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Incat Crowther To Build A 35m Catamaran Passenger Ferry for Samsø Rederi

The 296-pax vessel will operate between the Aarhus and the island of Samsø.

The intention of the new operation is to bolster tourism and trade between the island and the mainland.

As such, Incat Crowther was charged with developing an economically responsible solution. The vessel is optimized for high durability, low maintenance and efficient operation, whilst delivering a high level of passenger comfort and amenity.

The main deck features a large aft deck with double-decker racks for 60 bicycles. An additional 11 bikes can be stowed on the foredeck.

The vessel will be powered by a pair of MAN D2862 LE463 main engines, each producing 1029kW. She will operate at 25 knots at a modest MCR to reduce load on the engines and reduce maintenance intervals. Maximum speed will be 29.5 knots. The Incat Crowther hulls have been designed specifically for high efficiency and low fuel burn.

AS Tallink Grupp Has Extended Vessel Charter Agreement

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A subsidiary of AS Tallink Grupp, Baltic SF IX Limited and Marine Atlantic Inc, a Canadian company with the state participation therein, have concluded to extend the current charter agreement of ro-pax ATLANTIC VISION (ex. SUPERFAST IX) for one year, until November 2020, with an option to extend the agreement for an additional two years.

The vessel has been on the long-term bareboat charter since November 14, 2008.

Baleària And Fred. Olsen Express Introduce The First Smart LNG Ferry Between Huelva And The Canary Islands

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The shipping companies Baleària and Fred. Olsen Express will incorporate the first ferry powered by dual gas engines on the routes that operate between Huelva and the Canary Islands, starting next Sunday March 24, at the departure of 20h from the port of Huelva.

The ro-pax NAPOLES has returned from the shipyard in Gibraltar after having received a new dual-fuel LNG engine.
She will replace the MARTIN I SOLER.

The remotorising of the ferry has been an important piece of engineering, with a price tag of EUR 12.5 million.

On the other hand, technological innovations have been made on the ship to turn it into a ‘smart ship’. Among the main novelties are, the digitalisation of all the signage, as well as the access to the staterooms by means of a QR code that customers receive on their mobile phone (and which prevents them from having to go through reception), and digital entertainment on demand.


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Port Of Esbjerg: Positive Tendencies Within Ro-Ro

The Danish Port of Esbjerg is seeing positive tendencies within the ro-ro segment. In 2018, ro-ro cargo volumes reached the highest level in five years, and trailer cargo rose by 5.2 per cent.

This reflects a clear trend of cargo being moved from road to sea. The congestion crisis on European roads is a contributing factor.

The enormous pressure on the narrow Dover-Calais corridor between Europe and the UK, which Brexit risks exacerbating, underlines the severity of the problem. There is an acute need for alternative routes and the European level of interaction between the various forms of transport must be strengthened. The Port of Esbjerg has the space, facilities and location to be part of the solution.


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  • CLdN’s fourth new Hyundai Mipo ship, sister vessel of the LAURELINE, was launched in December and will be delivered shortly. (photo: Lappino, Shipspotting)
  • La Méridionale’s PIANA is being equipped with an Andritz filter for the prevention of small particles.
  • CoTuNav’s cruise ferry TANIT is on charter to the Spanish Navantia shipyard. Together with the cruise vessel GEMINI, the ferry is used as floating hotel for the yard workers. The shipyard is doing a multimillion rebuilding of CARNIVAL TRIUMP.


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On Day 1 of the Ferry Shipping Summit, Irish Ferries got the award for the “Ferry of the Year 2019” (see special edition of this newsletter).

Let us have a closer look at the award winner. Ladies and gentlemen, here is W.B. YEATS!