Moby Appoints New Independent Board Members.

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The Moby S.p.A shareholders’ meeting held on 19 July appointed Mrs Roberta Casali and Mr Lanfranco Senn as the new independent members for the Moby’s Board of Directors.

“After having overcome the Covid19 emergency period, the Moby’s Board of Directors and the Management will support the process of relaunching the Company that will continue its business and commercial plan thanks to a focus on revenues and margins. The Company has obtained great recognition from the market which confirms their growing numbers,” says the Press Release.

Port of Cork Company (PoCC): Financial Performance for 2020 ahead of Expectations

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  • Total consolidated traffic throughput of 10.5 million tonnes in 2020 compared to 10.1 million in 2019
  • Containers +4% = a record 250,209 TEU (new shipping modes in response to Brexit and the commencement of a direct ConRo service from Ringaskiddy to
  • Consolidated turnover for the year 2020 amounted to €33.7 million (-47%)
  • Profit after taxation €4.7m (2019: €6m).

CalMac Charters ARROW

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Seatruck’s roro vessel ARROW will be joining CalMac on a short-term charter, she will commence operations from 19 July to 7 September 2021.

The vessel will be operated by Seatruck on behalf of CalMac and will be a dedicated freight service, providing additional capacity and resilience to the Ullapool/Stornoway route.


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The conversion of the former MIDSLAND is in full progress at Perama repair zone. The small vessel was purchased by Leventakis Family last April and arrived in Greece on May 7, 2021. Recently, renamed NISSOS AIGINA and she will be probably introduced on the Piraeus- Saronic Gulf Islands.

Photo: Kapogiannatos Shipyards (Constructions-Repairs)

Malta: 1.62 million Passengers Use Gozo Channel Ferries in First Half of 2021

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Gozo Channel figures confirm that the number of passengers travelling between the two islands remained practically unchanged – at just under 1.62 million.

In 2020, the bulk of passenger traffic took place in the first 3 months, before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic which led to a ban on non-essential travel between the two islands. While 1,038,142 passengers took the ferry between January and March of that year, the number dropped to just 907,453 between April and June.

This year, however, the number of Covid-19 cases peaked at the beginning of the year – leading to a fresh ban on non-essential travel in March. But numbers subsequently fell – before the latest surge – and the ban was lifted. Consequently, while 710,749 passengers took the Gozo Channel ferries between January and March, 907,453 used the ferries in the subsequent 3 months.

A total of 7,255 Gozo Channel ferry trips were made between April and June, a 36% increase when compared to 2020 figures.

The number of vehicles making the crossing increased by 45% to 409,569, translating to a ratio of around 2.2 passengers per vehicle.