• DFDS is approaching yards for the replacement of the two IJmuiden-Newcastle ro-pax ferries.
  • Greece has been hit by a ferry strike, which originally was only to happen on Monday 4 September. Eventually a second 24-hour strike was added on Tuesday. Trade union PNO wanted to see a 5% increase in wages and effectively obtained 2%.
  • STENA CARRIER has been renamed MEXICO STAR and her flag changed to Mexico. She has been acquired by┬áBaja Ferries.