- La Méridionale will submit an offer for the Public Service contract for ferry services between mainland France and Corsica. The company will not tender with Corsica Linea but will go solo.
- Balearia’s VISEMAR ONE has been renamed HEDY LAMARR.
- During two weeks Hellenic Seaways ro-pax NISSOS CHIOS will be used by Africa Morocco Link on Algeciras-Tanger Med. Then she will be chartered for 3 months by the Baleria for the route Dénia-Ibiza-Palma.
- Although not a ferry, we would like to inform our readers that Hurtigruten has ordered a third expedition cruise vessel.
Molslinjen’s EXPRESS 4 Soon Going On Sea Trials
Austal has successfully launched the Auto Express 109m high-speed ro-pax ferry EXPRESS 4 for Molslinjen.
This major project milestone involved the vessel being launched into the water for the first time and follows the successful roll-out and joining of the hull and superstructure in August. The vessel is now undergoing final preparations to begin sea trials as part of the acceptance and handover process.
Handover date is planned for January 2019.
This is a video about the proposed Isle of Man Ferry Terminal in Liverpool, which will be situated at Princes Half Tide Dock, 800 metres downriver from the current Pier Head facility within the £5 billion Liverpool Waters regeneration scheme.
A planning application is due to be submitted in November 2018.
Last weekend I passed the English Channel on my way from Rouen to Antwerp. This one single picture of P&O’s SPIRIT OF BRITAIN is probably a good illustration for Brexit. Comes rain or comes shine?