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6 / 03.2016 INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE FOR FERRY AND RORO SHIPPING www.ropax.de New Helgoland First New LNG Ferry in Germany Atlantic Star Grimaldis biggest ConRo Baltic Ports Kiel, Lübeck, Rostock, Stockholm

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DFDS strengthens its capacity in the Channel DFDS.COM

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EDITORIAL / 3 LNG oder Batterie? Liebe Leserinnen und Leser, am 8. Dezember 2015 haben wir unseren Freund und Schiffsfotografen Cees de Bijl nach schwerer Krankheit verloren. Cees hat bereits Anfang der 70er Jahre im Raum Rotterdam und entlang der niederländischen Küste Fähren und RoRo-Schiffe fotografiert. Seine Leidenschaft waren zuerst die Schiffe der Tor Line und bis zu seinem Tod die Flotte von DFDS und DFDS Seaways. Wir werden ihn und seine präzisen Fotografien vermissen. Die Fähr- und RoRo-Schifffahrt entwickelt sich weiter. Nach Inbetriebnahme der ersten LNG-Fähren in den letzten Jahren verstärkt sich nun ein Trend zum elektrischen Antrieb. Kurzstreckenfähren wie auf der Vogelfluglinie (Deutschland– Dänemark) fahren bereits mit einem Hybridantrieb, der aus Batterien und Dieselaggregaten gespeist wird. Die Entwicklung zur ausschließlich mit Akkumulatoren betriebenen Fähre auch auf längeren Kurzstrecken geht weiter. Bereits 2014 wurde in Norwegen die elektrisch betriebene Fähre „Ampere“ zum „Ship of the Year“ gekürt. Oslo fördert nach dem LNG-Antrieb jetzt auch den reinen Batteriebetrieb von Schiffen. Die Norweger setzten damit auf einen fast emissionsfreien Schiffsbetrieb. Die Entwicklung in der Akkumulatoren-Technologie geht verstärkt weiter. Scandlines wird im April seine neue Hybridfähre „Berlin“ auf der Strecke Gedser-Rostock in Betrieb nehmen. Das nächste Ziel ist, dieses Schiff im Hafen und im Küstenbereich rein elektrisch zu fahren. Ich wünsche Ihnen viel Spaß beim Lesen. LNG or battery? Dear readers, On 8 December 2015 our friend and ship photographer Cees de Bijl passed away after severe illness. Cees photographed ferries and RoRo vessels already in the early Seventies in the Rotterdam region and along the Dutch coast. His passions were the RoRo and RoPax ships of the famous Tor Line and until he died the fleet of DFDS and DFDS Seaways. We will miss him and his excellent photographs. The ferry and RoRo industry has experience the commissioning of LNG-powered ferries in recent years. Now electric propulsions gain increasing importance. Short distance ferries, e.g. operated on the “Vogelflugline” between Germany and Denmark, operate with hybrid propulsion powered by batteries and diesel engines today. The transformation to a pure battery propulsion ferry for short distance routes will continue. In 2014 the Norwegian-built and electric-powered ferry “Ampere” was awarded as “Ship of the Year”. Following a significant development of LNG ferries the Norwegian state now also promotes the pure battery propulsion with the aim of an emission-free ship operation. It can be expected that the development of the battery technology will continue and accelerate. By the end of April Scandlines will launch its new hybrid RoPax ferry “Berlin” between Gedser and Rostock. The ferry operator intends to operate the new buildings purely with electric power inn coastal waters and ports. Enjoy reading! Jan Philip Eckmann (Herausgeber & Chefredakteur / Publisher & Editor) RoPax 6 / 03.2016

