New cooperation between DFDS and Smyril Line

By | 2020 Newsletter week 38 | No Comments

From now on, Smyril Line’s roro AKRANES will arrive every Sunday in Vlaardingen, coming from Norway. DFDS will handle the discharging and loading of trailers, containers and machinery. Then the ship will sail back to Stavanger, Trondheim, Rørvik and Hitra.

To support the DFDS network, the departure from Vlaardingen to Felixstowe will be delayed with one hour to offer customers a connection from Norway to the UK.

FERRY SHIPPING

By | 2020 Newsletter week 25 | No Comments

Grimaldi Doubled Ro-Ro Capacity With A Second Ship On The Livorno – Cagliari Service

On June 15, Grimaldi Group doubled the cargo capacity of its Livorno – Cagliari maritime link.

In a statement to its freight customers Grimaldi made public that a second vessel (EUROCARGO VALENCIA – 170 trailers) will be active on the route together with the EUROCARGO ISTANBUL already deployed on the same route.

Frequency of the regular services thus became daily and competition with Grendi Trasporti Marittimi operating the similar Marina di Carrara – Cagliari route is expected to increase.

After a temporary stop due to Covid-19, Grendi also recently announced to have restored the new line started last February and linking Porto Torres (in north of Sardinia) with Italy mainland (Marina di Carrara).

Moby Charters The Two Siem Ro-Ro’s For Eight Years

By | 2019 Newsletter week 18 | No Comments

Moby in its last financial report also revealed that both the newly built ro-ro ships ALF POLLAK and MARIA GRAZIA ONORATO (owned by Siem and chartered out to F.lli Onorato Armatori) were bareboat chartered to Moby for 8 years.

The overall financial commitment for the entire chartering period is:

EUR 45,726,000 for ALF POLLAK (15,660/d)

EUR 45,494,000 for MARIA GRAZIA ONORATO (15,580/d)

FERRY PORTS

By | 2019 Newsletter Week 12 | No Comments

Port Of Esbjerg: Positive Tendencies Within Ro-Ro

The Danish Port of Esbjerg is seeing positive tendencies within the ro-ro segment. In 2018, ro-ro cargo volumes reached the highest level in five years, and trailer cargo rose by 5.2 per cent.

This reflects a clear trend of cargo being moved from road to sea. The congestion crisis on European roads is a contributing factor.

The enormous pressure on the narrow Dover-Calais corridor between Europe and the UK, which Brexit risks exacerbating, underlines the severity of the problem. There is an acute need for alternative routes and the European level of interaction between the various forms of transport must be strengthened. The Port of Esbjerg has the space, facilities and location to be part of the solution.

FERRY PORTS

By | 2019 Newsletter week 4 | No Comments

Ro-Ro, Port Of Zeebrugge’s Success Factor In 2018

In total, the port of Zeebrugge handled over 40 million tonnes of goods in 2018, a rise of 8 percent. This increase is mostly due to the volumes in ro-ro traffics and liquid natural gas, two very important sectors for the port of Zeebrugge. The container volumes are status quo, but the prospects in that sector for 2019 are very positive.

The ro-ro traffic rises 6.4% to a total volume of nearly 16 million tonnes. Growth occurs on the following destinations: UK (+5.7%), Ireland (+16.8%) and Spain (+21.4%). The increase in traffic on Spain is due to Cobelfret’s new connection to Santander and Finnlines’ scaling up of the ships on the Bilbao route. Deepsea roro-traffic also rises 10%.

The discontinuation of the service on Rosyth (-500,000 tonnes) was compensated by the growth on Teesport (+200,000 tonnes) and Hull (LoLo & Roro: + 250.000 tonnes). Zeebrugge handled 2,8 million new vehicles, which is the same result as in 2017.

IN THE MEDIA

By | 2018 Newsletter week 44 | No Comments

LNG Ro-Ro Ferry For Kaliningrad Region Included In Development Programme

The construction of an LNG-powered ro-ro ferry for the Ust-Luga Baltijsk Line has been included into the Russian federal programme for the Kaliningrad Region. The ship is a 200m LNG-powered ro-ro ferry of Arc4 class, with an enclosed deck for railcars and open upper deck for trailers and trucks.

The vessel will have a double-screw propulsion plant. It can be bunkered simultaneously from four mobile units or from a coastal LNG bunker base. The ship is of a CNF19M design, by Marine Engineering Bureau.

FERRY PORTS

By | 2018 Newsletter week 33 | No Comments

Ro-Ro Continues To Grow In Port Of Zeebrugge

Port of Zeebrugge has reported a growth of 6.3% during the first semester. A total of 19,450,286 tons of cargo has been processed. The increase is situated in the ro-ro sector (+9.3%), fluid bulk goods (+15.1%) and the container sector (+6.1%).

Ro-ro ferry growth is registered for the UK (+1.9%), Ireland (+9.1%), Scandinavia (+4.2%) and Southern Europe (+23.6%).

Ukrferry Will Acquire The Two DFDS-Owned Ro-Ro Workhorses

By | 2018 Newsletter week 26 | No Comments

DFDS will sell two combined freight and passenger ferries, KAUNAS SEAWAYS (1989) and VILNIUS SEAWAYS (1987) to Ukrferry. The former train ferries have been on time charter to Ukrferry for several years, for deployment on routes in the Black Sea. Delivery of the ferries is expected in July. The sale will affect the employment of around 70 crew members that DFDS will seek to employ in its own route network.

Ukrferry already owned the sistervessel GREIFSWALD. The fourth vessel in the series —PETERSBURG–, is owned by Black Sea Ferry & Investments (Baltic Fleet LLC). She is arrested and docked at Paljasaare, Tallinn, since late April.