Three ships for Algérie Ferries?

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State-owned Algérie Ferries would like to grow its fleet with 3 ships.

During his hearing before the Committee on Transport and Telecommunications and the Committee on Foreign Affairs, which took place on 18 January, Mr Ouahid Lakehal Ayat has declared the intention to acquire two ferries and to charter one more.

General manager Ouahid Lakehal Ayat replaces Kamel Issad, who was sentenced for mismanagement and lack of maintenance of his company’s ships. He got six years prison.

Next year FRS Baltic moves to Trelleborg

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  • The FRS Baltic high-speed ferry SKÅNE JET has been operating between Sassnitz and Ystad since 2020.
  • For the start of the 2023 season, Port of Ystad will be replaced by nearby Port of
  • FRS Baltic will expand the range of day trips. In addition to Ystad, new excursions are planned to Lund, the “Cambridge of Sweden”, Copenhagen and Malmö.
  • FRS says Trelleborg is excellently suited as a hub for the cargo business. The transport of small freight units and express general cargo will complement FRS Baltic’s service portfolio from the year 2023.

Algerie Ferries’ link Naples-Algeria to become full-year

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The maritime bridge launched at the end of July by Algerie Ferries, linking the port of Naples and Algeria, will not be stopped at the end of the summer season but extended for the full year.

The announcement was made from the Algerian ambassador in Italy during a ceremony held in Naples.

Michele Giromini, head of CNAN Italia, general agent of the ferry company in Italy, said to Ferry Shipping News that the link operated with the ropax vessel EL DJAZAIR II was successful. “During this initial test phase, the line has worked well both in terms of traffic and from an operational point of view. Therefore, the connection will go on until next January with two calls per month and afterwards it will be increased to four monthly calls at each port.”

Algérie Ferries to reopen the route to Italy?

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On June 18th, Algérie Ferries announced on their Twitter account the reopening of the route Algers – Naples. When, that’s the question.

The state-owned company is currently without CEO, after Mr Kamel Issad was arrested.

Mr Issad was CEO since October 2021. According to local media the reason of the detention was “an almost empty sailing of ropax BAJDI MOKHTAR 3 between Marseille and Algers.”

The company is also looking for a supplier of duty-free products. The tender document can be downloaded here.

Start Shot Given For Algérie Ferries’ New Ro-Pax

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The building of ENTMV / Algérie Ferries’ new ro-pax has officially started after Wang Yanzhong (China Shipping Trading Co.), Jan Andersson (CEO Seaquest), Captain Ayed Abdeselam (ENTMV) and Zhou Xuhui (Guangzhou Shipyard International) signed the last documents.

The vessel has a capacity of 1,800 passengers and 3,250 lane meters. The delivery is scheduled around mid-2020.

SeaQuest has been appointed as new building project manager.


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  • FRS Caribbean, a subsidiary from Flensburg-based FRS Group, has expanded its route network. In addition to existing Miami – Bimini route the same high-speed passenger-only craft SAN GWANN will sail to Freeport, Grand Bahama. The route will be Miami-Bimini-Freeport-Bimini-Miami.
  • Algerie Ferries’ TARIQ IBN ZIYAD was victim of a car deck fire during the night of November 11, when she was under way from Marseille to Algeria. The captain decided to change course to Alcudia on Mallorca, to evacuate all guests. The crew managed to extinguish the fire. From the 500 passengers, 26 had to be treated for smoke inhalation. Nobody was injured. On November 13 Algerie Ferries’ TASSILI II was diverted to pick up the stranded passengers and their cars.
  • STENA SCOTIA has been fitted with a scrubber installation.
  • Fjord1 ASA has issued a NOK 1 billion unsecured bond loan, for the financing of up to six new ferries. This order is imminent, and comes in addition to the eight ferries already ordered. Stock exchange announcement
  • After a two-month charter MOBY DADA, the former St Peterline ship, will leave Barcelona on Thursday November 16. Together with GNV’s AZZURRA and RHAPSODY she was chartered by Madrid to house police officers during the Catalan crisis. Nicknamed “Tweety’s boat” she has been criticized by the men who stayed onboard. They will now be moved to hotels, which are available because of the low season.
  • Visentini-built ro-pax ferries NAPOLES and SICILIA are now longer on the fleet list of Stena RoRo. They have been acquired in September Kanalion Marine, a company registered in Cyprus with Juan Adolfo Utor Martinez as director. He is president of Balearia, the company that has been chartering the two ships.