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ProCargo Line, A New Ro-Ro Freight Company

The Grendi Group announced the birth of a new shipping company: ProCargo Line.
It is a company formed by Grendi, marine agency Vittorio Bogazzi and sons, the Port of Carrara and entrepreneur Euan Lonmon.

The route Carrara-Cagliari-Tunisia will be operated by ro-ro ALTINIA (1,150 lane meters).
The forecasts is for 200.000 tons of goods in the first 12 months.
Three categories of cargoes will be taken: rolling stock, containers and general cargo, such as large equipment, steel coils, marble pallets.

Buquebus Wants To Order A Big New LNG-Powered Cat

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Buquebus has revealed plans to order one more LNG-powered high-speed vessel for the route Colonia (Uruguay) – Puerto Madero (Argentina). So far, InCat, the company which built the FRANCISCO, has not confirmed the order.
The investment is worth USD 130 million.
The catamaran is expected for 2020, and would have a capacity for 2,100 passengers.

Source: Cronista (in Spanish)

Photo: Robert Heazlewood


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“Despite a 20% increase in bunker prices through 2017, North European operators continued to post impressive financial results.”

Quote in the ro-ro section of the Annual Review 2018 published by the BRS Group.

A PDF version can be downloaded by clicking on the cover picture (14MB).


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