SHORT NEWS – WEEK 43 – 2022

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  • Echandia appointed Fredrik Hellström as new CEO. He joined Echandia as Deputy CEO in 2021. He has more than 10 years’ experience from leadership in naval design and large-scale project management. Fredrik holds a PhD in Fluid Mechanics and a MSc in Naval Architecture. (press release)
  • Jadrolinija put their veteran ferry DUBROVNIK (1979) for sale. The deadline for submission of the offers was October 24th 2022. (Invitation for public tenders PDF)
  • On Monday, 24 October, the production of the first RoPax ferry newbuilding, shipyard number 101, for Polskie Promy, which will be operated by Unity Line, a company belonging to Polsteam, was launched at Remontowa Shiprepair Yard (Remontowa) in Gdańsk. (source: Poland at Sea)
  • CONDOR Ferries has seen car passenger numbers increase by around a quarter compared to pre-pandemic levels for its services from Poole to the Channel Islands. (4,700 more cars, bringing 11,750 visitors to the islands).


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  • Baleària has scheduled new high-speed services between Barcelona and the ports of Ciutadella (Menorca) and Alcúdia (Mallorca) during the summer months, between 4 July and 11 September.
  • Former Irish Ferry vessel OSCAR WILDE is to be renamed GNV ALLEGRA
  • The EUROPEAN ENDEAVOUR will be renamed FINBO CARGO and operate Tallinn to Helsinki for Eckerö Line.


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  • La Méridionale will submit an offer for the Public Service contract for ferry services between mainland France and Corsica. The company will not tender with Corsica Linea but will go solo.
  • Balearia’s VISEMAR ONE has been renamed HEDY LAMARR.
  • During two weeks Hellenic Seaways ro-pax NISSOS CHIOS will be used by Africa Morocco Link on Algeciras-Tanger Med. Then she will be chartered for 3 months by the Baleria for the route Dénia-Ibiza-Palma.
  • Although not a ferry, we would like to inform our readers that Hurtigruten has ordered a third expedition cruise vessel.


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Cotunav’s Ro-Ro ULYSSES collided with container vessel CLS VIRGINIA off Corsica on 7 October. Reason unknown so far and Ferry Shipping News wants to leave to the experts to find out what has happened.

No deaths or injuries were reported and measures to deal with the oil spill were being undertaken.


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Last week I started to show my ferry pictures taken during my cruise on KONINGSDAM ( Holland America Line ). Let’s continue with photos from Piraeus, Santorini, Napoli and, finally, Civitavecchia.



DIAGORAS operates on the Mytilini – Chios – Piraeus route

SANTORINI PALACE operates on Minoan Lines’ new service between Heraklion and Santorini. The fast craft is the former HIGHSPEED 7 from Hellenic Seaways, part of the deal between Attica and the Grimaldi Group.

SUPERFERRY II is being dwarfed by the mighty volcanic landscape of Santorini. This ex Ostend-Dover ferry is still going strong for Golden Star Ferries

Naples: the city, the port, the Vesuvius.

The fast ferries from Naples are very important, not only as lifeline for the islanders, but also for the numerous tourists. Capri is still a favorite, deserved by SNAV’s ISOLA DI CAPRI (and others).

Tourism never stops in Naples.

Several ferries getting ready in Naples, for the night crossing to Sicily and Malta.

The final view of the cruise: CRUISE ROMA and BITHIA, fraternally laying side by side in Civitavecchia, at the start of another sunny Mediterranean day.


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  • On 27 September Moby SPL have carried their 4 millionth passenger, since St. Peter Line merged with Moby SpA in 2016.
  • TESO’s double-ender ferry SCHULPENGAT did not find a buyer. The vessel will be scrapped in Ghent, Belgium.
  • Former SVEA DROTT, now the ANEMOS, is on her way to the Turkish scrapyards after more than a year of lay up.
  • After three years on the Gothenburg-Fredrikshaven route STENA GOTHICA has returned home and started her regular service on the Baltic Sea again, accompanied by her sister vessel URD. Her place has been taken by STENA VINGA.
  • A healthy economic development in the EU and growing trade have caused cargo volumes on DFDS’ routes from Klaipeda to Karlshamn and Kiel to increase. Therefore DFDS has decided to charter an extra ro-ro as from 6 October. It is the 2,191 lane meter MAESTRO UNIVERSE.


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Attica Group Sees Increased Traffic Volumes In All Segments In First Half Year

Attica published its H1 results, which includes Hellenic Seaways for the first time since its acquisition.

+ Consolidated Revenue = EUR 131.68m (112.04m)

+ EBITDA = 8.81m (7.07m)

The Group’s traffic volumes, considering full consolidation of HSW only for June (1.6.2018 – 30.6.2018), increased to 2.05m pax (+32.5%), 278.71k cars (+27.0%) and 167.88k freight units (+14.5%).


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Kongsberg Wins Contracts For Nine Hybrid Ro-Ro Vessels

Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded contracts with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard Co., to deliver power and hybrid systems to the nine ro-ro vessels ordered by Grimaldi Group.

The contract scope includes supply and integration of large battery systems, shaft generators, frequency converters and energy management systems.