SPITSBERGEN is the first Hurtigruten ship to connect to shore power when being alongside for 8 hours in the port of Bergen. The first cold ironing took place on March 1. Other ships of the fleet will follow.

Photo: Eivind Senneset/Hurtigruten/Bergen Havn

  • Sea Transport Solutions, the designers of medium-speed ro-pax catamarans, have announced the delivery of a 74m ro-pax to Trinidad. The 800-pax, 100-car 22-knot ferry GALLEONS PASSAGE left Hong Kong on March 1 for Port of Spain.
  • In February 2018 AS Tallink Grupp transported 4.9% less passengers and less 2.8% cars compared to last year. The number of cargo units increased by 7.0%. The figures for February 2018 can be consulted here.
  • Telenor Maritime announced the introduction of the mobile ecosystem onboard the Finnlines ro-pax ships, deploying a connectivity platform with Mobile/3G, Premium Wi-Fi, Ka-VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul. Finnlines is the first to install the latest connectivity platform.