STENA EUROPE Undergoes Refit Upgrades In Turkey

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The STENA EUROPE, which operates on the Fishguard – Rosslare ferry service is currently undergoing a significant three-month refit visit to the Gemak Shipyard in Tuzla, Turkey.

The vessel is scheduled to return late June 2019 and during the visit a number of upgrade projects will be completed. One of the most significant projects to be undertaken includes modifications to the deckhead levels on the main vehicle deck to allow for the carriage of full-height trailers across the whole of the main vehicle deck.

Prior to arrival at the Turkish shipyard, she was restricted to carrying full-height trailers on its port side only.


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DFDS Increase Cargo Capacity At The Port Of Trieste

Following the takeover of U.N. Ro-Ro by DFDS, the port of Trieste received on 30 September the first call of the renovated vessel UN KARADENIZ which underwent a 30meters lengthening work at Gemak shipyard in order to obtain a 23% cargo capacity increase.

Today the vessel is 223m long, can transport over 350 trailers and is sailing under the new brand colours.

The same lengthening project was also applied to the sister ship UN AKDENIZ in March 2017, while the two ships CUNEYT SOLAKOGLU and CEMIL BAYULGEN will follow soon.

All those vessels are deployed on the services operated by DFDS and linking Trieste with Turkey, namely Pendik, Ambarli and Mersin for a total of 10 calls per week.

Due to the upgrade in the fleet capacity, the ro-ro terminal in Northern Adriatic controlled trough Samer Seaports & Terminals (company 60% owned by DFDS and 40% by the local agent Samer & Co. Shipping group) is supposed to substantially increase its annual throughput of trailers handled in the coming years.