Catamaran WESTPAC EXPRESS has arrived in Belfast, to be refurbished at Harland & Wolf. Owned by Irish Continental Group it is unclear what her future will be.

Compagnia Italiana di Navigazione S.p.A., fully owned by Moby S.p.A., sold the 1995-built ro-ro PUGLIA to EuroAfrica Shipping Lines, to operate under the Unity Line brand. The 50-cabin-berth / 1,780 lane meter ship has been renamed COPERNICUS and is on her way to Poland.

Accommodation ship WIND SOLUTION has been sold to a Greek company, probably SeaJets (to be confirmed). She was built as a ferry in 1969, under the name PRINSESSAN CHRISTINA.

F√¶rgerederierne, the Car Ferry Section of the Danish Shipowners Association celebrated its 50 years on January 12. Chairman John Steen Mikkelsen welcomed the many guests to the celebration onboard DFDS’s cruise ferry PEARL SEAWAYS. He emphasized that the ferries are central to the Danish infrastructure, with over 32 million passengers, 10 million cars and 20 million tons of goods annually.