Archive for the ‘Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries’ Category

Interferry conference to spotlight issues with bottom line benefits

Interferry conference to spotlight issues with bottom line benefits
Mike Corrigan Trade association Interferry stages its 42nd annual conference in Split, Croatia, next month with an agenda highlighting the income and savings potential in three key areas – the customer experience, ship technologies and safety issues including cybersecurity. The event runs from October...
September 12th, 2017 | Corruption, Cruise Ferry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

ABB’s DEGO IV software delivers on fuel saving promise for Stena Line vessel

ABB’s DEGO IV software delivers on fuel saving promise for Stena Line vessel
The Stena Scotia A significantly upgraded vessel control software package from ABB is delivering the measurable operational efficiency gains promised to Stena Line for the freight ferry Stena Scotia within a month of commissioning.  The ‘DEGO IV’ advanced speed governor and actuation system onboard...
August 15th, 2017 | Bunkering, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

Diversity drives first-half growth at Marseille Fos

Diversity drives first-half growth at Marseille Fos
View of the Marseilles port passenger terminal Despite a dip in oil volumes, first-half cargo throughput at Marseille Fos rose 2% on January-June last year at 39.9 million tonnes, driven by growth in all three general cargo sectors – containers, ro-ro and conventional traffic.  Meanwhile passenger...
August 7th, 2017 | Automobiles, Car trade, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Gas, LNG, Markets, News, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Samskip makes major Norwegian acquisition with Nor Lines takeover

Samskip makes major Norwegian acquisition with Nor Lines takeover
… Samskip has announced that it will acquire activities associated with Nor Lines AS, in a major expansion of its shipping, transport and logistics businesses in Norway.  Subject to approval by Norway’s competition authorities, Samskip has agreed with the DSD Group to acquire the activities...
July 25th, 2017 | Logistics, Mergers and Acquisitions, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Intermodal Europe 2017 – Forecast for 2018

Intermodal Europe 2017 – Forecast for 2018
Sophie Ahmed The Container Shipping Industry Gathers to Forecast for 2018 After a period of significant change, the container shipping industry is now moving towards a state of stability and growth. Although there are still some key challenges to be faced in the coming months, the industry is showing...
July 11th, 2017 | Associations, Automobiles, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Major engineering and construction support contracts for Deltamarin

Major engineering and construction support contracts for Deltamarin
… Deltamarin Ltd has signed contracts with Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd (XSI), which is located in southeast China, for engineering and construction support services for the Viking Line LNG-fuelled ro-pax vessel newbuilding. The contracts cover basic and detail design as well as comprehensive...
July 6th, 2017 | Bunkering, LNG, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Express Pegasus ferry maneuvering at Mesta port in Chios

Express Pegasus ferry maneuvering at Mesta port in Chios
The “Express Pegasus” maneuvering at Mesta Port in Chios, Greece Here is one more video by Konstantinos Milt. Anagnostou with maneuvering of a roro/ferry, The Express Pegasus” of Hellenic Seaways at the southern port of Mesta on the Greek island of Chios in the eastern Aeagn Sea taken...
June 19th, 2017 | HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Dry and Wet Markets in Red; geopolitics more than explosive

Dry and Wet Markets in Red; geopolitics more than explosive
John Faraclas The week begins with the BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) falling further – although a bit contained at 821 points, that’s minus nine points since last Friday’s report; the Geopolitical situation is more than explosive and Islamist Terrorism tries to disrupt our lives in London and elsewhere...
June 5th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Groundings, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Wärtsilä propellers and shaft generator system chosen for two new RoRo vessels

Wärtsilä propellers and shaft generator system chosen for two new RoRo vessels
Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply controllable pitch propellers and shaft generator systems for two new RoRo vessels being built for CLdN Ro-Ro SA. – (copyright CLdN Ro-Ro SA) The technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply controllable pitch propellers...
May 24th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Contained loses with the BDI@957 points

Contained loses with the BDI@957 points
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day at 957 points, that’s down three, thanks to the volatile  Capers which where strengthened with 48 plus points and the BCI 2014 is now standing at 1,638 points; Geopolitics take more than ten twists and turns… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The...
May 18th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Wärtsilä scrubber system to clean new Korean ferry’s exhaust

Wärtsilä scrubber system to clean new Korean ferry’s exhaust
.The new Korean ferry being built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard will be equipped with a Wärtsilä exhaust gas cleaning system. Wärtsilä Corporation,  17 May 2017 at 10 am EET – The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply its exhaust gas cleaning system for a new Korean ferry....
May 17th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Dry Markets improve; wets “dive” …a bit…

Dry Markets improve; wets “dive” …a bit…
Approaching the Port of Marseilles The BDI improved its position with 51 plus points, now standing at 1,333; Geopolitics still the same in all fronts and AllAboutShipping’s second day crossing into Europe is more than a success, coupled with good weather and luck. John Faraclas and Anny Zade report...
March 28th, 2017 | Associations, Chartering, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Mediterranean Shipping, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Geopolitical chaos and Capers’ volatility cannot guarantee positive expectations

Geopolitical chaos and Capers’ volatility cannot guarantee positive expectations
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 19 points at 1,064; the geopolitical chaos in all fronts creates more upheaval. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers’ BCI 2014 gained 100 points, 78 points plus from yesterday’s rise – 22 points, and now reads 1,678! Despite this, owners...
March 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Country Profiles, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, LNG, LPG, Markets, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

MAN Diesel & Turbo – “Stena Line Signs Up for Online Service”

