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Shippax News Bulletin – 36

- In association with Interferry 

Dear Subscriber,

Here are the headlines of news added to Shippax website during week 36. For the full text, please visit www.shippax.com.

Please note that further news might be added to the website during the course of the day.

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FADIQ takes to the water

The 4,100-lanemetre FADIQ – sister to the MELEQ – was launched from the covered building hall of Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) earlier today (7 September).

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Baleària denied long-term authorisation to Nador

Just when it seemed that Baleària had cracked it in Nador, and posted a sailing schedule from Almeria up to January 2018, so word from Rabat is that their authorisation was for summer only, and services are therefore only authorised up to 15 September.

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Trasmediterranea gets Public Service Contract to Melilla

As widely expected, the Public Service Contract (PSC) to Melilla has been awarded to Trasmediterranea - again. The new contract will start in November of this year and run for two years.

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Croatian government has appointed new management board for Jadrolinija

As Shippax reported last week, the Croatian government rather unexpectedly announced on 31 August that Jadrolinija’s management board, led by Alan Klanac, would be replaced by a new one.

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Scandlines to be put up for sale according to Danish media

The Danish website Inside Business wrote that the 3i Group, the capital fund behind Scandlines, may dispose of its German/Danish ferry offshoot.

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SPIRIT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA being made ready for mid-life upgrade and LNG retrofit

BC Ferries has removed SPIRIT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA from the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay service to prepare for the trans-Atlantic crossing to the Remontowa Shiprepair Yard in Gdansk, Poland.

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Keel-laying ceremony for LNG-powered AIDAnova

Construction on AIDAnova, Meyer Werft’s yard number S.696, has entered a new phase following today’s (6 September) official keel-laying.

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“K” Line Group collaborating for Japan’s first LNG-fuelled ferry

Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line Kinkai) and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) have agreed to work on a joint study for what is set to become Japan’s first LNG-powered ro-pax for “K” Line Kinkai’s.

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CRYSTAL SYMPHONY being prepared for major refurbishment at Lloyd Werft

As earlier reported, the 1995-built CRYSTAL SYMPHONY will undergo an EUR multi-million refurbishment at Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven this fall.

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Meyer further investing heavily in its Turku shipyard

As part of a long-term plan to ramp up the production to three times the value the shipyard produced in 2014, the Meyer Turku shipyard is more than doubling its investments in the yard production from EUR 75m that was previously announced to EUR 185m now.

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Port of Madeira reducing port fees to make Funchal-Portimão ro-pax service viable

Madeira’s regional government has recently sent out a new public tender for a weekly service connecting Funchal on Madeira with the Portuguese mainland port of Portimão in the Algarve region.

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DFDS to launch a new global organisation for passenger marketing and sales

Pan-European ferry and ro-ro specialist DFDS will launch a new global organisation for passenger marketing and sales to improve the online experience and services for its passengers and further benefit from digital opportunities.

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Austal to build 550-pax cats for Taiwanese interests

Austal Limited has secured its first commercial contract from Taiwan for the design and construction of two (plus one option) passenger-only high-speed craft.

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Grimaldi Group set to challenge Attica-HSW deal

The Italian Grimaldi Group is preparing to send a complaint to the competition department of the European Commission (DG Comp) against what it sees as the threat of concentration conditions in the Greek coastal shipping sector.

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Starlite Ferries to be taken over by Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp.

Further consolidation in the Philippine ferry sector could be on the horizon following a MoU between publicly-listed Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp. (CLC) and the owners of Starlite Ferries whereby CLC would acquire Starlite Ferries and its subsidiaries.

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HIMAWARI 8 introduced on the Kushiro-Tomakomai-Tokyo route

Earlier today, 4 September, the 10,620 gt freight ro-ro HIMAWARI 8 of Nippon Shipping Co.,Ltd. – a subsidiary of logistics giant Nippon Express Co., Ltd. – entered service on the Kushiro-Tomakomai-Tokyo route replacing the 2001-built HIMAWARI 1.

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SEABOURN OVATION floated out

Following the coining ceremony, SEABOURN OVATION was floated out earlier today (1 September) at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Sestri, Genoa.

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Marue Ferry will no longer carry pax on the Naha-Kobe-Osaka route

Marue Ferry (A" Line) has announced that it will stop operating the 6,266 gt ro-pax RYUKYU EXPRESS on the Naha-Kobe-Osaka route.

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First steel cut for DFDS’ next ro-ro generation

Earlier this week, steel cutting marked the start of the construction of the first of four 6,700-lanemetre ro-ros DFDS ordered at the Chinese Jinling Shipyard.

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Management board change at Jadrolinija

In a surprise move, the Croatian government announced yesterday, 31 August, that Jadrolinija’s current management board, led by Alan Klanac, will be replaced. The government will appoint its own board within the coming weeks.

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