On 1 February 2020 Stena Line opened a new ferry route between Halmstad and Grenaa (instead of Varberg – Grenaa). After a challenging first year with COVID-19 Stena Line confirms it was the right decision. Freight volumes increased by 15 %, exceeded expectations on the new route.
Intesa Sanpaolo has concluded a loan of approximately € 37 million in favour of the Grimaldi Group for the purchase of the ECO LIVORNO.
On March 6, 2021 ANEN lines’ THEOFILOS (1974) was transferred to Salamina (Spanopoulos yards) following the expiration of her stay at Elefsis bay by the Port Authority of Elefsina. According to the latest information, the old German-built veteran will probably undergo some final sealing repairs before she leaves Greece for the scrapyard of Aliaga (Turkey).
In 2019 Stena RoRo purchased the ferry YAMATO from the Japanese shipping company Hankyu Ferry. The vessel was going to be rebuilt at a shipyard in Greece, after which it would be chartered out. Rumour had it that Corsica Ferries was interested.
However, the vessel stayed in Asia and has now eventually been sold to a Philippines-based owner.
CLdN’s UNDINE, normally active on Vlissingen – Purfleet / Dagenham has arrived in Zeebrugge for lay-up. Reason unknown.
Blue Star Ferries’ BLUE STAR 1 to be chartered out to Irish Ferries? That is a possibility according to Greek sources.
The “Papenburger” ferry RAHAL is on its way to Alang, to be scrapped.
She was the fourth in a series of six near-identical sisters built between 1970 and 1974 for Rederi Ab Sally and Rederi AB Slite for use in Viking Line traffic.
(fakta om fartyg) (photo: Suez Shipyard)