2017年12月19日

川崎近海汽船(株)

川崎近海汽船の「シルバーティアラ」(約8,600gt)が、2017年12月18日に内海造船・瀬戸田工場で進水した。2018年4月25日に苫小牧―八戸航路に就航する予定。
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2017年12月18日

宇和島運輸(株)

2017年12月18日、「あけぼの丸」(約2,700gt)が八幡浜―臼杵航路に就航した。「さくら」(2,334gt, 1997年)は代替。
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2017年12月15日

Shippax News Bulletin – 50

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BC Ferries’ latest acquisition to be upgraded by Esquimalt Drydock

NORTHERN SEA WOLF – BC Ferries’ newest vessel that is expected to arrive in Victoria, Canada, later today following a 10,09-nautical mile delivery voyage which started in Piraeus on 3 November – will be upgraded for her new role by Esquimalt Drydock.

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Incat completes hull No. 90 bound for Port Phillip Ferries

BELLARINE EXPRESS, a 35m, 400-passenger high-speed catamaran, has been completed by Incat. The fast ferry is bound for Melbourne-based ferry operator Port Phillip Ferries.

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Condor Ferries temporarily adds ARROW and puts CONDOR LIBERATION back into service

Condor Ferries has announced that it is adding capacity over Christmas and New Year in the form of the chartered, 1,057-lanemetre ARROW. Following a drydocking of more than six weeks, the 102m trimaran CONDOR LIBERATION will also be put back into service today, 15 December.

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Corsica Linea about to say goodbye to a very successful year!

Pascal Trojani, Corsica Linea’s general manager, has confirmed to the Corsican press that 2017 has been a great and profitable year for Corsica Linea.

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ECSA urges for rapid and positive Brexit, and hands over Presidency

In view of the European Council deciding this week on whether the Brexit negotiations can enter the next phase, ECSA representing European shipowners calls for rapid and positive progress to be made towards an EU/UK agreement.

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Baleària takes delivery of first of four eco ferries

Baleària took delivery on 13 December of the first of four eco ferries ordered from the Asturian shipyard Gondán.

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STAVANGERFJORD ‘2.0’ re-delivered to Fjord Line

Following a conversion which started on 1 November, Fosen Yard in Rissa, Norway, has handed STAVANGERFJORD back to Fjord Line on 13 December. The ship took up service again on Fjord Line’s Bergen-Stavanger-Hirtshals-Langesund route the 14th of December.

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Baleària temporarily closes Almeria-Melilla route

Baleària has announced that it is suspending sailings between Almeria and Melilla until 25 December. It would appear that this route is a casualty caused by the continuing problems that the REGINA BALTICA continues to have.

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Africa Morocco Link suspends Almeria-Nador service

Rumours had circulated that the DIAGORAS, the vessel operating for Africa Morocco Link (AML) between Almeria and Nador, was to return to Greece on 26 December, and that she might be substituted by the NISSOS CHIOS, currently in drydock.

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Captain Cook Cruises takes delivery of NANCY WAKE

The 27m catamaran passenger ferry NANCY WAKE has been delivered to Captain Cook Cruises, part of the SeaLink Travel Group, and has commenced operations on Sydney Harbour.

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HORDALAND withdrawn from service following grounding

The 1,184gt double-ender HORDALAND ran aground on Thursday 7 December en route from Årsnes to the island of Varaldsøy.

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‘Nomadic’ OLYMPUS sold to breakers

The 1980-built OLYMPUS has been sold to breakers after having spent the last four and a half years laid up in Adabiya, Egypt.

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Brittany Ferries secures Société Générale and European Investment Bank financing for HONFLEUR

The EU, through the European Investment Bank (EIB), has granted a loan of EUR 49.5m as part of the EUR 750m Green Ship Guarantee programme (GSG) to Brittany Ferries.

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Fully-electric GLOPPEFJORD and EIDSFJORD delivered from Tersan Shipyard

The two fully-electric ferries, GLOPPEFJORD and EIDSFJORD, built for Norwegian ferry company Fjord 1 have been delivered by the Turkish Tersan Shipyard and are on their way to their new homewaters.

