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’.

FERRY FINANCE

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Attica Group Sees Increased Traffic Volumes In All Segments In First Half Year

Attica published its H1 results, which includes Hellenic Seaways for the first time since its acquisition.

+ Consolidated Revenue = EUR 131.68m (112.04m)

+ EBITDA = 8.81m (7.07m)

The Group’s traffic volumes, considering full consolidation of HSW only for June (1.6.2018 – 30.6.2018), increased to 2.05m pax (+32.5%), 278.71k cars (+27.0%) and 167.88k freight units (+14.5%).

TECHNOLOGY

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Kongsberg Wins Contracts For Nine Hybrid Ro-Ro Vessels

Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded contracts with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard Co., to deliver power and hybrid systems to the nine ro-ro vessels ordered by Grimaldi Group.

The contract scope includes supply and integration of large battery systems, shaft generators, frequency converters and energy management systems.

SHORT NEWS

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Zeebrugge celebrated the christening of CLdN’s ro-ro DELPHINE on 20 September 2018. The ceremony was held in the evening, to have the best conditions for the fireworks.

(Photo: Dirk Neyts)

  

  • Wightlink’s hybrid car ferry, VICTORIA OF WIGHT, was officially named on Thursday 20 September by Her Royal Highness Sophie The Countess of Wessex.
  • Transmediterranea’s new ferry VILLA DEL TEROR has been on sea trials and could be ready in a month.
  • Ferry GALAXY has ended its charter with Africa Morocco Link (AML) and has left Algeciras bound for Trapani, Italy.
  • CLdN Ro-Ro started to offer three direct calls between Rotterdam and Leixoes. Departure Leixoes: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday. Departure Rotterdam Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

SHORT NEWS

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Photo: Mike Louagie

CLdN’s second newbuilt ro-ro, DELPHINE, has reached Zeebrugge on Sunday February 17. She is a sister to the 7,800 lane metre CELINE.

  • DFDS have hired Michelin grade chef Søren Westh as a consultant for the Marco Polo restaurants on Copenhagen – Oslo. Westh has experience from both Noma (Copenhagen) and the legendary El Bulli restaurant in Barcelona.

CLdN increases number of sailings on Zeebrugge – Göteborg

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CLdN announced that the number of sailings between Zeebrugge and Göteborg will be increased from three to four per week, starting on January 1.
This route is increasingly successful for both CLdN and competitor SOL Continent Line. It acknowledges the role of the port of Zeebrugge as hub between Scandinavia and the Baltic, Ireland/UK and Spain/Portugal.
CLdN is waiting for the imminent delivery of the series of 5,500 lane meter ro-ro’s. In total eight ro-ro ship orders have been confirmed, with an option for a further four.
The CLdN vessels trading on Göteborg are handled in Zeebrugge by C.Ro Ports on their brand new terminal and hub, the Albert II Dock, where the Dublin vessels (the new 7,800 lane meter CELINE) are also being handled.

Photo: CLdn’s SOMERSET in the Albert II dock, Zeebrugge