CLdN and Brittany Ferries Are Part of the Success of Port of Santander

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The Spanish Port of Santander closes the first half year with an increase in total traffic of 9.6% and 6.2 million tons of cargo.

It is the best half year of the last five years and represents a clear recovery of merchandise traffic since the drop experienced in 2016.

On the ferry side, the line from CLdN has driven the growth of the Margen Norte dock. In addition, ro-ro cargo moved by Brittany Ferries has increased by 8.8%.

Through its hub in Zeebrugge, CLdN links Santander with Dublin, Purfleet, Killingholme, Esbjerg and Göteborg.

Brittany Ferries has direct ro-pax connections between Santander and Cork, Plymouth and Portsmouth.

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.

CLdN Increases Capacity On Rotterdam – Dublin

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As from 26 February, CLdN increased the number of sailings on Rotterdam – Dublin from three to four in each direction, whilst improving the spread of the sailings and increasing capacity, at a time when Brexit uncertainty is a major feature in clients planning.

Three of the sailings will be ro-ro vessels, departing from Rotterdam on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and from Dublin Thursday, Saturday and Monday.
In addition one Lo-Lo vessel will sail ex Rotterdam on Saturday and ex Dublin on Tuesday.

The photo (courtesy Jan van Leenen, C.Ro Ports) shows the latest addition to the fleet, the LAURELINE. After her delivery trip from Korea she arrived in Rotterdam.

Ferry Operator Makes Direct Pitch For Brexit Business

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CLdN has made a direct pitch to the British Government in a bid to win contracts for spill-over freight in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Speaking directly to Chris Grayling, the British Government’s Secretary of State for Transport and Nusrat Ghani, the Shipping Minister, Phil Pannett, a CLdN representative in the United Kingdom told the ministers that there was no need for money, but that the ferry operator was set to deploy four new ferries in the coming months.

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

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CLdN’s First Of Four New Class Ro-Ro’s Has Been Delivered

CLdN’s new ro-ro LAURELINE is on her way to Europe. She has been successfully delivered on 11 January in Ulsan, Korea.

She is one of the first of the four new 5,000 lane meter class ships CLdN ordered.

INTERESTING READS

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CLdN’s Supersized Ro-Ro’s: A Success Story, And LNG-Ready

CLdN’s super 8,000 lane meter ro-ro CELINE is now more than one year in operation.

DNV GL has published a review. No time to read? Here are some bullet points:

  • Larger vessels bring down the unit price.
  • Bigger vessels work better on long hauls.
  • Transfer the best of deep-sea technology to ro-ro, with new developments in thrusters, rudders and engines.
  • Very maneuverable, in spite of their very large dimensions.
  • Learning to operate two-stroke engines rather than the four-stroke units typical for the rest of the fleet
  • Moving from low to medium voltage.
  • Operating shaft generators at variable rotational speeds with frequency converters, rather than constant-speed engines.
  • Operations with larger volumes and more decks.
  • Ready for conversion to LNG when the time is right. “It’s not a case of ‘whether’, but rather of ‘when’.