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Chinese connection for Chilean operators

The semi-submersible heavy-lift carrier SUN SHINE left Asia on 11 December with a load of four small ferries that are destined for Chilean operator Somarco.

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Keel laid for polar expedition vessel HONDIUS

On 11 December, Brodosplit laid the keel for hull number 484. Built for Oceanwide Expeditions, and to be named HONDIUS, she will be the first vessel to meet the latest and highest polar classification level, Polar Class 6.

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Austal and JR Kyushu Jet Ferry establish a MoU to develop new high-speed trimaran

Austal Australia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with JR Kyushu Jet Ferry to develop a new high-speed trimaran passenger ferry concept for JR Kyushu Jet Ferry’s South Korea to Japan route.

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Golden Star Ferries acquires KAROLIN

Greek ferry operator Golden Star Ferries is further expanding its fleet and has bought Linda Line’s KAROLIN, a 353-seat passenger-only high-speed catamaran.

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Roads body to buy Manly Fast Ferry

The Sydney, New South Wales-based National Roads & Motorists Association (NRMA) is to buy Manly Fast Ferry (MFF) from founding owners the Ford family for an undisclosed price.

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CLdN to increase sailings and capacity on Zeebrugge-Gothenburg route

CLdN is poised to further expand its short-sea ro-ro network and as from 1 January 2018, it will increase the number of weekly sailings on the Zeebrugge-Gothenburg route from three to four.

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Cross-Channel ferry PRIDE OF KENT ran aground in the Port of Calais

In the early afternoon of Sunday 10 December, P&O Ferries’ Dover-bound PRIDE OF KENT grounded in the Port of Calais shortly after having left her berth in high winds caused by Storm Ana.

Shippax understands that PRIDE OF KENT suffered damage to a propeller shaft with slight water ingress at two points of the hull. In the afternoon of 12 December, PRIDE OF KENT sailed from Calais to Dunkerque to undergo repairs.

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Adler-Schiffe acquires high-speed catamaran RENØY

Family-controlled Adler-Schiffe has announced the acquisition of the 1999-built high-speed catamaran RENØY from Norwegian interests.

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Bass Island Line ‘bargain’ for King Island service

The Tasmanian Government-owned TasPorts says it has saved millions on the cost of a new Bass Island Line (BIL) vessel for the King Island (KI) trade and expects it to be in service in the first quarter of 2018.

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TT-Line's Spirit replacements accelerated

Tasmania’s TT-Line has brought forward by two years its plans to replace the ro-paxes SPIRIT OF TASMANIA I and II and will place orders at an unnamed yard early in 1H 2018.

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2017年12月11日

JR九州高速船(株)

2017年12月8日、JR九州高速船は、Austal Ships Pty. Ltd.,との間で、80m級高速三胴船の建造についてのMOU(了解覚書)に署名した。この高速船は、2020年に福岡―釜山航路に就航する見込み。
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2017年12月08日

Shippax News Bulletin – 49

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We are sending you the headlines of the news added to the Shippax website during week 49.

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Enjoy your weekend!

Indonesian ferry KMP DRAJAT PACIRAN launched

On Tuesday 5 December the Indonesian ferry KMP DRAJAT PACIRAN was launched at the PT. Adiluhung Saranasegara yard in Bangkalan, Indonesia.

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BC Ferries plans for major Horseshoe Bay Ferry terminal upgrades

The Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo route is considered one of BC Ferries’ three ‘star performers’, and the infrastructure at Horseshoe Bay, the West Vancouver terminal, is severely falling behind – failing to cope with the demand. BC Ferries is therefore planning for a CAD 250m rebuild project of the terminal in order to cope with the increased traffic.

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Lübeck invests over EUR 39m in further port expansion and signs major contract

Just a few days after Port of Lübeck reached an agreement with the unions for a rescue package, the green light has been given for the expansion of Skandinavienkai in Travemünde with a new major contract also being announced.

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Incentives for reducing vessel emissions and noise at the Port of Helsinki

The Port of Helsinki is reviewing its pricing as of 2018, offering incentives to reduce vessel emissions and noise. The possibility to apply for port fee discounts will be added.

