The City of Turku, the Port of Turku Oy, Tallink Silja and Viking Line have begun to consider three alternatives for the location of the Turku passenger terminal. The original joint terminal project planned for Linnanauko is proving to be too expensive.
Condor Ferries has maintained essential freight links only since March, but has not run any fast ferry passenger services.
Currently, anyone arriving in the Channel Islands has to self-isolate for 14 days with penalties for those caught breaching the law.
Condor is working with the authorities to establish a date to start services.
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.
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).