海の乗客は25人(旅客定員38人)。
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