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Wärtsilä Electrical and Automation joint venture in China now fully operational

Wärtsilä has announced the opening of CSSC Wärtsila Electrical & Automation (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.(CWE&A), the joint venture company with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). The opening was announced on 6 December at the Marintec 2017 conference and exhibition in Shanghai, China.

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NIEUW STATENDAM launched

The launching of Holland America Line’s NIEUW STATENDAM together with the traditional coin ceremony was held today, 6 December, at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard.

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Color Group considers listing on the Oslo stock exchange

Color Group, the Norwegian ferry company and owner of Color Line AS, is considering a possible listing on the Oslo stock exchange. A process has been started to evaluate the listing and banks have been appointed to prepare a potential initial public offering on the Oslo stock exchange.

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Next Sea Traffic Management project approved, EfficientFlow

A new Sea Traffic Management (STM) project has received EU funding from the Interreg Central Baltic Programme. EfficientFlow covers many aspects of Sea Traffic Management in the ports of Rauma, Finland and Gävle, Sweden, as well as STM-enabled traffic flow management for the many large ferries that sail through the archipelago between Sweden and Finland. The project will run 2018-2020 with a budget of EUR 4.5m.

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EIB and Wärtsilä sign a EUR 125m Research, Development and Innovation loan

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Wärtsilä, have signed a EUR 125m loan agreement to support the research and development of more environmentally friendly and efficient ship engines and power plants. This fifth loan to support Wärtsilä’s Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) will further solidify the cooperation with the EIB, which has resulted in tangible improvements in European engine technology since the first loan was signed in 2003.

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New Public Service Contract for Cadiz-Canary Islands

The Spanish Merchant Marine Department has published a Public Service Offer (PSO) for a weekly service between Cadiz and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The service is to be operated by a ro-pax with a minimum capacity for 400 passengers, all in cabins, and at least 170 cars, and must be less than 20 years old.

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SOROLLA takes a hit

The 26,916gt SOROLLA of Trasmediterranea suffered a mishap whilst berthing in Almeria on Saturday 2 December, due to a sudden gust of wind. The stern hit the quay causing damage to the port side stern corner of the hull. Fortunately, there was no damage to the stern ramps, and passengers and vehicles were able to disembark.

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Hurtigruten extends to Russia, Svalbard and goes through the Northwest Passage

Just a few days after the announcement that Hurtigruten will operate the brand-new hybrid expedition ships ROALD AMUNDSEN and FRIDTJOF NANSEN along the Norwegian coast in the summer of 2019, the company has announced a further extension of the itineraries to Russia and more sailings to Svalbard.

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STENA AB financial result for 1 January – 30 September 2017

Stena, with business operations ranging from ferry operations, offshore drilling, shipping, properties and recycling has released their interim report for the nine-month period 1 January – 30 September 2017. Highlights below for the ferry and shipping operations:

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to restructure shipbuilding business

On 1 December 2017, Japan’s largest machinery manufacturer, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced that it will restructure its shipbuilding business, and set up two shipbuilding companies in Nagasaki and Yokohama on 1 January 2018.

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Flensburger Shipyard to get double order from parent company?

According to local media, Siem Group, the Norwegian parent company of Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), has placed an order for two more ro-ro freighters of the same design as the 4,076-lanemetre MELEQ/GARDENIA SEAWAYS-type, keeping the yard occupied until mid-2019.

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UPDATED: TAKU sold to become a hotel

KeyMar LLC, has withdrawn their bid and thereby the plans to turn TAKU into a hotel in Portland. KeyMar LLC cited factors such as regulatory problems in Portland. The highest bid is now instead from Jabal Al Lawz Trading Est. of Dubai at USD 171,000 with plans of either giving the ferry a new life in the Philippines, or take it for scrap. The final sales terms and agreements are negotiated, and the state has not yet given official acceptance of the bid.

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New quay for Port of Gdansk will benefit ro-ro cargoes

Competition for the ‘2017 CEF Transport Blending MAP Call’ has just been concluded, amounting to EUR 1bn funds in total from The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for which as many as 68 projects were competing.

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ICG Group takes redelivery of WESTPAC EXPRESS and refinances debt

Irish Continental Group (ICG) has made the announcements that the WESTPAC EXPRESS is redelivered to the Group and that they are refinancing the Group’s debt.

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