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MSC Launches New Ro-Ro Service to Africa

Photo: MSC

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has launched in Le Havre its first RO-RO service now connecting HAROPA to West Africa twice a month. The new service confirms the assets of HAROPA, the leading French port system constituted by the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris, for the reception of Ro-Ro shipping Lines.

New Quay for Further Stena Line Growth

Photo: The port of Rotterdam

 The renovated Stena Line Terminal at Europoort is officially taken into operation. As well as upgrading the existing berth, the terminal was expanded with a second berth to handle roll-on/roll-off vessels.   The expansion means that Stena Line is prepared for the anticipated further increase in freight

MOL Car Carrier Rescues Sailors in Distress

Three survivors were rescued by a MOL-operated car carrier in the North Atlantic Ocean (Photo MOL)

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced today that on February 9, 2018, the MOL-operated car carrier Progress Ace rescued three sailors form a yacht in distress in the North Atlantic Ocean. At 10:05 a.m. local time on February 9, the Progress Aace, sailing from Port of Brunswick in the U.S. to Port of Walvis Bay,

RollDock, SAL Heavy Lift Form Dock Vessels Pool

(Photo: RollDock)

RollDock and SAL Heavy Lift announced plans to join forces for roll-on/roll-off and float-in/float-out heavy lift cargoes, saying they will launch a “world’s first” pool for dock vessels from April 1, 2018.   The pool will consist of the combined fleet of six vessels and will be managed by RollDock

Several Car Shippers Face Fines for Rigging Bids

(File photo: WWL)

EU antitrust regulators are set to fine Nippon Yusen KK (NYK) and several other Japanese shippers as well as Norwegian Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics ASA (WWL) in the coming weeks for rigging bids for shipping cars, according to people with knowledge of the matter.   The EU sanctions follow a near

New Program Improves Used-vehicle Export Process

(Photo: Crowley)

A pilot Vehicle Validation Export Process Program that kicked off in Florida  earlier this month allows shippers to submit original vehicle export documentation electronically instead of delivering physical copies to a local customs trade office.   The automated program, which is the first of its kind anywhere in the country,

Future Proof Ferries for the GVB

Image: C-Job

Public transport networks around the world are becoming more and more sustainable. This is due to stricter emissions regulations as well as increasing public demand for cleaner and greener modes of transport. This growing attention to sustainability is also being seen in the ferry sector, which plays a vital public transport role in many countries.

Stena Line’s New RoPax Vessels Taking Shape

Photo: Stena Line

On Friday, February 2, 2018, an official keel-laying ceremony took place at the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in China, marking the start of the construction phase of the hull and the exterior parts of the vessel.    The new vessels, which Stena said will be 50 percent larger than today’s standard RoPax vessels,

Finnlines Continues to Add Capacity

(File photo: Finnlines)

Finnlines said it is continuing capacity expansion efforts in response to growing volumes. The Baltic Sea ro-ro and passenger vessels operator has purchased MS Europalink as reports further progress in its vessel lengthening program.   Finnlines Plc’s fully owned Swedish subsidiary, Rederi Aktiebolaget Nordö-Link,

Port Canaveral Welcomes First Post-Panamax Vehicle Carrier

The new class of post-Panamax (PPX) shipping vessels made an inaugural visit to Florida's Port Canaveral recently. The PPX Ro/Ro vessel MOL’s Brooklands, is the first of its kind to call on Port Canaveral. With a 125-foot beam and capacity to transport over 7,400 vehicles, MOL’s Brooklands is the largest Post-Panamax vessel to call on the Port.

C-Job Designs Amsterdam's New Ferries

Photo courtesy of C-Job Naval Architects

C-Job Naval Architects said it has delivered the concept design of a series of five sustainable car and passenger ferries to the City of Amsterdam. The vessels will operate 100 percent on electricity, thus providing an emission-free urban transport solution.   The fully electric ferries are designed

Naval Architect Ortloff Joins OSK

Ferry man through and through. Naval Architect Carsten Ortloff has designed ferries since he was a young boy. From 1 February 2018 he will design ferries for Danish naval architects OSK-ShipTech. (Photo: OSK)

With a series of RoRo and RoPax projects lined up in the not so distant future, Danish naval architects OSK-ShipTech A/S are ramping up the naval architect and project management department with the addition of a naval architect with more than 18 years of design experience. German naval architect

Boreal Orders Electric Ferry at Vard

Boreal’s new car and passenger ferry will sail on fully electric battery power from January 2020 (Image: Mult-Marine)

Shipbuilder Vard Holdings Limited said it has been awarded a contract to build a new car- and passenger ferry due for delivery to Norwegian public transport operator Boreal in the third quarter of 2019.   The vessel will ply the Norwegian fjords powered by a fully electrical battery solution for continuous electric operations.

Irish Ferries Orders New Ship for Dublin-Holyhead Route

Irish Continental Group plc (ICG) said it has ordered a new cruise ferry set to be the world’s largest in terms of vehicle capacity, due for delivery in 2020.   The new €165.2 million ($199.4 million) cruise ferry is being built by German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesselschaft & Co.KG (FSG),

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