Foreship designed ropaxes ordered for the Bass Strait

Tasmania-based TT-Line recently firmed up a contract with Finnish shipyard Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) for the construction of two new ropaxes. This project was conceived by naval architecture and marine engineering firm Foreship. The agreement was finalised following approval from the Tasmanian Government, with construction [Read more...]

2021-07-13T20:59:39+00:00 July 13th, 2021|Ships|

KiwiRail firms up rail ropaxes

KiwiRail and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) have signed a firm contract for the delivery of two Cook Strait ferries. The first will arrive in 2025 and the second in 2026. The contract price for the two ferries is $369 mill, KiwiRail revealed. Interislander’s two new [Read more...]

2021-07-13T20:57:43+00:00 July 13th, 2021|Ships|

VARD delivers ‘HANSEATIC spirit’

VARD has delivered ‘HANSEATIC spirit’ (pictured), the third expedition cruise vessel for Hamburg-based Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.  Her handover completes the series of three vessels in the new Hapag-Lloyd Cruises expedition class. ‘HANSEATIC spirit’ has now joined the expedition fleet alongside its structurally identical sisterships, ‘HANSEATIC nature’ [Read more...]

2021-07-13T20:49:58+00:00 July 13th, 2021|Ships|

‘Global Mercy’ joins Mercy Ships

Following a ceremony at the shipyard in China at the end of last month, the world's largest civilian hospital ship, ‘Global Mercy’ (pictured), was delivered to the charity organisation Mercy Ships. Stena RoRo has been working on the global project since 2013. Her maiden voyage will [Read more...]

2021-07-13T20:47:18+00:00 July 13th, 2021|Ships|

‘Stena Scandica’ redelivered

In August, 2020, Stena RoRo began a conversion project involving the ropax ‘Stena Scandica’ (ex ’Stena Lagan’) being responsible for design and execution. The ship was cut in half and a new 36 m long mid-section inserted and as a result, her cargo capacity was increased by [Read more...]

2021-06-25T19:44:16+00:00 June 25th, 2021|Ships|

Cruise ship sales and transfers

Carnival Corp has sold AIDA’s ‘AIDAcara’ to undisclosed interests. She marks the 19th cruise ship sold from the Carnival brand in the wake of the pandemic. ‘AIDAcara’ was AIDA’s original cruise ship, delivered almost 25 years ago. With a capacity of 1,186 pax, more recently, [Read more...]

2021-06-25T19:26:14+00:00 June 25th, 2021|Ships|

DFDS takes delivery of ‘Côte d’Opale’

Six weeks ahead of schedule, the ropax ‘Côte d'Opale’ – Stena's fifth E-Flexer – was delivered from CMI Jinling (Weihai). The ship is now on her maiden voyage to Europe where she will enter service during the summer. Stena RoRo has signed a long-term charter agreement [Read more...]

2021-05-28T23:23:32+00:00 May 28th, 2021|Ships|