Jadrolinija rejects all bids in tender to build three e-ships

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Croatian media reported earlier this week that the state-owned ferry company Jadrolinija said it has rejected all seven bids submitted in a public procurement procedure for the construction of three electricity-driven passenger ships, with an estimated total value of EUR 45 million.

None of the submitted bids was eligible, according to a notice published by Jadrolinija in state gazette Narodne Novine.

According to documents, published in Narodne Novine, four foreign shipbuilders – Spanish Astilleros Armon, Estonian Baltic Workboats, Italy’s Cantiere Navale Vittoria and Dutch Holland Shipyards – submitted bids in the tender for the construction of the vessels.

The other bidders were three consortia led by local companies – a tie-up of the Brodotrogir Cruise shipyard and engineering company Tema Automatizacija; a consortium of local shipyard Dalmont and engineering companies TSI and Inmel; and a consortium of local shipyard Iskra Brodogradiliste 1 and engineering company Navis Concept, Turkish marine engineering company Gozuyılmaz and Tukish shipyard Ozata.

The tender was opened in January.

Jadrolinija’s ferry DUBROVNIK sold to unknown buyer

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According to recent information, Jadrolinija’s DUBROVNIK (1978, former DUCHESSE ANNE) was sold, probably to a Greek ferry operator for the Italy-Albania service.

However, Croatian media supports the idea that she might be scrapped.

The Irish-built vessel was serving on the Bari – Bar and Bari – Dubrovnik lines since 1996 and currently is at the Viktor Lenac shipyard in Croatia.

The ship was initially offered for sale on October 15, 2022, following a tender announced by the Croatian national shipping company at an estimated minimum price of EUR 2.85 million. However, none of the interested companies offered the minimum price and the ship was led to a second tender, where she was eventually sold at EUR 1,8 million.

What remains to be seen is who the mysterious buyer is.

Jadrolinija celebrates 75 years

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Zadar, 5 December 12, a ceremony was held onboard MARKO POLO to celebrate Jadrolinija’s 75th birthday.

The party included employees, partners and numerous guests, including the State Secretary for the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure and the representative of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia Josip Bilaver, the representative of the President of the Croatian Parliament Rade Šimičević, Members of Parliament and Zadar County Prefect Božidar Longin.

After the stressful pandemic years, there is a return to the figures from 2019, which was also referred to by the President of the Management Board, David Sopta, in his welcome speech.

“This year marks a return to the figures from the record year 2019, despite the global energy crisis and the drastic increase in energy prices. This means that we will see the end of the year with more than 12 million passengers and more than 3 million vehicles.”

He pointed out that over the past few years, 5 ships have joined the fleet, while the acquisition of new ships is expected next year.

Jadrolinija to buy three new full-electric ferries

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, for the very first time, Jadrolinija has initiated the procedure of purchasing full-electric vessels that will transport passengers in the Dubrovnik, Sibenik and Losinj areas, as was confirmed by the President of the Management Board of the national shipping company, David Sopta, for Rijeka portal Novi list.

A preliminary consultation procedure has since been initiated, as part of the public procurement procedure for three Jadrolinija ferries which will be up to 55 metres long and boast a transport capacity of at least 370 passengers, with fully electric propulsion.

Jadrolinija intends to finance the construction of these new vessels through the National Recovery and Resilience Plan.

Jadrolinija transported over 10 million passengers last year

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Croatia Week writes that Jadrolinija transported 10.5 million passengers and 3.1 million vehicles last year, which is 85% of the 2019 result and 40% more passengers and vehicles than in the pandemic year 2020.

Even though 2021 was good in terms of business results, the company is cautious about its revenue estimate and expects revenue to be lower than in the pre-pandemic years.

Losses in 2020 were significant and the decline in the number of passengers and vehicles transported has significantly affected the operator’s revenue and liquidity.

In December 2021 the government granted Jandrolinija support in the amount of HRK 52 million to cover its fixed costs. (EUR 7 million)


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Ferry Passengers Increasing (+4%) And Ro-Ro Decreasing (-1%) In The Port Of Ancona

In 2018, 1,151,266 passengers were handled in the port of Ancona, 6% more compared with the year before, and 1,084,235 of those were transported by ferries (+4%).

More in detail:

  • 771,874 passengers (+1%) Ancona – Igoumenitsa – Patras
  • 221,446 (+7%) Ancona – Split (Croatia)
  • 90,832 (+29%) Ancona – Durres (Albania).

The ferry companies active in the port of Ancona are Minoan Lines, Superfast Ferries and Anek Lines (to and from Greece), Grandi Navi Veloci and Adria Ferries (to and from Albania) and Jadrolinija and Snav (to and from Croatia).

As for the ro-ro traffic, 147,650 trucks and trailers were handled in the port in 2018, which means a 1% decrease compared with the previous year.

Who is going to take Alan Klanac’s place at Jadrolinija?

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The decision to install a new Board at the state-owned ferry operator Jadrolinija still hasn’t been taken. CEO Alan Klanac’s four-year mandate expired already in May but has been extended.
Croatian sources report that up to twenty candidates were in the running to replace Mr Klanac.
Jadrolinija is in an important phase of its history, with several routes being tendered out to other operators, and with the need to renew tonnage.