MAN Diesel & Turbo – “Stena Line Signs Up for Online Service”
Stena CEO, Dan Sten Olsson (front, blue helmet) and Stena Line Technical Director, BjarneKoitrand (white helmet) pictured in Augsburg during a tour of the local MAN PrimeServ facility Agreement covers two superferries in Stena fleet MAN Diesel & Turbo recently signed a contract with Stena Line to...
February 28th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

UK ferry freight boosted by recovering economy – up by 3.5% in 2016

UK ferry freight boosted by recovering economy – up by 3.5% in 2016
Ferry freight boosted by recovering economy Traffic rises 3.5 per cent in 2016 and for fifth consecutive year Ferry freight carried on UK ferries rose by 3.5 per cent in 2016 as an indicator of a recovering economy in the UK and Ireland, according to annual figures published today by the ferry industry. Some...
February 20th, 2017 | Markets, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Damen books its last new build for 2016 on 31st December

Damen books its last new build for 2016 on 31st December
Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld New inland ferry ordered by Belgium’s DAB Vloot The last newbuild order of 2016 for the Damen Shipyards Group was signed on the 31st of December with DAB Vloot of Belgium. The vessel will be a 25-metre ferry especially designed to carry vehicles and passengers across the...
February 13th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

North P&I Club publishes new guidance on minimising risk from ro-ro fires

North P&I Club publishes new guidance on minimising risk from ro-ro fires
Colin Gillespie North P&I Club has published a new loss prevention briefing on how to prevent, detect and fight fires on roll-on-roll-off (ro-ro) vessels and car carriers.  Such vessels are twice as likely to catch fire as other ships and vehicle-deck fires are notoriously difficult to contain and...
February 10th, 2017 | Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

New IUMI position paper on fires on ro-ro passenger vehicle decks

New IUMI position paper on fires on ro-ro passenger vehicle decks
Position paper of the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI)  Fires on ro-ro passenger vehicle decks 8 February 2017   Background The deadly fires aboard the ferries “Norman Atlantic” just before New Year 2014 and the “Sorrento” in April 2015, prompted an international response...
February 8th, 2017 | Claims, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security | Read More

RMT welcomes review of Scottish Ferries procurement policy

RMT welcomes review of Scottish Ferries procurement policy
Mick Cash MARITIME UNION RMT today welcomed Transport Minister Humza Yousaf MSP’s review of ferries procurement policy in light of the European Commission’s view that lifeline Scottish ferry services can be exempted from re-tendering regulations under ‘Teckal’ case law. RMT and the Scottish Government...
February 2nd, 2017 | Associations, Cruise Ferry, Jobs, Politics and Government, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

RoPax passenger ferry hull launched at Niron Staal Amsterdam

RoPax passenger ferry hull launched at Niron Staal Amsterdam
Damen RoPax 31 January 2017: Marking the completion of the first new build contract between Niron Staal Amsterdam and Damen Shipyards Group, the hull of a RoPax 5212 passenger ferry hull has been launched from Niron Staal’s facilities in Amsterdam. Preparations for the launch started early on Tuesday...
February 2nd, 2017 | Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Baleària signs 200 million euro agreement with Cantiere Navale Visentini to build two dual fuel ferries

Baleària signs 200 million euro agreement with Cantiere Navale Visentini to build two dual fuel ferries
The shipping line favors LNG fueled ships with these two “smart” sister ships that have a capacity for more than 800 passengers and more than 2000 LM for cargo. Baleària has reached an agreement with the Italian shipyard Cantiere Navale Visentini to build two, dual gas engine sister ferries,...
February 1st, 2017 | Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

The Nissos Samos maneuvering at the port of Chios

The Nissos Samos maneuvering at the port of Chios
the Nissos Samos One more excellent filming of seamanship by Constantinos Milt. Anagnostou of yet another maga ro-ro/ferry, that of Hellenic Seaways’ Nissos Samos at the main port of Chios, Greece in the Eastren Aegean. Excellent maneuverings by her master Captain Giorgos Arvantitis on Boxing Day. Viewers...
December 27th, 2016 | Film Industry, Maritime Education and Training, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Stena Line extends its trust in MacGregor’s planned maintenance agreements for 39 ferries

Stena Line extends its trust in MacGregor’s planned maintenance agreements for 39 ferries
In 2008 Stena Germanica (ex Stena Hollandica) was one of the first vessels to be covered by a MacGregor Onboard Care agreement CARGOTEC CORPORATION,  14 DECEMBER 2016 AT 10 AM EET – Swedish ferry operator Stena Line has renewed its planned maintenance agreement with MacGregor, part of Cargotec....
December 14th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Technical, Technology | Read More

Damen to build 16 ferries for the Ivory Coast

Damen to build 16 ferries for the Ivory Coast
Sustainable and cost effective: multiple vessel order will contribute to Abidjan’s urban transport infrastructure Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Société de Transport Lagunaire (STL) to build sixteen shallow-draft passenger ferries for the Ivory Coast. The contract represents part...
December 9th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Miraejet Co. Ltd. launches Damen Fast Ferry 4010 JET in Busan

Miraejet Co. Ltd. launches Damen Fast Ferry 4010 JET in Busan
Damen Fast Ferry 4010 Nina Six fast ferries delivered to the Republic of Korea in five years Miraejet Co. Ltd. named its Damen Fast Ferry 4010 JET MV Nina at an official launching ceremony held at the Busan International Ferry Terminal in the Republic of Korea on October 6th. Nina was named after one...
November 30th, 2016 | Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More