OT Port Gdynia Sp. z o.o. –with the support of the European Union– is implementing the project “Retrofitting of the intermodal ro-ro terminal in Gdynia by OT Port Gdynia Sp. z o.o.”, which consists in equipping the Company with specialist transshipment equipment for handling cargo in intermodal units (semi-trailers, containers) and IT equipment supporting the handling of these cargoes.
- TT Line’s PETER PAN had an engine fire on 9 July. The fire could by extinguished. Nobody was hurt. The ship returned safely to port.
- The third DFDS freight ferry from Jinling is preparing for sea trials, which will take place in August. So far nothing has been announced about its route, but that might become Ghent-Gotenburg.
- DP World has completed the buy-back of P&O Ferries in a GBP 322 million deal originally announced in February.
Spotted: New Battery Ferry For Vestmannaeyjar
The new Polish-built ferry HERJÓLFUR has been spotted by Tim Commeijne, who was visiting the Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) in Iceland.
The 70m ferry, with a capacity of 550 passengers and 75 cars, is designed by Polarkonsult and was built by the Crist shipyard.
The ferry features a 3000kWh battery pack and is designed to operate in a fully electric mode for most of time, with onshore charging in both ports of Landeyjahöfn and Westman Islands. Most of Iceland’s energy comes from hydropower and geothermal energy.
The ship will soon enter service and replace the former HERJÓLFUR.