New Charters And New Routes For Godby Ships

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After having to lay up several ships, Godby Shipping announced new charters and deployments:

MISIDA to P&O Ferries, for Dublin-Liverpool, July-September

MIDAS to Wagenborg, for a new liner service Riga-Oxelösund. The main cargo is prefabricated construction elements for the Swedish building sector. (read Wagenborg’s press release)

MISANA and MISIDA have been chartered to Norwegian operator Sea-Cargo for delivery in August and October 2020. The contract is valid until end 2021 with options for Sea-Cargo to extend after that. The ships will be employed in Sea-Cargo liner service between Norway and continental Europe.

MISTRAL will start a new traffic in August. The charterer has asked to remain unnamed for the moment.

DFDS: Ferry Changes In The Baltic Sea

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After her charter with Brittany Ferries the newly returned SIRENA SEAWAYS embarked on her first sailing on her new route between Paldiski – Kapellskär taking over from OPTIMA SEAWAYS that was repositioned to Klaipėda-Karlshamn.

SAILOR’s charter agreement will soon expire, as she goes to Tallink.

PATRIA SEAWAYS takes over SAILOR‘s schedule for the Paldiski-Hanko and Paldiski- Kapellskär routes, starting from Week 28.

Rene Pärt, Baltic Sales & Partnership Manager, says, “We are establishing ourselves in the Northern Baltic Sea region by changing both of our vessels in Estonia with bigger and better ones to continue servicing our wide customer base on Paldiski-Kapellskär.”

“The new setup provides more flexible tonnage opportunities for our freight customers on the Klaipėda-Karlshamn route and with PATRIA and SIRENA sailing from Paldiski, they will ensure an efficient mix of passenger and freight capacity in the Northern Baltic”.

(Source: DFDS News)

Viking Line Seeks A Project Leader And A Name For New Ship

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The new “queen of the Baltic Sea” is scheduled to begin cruising along the Turku–Mariehamn–Stockholm route in two years. Viking Line has initiated a recruiting campaign to find a creative project leader with language skills to assume responsibility for the launch of this new, innovative, climate-smart cruise ferry. At the same time, the company is conducting an open competition to name their new maritime queen.

DFDS orders two ro-pax ferries for the Baltic Sea

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Two new ro-pax ferries have been ordered on February 12 for delivery in Q1 and Q3 2021 respectively.
The ships are designed to each carry 4,500 lane metres of freight and passenger vehicles, as well as 600 passengers (with up to 690 berths/250 cabins available).
The two ships will be built by Guangzhou Shipyard International Co, Ltd. at their Nansha Yard in China.
Both ships are planned to be deployed on one of the routes connecting Lithuania (Klaipeda) with either Sweden (Karlshamn) or Germany (Kiel).
The deployment in 2021 is planned to be a catalyst for a reallocation of ships in the Baltic route network ultimately increasing the network’s total freight capacity by around 30%.
DFDS opts for scrubber technology.
The ships will have a 1C ice class.
The investment in the two ships totals around DKK 1.8bn

Scandlines increases environmental performance

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At the end of last year, HASYTEC’s Ultrasound Dynamic Biofilm Protection System was put into operation on Scandlines’ hybrid ferry, BERLIN.
The installation optimizes the seawater cooling systems during summer, when the temperature of the Baltic Sea is increasing and the ferries are sailing at a higher speed due to the large number of customers. In addition to increased operational safety, the reduction in maintenance has a positive impact on the environment.
In contrast to conventional ICAF systems, this system does not release copper in the sea.

Photo Siemens/Ulrich Wirrwa