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Tallink In November: Less Passengers Due To Scheduled Maintenance.

In November 2018 AS Tallink Grupp transported 5.5% less passengers, and 6.5% less cars as in November 2017.

The number of cargo units increased by 1.5%.

The reason is that the cruise ferry SILJA SERENADE did not operate on the route for 12 days, due to scheduled maintenance.


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Brittany Ferries To Offer Year-round Service Out Of Ireland

Building on the launch of its new Cork to Santander route in 2018, Brittany Ferries has introduced a new winter sailing schedule designed to facilitate its Ireland to Spain freight traffic.

This new winter service will allow hauliers to bypass UK over Brexit fears


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Onorato Armatori Announced That Newbuilt Ro-Ro ALF POLLACK Will Be Chartered By Cobelfret

Onorato Armatori of Italy, controlled by Vincenzo Onorato, head of Moby group, publicly announced that the new ro-ro ship ALF POLLAK will be chartered out to a company based in Northern Europe, instead of being deployed in the Med as previously anticipated.

The charterer will be Cobelfret’s Cldn, which offers regular connections from the European continent to the British Isles, Scandinavia and Spain.

The contract is for one year.

ALF POLLAK (capacity for 310 semi-trailers on 4,076 lane meter of garage deck) has just been delivered in bare boat charter to Onorato Armatori by the German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft trough SIEM Group and is currently installing the scrubbers at Fayard shiprepair.

Onorato Armatori said in a statement that “the ro-ro market in the Mediterranean is not mature enough to receive such a big ro-ro vessel with a capacity of over 4,000 lane metres”.

What will happen with the sister vessel still under construction (photo) remains to be seen.

Norled To Operate A Hydrogen-Powered Ferry In 2021

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Norled won the competition to operate a hydrogen ferry that will serve the route Hjelmeland-Nesvik-Skipavik in Rogaland, Norway.

As with the battery-operated AMPERE, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration has designed the tender as a ‘development contract’.

At least 50% of the propulsion power must be from hydrogen. The remaining energy must come from batteries. Today, no comparable hydrogen powered vessels are in operation.

The contract period lasts for 10 years and runs from 15 April 2021 to 28 February 2031.

LMG Marin is Norled’s partner in designing this ferry.