Godby Shipping sees a strong ro-ro market

August 11, 2023

“The ro-ro market is presently very strong with good rates,” is a quote on the news section of the Godby Shipping website.

Godby has announced charter contracts for the following vessels:

BALTIC BRIGHT: charter contract with Holmen Paper extended with one year, including an option for 2025. The ro-ro will continue transporting paper from Hallstavik and Norrköping in Sweden to Sheerness, United Kingdom.

The agreement with Holmen includes a substantial investment in fuel saving and emission reduction systems.

MISTRAL is presently on charter to Smyril Line until December 2023.

Directly after that, MISTRAL will be chartered to the Spanish ro-ro operator Suardiaz Shipping Lines. The intention is to use the vessel on Suardiaz’ new service between Vigo and Liverpool.

Before the new charter, will go through a five-year class renewal docking including installation of systems for increasing the energy efficiency of the vessel and painting with low-friction hull paint.

The charter contract is including options for a period of up to three years.


MIMER: CMA CGM has extended the contract until December 2024. MIMER – and before that the sister vessel MIDAS – has been running the Leeward Island (Caribbean) traffic for CMA CGM continuously since April 2012.

The fleet situation is as follows:

MIDAS TransProCon December 2023
MIMER CMA CGM December 2024


December 2023 +

max until December 2026

BALTIC BRIGHT Holmen December 2024 + option 2025
LYSVIK and LYSBRIS DFDS December 2024 + options 2030
MISANA and MISIDA Sea-Cargo December 2026 + option 2031


For more information, read Godby Shipping’s Flaskposten (messages in a bottle)