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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%).


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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.


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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.


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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

CLdN moves terminals in Göteborg

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CLdN ro-ro will move their activities in Göteborg from Logent Ports & Terminals AB (Port 2) to Gothenburg RORO Terminal AB (Port 6). This terminal is jointly owned by DFDS and C.RO Ports (65/35) and is also used by SOL Continent Line.
CLdN vessels will be handled in the Gothenburg RORO Terminal as from January 2.

Photo: Port of Göteborg

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After her maiden calls at Zeebrugge and Rotterdam, CLdN’s 7,800 lane meter CELINE has been in Dublin for the first time too. The photo shows her on the way back, passing Dalkey Island, south of Dublin Bay.
Photo © Gordon Hislip

On Monday 30 October CELINE was on the Thames, paying a visit to CLdN’s Purfleet terminal. This photo shows perfectly the difference in size with WILHELMINE. That’s 7,800 lane meter versus 2,300.
Photo © Nick Widdows

CLDN’s CELINE, the biggest shortsea ro-ro arrived in Europe

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CLdN is deploying the brand new ro-ro vessel CELINE on the Rotterdam – Zeebrugge – Dublin connection. The ship with a capacity of almost 8,000 lane meter, is the biggest ro-ro vessel on a shortsea route. Next year, sistership DELPHINE will join.

CLdN CELINE arrived in Zeebrugge on Saturday October 21, after a 42-day delivery trip from Korea. She docked at the Albert II dock in Zeebrugge, where C.Ro Ports has taken a new terminal into use to consolidate all the non-UK freight. The Brittaniadock is now strictly used for UK-related loads.

CELINE is deployed on CLdN’s route between Dublin, Ireland and Zeebrugge. The rotation of the ship is: Dublin – Zeebrugge – Rotterdam – Zeebrugge – Dublin. A round trip includes Zeebrugge twice. The first time for unloading, the second time for loading.

The ship arrived in Rotterdam on Tuesday, October 24, from where she started her regular schedule.

Photo CELINE in Zeebrugge for the first time © Mike Louagie

Short News

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  • CLdN decided to introduce an additional ro-ro –ADELINE– on the Rotterdam-London service. From each port there will be two extra sailings per week.
  • GNV’s ro-pax ferry LA SUPREMA made a transatlantic crossing, and is now in San Juan, the capital of Maria-ravaged Puerto Rico. She is acting as a relief ship after the hurricane.
  • CMA CGM will bring in STENA CARRIER and ARK FORWARDER for their new Morocco Express service (see Ferry Shipping News, week 37). These two Stena RoRo ships have a capacity of about 2,700 lane meter.
  • Stena’s former TRELLEBORG, operating as SUNNY between the islands of Qeshm (Iran), has been sold for scrap.
  • Ro-pax STENA EGERIA arrived in Durrës on October 8. She has been chartered by Adria Ferries for one year, from Stena RoRo. She replaces the BRIDGE, which was spotted in Port Suez on October 10. STENA EGERIA has been renamed AF MICHELA.
  • ABB is going to provide an Azipod propulsion system for the new Viking Line cruise ferry to be built in China, the first installation of Azipod propulsion in a cruise-ferry application.
  • Ship2Shore reports that the Onorato Group (Moby/Tirrenia) is aiming at a sale & lease back contract with foreign investors, to cash money from MOBY TOMMY, JANAS, BITHIA and ATHARA.

Largest ro-ro on its way to Europe

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CELINE, CLdN’s first 8,000 lane metre ro-ro has left the Hyundai MiPo shipyard in Ulsan, South-Korea on September 8.

Her first stop will be in Singapore. Once in Europe she will serve either the UK-Zeebrugge or UK-Rotterdam route.

CLdN have six ro-ro’s on order, with three more MiPo sister vessels, and two other ships under construction in Croatia at the Uljanik shipyard. Options for respectively two and four more are still waiting to be declared.