CLdN Is Unstoppable

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At a rapid pace CLdN expands its roro network and frequencies. The compagnie is also much more active in its communication, a change with the past.

CLdN announced it will now have two weekly departures from Zeebrugge to Esbjerg: one on Saturday (arrival on Sunday) and one on Wednesday (arrival on Thursday).

Tallink Grupp Invests In RoRo Tonnage

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Baltic SF VIII Ltd, a subsidiary of AS Tallink Grupp purchased ro-pax vessel SAILOR from Navirail OÜ.

The purchase of the ro-pax vessel will strengthen Tallink fleet’s cargo capacity, much needed after the pandemic. More operational flexibility between roro and ropax is needed, said Tallink CEO Paavo Nogene.

Ship has a capacity of 1,400 lane meter and 119 pax.

The transaction price is EUR 8.5 million.

The ship is going to sail under the Estonian flag. The vessel is scheduled to be handed over on 9 July 2020.

AINAFTIS’ Roro ARMENISTIS Made Her Debut At Piraeus Port

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On June 21, roro vessel ARMENISTIS (4.529gt/1972) of the Ainaftis Shipping Company (Kalimassias) arrived at Neos Molos (Drapetsona/Piraeus).

The former CTMA VOYAGEUR was at Avlis Shipyards (Chalkis) since March 12, in order to be repaired. On April 28, she was registered in Chios, while she is expected to be introduced in a North Aegean line. The small roro was built in Norway in 1972 as the ANDERIDA for Stena Line and purchased from Canadian CTMA in February 2020.


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New LNG Roro Vessels Reduce Greenhouse Gases By 63%

Wallenius SOL’s new, ice-rated LNG-powered RoRo vessels will have a significantly lower environmental impact compared to older vessels. According to IVL, hull design had a major beneficial effect on energy efficiency.

IVL – the independent Swedish Environmental Research Institute – was commissioned to calculate how the new type of vessel compares with those currently plying the route from the northern Baltic to ports on the continent. The vessels are currently under construction at the CIMC Raffles shipyard in China, where the project is led by Wallenius Marine. A comparison was made with the roro ship THULELAND, which has been in operation since 2006 and is best-in-class in terms of low environmental impact.


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Since the middle of May 2019, the Japanese built roro AYSHE of Kostas Agapitos is laid up at the Perama repair zone.

In 2014 she was chartered to the Turkish ECOL for the Turkey – France (Sète) run, a route that was fit exactly to her characteristics and potentials.

However, her charter expired last May and the large roro was laid up in Greece. Since then she was put up for sale but without success so far, which means that a great ship may end up to the scrapyard.

Damen Building Two LNG-Hybrid RoRo’s for Seaspan Ferries

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Damen is building two LNG-Hybrid RoRo vessels for Seaspan Ferries at Damen Shipyards Mangalia.

These two innovative 149m vessels will join Seaspan’s fleet with 1,034 lane metres and have 209m3 LNG storage onboard and 2 megawatt hours of battery capacity.

They will go into service for Seaspan Ferries as part of the company’s fleet replacement program and work alongside the SEASPAN SWIFT and SEASPAN RELIANT.

The vessels will be classed by Bureau Veritas and will go into operation in 2021 with construction starting in 2019.