Extra RoRo ship on Fred. Olsen – Baleària route between Canary Islands and Huelva

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As of 5 November 2022, roro ship SHIPPER will be added to the route jointly operated by Fred. Olsen and Baleària. (Between the Iberian Peninsula and the Canary Islands).

The new service is a response to the increase in two types of cargo:
To the Iberian Peninsula: perishable products
To the Canary Islands: in freight transport during the Christmas period
The new service will be added to the two departures made by ropax MARIE CURIE to date, so carriers will have 3 weekly departures.
SHIPPER will depart from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. and from Huelva on Saturdays at 8:00 a.m.
The connection with other islands will be done with the fast ferries of Fred. Olsen.

Baleària renews its trust in Armon with the construction of a second improved unit of the innovative fast ferry ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

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  • The new fast ferry will have dual gas engines with greater power and efficiency, which renews the shipping company’s commitment to this green energy as a transition fuel.
  • The ship will have the same dimensions as its sister ship.
  • It will optimize its speed and hold capacity, as well as add a deck for passengers and expand the terrace.

CAP DE BARBARIA will be zero-emission in port

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From the beginning of summer 2023, Balearia will link Ibiza and Formentera with the first electric ferry in Spain with zero emissions during stays and approaches to port.

CAP DE BARBARIA will be launched September 28th at the Armón shipyard in Vigo and will have the athlete Andrea Romero, from Formentera, as godmother.

The new ferry will be able to transport 14 trucks and 350 passengers with a very tight energy consumption, without emitting polluting gases in port thanks to its electric propulsion.

Baleària adds a fast ferry between Barcelona, Menorca and Mallorca during the summer

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Baleària will reinforce the route between Barcelona – Ciutadella – Alcúdia with a daily high-speed service that will be carried out by CECILIA PAYNE from June 3 to mid-October.

  • Barcelona – Menorca 3.5 hours
  • Barcelona – Mallorca 5.5 hours
  • 800 people – 200 vehicles – 38 knots.
  • The ship will depart daily from Barcelona at 4:30 p.m., arriving in Menorca and Mallorca at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., respectively.
  • These rotations are added to the daily ropax service carried out by HYPATIA DE ALEJANDRÍA.
  • In addition to the refurbishment of CECILIA PAYNE, Baleària has sensorized the ship in order to get real-time data on navigation, consumption and emission

MOBY ZAZA chartered out to Baleària for a new link with Morocco

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As of mid-June, ropax MOBY ZAZA will be chartered to Baleària for the summer season.

Some sources revealed to Ferry Shipping News that the 1982-built ferry is expected to be deployed on the route between Almeria and Morocco until next September.

The former OLAU BRITANNIA has been inactive since last autumn in Livorno and was used before as a quarantine hotel.

Rumour: Baleària has been authorised to operate a new link connecting Genoa, Sète, Barcelona and Tanger Med, thus competing with Grandi Navi Veloci.

Baleària reaffirms its leadership position and local company status as the main guarantee of maritime connectivity

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  • For the first time, the EBITDA has topped 100 million euros, thanks to cost containment measures, more efficient management, and the good performance of fuel prices in the first three quarters of the year.
  • The company achieved a social cash flow of 576 million euros, 9% more than the previous year.
  • Passenger traffic grew compared to 2020, mainly on domestic routes, but is still below pre-pandemic figures due to the border closures in North Africa.
  • 2,911,000 people and 765,000 vehicles travelled with Baleària in 2021, 38% and 29% more respectively than in 2020, but well below pre-pandemic traffic levels (-34% and -28% respectively).
  • In 2021, freight transport grew by 15%. Of the 6,584,000 linear metres transported, 24% were on international routes, which recorded the strongest growth (+17% compared to the previous year and +48% compared to 2019), especially the lines serving Morocco, on which only freight transport was permitted.
  • The commitment to being a responsible company, sustainability and digitalisation are the main lines of action.

Baleària’s 2021 results show that the shipping company has been able to overcome a complex situation marked by the pandemic and growing competition. The 103 million euros of EBITDA have enabled the company to offset the 15 million euros of losses from the previous year, repay debt, consolidate its solvency, and continue with the scheduled investment plan.

Baleària orders innovative ferry for Ibiza – Formentera route

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Baleària presented at the FITUR fair the first diesel-battery-electric ropax ferry, with zero emissions in port and during manoeuvring.

The vessel will also be a test lab for the use of green hydrogen (100kW). The shipping company participates in the European Green Hysland project, whose objective is to turn Mallorca into the first green hydrogen hub in southwestern Europe.

To be built by Armón, Vigo
Interior: Oliver Design
Delivered summer 2023
Crossing time: 1 hour
Pax: 350 | Trucks: 14
Length 83m | Width 15m | Speed 12.5 knots

From the point of view of passengers, the design prioritizes exterior accommodations, focused mainly on the summer market, with terraces at different levels where you can enjoy views of the sea during the journey and with services focused on the pleasure of travelling: chill-out areas, a large bar with space for a DJ and a shower area to cool off.