HSW’s Ariadne reassigned to Piraeus – Heraklion line

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On September 12, 2023, Hellenic Seaways’ ARIADNE entered service on the Piraeus – Heraklion (Crete) line.

The large ship was serving on the Patras-Ancona international line since July 25 and replaced Anek Lines’ KRITI II. She will sail along with Anek Lines’ ELYROSs, which also transferred from Chania (Crete) replacing BLUE HORIZON.

ARIADNE was built in Japan in 1996. Her carrying capacity is for 2,045 passengers and 640 cars (2,050 lane meters), at a speed of up to 21 knots.

Photo: Hellenic Seaways

Neptune Lines ordered two next generation Ro-Ro vessels in China

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(Note from editor: more PCTC than Ro-Ro, but still worth to know.)

On September 5, 2023, Greek Neptune Lines announced the order of two next-generation vessels, with a capacity 4,200 CEU’s, specially designed for its short sea trades.

Both vessels will be built by Fujian Mawei shipyard in China and will be delivered in 2026.

The new vessels, under the Genesis Project, are the first two of a new series which reflects Neptune’s strategy to supplement its fleet over the next decade, increase relevant cargo capacity by 36% from current core fleet vessels, and reduce emissions to remain well ahead of global targets.

Both vessels have hybrid energy systems – designed and constructed to use battery installation to supply peak power. They are also equipped with dual fuel engines, able to utilize LNG or VLSFO as fuel.

The design has been developed together with Deltamarin and the vessels will be classed by DNV.

Neptune Lines was founded in 1975 and has a fleet of 19 vehicle carriers, with capacities ranging from 1,500 to 6,500 CEU.

Photo: Neptune Lines