Vincenzo Onorato to Resign as Chairman at Moby

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Vincenzo Onorato publicly announced his intention to resign from the role of chairman at Moby. The seasoned shipowner wrote in a post on Facebook that “the person which will take over my role is respectable” and is expected to head the company in strict cooperation “with my sons Achille and Alessandro” and with a “young and motivated management team.”

Photo of the Week (2): Wallenius SOL Vessels Nearing Completion

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The photo shows world’s largest ice-rated multi-fuel roro ships at the Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Ltd., China.

The ice-classed vessels have a length of 242m and a deadweight capacity of abt. 27,000 t making them largest in the class.

The Knud E. Hansen designed vessels will be the first Mega RoRo vessels in the world powered by LNG-fuelled engines.

First vessel scheduled for delivery mid-December.  Second vessel was launched week 40.

Irish-French Sea Connections Reach 44 with New Dunkirk Terminal

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Minister for European Affairs Thomas Byrne has inaugurated a new Irish terminal at the French ferry port of Dunkirk, with Ireland-France sea routes rising from 12 before Brexit to 44 now. (date: 11 October)

End of September, it has already handled nearly 40,000 freight units (trucks and unaccompanied containers) moving from Rosslare and back, as exporters side step the UK landbridge since Brexit took effect on 1 January.