Second vessel for Hansa Destination entered service

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RoRo vessel ELIANA MARINO made its first trip for Hansa Destination between Rostock and Nynäshamn on Monday April 25.

Two vessels mean doubling the freight capacity and increase the flexibility for carriers. With this extra vessel Hansa Destinations goes from three to six departures a week in both directions.


Departs from Rostock on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 19.00 with arrival in Nynäshamn 15.00 the next day.

Departs from Nynäshamn on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 19:00 with arrival in Rostock at 15.00 the next day.


Departs from Nynäshamn on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 19.00.

Departs from Rostock on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 19.00.

Tallink Grupp sells cargo vessel SEA WIND and reorganises cargo vessel operations on Muuga-Vuosaari and Paldiski-Kapellskär routes

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Tallinn Swedish Line Ltd sold roro SEA WIND (1972) and delivered her to the new owners, 26 April 2022.

As a result of the sale, Tallink Grupp has reorganised its cargo operations on the Muuga-Vuosaari and Paldiski-Kapellskär routes. (schedules)

  • REGAL STAR will now operate on the Muuga-Vuosaari route in the former SEA WIND schedule
  • SAILOR will continue to operate on the Paldiski-Kapellskär route with extra departures

One team, one brand, one CLdN

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Since 25 April, all CLdN companies (CLdN RoRo/CLdN Cargo/C.Ro Ports) will use the common brand name “CLdN”.

A common brand name is a logical next step for CLdN. By having further integrated the roro, ports and door-to-door activities over the past couple of years, closer cooperation and communication between different business departments was stimulated which boosts CLdN’s business development and continuous strive towards operational excellence.

Being able to offer fully integrated door-to-door and quay-to-quay transport using their own trailers, containers, port infrastructure and vessels is a unique strength, which ensures that robust and reliable transport solutions can be guaranteed to CLdN’s customers.

Passenger traffic boost for the Easter holidays 2022

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According to the Hellenic Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy the passenger traffic from the ports of Attica for the Easter holidays was significantly increased compared to Easter 2021.


  • From the port of Piraeus to the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, Crete and the Saronic Gulf, the passenger traffic increased by 150%. In 2022, departed 166,609 passengers and 26,695 vehicles, while in 2021 the traffic was 66,563 passengers and 8,624 vehicles.
  • Passenger traffic from the port of Rafina increased by 579% during the same period. In 2022, departed for Cyclades 38,726 passengers and 10,088 vehicles, while in 2021 the traffic was 5,701 passengers and 1,878 vehicles.
  • The traffic at the port of Lavrio increased by 340% as well. This year departed 12,259 passengers and 3,447 vehicles while in 2021 the traffic was 2,786 passengers and 777 vehicles.

However, Ferry executives support that passenger traffic during Easter 2022 -compared to Easter 2019- was reduced by 20% to 25% on many ferry routes.

Saronic Ferries’ modernized ANTIGONI entered service on 22 April 2022

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On 22 April 2022, the fully modernized ferry ANTIGONI of Saronic Ferries was introduced on the Piraeus – Souvala (Aegina) line. The vessel underwent an extensive conversion into a passenger ferry from 2019. Her conversion was delayed due to the pandemic. She was initially built as a landing ferry in 2010 and served the Rio – Antirio and Arkitsa – Edipsos lines as the POSIDONAS. On 30 July 2019, she was sold to Saronic Ferries for service in the Saronic Gulf and transformed into a modern passenger ferry.

Norled wins high-speed ferry contract in Nordland

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Norled won the high-speed ferry contract for the routes between Bodø and Væran, as well as Bodø and Gildeskål, Norway.

Nordland Fylkeskommune awarded Norled a 10-year contract for operation of the high-speed routes starting in January 2024. There is also an option to operate the route between Bodø and Myken during the summer months.

Norled will operate two main vessels and a reserve vessel. The vessels will operate on electricity for 70% of the time.

The vessels, to be built by Brødrene Aa, will accommodate 130 passengers, as well as luggage, bicycles, and kayaks.

The Court of Milan accepts the debt restructuring plan submitted by Moby and CIN

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The bankruptcy court of Milan has just admitted the new debt-restructuring plans presented by Moby and Compagnia Italiana di navigazione after a few weeks ago the judicial commissioners of Tirrenia had “expressed an overall positive opinion on the resilience of the plan”. The latter is based on a preliminary agreement with the State-owned bad company Tirrenia in Amministrazione Straordinaria (creditor for EUR 180 million) and on the EUR 80 million capital increase announced by MSC Group which will take in change a 25% stake in Moby Group.

The Court of Milan officially scheduled for next June 20th and 27th the creditors’ meeting for Moby and Tirrenia CIN respectively.