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In Q1, Attica Group Posts A 10% Increase In Revenue

Key figures:

  • Consolidated Revenue EUR 49.43 million (EUR 44.83 million).
  • EBITDA EUR -1.33 million (EUR -4 million)

The improvement in EBITDA is mainly attributed to the increased Revenue of the Group, despite rising fuel oil prices.

  • Q1 Passengers 603,000 (535,000)
  • Q1 Cars 92,000 (79,000)
  • Q1 Freight Units 73,000 (68,000)
  • Note: less number of sailings (-1.1%)

Clipper Group Annual Report: Danske Færger A/S

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Despite the positive commercial development of Danske Færger A/S, a 50/50 Joint venture with the Danish State, the operating result decreased in 2017. The main reason for the decrease is extraordinary reservations for closing the

Bornholm routes in August 2018.

  • Net result of DKK 124 million (DKK 44 million).
  • Passengers 4,465 million passengers (+4.3%) and 1,195 million cars (+6.3%)
  • The result is positively affected by the sale of HAMMERODDE to Stena RoRo during 2017.

With the closing of the Bornholm Routes in August 2018, Danske Færger A/S is expected to have a still positive result ranging around DKK 50 million in 2018.

Clipper Group Annual Report: Seatruck Ferries and ro-ro chartering activities

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The net result for 2017 is satisfactory despite EBIT going down compared to 2016. The reason for a lower EBIT relates to impairment loss, lower operating profit in the chartering activity from a reduction of two vessels and operational issues related to the lock in Liverpool.

  • Seatruck Ferries total freight volumes growing 6%
  • Seatruck Ferries now holds 19.6% (17.9%) of the ro-ro market on the Irish Sea.
  • Especially the routes out of Dublin have proven to be successful.
  • Operating result is expected to decrease slightly compared to 2017 because of a lower chartering result.


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Successful New Tirrenia Route To Get Second Ship

Our Italian colleagues of Ship2Shore wrote that Tirrenia will double the capacity and frequency of the Naples – Catania line, which was inaugurated only one month ago.

After the closure of New TTT Lines, which operated this route before, the big players are heavily targeting this route.

On May 7, Tirrenia introduced ro-pax HARTMUT PUSCHMAN (1,820 lane meter). Soon, the frequency will become daily with the addition of a second vessel.

Grimaldi serves the same destination from the port of Salerno, but would like to move to Naples.

N.L. Ferry Passengers Should Vacate Vehicles, Says Independent Risk Assessment

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To stay in the car, or not to stay in the car, that’s the question on Newfoundland and Labrador. Since the ferry LEGIONNAIRE came into service last year, ferry passengers have been told they must vacate their vehicles during crossings. That prompted a ferry users group to advocate for passengers who need to stay in their vehicle for medical reasons, but an independent risk assessment sides with the existing rule, citing passenger safety.

Lloyd’s Register earlier concluded there were some hazards to passengers who remained in their vehicles, compared to passengers who vacated their vehicles while the ferries were in transit.


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  • At a keel laying ceremony held on May 31, Red Funnel, announced that its new £10m freight ship will be called RED KESTREL. The keel-laying took place at Cammell Laird’s, Birkenhead. The British shipyard is scheduled to deliver the vessel in spring 2019.
  • Seajets is to start a service between Thessaloniki and Crete, via Skiathos, Andros, Siros, Tinos, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos and Santorini. The ferry will be the 43-year-old ro-pax AQUA BLUE (ex IERAPETRA L). (source: Elliniki Aktoploia)
  • Astilleros Gondán delivered the third of four “Eco Fast Ferries” to Balearia.
  • Moby Lines started the seasonal service between Piombino and Olbia (Sardinia). MOBY WONDER and MOBY AKI are offering two sailings a day until mid September. Crossing takes five hours.