- Corsica Ferries’ newest acquisition —the 1988-built AMORELLA from Viking Line— has arrived in Genoa.
- Reported sales price is EUR 19.1 million.
- Book value as of 30 June 2022 EUR 3.2 million.
- Length 170m, pax 2,480 and lane metres 970
- The vessel, soon to be renamed MEGA VICTORIA, will be repainted by Zincaf Ship Repair Yard in Genoa. She follows the former MARIELLA (renamed MEGA REGINA) bought last year from Viking Line too.
Visit to Baltic Ferry Port Rostock.
The other week we visited the important and busy ferry port of Rostock. Three major ferry operators are using the port: Stena Line, Scandlines and TT Line, but also the roro operators Finnlines and Transfennica. Together they perform more than 6,000 calls per year.
In an interview, the port director Dr. Gernot Tesch (photo), is explaining the present and future.
Several Baltic ferry companies are focusing on minimizing food waste at the buffet restaurants, a typical place where people tend to take too much.
Tallink Silja is looking at the entire food chain from the galley to the passengers. Smaller plates help a lot. However, different passenger profiles create different consumption patterns (example: 200 ice-hockey players versus 200 retired people).
Viking Line has set up signs at its buffet, where they invite people not to take more food than they can eat.
Putting smaller portions in the buffet also helped a lot. It helps the passengers to take the right sizes of portions.
Finnlines has been focusing on getting better at assessing the amount of needed food.
On the Helsinki-Travemünde route the company provides food coupons that allow the combination of a light breakfast and then a hearty lunch.