RoRo Capacity Continent – Ireland Continues To Increase

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Last week Grimaldi announced the start of an Antwerp – Cork roro feeder service.

Now CLdN says it will increase sailings between the Continent and Ireland, from eight to ten in each direction, on a weekly basis.

  • When: probably as from week 20
  • Routes: Zeebrugge / Rotterdam / Dublin
  • Ship 1: the 2,600 lane metre CADENA 3, currently being repaired in Rotterdam
  • Ship 2: a 4,000-lane-metre ship coming from the Med
  • Why: strong demand from customers + prepare the way for the introduction of further new builds arriving in Q4 2021 (LNG-powered)

RoRo Merry-Go-Round

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DFDS and CLdN have sold ships to each other, and chartered them back.

  • Ship: MELEQ renamed ACACIA SEAWAYS (Lithuania).
  • Ownership: from CLdN to DFDS.
  • Charter: ACACIA SEAWAYS has been chartered back for continued operation on CLdN’s Zeebrugge-Purfleet-Esbjerg route.
  • Remark: she is a sistership of GARDENIA SEAWAYS and TULIPA SEAWAYS (Vlaardingen – Felixstowe)
  • Ship: GOTHIA SEAWAYS renamed MAXINE (Isle of Man).
  • Ownership: from DFDS to CLdN.
  • Charter: MAXINE has been chartered back to DFDS for continued service in DFDS’ Baltic network during April-May and is expected to join DFDS’s new Calais – Sheerness freight-only service scheduled to commence on 1 June.
  • Remark: She is one of the 3 Wagenborg vessels which were built for the StoraEnso Zeebrugge – Göteborg service. A company within the CLdN sphere owns sister vessel SOMERSET (operated by Stena Line).
  • Ship: UNDINE renamed LIDER TRABZON.
  • Ownership: from CLdN to unknown.

Moby Discontinues U.S. Lawsuit

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Moby also announced that “is voluntarily discontinuing its lawsuit against a group of U.S. and European asset management firms because the lawsuit has facilitated productive discussions between Moby and its creditors including the defendants towards reaching a long-sought agreement on Moby’s restructuring”. (source: note to investors)

More CLdN Capacity On Ireland and UK Routes

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CLdN increases capacity by the introduction of additional sailings on its Irish and UK routes.

Zeebrugge – Dublin: from 2 to 3 sailings a week

Zeebrugge – Killingholme: a new Friday sailing (7 sailings per week)

Zeebrugge – Purfleet: extra weekend sailing on Sunday (12 sailings per week).

Two vessels have rejoined the CLdN fleet: WILHELMINE is no longer chartered by P&O Ferries and CADENA 3 (ex MASSIMO MURA) is no longer sailing for Tirrenia Cargo.

After working for Grendi, SEVERINE is now on charter to GNV.

PORTS

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Port of Zeebrugge: Growth of 3% in 2020

Zeebrugge stayed 100% operational during the pandemic. Roro traffic suffered because of the reduced handling of new cars. This drop was compensated by a strong growth in container traffic, LNG and solid bulk.

The port took a lot of initiatives to be Brexit-proof and invested twice as much into new infrastructure.

Modal shift: the port sees an important growth of rail connections, and estuary waterway connections went up 4.2%

CLdN

  • Added a call in Zeebrugge on the route Leixões – Rotterdam, allowing cargo to be transferred to Esbjerg and Göteborg.
  • Zeebrugge – Dublin: from 2 to 3 sailings with so-called “Brexit busters”
  • Zeebrugge – Cork: new route
  • Zeebrugge – Santander: ships VALENTINE en CELANDINE = +40% capacity

P&O Ferries

  • End of ropax service Zeebrugge – Hull, means end of accompanied freight

DFDS

  • Introduction of FLANDRIA SEAWAYS on 4 October 2020, Zeebrugge – Göteborg

Read the full report

https://portofzeebrugge.be/en/news-events/port-zeebrugge-3-growth-2020

CLdN Continues to Add Capacity on Continent – UK Routes

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CLdN is to step up preparations for the end of the Brexit transitional phase on 31st December 2020 by introducing additional capacity on its UK routes.

  • Last week 25% extra capacity was added on both the Rotterdam – London and Rotterdam – Humberside routes.
  • In addition, and from week 42, an extra vessel will be deployed and thus a third daily sailing will be added on the Zeebrugge – London route to serve the growing demand.

One of the reasons for the high demand is the fact that British companies are preparing for a no-deal end of the Brexit transition period by stockpiling essential goods.

SHORT NEWS

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CLdN Continues to Adapt Fleet and Capacity Dynamically

CLdN increased frequency on Porto (Leixoes) service to 3 sailings a week (week 40).

CLdN also increased capacity on Rotterdam – UK this week (week 40).

  • Rotterdam-Purfleet: +25%
  • Rotterdam-Killingholme: +20%

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

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CONDOR LIBERATION Tests Portsmouth

Andrew Williamson, Passenger Operations Manager at Portsmouth International Port sent us this picture of an unusual visitor: CONDOR LIBERATION.

This was part of contingency planning to familiarise the port with handling the high-speed ferries, if Condor Ferries were unable to berth in Poole for any reason.