Spirit of Tasmania to invest in two new ro-pax vessels

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TT-Line Company Pty Ltd, operators of Spirit of Tasmania, will order two brand new purpose-built ships to replace the current fleet by 2021.
These two new ships will have a substantially larger capacity:

  • Passengers: from 1,400 to 2,000
  • Passenger vehicles lane meter: from 1,000 to 1,714
  • Freight lane meter: from 1,800 to 2,500

The order will be placed in the first half of next year. So far the yard has not been chosen yet.


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  • BC Ferries’ NORTHERN SEA WOLF, the small car ferry acquired for the new route from Port Hardy – Bella Coola, is on its way to British Columbia. Formerly known as AQUA SPIRIT she departed from the port of Piraeus on November 3 for the 10,097 nautical mile journey to her new home in British Columbia.
  • High-speed ferry KRILO ECLIPSE arrived under tow in Piraeus. After one season in Croatia, she has been bought by Golden Star Ferries. Her new name will be SUPERSPEED.
  • Grimaldi Group was awarded the “Leadership Excellence Award” by the US-based Panorama magazine. During a three-day event Italian excellence was introduced to an American audience.
  • Faergen has sold ro-pax HAMMERODDE to Stena RoRo. However, it will continue to operate between Køge and Bornholm until 1 September 2018, when Molslinjen takes over the service from Faergen. Which plans Stena has for the ship is unknown.