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Stena Line Confirms Newbuild Plans

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Stena Line confirmed that the first of its new RoPax ferries currently under construction in China is planned to enter service on its Holyhead – Dublin route early 2020, with the following two vessels to be assigned to Liverpool-Belfast planned for spring of 2020 and early 2021.Last year Stena Line’s parent company,

ICG’s Ferry Newbuild Project Delayed

Ferry newbuild W.B. Yeats at the FSG pier (Photo: FSG)

The delivery date for Irish Continental Group’s (ICG) new ropax ferry W.B. Yeats has been pushed back due to delays at the shipyard, German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) said.The vessel, which is currently in the final stages of construction at FSG, was originally scheduled to be delivered in May 2018,

BC Ferries’ Spirit of British Columbia Converted to LNG

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Spirit of British Columbia, one of two BC Ferries vessels that will use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel, has finished conversion at the Remontowa Ship Repair Yard S.A. in Gdansk, Poland and has returned to service for the Canadian operator.The 1993-built ro-pax ferry Spirit of British Columbia was

DFDS Completes Acquisition of U.N. Ro-Ro

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 Danish shipping and logistics group DFDS has completed the acquisition of Turkey’s largest operator of Ro-Ro freight ships and will be a major player in the strong and continuously growing trade between the EU and Turkey.    In April, DFDS signed an agreement with the owners of  U.N. Ro-Ro to acquire the shares in the company,

Long Beach Publishes Study on Toyota Terminal Renovation

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The Port of Long Beach has released its draft study examining a proposal by Toyota Logistics Services to reconfigure its facility at Pier B and build a renewable fuel-cell power plant and hydrogen fueling station.The study is an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND), meaning that no

Stena Line Looks to Cut Fuel Consumption Using AI

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Stena Line has partnered with Hitachi’s European subsidiary to implement onboard artificial intelligence (AI) technologies engineered to minimize the shipping company’s fuel consumption costs and environmental impact.In recent years, Stena Line has embarked on a number of projects to reduce its environmental footprint,

Fuel Leak Caused Caribbean Fantasy Fire -NTSB

The Caribbean Fantasy’s during the final stage of abandonment, with its starboard anchor down. Gray smoke is coming out of the two funnels, and a Coast Guard helicopter is hovering over the upper deck of the ship. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard)

Leaked fuel that contacted a hot surface in the engine room was determined to be the immediate cause of a fire that burned for three days aboard the auto and passenger vessel Caribbean Fantasy in August 2016.According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), who reported their findings Tuesday,

Paul “Chip” Jaenichen Joins Liberty Global Logistics

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Liberty Global Logistics (LGL) announced today that Paul “Chip” Jaenichen, former U.S. Maritime Administrator, has joined the Company as its Executive Vice President – US Flag.   In his new position, he will be responsible for the oversight of the day to day aspects of the Company’s business relating to U.

Stena RoRo Places an Order for LNG Newbuild

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 Stena RoRo places an order for a further newbuild and signs a 10-year charter contract with Brittany Ferries, said a press release from the company.   The vessel now ordered, which will be built for LNG operation, is the sixth in the so-called Stena E-Flexer RoPax class with delivery set for autumn 2021.

Nolan Tapped to Take Over as TOTE CEO

Tim Nolan (Photo: TOTE)

Tim Nolan has been named the next president and CEO of U.S. domestic ocean carrier TOTE Inc., parent company Saltchuk announced today. TOTE is the parent company to TOTE Maritime and TOTE Services.Nolan, who is currently president of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, will succeed retiring president CEO Anthony

TOTE Delays Midnight Sun’s LNG Conversion

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TOTE Maritime Alaska has adjusted its liquefied natural gas (LNG) conversion schedule, pushing back works on its RoRo vessel Midnight Sun by one year in order to align with the most recent timeline for Tacoma’s LNG-plant completion.Under the new schedule, Midnight Sun, which was originally scheduled

Finnlines Orders Three Ro-ro Vessels

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Finnlines, part of the Grimaldi Group, signed a 200 million euro ($240 million) order for three new ro-ro vessels to be delivered from China’s Jinling Shipyard from 2020-2021.The 17,400 DWT vessels will be 238 meters long and have a cargo capacity of 5,800 lane meters plus 5,600m2 of car decks and a capacity of about 300 TEU on the weather deck.

South Korea's April Exports Fall Unexpectedly

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South Korean exports declined in April for the first time in 18 months, unable to keep up with 2017’s brisk pace as global demand softened, adding to worries about the country’s trade outlook amid the risk of a deepening U.S-China trade conflict.Exports fell 1.5 percent to $50.1 billion from a year earlier,

Grimaldi Group Orders New RoRo Vessels

Jiang Fuhai (Executive Director & General Manager of CSC NANJING JINLING SHIPYARD CO.,LTD), Emanuele Grimaldi (Managing Director of Grimaldi Group), Ge Biao (Senior Advisor of China Changjiang National Shipping Group (CSC)), Gianluca Grimaldi (President of Grimaldi Group), Jiang Qinghua (Vice General Manager of China Changjiang National Shipping Group (CSC)) and Ding Jianliang (Vice General Manager of CSC NANJING JINLING SHIPYARD CO.,LTD). Photo: Hafen Hamburg Marketing e.V.

 In the framework of the expansion and modernisation programme of its owned fleet, as anticipated in the last months, the Grimaldi Group has signed yesterday an agreement for the construction of six ro/ro vessels, for a total investment worth over USD 400 million.    The order has been awarded to the Chinese shipyard Jinling,

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