November 12, 2020

Algérie Ferries announced, in French, the start of a new freight ferry line between Oran and Alicante.

The State-owned company also started a freight-only ferry service from Algiers to Marseille. This will also be interesting for the many Algerians who live in France but saw their vehicle blocked in Algeria because of the pandemic. The cars will be repatriated.

At this point the company does not foresee any ropax ferry crossings.

Cenk Group introduced roro vessel CENK G on the Haydarpaşa (opposite Istanbul) – Chernomorsk (Ukraine) route as of 6 November 2020. She is Grimaldi’s former EUROFERRY MALTA (MarineTraffic).

Molslinjen has decided to temporarily close down the route between Rønne and Sassnitz until Easter 2021 because of corona restrictions in both Denmark and Germany.

VIKING CINDERELLA will make 26 special cruises to four different destinations around the Baltic Sea in the summer of 2021. The mini cruises include three completely new destinations: Gdansk, Bornholm and the High Coast in Sweden (photo: Härnösand, Höga Kusten)

Steen Friis Hansen, the founder of Steen Friis Design, has passed away.

In 1998, Steen Friis founded Steen Friis Design which he took from a one-man company to a larger design studio and strong brand, where he and his team of architects and interior designers over the years contributed significantly to the ferry industry and passenger vessels.

In 2016, Steen Friis Design A/S joined OSK Group, when OSK-ShipTech A/S bought the company, which has specialised in ship interiors with clear references to the Scandinavian design tradition. One of his latest projects was the W.B. YEATS.