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4 / INHALT / CONTENT TÄGLICH CUXHAVEN BRUNSBÜTTEL tionen Preise & Informa e www.elb-link.d 6 300 Tel.: 04721 / 300 06 30 Inhalt / Content EDITORIAL 03 MARKTBERICHT / MARKET REPORT Competition at Gotland, Expansion of FRS, Consolidation at Corsica > Destination Gotland increases capacities > Gotlandsbåten: New service to be launched in 2016 > FRS Group expands its network: New activities in the US, Canada and Med > New Corsica services > Grandi Navi Veloci > TT-Line > Carus continue to growth > Seehafen Kiel: Sauberer Hafenumschlag mit Elektromaschinen > Fjord Line: New ownership structure > Balearia: Investments in LNG & Activities in Cuba > DFDS Seaways und DFDS Logistics werden zu DFDS > Wyker Dampfschiffsreederei bestellt Neubau > Sauberer Landstrom von Becker Marine Systems 06 06 07 08 10 10 11 11 11 12 13 14 15 16 REEDEREIEN / COMPANY REPORT Genießen Fährschiffen Sie bei eine entspannte leckeren Elb-Link verbindet den Norden Deutschlands 20 Jahre Superfast Ferries Brittany Ferries – Fährreederei nach großangelegtem Umbauprogramm für die Zukunft gerüstet 36 46 62 Überfahrt auf unseren modernen einem Kaffee, einem Frühstück oder einem herzhaften Essen. Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch und bringen Sie ganz nebenbei zuverlässig und auf dem bequemsten Weg über die Elbe! NEUBAUVORSTELLUNG / NEWBUILDING Scandlines – Neubauten für die Linie Rostock – Gedser – GR12, GR15, GR16...? Die neue Helgoland – Kreuzfahrtfeeling auf Fährroute Atlantic Star – Biggest ConRo of the world in service Veteran – First Canadian RoPax Ferry 18 30 40 54 RoPax 6 / 03.2016

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CONTENT / INHALT / 5 36 38 48 IMPRESSUM RoPax International Magazine for Ferry and RoRo Shipping DATA SHEETS Berlin Helgoland Atlantic Star Veteran 22 Anschrift der Redaktion: 32 44 58 JPE-Communication Große Brunnenstraße 61, 22763 Hamburg Fon: Mobil: Email: Web: +49-(0)40-39109581 +49-(0)170-8503722 info@ropax.de www.ropax.de INTERVIEW Herausgeber und Chefredakteur: Jan Philip Eckmann Grimaldi Group – strong growth by over 30 new buildings and new lines Reederei Norden Frisia – investiert weiter in die Zukunft Faergen successful in 2015 DFDS strengthens its position in the Channel Tallink more international guests in focus Stena Line investing in its fleet Ehrenberg Kommunikation opens office in Norway 24 28 34 38 60 65 66 Autoren in dieser Ausgabe: Andrew Cooke, Jan Philip Eckmann, Horst-Dieter Foerster, Kai Ortel Fotografen: Andrew Cooke, Jan Philip Eckmann, M. Manske, Kai Ortel Anzeigenagentur: JPE-Communication Editorial Design / Art-Direktion: Daniela Krieger (www.danielakrieger.de) HÄFEN IM FOCUS / PORTS IN FOCUS Baltic Ports in Focus > Kieler Seehafen mit Jahresumschlagsergebnis 2015 zufrieden > Lehmann Gruppe stärkt den Hafenstandort Lu ̈beck > Rostocker Hafenumschlag wächst weiter > Ports of Stockholm building new ferry and passenger terminal 48 48 50 51 53 Alle Rechte sind vorbehalten. Nachdruck oder fotomechanische Wiedergabe, Übersetzung oder Datenspeicherung und -auswertung für fremde Zwecke, auch auszugsweise, nur mit vorhergehender, schriftlicher Genehmigung des Herausgebers. Sämtliche in dieser Publikation gelieferten Informationen entsprechen bestem Wissen und Kenntnisstand. Der Herausgeber übernimmt keine Gewähr für die Richtigkeit oder Vollständigkeit der Informationen und kann nicht für ergriffene Handlungen oder entsprechende Verluste in Folge der Details in dieser Publikation verantwortlich gemacht werden. Die einzelnen Beiträge stehen inhaltlich in der Verantwortung der jeweiligen Autoren und geben nicht die Meinung des Herausgebers wieder. RoPax erscheint in gedruckter Form im ersten Halbjahr eines Jahres und ist im Direktvertrieb (Inland 9 Euro und Ausland 15 Euro inkl. Versand und Gebühren) zu beziehen. RoPax 6 / 03.2016

