FERRY PORTS

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UK: The Brittannia Dock will become CLdN’s UK hub, in order to create further options from/to London (Purfleet) & Killingholme.

Non-UK: Albert II Dock becomes the main hub in Zeebrugge for CLdN’s non-UK related services, allowing efficient through shipments and attractive leadtimes between Santander, Göteborg, Esbjerg, Hirtshals & Dublin.

Port Of Zeebrugge: RX/Seaport Presents 2 Tools In Run Up To Brexit

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In the run up to Brexit, the port of Zeebrugge has presented 2 tools to allow a fluent flow of cargo to and from the UK, despite extra customs administrations which will be implemented after the Brexit deadline.

The development of the RX/SeaPort data sharing platform is an initiative of the Zeebrugge port authority and APZI, the Association of Port of Zeebrugge interests. It is a platform which offers a digital connection between all links in the logistical chain.

“RX/SeaPort guarantees a chainwide solution for cargo shipped from and to the UK quickly and efficiently. Ferry and shortsea traffic will experience new customs regulations after Brexit. If these are handled digitally and efficiently, we will avoid problems.” Joachim Coens, CEO Port of Zeebrugge

RX/SeaPort has launched a wizard, focussing on the impact of Brexit on the logistical process, namely the transportation of goods to (Export) and from (Import) the UK through a Belgian port. Each phase of the import and export flow is illustrated: booking & pre-announcement, customs declaration, guidelines and procedures for departure and arrival at the terminal.

IKEA, CMA CGM And The Goodshipping Program Join Forces To Test Sustainable Marine Bio-Fuel Oil

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IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, CMA CGM, the GoodShipping Program and the Port of Rotterdam have announced they will cooperate in a first of its kind partnership to test and scale the use of sustainable marine bio-fuel oil.

The test will commence with a landmark bunkering of the marine bio-fuel oil on a CMA CGM container vessel on 19 March, representing a major step towards the decarbonisation of ocean freight.

Coordinated Action To Mitigate The Effect Of A Hard Brexit Around The Port Of Rotterdam

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The Port of Rotterdam Authority, the Municipality of Rotterdam, the Municipality of Vlaardingen and highways authority Rijkswaterstaat (Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management), are creating five new buffer parking sites.

Trucks will be able to wait here temporarily if their customs documents have not been properly prepared for maritime crossings to the United Kingdom (UK), in the event of the country leaving the European Union on 29 March 2019.

Brittany Ferries Publishes 2018 Results And Urges French Authorities To Keep Goods, Passengers And Wealth Flowing Freely Post-Brexit

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Brittany Ferries carried 2.6 million passengers on all routes last year, an increase of 1.4%.

It made a profit of €8 million on a total turnover of €442m.

The encouraging results come despite the pound being worth around 15% less than it was two years ago. That has proved challenging for a company whose income is generated in pounds sterling, with a cost-base in euros.

Further challenges have come from on-going Brexit uncertainty and the effect this is having on summer 2019 bookings.

Brittany Ferries’ success is largely built on British customers. In total, 85% of passengers come from the UK.

It has therefore used its 2018 results to reinforce an important message to French government: take urgent steps to ensure British holiday makers and freight move freely. The regions of north west France depend upon Brittany Ferries as a significant wealth generator.

Irish Ferries Has A Robust Future After A Challenging Operational Year

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2018 was a challenging year operationally but one in which significant progress was made in the strategic development of the Group.

Schedule disruptions due to technical issues on ULUSSES and the late delivery of the W.B. YEATS lower the profit performance in 2018.

  • -1.5% Revenue €330.2m (€335.1m)
  • -15.6% EBITDA €68.4m (€81.0m)

NLC Ferry – Wasaline Improves Result Again

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Wasaline increased its operational volume and improved the result for 2018 by 17,4%.

  • +1.3% Turnover €19,6 million
  • +17.4% Result €2,0 million

Wasaline increased its market shares on the passenger traffic market between Finland and Sweden 2018, with a new record year again since the traffic start 2013.

  • + 6.2% passengers
  • +6.3% cars
  • +2.2% freight

Multiple energy saving projects continued during 2018 with investments in frequency converters and different automation systems. Preparations for a battery driven system back up for the auxiliary engines are ongoing and will be finished in 2019

Thanks to these actions, the electricity consumption onboard decreased by 40% and the fuel consumption by 4,5%.  The average fuel tonnage price increased by 22% during 2018 but for Wasaline the total fuel expenses increased only by 12,9%.

The ice season 2018 was the most widespread since the start of the traffic in 2013 and the entire Bothnian Bay was covered with ice until March, however, the traffic ran smoothly without any disturbances.

During year 2018, Wasaline ordered a new ferry.

IN THE MEDIA

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Ferry Services To Start Between Turkey’s Izmir And Greece’s Athens This Summer

Ferry services between the Çeşme district of western Turkey’s Izmir province and Greece’s coastal town of Lavrion near Athens will commence as of 2 June, connecting the Turkish and Greek mainlands for the first time, officials from the company that will arrange the services said.

The article doesn’t give the company’s or the ship’s name