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UK Chamber of Shipping Launches Ferry Guidance Document to Ensure Passengers Remain Safe During COVID-19

The UK Chamber of Shipping has launched its new information and guidance document for UK passenger ferry operations during COVID-19. Members can access the document here .

Policy Manager Michael Igoe said: “Keeping passengers safe has, and always will be, ferry operators’ number one priority. This important document sets out practical steps to ensure passengers can continue to use ferry services safely during this unprecedented time.”

The information and guidance is aimed specifically at ferry ports and terminals, and the operators’ of scheduled ferry services that operate from the UK on both domestic and international routes. It sets out ways operators’ can continue to operate whilst keeping passengers safe, including advice on social distancing, food service and crew procedures.


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News from our Sponsor Adonis: SeaDream Implements Adonis

After a lengthy selection and review process, SeaDream Yacht Club, the Norwegian cruise line is now installing Adonis’ market leading HR and payroll platform.

SeaDream is operating cruises in the western Norwegian fjords this summer (instead of the Mediterranean).  This means that the ships are easily accessible and the implementation project will be completed much quicker.

“Even though we currently only have two ships in operation, there is an urgent requirement to migrate to a new personnel administration solution. The opportunities presented by Adonis’ Self-Service module are significant and the value of this aspect will only increase as we roll it out through the company. The efficiencies this will bring will enable us to make significant time and cost savings for years to come,” says Jannik Madsen, Director Maritime Personnel Manager at SeaDream’s head office in Oslo.


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U.K. Revives Operation Brock

The Brexit could create chaos, especially in the Dover area (Channel ferries and Eurotunnel).

The UK Department for Transport decided to resurrect Operation Brock, a traffic management system designed to limit tailbacks.

Therefore, it started a consultation round about proposed legislative amendments for enforcing traffic management plans for outbound heavy commercial vehicles in Kent after the EU transition period.

This consultation closes at 11:59pm on 23 August 2020


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Flagships Ferry Taking Shape in Turkey

The zero-emission hydrogen ferry bound for Stavanger will sail under the name HIDLE (Norled). The LMG-designed ferry is currently under construction at Ada Yard in Istanbul, Turkey.

She will operate on the route Judaberg-Helgøy on the west coast of Norway, with six stops.

Daily operation will see her sailing a distance of 140 nm during 19 hours of operation (6 a.m. – 1 a.m.).

The H2 fuel consumption is estimated to be 460 kg/day, which is comparable to ca. 1900 litres / day of (bio)diesel