FERRY PORTS

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New CEO For Port Of Dover

Dover Harbour Board has announced the appointment of Doug Bannister as Chief Executive.

Doug has an extensive record of successful leadership in the maritime, aviation and ports sectors. He will join the Board and take up his position at the latest on 1 March 2019, which is just 28 days before the official date for Britain leaving the European Union after 46 years.

Mr Bannister comes in as CEO in place of Tim Waggott, who left at Easter.

Reconstruction Works In Tallinn Old City Harbour’s Terminal D Have Began

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Port of Tallinn will reconstruct and expand the passenger terminal giving it complete a makeover. The renewed terminal will have comfy and spacious waiting areas, lots of room for cafeterias and shops. New features include a playing area for children and a private lounge. The construction works will be completed by Summer 2020.

The reconstruction of the Terminal D –used by Tallink– is part of a bigger plan to make the Sea Gate of Estonia and Tallinn more attractive and user-friendly.

FERRY TECHNOLGY

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EBDG Participates In Hybrid Conversion Of Washington State Ferries

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) is actively supporting Washington State Ferries’ transition to hybrid-electric power on the Jumbo Mark II Class of ferries. Earlier this year EBDG prepared a hybrid system integration study to analyze the feasibility of modifying three Jumbo Mark II vessels to integrate battery power into the propulsion plant.

Fred. Olsen Opts For MTU Engines And Service Supplied By Rolls-Royce For Its New Fast Ferries

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Two new high-speed ferries to be run by Fred. Olsen are each to be powered by four MTU 20-cylinder 8000 M71L engines and by Kamewa waterjets from Rolls-Royce.

The ferries will be 117m trimarans, designed by Austal Australia, and are to ply the waters around the Canary Islands along with the world’s largest aluminium fast ferry in operation, the BENCHIJIGUA EXPRESS.

Each of the four engines will deliver 9,100 kW of power at 1,150 rpm. The trimarans will be able to accommodate over 1,100 passengers and up to 276 cars, and will be able to travel at speeds of up to 38 knots. Both ferries are to be delivered in 2020.

FERRY FINANCE

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Pretty Cool Results For STEF-Owned La Méridionale

Food logistics group STEF, mother company of operator La Méridionale, has seen an 8.6% rise in passengers, and a +2.6% in freight on its ferries between Marseille and Corsica.

Operational result has improved significantly from EUR -1.9 million to 4.9 million