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6 / MARKET REPORT / MARKTBERICHT Fotos: JPE , Andrew Cooke, Destination Gotland Market Report Competition at Gotland, Expansion of FRS, Consolidation at Corsica DESTINATION GOTLAND INCREASES CAPACITIES Destination Gotland, the marketing and operation brand of Rederi Gotland A/S, has prepared itself for the season 2016. Last year the company announced the order of one new LNG RoPax vessel for the Gotland traffic. The new ferry will be constructed at Guangzhou shipyard in China. Delivery is planned for 2017. The company has signed contract with the Swedish transport ministry for the operation of the domestic service until 2027. However in 2016 there will be competition in the Gotland traffic caused by the newly founded company Gotlandsbaten. RoPax talked to Christer Berzelius, Managing Director of Destination Gotland. RoPax: In 2016 there will be competition by Gotlandsbatan who will operate one high speed craft between Västervik and Nynäshamn. What is your opinion about this upcoming service? Christer Berzelius: We have strengthened our timetable significantly for the coming high season with more trips and improved departure times. This is possible since we use one extra ferry for cargo during the six peak weeks in our traffic. RoPax: You have ordered a new ferry with LNG propulsion. What is Destination Gotland’s future concept? Do you intend to expand capacities based on the growth in volumes to and from Gotland during the past decades? Christer Berzelius: The concept with one new building in place will give us an increased capacity on both passenger side and on car decks. With three large ferries, two existing and one new, we can carry the freight on three ferries instead of on two like today and that change will boost the lane meters capacity and give us possibility to continue to grow. RoPax: Will the existing ferries be equipped with scrubbers or do you continue sailing with MGO? Christer Berzelius: Presently we have no plans to install scrubber systems. The existing ferries will sail with MGO or equivalent. RoPax: Gotland is still a growing destination. What is the main concept to attract more visitors to the island? Has the growth been achieved mainly by Swedish tourists or by foreign visitors? Christer Berzelius: Gotland is very specific and a fantastic place to visit with nice beaches, a beautiful world heritage city in Visby, an ancient history as one of the old Hansa cities. So far the growth is coming from Sweden but we foresee more and more interest from abroad in the coming years. Germany is a very important market for us also in the future. RoPax: Thank you very much. RoPax 6 / 03.2016 Christer Berzelius, managing director of Destination Gotland Foto: Destination Gotland

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MARKET REPORT / MARKTBERICHT / 7 Destination Gotland will continue to operate with its monohull fast ferries new operator Gotlandsbåten will operate with Incat HSC Express from Nynäshman and Västervik. GOTLANDSBÅTEN: NEW SERVICE TO BE LAUNCHED IN 2016 In 2014 the newly founded ferry shipping company Gotlandsbåten announced to open a regular ferry service between Västervik and Visby. A contract for a Greek ferry was planned to be signed however the deal with the Greek ship owner failed due to the charter rate and the costly transit of the ferry from Greece to the Baltic Sea. 40.000 tickets were sold for the season 2015 but service was not started. Now the company is back with a new product and service for the season 2016. The former fast ferry “P&O Express” was purchased by the company HSC Nordic. Gotlandsbåten has chartered the Incat type for seasonal operation from end of April until October 2016. The fast ferry will operate six times per week between Västervik and Visby and also between Nynäshamn and Visby in direct competition with Destination Gotland. Only cars, mini busses and passengers will be transported. Ralph Axelson, MD of Gotlandsbåten, said that its company will offer attractive prices and high standards of service. The fast ferry has a capacity for 180 cars and 849 passengers and will operate with a speed between 28 and 30 knots. The sailing time between Västervik and Visby is calculated with two hours and ten minutes whilst the journey between Nynäshamn and Visby will take three hours. During the past years the catamaran was deployed on different routes for P&O and also Brittany Ferries. It has been a while since the traditional carrier Gotlands Rederi had been exposed to competition on its routes to and from RoPax 6 / 03.2016

