IN THE MEDIA

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Success in shipping as we know, is all about timing. In a Brexit and Covid world with RoRo values falling, this may present buying opportunities considering the average life of a RoRo is just over 30 years.

Essentially, freight capacity has been bought by the UK Government for the first 6 months of 2021 for vessels to call regularly into Felixstowe, Harwich, Hull, Newhaven, Poole, Portsmouth, Teesport and Tilbury as a hedge against likely congestion at gateway Dover and a hard Brexit. However, with all of Europe likely to be grappling with suppressed demand from Covid-19 for the best part of 2021, combined with an impressive armada of newbuild deliveries confirmed to hit European waters over the next 24 months – was it really necessary – noting the UK is the number one demand market for straight ramp RoRo trade?

FERRY SHIPPING

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UK Quarantaine Measures Force Brittany Ferries to Lay Up Ships

Following the imposition of quarantine on travellers returning from France and the effect this has had on reservations, Brittany Ferries has been forced to change its schedules.

The following ships and route amendments have now been confirmed:

ARMORIQUE will be laid up from 31 August. She currently serves the Plymouth to Roscoff route.

PONT-AVEN will replace her Plymouth – Roscoff from 10 September with three return trips per week. PONT-AVEN will also continue to operate one return sailing from Plymouth to Santander and from Roscoff to Cork during the week.

BRETAGNE will be laid up from 7 September. She currently serves the Portsmouth to St Malo route.

ETRETAT will not resume crossings as planned. CONNEMARA will continue to operate the Cherbourg and Le Havre rotations from Portsmouth, but will no longer serve Spain.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

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Emotional Moment: KING SEAWAYS Sails Again

Following the announcements from the UK government about the lifting of quarantine restrictions and the restart of travel to many other countries, DFDS is resuming sailings between Amsterdam and Newcastle.

As both ships were laid up in IJmuiden, the first departures took place on Wednesday 15 July from Ijmuiden (photo) and Thursday 16 July from Newcastle.

UK: No Quarantine Measures Would Apply To Travellers Coming From France At This Stage

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The Prime Minister of the UK and the President of France agreed to work together in taking forward appropriate border measures. This cooperation is particularly necessary for the management of our common border.

No quarantine measures would apply to travellers coming from France at this stage; any measures on either side would be taken in a concerted and reciprocal manner. A working group between the two governments will be set up to ensure this consultation throughout the coming weeks.

UK Coronavirus Support Package for Vital Routes

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Vital routes for supplies and people have been protected through a coronavirus support package to keep the flow of goods and services running smoothly in and out of the UK, and around the country, throughout the pandemic.

A multimillion government support package for essential freight services includes:

CLdN Added 37 km Of RoRo Capacity In Two Years Next Step: LNG And More Ships

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HERMINE is yet another newbuilding for CLdN. She started to operate last week from Zeebrugge to the UK. She’s the last unit of a 5,400 lane meter quartet of Hyundai Mipo built roro ships, including LAURELINE, YSALINE and SIXTINE. Before, two larger 8,000 lane meter roro’s were delivered, the CELINE and DELPHINE.

Previously, the order for two vessels at the Uljanik Yard have been cancelled because of the financial problems of the yard.

Instead, in July 2019 CLdN placed an order for an additional two roro’s at Hyundai Mipo. The major difference will be the fact that they will use LNG as fuel.

The two roro’s will have a 320m3 capacity C-type fuel tank, located under the main deck.

The 4+2 delivered roro ships are LNG-ready.

Four more ships will be ordered, as part of a twelve-ship expansion plan.

INTERESTING

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Transporting Goods Between The UK And EU In A No-Deal Brexit: Guidance For Hauliers

The UK Department for Transport is helping commercial drivers get ready Brexit by setting up 150 advice centres and helping drivers plan their journeys by providing a handbook and pocket ma

More Short News

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  • Since the 1st of May, the fast passenger services across the Straits of Messina have been run by Blu Jet Lines, a new subsidiary of the Italian railways.
  • Trasmediterranea will use VRONSKY on the Nador and Al-Hoceima routes until 30 June. From 3 July until 8 September newbuilt VILLA DE TEROR will connect Motril and Nador in 4 hours, and Motril and Al-Hoceima in 5-6 hours.
  • 8 May 2019, the second of the DFDS new mega freight ferries was handed over by the Jinling Shipyard. She will soon leave for the Mediterranean.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

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Port of Zeebrugge, Home For UK Ferries

Last Saturday I was in Zeebrugge for a photo shoot on a cruise ship. The port is always surrounded by ferries coming from and going to the United Kingdom, and on this windy day it was not different.