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LNG Ro-Ro Ferry For Kaliningrad Region Included In Development Programme

The construction of an LNG-powered ro-ro ferry for the Ust-Luga Baltijsk Line has been included into the Russian federal programme for the Kaliningrad Region. The ship is a 200m LNG-powered ro-ro ferry of Arc4 class, with an enclosed deck for railcars and open upper deck for trailers and trucks.

The vessel will have a double-screw propulsion plant. It can be bunkered simultaneously from four mobile units or from a coastal LNG bunker base. The ship is of a CNF19M design, by Marine Engineering Bureau.


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  • La Méridionale will submit an offer for the Public Service contract for ferry services between mainland France and Corsica. The company will not tender with Corsica Linea but will go solo.
  • Balearia’s VISEMAR ONE has been renamed HEDY LAMARR.
  • During two weeks Hellenic Seaways ro-pax NISSOS CHIOS will be used by Africa Morocco Link on Algeciras-Tanger Med. Then she will be chartered for 3 months by the Baleria for the route Dénia-Ibiza-Palma.
  • Although not a ferry, we would like to inform our readers that Hurtigruten has ordered a third expedition cruise vessel.


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Molslinjen’s EXPRESS 4 Soon Going On Sea Trials

Austal has successfully launched the Auto Express 109m high-speed ro-pax ferry EXPRESS 4 for Molslinjen.

This major project milestone involved the vessel being launched into the water for the first time and follows the successful roll-out and joining of the hull and superstructure in August. The vessel is now undergoing final preparations to begin sea trials as part of the acceptance and handover process.

Handover date is planned for January 2019.