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8 / MARKET REPORT / MARKTBERICHT Fotos: JPE Gotland for the last time: In the 1960s Nordö Link operated different services between Gotland and Oskarshamn and Öland respectively which were purchased by Gotlands Rederi in the end. FRS GROUP EXPANDS ITS NETWORK: NEW ACTIVITIES IN THE US, CANADA AND MED German FRS Group (Förde Reederei Seetouristik) is a global ferry and shipping group currently operating 60 vessels in 12 countries. The company transported more than seven million passengers and 1.9 million vehicles last year on national and international ferry lines. FRS is active in different fields of maritime buisness for passenger transport. The company with its head office in Flensburg realised several innovative FRS operates as FRS Express its RoPax line between Spain and Morocco. vessel concepts during the past years. In 2014 FRS the first commercial ferry service with electric-solar propulsion in Berlin. FRS is also one oft he leading ferry operators on the Strait of Gibraltar. In January the company entered the US and Canadian market by acquisition of Clipper Vacations. Clipper Vacations is a recognized company in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada, offering unique regional travel experience, including high speed Victoria Clipper ferry service from Seattle to Victoria and Seattle to San Juan Island. By this acquisition Clipper will expand its Canadian service with a new FRS invested a huge amount into refurbishment and new facilities on board its RoPax vessels "Tanger Express" and "Kattegat". RoPax 6 / 03.2016 Foto: JPE

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MARKET REPORT / MARKTBERICHT / 9 "Tanger Express" in Algeciras port. hub in Vancouver connecting downtown Vancouver to downtown Victoria. With Clipper’s support, FRS will launch a new ferry service from Florida to Cuba, pending government guidance and approval. Victoria Clipper IV connects daily Seattle downtown with Victoria City. Recently FRS Iberia launched a new RoPax line between Montril, Spain and Tanger Med, Morocco. The ferry “Kattegat” will serve daily departures from both ports. Transit time is calculated with seven to eight hours. The service is a new alternative for the busy port of Algeciras. Motril has a favourable location with direct connection to the Spanish motorways. The distance to Madrid and the important industrial zones in Spain is shorter compared to Algeciras. Fotos: JPE The port of Motril offers space and facilities for expansion. With the new line FRS is going the next step to offer long distance ferry services. After the decision of port of Algeciras to separate the unaccompanied cargo traffic from the passenger ferry terminal ferry capacities increased. All operators work together by chartering three extra RoRo vessels for the trailer cargoes. FRS will continue operations with one RoPax between Algeciras and Tanger Med and one fast ferry to Ceuta. On the traditional fast ferry line between Tarifa and Tanger Ville FRS is deploys the “Tarifa Jet” and “Algeciras Jet”. The competition on the Strait has been increased by new operators: The Moroccan company Inter Shipping has chartered the Your private Port Operator in Lübeck. Ro-Ro Handling Lo-Lo Handling Holger Lehmann ·Tel. +49-451-39001-13 · holger.lehmann@hans-lehmann.de Timo Siebahn · Tel. +49-451- 39001- 64 · timo.siebahn@hans-lehmann.de www.hans-lehmann.de RoPax 6 / 03.2016

