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DFDS orders RoRo newbuilding from Jinling Shipyard, China

DFDS orders RoRo newbuilding from Jinling Shipyard, China

DFDS announced yesterday the order of one additional freight ferry (ro-ro) newbuilding for delivery in the first half of 2020 from the Chinese Jinling Shipyard. "This freight newbuilding increases our order book to …
Jun 14, 2018 /  Vessels
Stena Line confirms plans for its 3 new Irish Sea ships

Stena Line confirms plans for its 3 new Irish Sea ships

Stena Line has confirmed that the first of its new RoPax ferries currently under construction in China is planned to enter service on its Holyhead – Dublin route early 2020. The following two is assigned to …
Jun 13, 2018 /  Vessels
Leading Turkish freight ferry company U.N.Ro-Ro is now part of DFDS

Leading Turkish freight ferry company U.N.Ro-Ro is now part of DFDS

In April, European shipping and logistics group DFDS signed an agreement with the owners of the Turkish shipping company U.N. Ro-Ro to acquire the shares in the company. “All relevant authorities have now …
Jun 7, 2018 /  Curious
BC Ferries’ Spirit of British Columbia returns to service

BC Ferries’ Spirit of British Columbia returns to service

Vessel recently completed a mid-life upgrade including conversion to operate on natural gas The Spirit of British Columbia, one of BC Ferries’ two largest vessels, returned to service yesterday on the Metro …
Jun 7, 2018 /  Vessels
Finnlines starts new direct service between Helsinki and Aarhus

Finnlines starts new direct service between Helsinki and Aarhus

Finnlines is reshuffling its services between Denmark and Finland and provides as of 28 May, 2018 direct service between Helsinki and Aarhus (see also CruiseMapper). There will also be a direct connection between Aarhus …
May 21, 2018 /  Curious
ARC loads Army Unit on Three Vessels in Charleston

ARC loads Army Unit on Three Vessels in Charleston

Three roll-on roll-off vessels from American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier (ARC) Group’s U.S.-flag fleet – M/V Honor, M/V Freedom, and M/V Endurance – loaded over 414,000 square feet of military rolling …
May 21, 2018 /  Vessels
TOTE Maritime Alaska delays its Orca class vessels LNG conversion schedule

TOTE Maritime Alaska delays its Orca class vessels LNG conversion schedule

TOTE Maritime Alaska is adjusting the LNG conversion schedule and has elected to delay the upcoming Midnight Sun LNG conversion phase-1 dry-dock by 1 year. Midnight Sun was originally scheduled to undergo phase 1 of the …
May 14, 2018 /  Vessels
Further capacity increase at Port of Kapellskär

Further capacity increase at Port of Kapellskär

On Tuesday 8 May the Finnlines vessel Finnswan called for the first time at the new, modern pier at the Port of Kapellskär. This will increase the freight capacity by almost 30 percent on the Kapellskär – …
May 14, 2018 /  Vessels
Spica Leader Wins NYK Car Carrier of the Year

Spica Leader Wins NYK Car Carrier of the Year

The Wallem-managed vessel, the Spica Leader has been awarded the NYK Car Carrier of the Year 2017. The Spica Leader was one of six vessels that were selected to receive the NYK Car Carrier of the year for the fiscal …
May 11, 2018 /  Vessels
Fire damage to ship causes closure of Zeebrugge-Rosyth freight route

Fire damage to ship causes closure of Zeebrugge-Rosyth freight route

On Monday 16 April, a fire broke out in the engine room on board DFDS’ ro-ro freight ship Finlandia Seaways, which connects Rosyth in Scotland and Zeebrugge in Belgium. An injured crew member was airlifted to …
Apr 23, 2018 /  Vessels