INTERESTING

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New LNG Roro Vessels Reduce Greenhouse Gases By 63%

Wallenius SOL’s new, ice-rated LNG-powered RoRo vessels will have a significantly lower environmental impact compared to older vessels. According to IVL, hull design had a major beneficial effect on energy efficiency.

IVL – the independent Swedish Environmental Research Institute – was commissioned to calculate how the new type of vessel compares with those currently plying the route from the northern Baltic to ports on the continent. The vessels are currently under construction at the CIMC Raffles shipyard in China, where the project is led by Wallenius Marine. A comparison was made with the roro ship THULELAND, which has been in operation since 2006 and is best-in-class in terms of low environmental impact.

SHORT NEWS

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Eckerö Reopens Buffet

Until 25 June Eckerö serves a summer menu and breakfast that have been modified for safety and hygienic reasons.

As of 26 June, the company returns to normal buffet dining, with a reduced number of customer seats.

Naviera Armas Trasmediterránea will reactivate the Ceuta – Algeciras – Ceuta line starting June 22

After the virus-forced suspension, Naviera Armas Trasmediterránea will restart the route to the Spanish Autonomous City of Ceuta with high-speed ropax catamaran CIUDAD DE CEUTA.

Godby Shipping: Newbuilding Project Delayed

In a message on its social media, Godby Shipping says that, “global lockdown has made the demand for roro vessels almost disappear.”

“At present only MIMER and LINK STAR are trading and it remains uncertain when and how all vessels will be back in traffic.”

“Before the downturn the office was manned to handle at least seven vessels and the first stage of a newbuilding project. The newbuilding project is now at least 2-3 years into the future and the focus is to survive.”

As from July 10, several of the office staff will leave the company.

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

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The newly built ro-pax unit CIUDAD DE VALENCIA (hull n° 229) left the Cantiere Navale Visentini shipyard in Porto Viro (Rovigo) and is currently in the port of Trieste for some final works before sea trials start.

The vessel will join Trasmediterranea’s fleet in long time charter and is expected to be deployed on the routes linking Spain mainland to Canary or Balearic Islands.
The delivery will take place before the end of July.

Designed by Naos Design, this ro-pax unit is 203m long, 25m wide and will be able to accommodate 1,000 passengers and 2,600 linear metres of ro-ro cargo.

Cantiere Navale Visentini is already working on the next two ro-pax new buildings with delivery scheduled before summer 2021 (the first one) and in 2022 (the second one ordered by Corsica Linea).