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10 / MARKET REPORT / MARKTBERICHT company Groupe Rocca – which controls the majority of cargo volumes from and to Corsica – received the mandate to take over the former SNCM group. Group Rocca will employ 873 for the operations of the ferries. After Groupe Rocca had been awarded the two other bidders (Corsica Maritima and Daniel Berrebi) founded a new company named Corsica Linea for a freight only service. In the meantime Corsica Linea started cooperation with MCM. GRANDI NAVI VELOCI The Genua-based ferry operator GNV has been purchased by Gianluigi Aponte, the founder and owner of the MSC group (Mediterranean Shipping Company). GNV operates 10 long distance RoPax Ferries from Italy to Spain, Morrocco, Tunisia and Albania as well as to Sardinia and Sicily. In 2015 GNV started their new operations between Bari in Italy and Durres in Albania with M/V “Rhapsody”. Also the vessels operated by SNAV are integrated in the brand and network of GNV. SNAV offers short distance ferry routes to islands in the Gulf of Naples and Aolian Islands. Former "Napoleon Bonaparte" operates as "Rhapsody" for GNV Between Italy – Spain – Morocco. “Nova Star” for two years. The ferry was built in Singapore in 2012 and formerly operated between Yarmouth, Canada and Portland, USA. All operators at the Strait must fullfill the regulations of the Spanish and Moroccan authorities. Operators are obliged to provide modern tonnage and a high safety level. NEW CORSICA SERVICES SNCM, the formerly state owned ferry operator between France and Corsica, was handed over to its new Owner Groupe Rocca and has been named MCM Maritime Corse Mediterrane. The new company will continue to operate six RoPax ferries. Following a tender process the privately owned SCHÖN SCHNELL NACH DÄNEMARK URLAUB VON ANFANG AN Neue F ä Rostoc k / Ged Foto: Saberotto hren s er 2016 Machen Sie Dänemark zu Ihrer ersten Wahl bei der Urlaubsplanung. Wir bringen Sie schnell und bequem rüber, Puttgarden–Rødby (alle 30 Minuten) und Rostock–Gedser (10x täglich). Da ist immer eine Fähre dabei, die in Ihre Urlaubsplanung passt. PKW-Ticket ab 39,- Euro* auf beiden Routen. Jetzt buchen: www.scandlines.de oder Tel. +49 (0) 381 - 77 88 77 66. WIR NEHMEN KURS AUF SKANDINAVIEN * Gültig für einen Pkw bis zu 6 Meter Länge inkl. max. 9 Personen im ECONOMY-Tarif in der Nebensaison 2016 bei Onlinebuchung bis 14 Tage vor Abfahrt auf den Routen Rostock-Gedser und Puttgarden-Rødby. Nicht auf allen Abfahrten verfügbar. Preis gilt exklusiv für Teilnehmer unseres SMILE-Vorteilsprogramms. Einfach Mitglied werden – kostenlos und online. Scandlines Deutschland GmbH, Admiralitätstraße 60, 20459 Hamburg RoPax 6 / 03.2016

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MARKET REPORT / MARKTBERICHT / 11 Fotos: JPE, M.Manske, TT Line TT Line had with it`s start up between Poland and Trelleborg success in a growing market. TT LINE TT Line has chosen Ecospray Technologies to supply Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems for their “Nils Holgersson”. Ecospray is market leader for scrubber systems for cruise vessels and ferries. The system required limited space only and can be installed without major conversions of the deck structure. Ecospray enables the ship owner to meet the sulphur emission restrictions as well as reducing virtually to zero soot, PAH and un-combusted hydrocarbons in the wash water. By this HFO can be continued to be used instead of the more expensive MGO. Both TT-Line and Ecospray are strongly committed to reduce the emission in atmosphere as well as the wash water discharge. The choice of installing the Ecospray exclusive ECO-EGCTM systems will enable the “Nils Holgersson” ferry to fully meet TT’s requirements in terms of environmental protection and efficiency. The commissioning activities are scheduled for February 2016 and final delivery for March/April 2016. CARUS CONTINUE TO GROWTH The Finnish global leading supplier of consumer facing software for the ferry industry continues to grow rapidly and has purchased Quintek Systems in England and MNC Marine in Finland. In a short while Carus has acquired two businesses whose products will be part of Carus’ systems platform giving its clients new integrated solutions that will further enhance the traveller experience providing new opportunities for the operators to raise their level of service. By purchasing the retail specialist Quintek Systems Carus establishes itself in the United Kingdom with two offices, in London and Leeds, and opens a new business unit Carus Retail. Quintek System’s solution for restaurants, shops and bars has already been integrated into Carus’ systems platform. Carus has also purchased MNC Marine. This company is based in Mariehamn, Finland and specialised in communications and infotainment solutions at sea. MNCs services and products will be integrated into Carus’ systems platform to create new and enhanced services on board that have previously been broadly unavailable to the ferry industry. SEEHAFEN KIEL: SAUBERER HAFENUMSCHLAG MIT ELEKTROMASCHINEN Der Seehafen Kiel hat sich das Ziel gesetzt, bei seinem Hafenumschlag weniger Kohlenstoffdioxid zu emittieren. So wurden bereits elektrische Terminalzugmaschinen getestet und auch im schweren Bereich bei den Gabelstaplern gab es einen Test der beiden führenden Geräte in dieser Gewichtsklasse. Auf dem Ostuferhafen, wo eine weitere Zunahme des Papierumschlags erwartet wird, wurde der E-Stapler der Firma Linde vom Peter Pan RoPax 6 / 03.2016 Foto: JPE

