Shippax Weekly News Bulletin – 22
Headlines of news added to Shippax news site during week 22. For full text, visit www.shippax.com.
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Wish you all a ferry nice weekend!
A sister ship for VISION OF THE FJORDS
The 2016-built VISION OF THE FORDS (one of the winners of the 2017 Shippax Awards) will get a sister ship ready for delivery in April 2018.
Increased fuel bills affect Q1 results of Minoan Lines and Attica Group
Rising bunker prices are impacting the financial results of Greek ferry companies, with Minoan Lines and Attica Group reporting fuel prices are responsible for rising operational costs.
MSC Cruises takes delivery of MSC MERAVIGLIA and confirmed to beef up capacity
In the presence of France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron, the STX France Shipyard in Saint-Nazaire delivered the 5,714-passenger MSC MERAVIGLIA to MSC Cruises.
CLdN confirms order at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard
Yesterday, May 30, we reported about Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) having inked an USD 119m order for two ro-ro vessels from an undisclosed European shipowner.
Ulstein Verft signs an LOI for best-in-class expedition cruise vessels
Norway-based Ulstein Verft has signed an LOI with an undisclosed party for the construction of one or more expedition cruise vessels of its Ulstein CX104 type.
Brodosplit close to bag cruise ship order from Germany
Croatian media report that Brodosplit is negotiating a cruise ship newbuilding contract worth EUR 340m.
SUPER-FAST GALICIA to emerge from refit as CIUDAD DE IBIZA
Trasmediterranea has announced that its SUPER-FAST GALICIA will be renamed CIUDAD DE IBIZA following the ship’s EUR 5m refurbishment and passenger capacity upgrade.
Peace Boat set to order the world’s greenest passenger ship
Peace Boat, Japan’s largest cruise organisation (*), has signed an LOI with the Arctech Helsinki Shipyard for the construction of a so-called Ecoship, claimed to become the world’s most innovative and ecologically friendliest cruise ship.
Stornoway plans GBP 50m development in new cruise and ferry infrastructure
The Scottish Outer Hebrides port of Stornoway is to spend GBP 50m on developing new facilities for cruise ships and ferries over the next 20 years.
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard inks order for ro-ro pair
South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) informed through a stock exchange release that an order for two ro-ro vessels has been inked with an undisclosed European shipowner.
A new zero emission ferry for Fjord1
Fjord1 and Fjellstrand have signed a contract for a zero emission ferry. The fully electric, battery- powered ferry is of the ZeroCat type and will operate between Halhjem and Våge in Hordaland, Norway.
Portucalence has confirmed the acquisition of two Moby stalwarts
With the introduction of the fully refurbished, Batman-themed MOBY NIKI on services to Elba, Moby Lines is disposing of MOBY LOVE and MOBY BABY.