Three modern and eco-friendly RoRo vessels for Airbus

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Deltamarin is collaborating with Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) and Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group (WSIG) to design eco-friendly vessels for Airbus subassembly transportation. These ships aim to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030. LDA is modernizing its entire chartered vessel fleet for Airbus, with Deltamarin handling the design. The vessels will be powered by Flettner rotors and dual-fuel engines, minimizing their environmental impact and cutting annual CO2 emissions from 68,000 to 33,000 tonnes by 2030.

Record-breaking passenger volumes for Wasaline in 2023

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Wasaline announced excellent results for 2023.

+4.4% passengers

+14.3% cars

+11.6% buses

-5.9% cargo units, mostly due to the ending of traffic to and from Russia. The volume of imported paper has decreased due to lower demand. Export from Finland has remained approximately at the same level.

Turnover for Wasaline stayed the same compared to 2022.

Wasaline expects the first two quarters of 2024 to be difficult for both passenger and freight services due to the current economic downturn.

The shipping company is closely monitoring the (heavy) ice conditions in the Kvarken strait and is prepared to reduce the frequency of departures if necessary.

DFDS December volumes: freight 2% lower, passengers 8% higher

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Ferry – freight:

  • Total volumes in December 2023 were 2.4% below 2022.
  • North Sea volumes were below 2022 due to volume decrease between the UK and the Netherlands while all other routes were above 2022.
  • Mediterranean volumes were below 2022 following lower volumes between Istanbul and Italy due to primarily timing differences in automotive manufacturing. All other routes were above 2022.
  • Channel volumes continued to be above 2022 driven by the Dover Strait routes.
  • Baltic Sea volumes were below 2022 due to a lower activity level in Sweden and the Baltic countries.
  • In 2023, the total transported freight lane metres decreased 7.9% to 38.4m from 41.7m in 2022. The decrease was 4.2% adjusted for Channel.

Ferry – passenger:

  • The number of passengers in December increased 8.1% following more Channel passengers as well a higher number of passengers on the routes connecting Norway-Denmark and UK-Netherlands.
  • The number of cars increased 4.0%.
  • In 2023, the total number of passengers increased 19.4% to 4.5m from 3.8m in 2022.