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IMO Adopted Action Plan To Address Marine Plastic Litter From Ships

IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) adopted on 26 October the action plan, to contribute to the global solution for preventing marine plastic litter entering the oceans through ship-based activities.


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UK Government Preparing For A ‘No Deal’ EU Exit

The UK government has prepared two guides if the country leaves the EU without an agreement on 29 March 2019: a guide for importing, and a guide for exporting.

A hard rexit means that UK businesses will have to apply customs, excise and VAT procedures to goods traded with the EU, in the same way that already applies for goods traded outside of the EU.

Trading partners in the EU will also have to apply customs, excise and VAT procedures to goods received from the UK, in the same way that they do for goods received from outside of the EU.

More can be found in these two guides:


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Telenor Maritime Provide Wi-Fi, 3G And Backhaul Services To Brittany Ferries Ships

Telenor Maritime partner with Brittany Ferries and announces the introduction of the mobile ecosystem onboard their fleet of ferries, deploying a connectivity platform with Premium Wi-Fi, VSAT and Mobile Broadband Backhaul.

Additionally, HONFLEUR, the LNG-powered newbuild arriving in June 2019 is equipped with 3G services.

Digital services can be enabled supporting the complete digital value chain vastly enhancing the customer experience onboard.


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COLOR HYBRID, from Poland to Norway

  • The hull of Color Line’s new state-of-the-art hybrid ferry is on its way from the Crist Shipyard in Gdynia to the Ulstein Verft in Norway for outfitting.
    The vessel will enter into traffic between Sandefjord and Strømstad in June 2019.
  • Vincenzo Onorato has recently confirmed in an interview with MediTelegraph that both the ro-pax vessels BITHIA and JANAS are officially for sale.


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Thank you Alistair Eagles (Seatruck Ferries) for sharing with us this picture of one of your vessels being prepared for its new charterers. The painters seem to have some sense of humor.

Fred. Olsen Express and Baleària, through its alliance Canary Bridge Seaways, will launch the new route between the Canary Islands and Huelva on 11 November with CLIPPER PENNANT.

Is the coaster GULF ANGEL having a project cargo? Is it transporting an oversized model of MOBY AKI? No, this optical illusion has been perfectly captured by Swiss Shipping & Cruise/Ferry Analyst Thomas P. Illes, in the port of Livorno. Well spotted!

Clémence Cavelier-Bekaert (Sales Assistant NCG) took this wonderful, foggy photo of PONT-AVEN. Merci beaucoup!

It’s a little over one month until Brittany Ferries new HONFLEUR is launched from the slipway at the FSG shipyard. Brice Robinson, Engineer Newbuilding, took this and other pictures, which can be seen here.