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MSC To Start A New Ro-Ro Route Between Izmir And Trieste

Mediterranean Shipping Company will start a new twice-weekly ro-ro service between Izmir, Turkey and Trieste, Italy, primarily aimed at trailers, containers, project and breakbulk cargo.
Two modern con-ro vessels from will be deployed. Although not confirmed by MSC, Italian sources say it will be two units from Linea Messina. It is known that MSC tries to acquire 49% of the Messina shares, further expanding and diversifying short-sea ro-ro operations in the Med.

Deltamarin For DFDS, OSK For MSC/Moby

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Deltamarin Ltd has signed a contract with Chinese Guangzhou Shipyard International Co, Ltd (GSI) for consultancy and engineering services for the DFDS ro-pax ferries.

DFDS originally signed a contract with OSK-ShipTech for the development of the outline concepts and tender documents, for both the ro-ro vessels now contracted at Jinling, and the ro-pax vessels contracted at GSI.

When MSC/GNV/Moby decided to order ferries at GSI too, DFDS said it wanted to prefer to have an advisor not involved in both projects.

The shipbuilding contract for two ro-pax ferries was signed on February 12 between DFDS and GSI. Both ro-pax ships are planned to be delivered in 2021.

The 4,500 lane metres, 600-pax ships will be deployed on one of the Baltic routes connecting Lithuania to either Sweden or Germany.

A Dream Scenario For OSK-Shiptech

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Last week, MSC Group and Onorato Armatori have signed a historical contract with Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) for the order of four luxurious ro-pax ferries. OSK-ShipTech is behind the concept design for the largest ferry order ever.
“Our two largest clients are now doing business together, so to us, this is a dream-scenario, where we are appointed designers on the basis of earlier projects and long-term successful cooperation with all parties. This is such a significant project, and this order is a fantastic opportunity to bring our competencies, the yard’s strength and the owners’ joint pool of many years’ of experience into play,” says CCO of OSK Group, Anders Ørgård.
The contract includes an option for four additional ferries of the same type. In any case, this a record ferry order – and a quantum leap for the joint cooperation between GSI and OSK.

MSC & Moby sign a contract for 4+2+2 cruise ferries to be built in China

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MSC Group and Onorato Armatori signed a contract with Guangzhou Shipyard International Co., Ltd (GSI) and China Shipbuilding Trading Co., Ltd (CSTC) for 4 large ro-pax ferries, with an option for another two + two.

GNV, an MSC Group company, will receive the delivery of the first and third vessel.
Onorato Armatori (Moby, Tirrenia..) will receive the second and fourth.
Additionally, the two companies will hold options for an additional two vessels each. The first vessel will come into service in 2020.

What do we know about these ferries?

  • Ro-pax ferry described by the companies as cruise ferry.
  • Passenger capacity of 2,500, with 534 cabins available.
  • Lane meter capacity of 3,765. (in combination with pax capacity quite impressive)
  • LNG-ready engines.
  • Designed by OSK-Shiptech.
  • First ready end of 2020.

Photo MSC Group

The official signing ceremony, which took place on February 11 at CSSC headquarters in Beijing, was attended by Mr Dong Qiang, chairman of CSSC, Mr Pierfrancesco Vago on behalf of MSC Group, Mr Achille Onorato of Onorato Armatori and ship owner, Mr Matteo Catani, CEO of GNV, Mr Han Guangde, chairman of GSI, as well as Mr LI Hongtao, general manager of CSTC.