• Detroit World Logistic Maritime (DWLM) expect to have their veteran ferry LE RIF ready in April. The ship is being refurbished in Naples since a long time. Some websites already reported the company had abandoned her, something which was proven wrong by issuing a message on DWLM’s social media. “She will be ready to sail between Tanger Med and Algeciras by April.”
  • The ro-pax ferries AMSICORA and BONARIA, previously chartered by Tirrenia and returned to their owner Grimaldi have been renamed into MYKONOS PALACE and CRUISE BONARIA respectively.
  • CLdN’s second mega- 7,800 lane meter ro-ro is on her delivery voyage, and is expected in Rotterdam/Zeebrugge mid February.
  • Trasmediterránea has moved the SUPERFAST LEVANTE and ALMUDAINA DOS from the Cypriot flag back again to the Spanish registry, with fully Spanish crew. Other ships may follow.
  • After a lay-up period, ro-pax AL ANDALUS EXPRESS (former SEAFRANCE NORD PAS-DE-CALAIS) will again be used by FRS until 7 March. The ship is still for sale.
  • Trasmediterranéa’s ferry ALMARIYA is back in service again, after months of repair work.