Port Of Kiel Can Nearly Maintain Its Cargo Transhipment Volumes

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A total of 6.92 million tons of cargo has been transhipped in the seaport of Kiel in 2020. This figure represents only a slight decrease of 1.2 %.

In contrast to a decrease of volumes in the Scheerhafen and at the Norwegenkai Terminal, there has been growth in the Ostuferhafen and at the Schwedenkai.

The ferry traffic to Sweden and Lithuania has proven to be particularly solid and has even seen a slight increase in transported cargo volumes. On the other side, Kiel registers a drop in the passenger traffic. Due to Corona, only about 517,500 passengers boarded or left a cruise ship or ferry at the different terminals, which is a decrease of 78 %.

Kiel expects a normalisation of the situation from late spring resp. summer onwards.

Piraeus Port Authority Q3 2020 Key Financial Figures

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January – September

  • -10.79% turnover 99,380,554
  • -20.6% gross profit
  • -13.47 EBITDA
  • -31.37% EBIT
  • -19.16% Consolidated Profit before taxes
  • -19.16% Consolidated Profit after taxes


  • -19.47% turnover 32.878.031
  • -33.2% gross profit
  • -30.04% EBITDA
  • -37.66% EBIT
  • -39.51% Consolidated Profit before taxes
  • -39.51% Consolidated Profit after taxes

PPA’s investment activity continues based on its business plan and within the third quarter of 2020 investments that were made amounted to 4.1 million euros

PPA’s overall traffic figures in 2020 (5,436,797 TEU), despite the pandemic, presented a reduction of 3.7% compared to 2019 (5,648,054 TEU), which is an excellent performance compared to other European ports with higher losses.

Grendi To Add Olbia on the Carrara – Cagliari Link

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The port authority of the Sardinian ports officially announced that Grendi Trasporti Marittimi will be granted a short-term concession of an area in the port of Olbia in order to make possible for the shipping line to add this port in the regular rotation which links Cagliari and Marina di Carrara. The liner at first asked a concession in Golfo Aranci but this solution was not viable due to several reasons.

During February, Grendi will also take delivery of the ship WEDELLSBORG. The one-year charter of roro SEVERINE is coming to an end.


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Corsica Ferries Case: The Bill Could Increase for the Collectivité Territoriale de Corse (Autonomous Region of Corsica)

Monday 25 January 2021, the public rapporteur of the administrative court of appeal of Marseille revised upwards the amount of damage for irregular competition within the framework of the 2007-2013 maritime public service delegation. It could go up from 84 to 91 million euros.

To be continued…


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Corsica Linea’s PAGLIA ORBA suffered some hull damage whilst entering the port of Bastia in very bad weather conditions, on Monday 25/1. The vessel hit an underwater ridge.

The company has chartered KALLISTE (photo) from La Méridionale.

Godby Shipping announced that it agreed to acquire roro vessel BALTIC BRIGHT (built 1996 and capacity of 1,068 lane metres)


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Incat’s Hull 094 BUCCOO REEF

The 100-metre BUCCOO REEF has been built for the seabridge between Port of Spain Trinidad and Scarborough, Tobago.

After having been delivered she sailed away from Hobart. However, she made a U-turn

and returned to Tasmania after alarms were triggered on the vessel, some 398 nautical miles from Hobart.

Former Dutch Ferry Arrived on Recycling Beach

As expected, veteran ferry and former PRINSES BEATRIX (1978), DUC DE NORMANDIE (Brittany Ferries), WISTERIA (Transeuropa Ferries), VRONSKIY (Trasmediterranea) has been beached in Aliaga, Turkey. She arrived on 18 January 2021 as DAMLA.