CRUISE SMERALDA transferred to Finnlines

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Ro-pax CRUISE SMERALDA, owned by Grimaldi Group, has just been just chartered out by Grimaldi Euromed to sister company Finnlines.

From the Italian port of Gioia Tauro, and after a stop in Antwerp, the 1997-built CRUISE SMERALDA arrived this week in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, before continuing to Malmö, Sweden.

CRUISE SMERALDA has a max capacity of 1,528 passengers and 819 cars (or 90 cars plus 125 trucks/trailers) and in the recent past had been operating on the motorways of the seas in the West Mediterranean and to/from the North Africa.

The ferry will replace other ferries on the Malmö-Travemünde link during their refurbishments.

“As early as this summer, there will be a new line between Sweden and Poland,” said Tom Pippingsköld in Swedish newspaper “Dagens Industri”. To be followed…

The Swedish Energy Agency grants project support for the electrification of two Gotland ferries

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Gotland Tech Development, a subsidiary of Rederi AB Gotland, has together with partners Helios Nordic Energy, METS Technology and ABB been granted support (SEK 1,238,750) by the Swedish Energy Agency to investigate how a partial electrification of Destination Gotland’s two LNG vessels can be carried out.


  • Electrifying large, fast ships
  • Heavily constrained grid on the island of Gotland
  • Use of solar energy
  • More electric cars will also require charging during transit. This requires additional battery capacity and will also be included in the study.

Grimaldi doubles roro cargo capacity on the Ravenna – Brindisi – Catania link

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Grimaldi Euromed moved two of the most modern roro ships (GG5G class) from the Thyrrenian to the Adriatic Sea.

ECO CATANIA and ECO LIVORNO were recently delivered from Jinling shipyard and deployed up to now on the routes between Italy (Livorno and Savona) and Spain (Barcelona and Valencia).

As from this week (44) both units are active on the Ravenna – Brindisi – Catania link, thus doubling the capacity (500 trailers each). Previous vessels were EUROCARGO SICILIA and EUROCARGO CATANIA. The latter are now active on the Salerno – Catania route.

Ropax EUROFERRY EGNAZIA to be Moved from Grimaldi Euromed to Trasmed GLE’s Fleet

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EUROFERRY EGNAZIA is set to be transferred soon from Grimaldi Euromed’s fleet to the new Trasmed Logistica Espana, some sources revealed to Ferry Shipping News.

The vessel, which has a capacity for 546 passengers and 2,400 lane meters of roro capacity, will be deployed on the routes mainland Spain – Balearics islands.

Earlier this month, Grimaldi’s subsidiary in Spain received the green light from the competent authorities of the Balearic Islands to handle roro in the ports of Palma de Mallorca, Mahon and Ibiza.