Small Greek ferry AQUA JEWEL has started her charter season in the Azores. She began to operate for Atlanticoline on May 3, with a first crossing between São Miguel and Terceira.
From May till September the Seajets-owned vessel will connect eight islands of the Acores archipelago.

  • High-speed catamaran HSC EXPRESS, on charter last year to Viking Line, has been spotted in the Kiel Canal, when on her way to Spain. She has been chartered by Armas. Route so far unknown.
  • A new direct ferry service between Spain and Ireland has been started by Brittany ferries. The chartered CONNEMARA left Santander on May 6, after a passage in the Astander shipyard. To reach Cork the vessel needs 24 hours.
  • More details on the new ro-ro ships for Finnlines (as announced last week) can be found here.
  • Tirrenia starts a new freight line between Catania and Naples, with three return trips per week. The ro-ro vessel for this route is the 1,820 lane meter HARTMUT PUSCHMANN. Catania will be used as hub for transshipment to Malta.