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12 / MARKET REPORT / MARKTBERICHT Staplertest im Seehafen Kiel, in der höchsten Gewichtsklasse der Elektrostapler mit bis zu 8 to. zwischen den Herstellern Linde und STILL. Stavangerfjord Terberg Elektro-Zugmaschine für Terminaleinsatz Oslofjord operates between Strömstad (S) and Sandefjord (N). Oslofjord and Bergensfjord in Hirtshals port. The vessels are almost identical and both equipped with single fuel LNG engines generating limited pollutant emissions. The vessels have been honoured with several awards for its environmentally friendly profile and modern design. The day ferry “Oslofjord” (former “Bergensfjord“) was subject to a substantial conversion at the yard STX Rauma in Finland in 2014. M/V “Oslofjord” is tailored for the route Sandefjord-Strömstad and was put into operation as the company's first vessel on the route in June 2014. In the summer time high speed catamaran “Fjord Cat” operates between Hirtshals and RoPax 6 / 03.2016 Foto JPE Foto JPE als etwas vorteilhafter in der Handhabung bewiesen. Aufgrund seiner kompakten Kabine hat der Fahrer eine gute Sicht. Beide Geräte haben die gleiche Leistungsfähigkeit, leider können beide Maschinen nur ca. 4 Stunden mit einer Batterie gefahren werden. Ein Batteriewechsel ist möglich. FJORD LINE: NEW OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE In November 2015 the Norwegian company Ferd AS purchased in total 40 million shares of Fjord Line for a total price of 200 million Norwegian Kroner. Ferd is an investment company owned by Johan H. Andresen and his family, committed to valuecreating ownership of businesses and investments in financial assets. Ferd has a solid financial position and great flexibility in regards to its investment horizon. Ferds' offer was based on their underlying belief in the industry in general and especially in Fjord Line. The company operates a new and modern fleet and has achieved an impressive growth so far in 2015. The companies Kontrari AS and Kontrazi AS respectively, controls a total of 57.86 percent of the shares of the company whilst Ferd owns 21.56 percent now. Fjord Line operates the two cruise ferries “Stavangerfjord” and ”Bergensfjord” between Bergen, Stavanger and Hirtshals as well as between Hirtshals and Langesund. Foto: Terberg Foto Fjordline Typ E80 im Vergleich zu dem E-Stapler der Firma STILL vom Typ RX 60-80 getestet. Beide Fahrzeuge haben den gleichen Grundrahmen, da beide Unternehmen zum KION Konzern gehören. Im praktischen Test hat sich der Stapler von STILL Außerdem hat der Seehafen Kiel von der Firma Terberg eine Terminalzugmaschine mit E- Antrieb getestet. Allerdings kann dieses neue Gerät noch keine 27 bis 30 Tonnen schweren Trailer über Rampen auf die Oberdecks der Fähren ziehen. Laut Terberg sind diese mit einer Lithiumionenbatterie ausgestatteten Zugmaschinen nur für den reinen Terminalbetreib geeignet. Foto: SPE technical start-up issues related to the new LNG cruise ferries seems to be solved and the company has obtained settlements/ solutions for all recent disputes. Furthermore, Ferd said it would have a good impression of the management of the company and is confident in Fjord Lines' continued growth. Ferd has substantial experience from owning companies together with one or more partners and all parties involved have confidence that Ferd and Fjord Lines' main shareholder, Frode Teigen, together will contribute to the continued development of Fjord Line. Subsequent to the capital increase, Frode Teigen, through his holding

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MARKET REPORT / MARKTBERICHT / 13 Kristiansand as a fast and cheap transport solution in between the RoPax vessel lines. 2015 Fjord Line registered a record of transported passengers, cars and other vehicles. Compared with 2014 over 32 percent more passengers (1.15 million) were transported. However the financial results are difficult with a result of minus 620.000 Euro reported in September 2015 caused by the hard competition with Color Line between Sweden and Norway. BALEARIA: INVESTMENTS IN LNG & ACTIVITIES IN CUBA The Balearic Islands ferry specialist Balearia has placed an order of 175 million Euros with Spain’s La Naval shipyard for an LNGand solar-powered cruise ferry. The order for the vessel, which Balearia says will be one of the largest ferries in the world, and the first LNG-powered passenger ferry to be built for operation in the Mediterranean, comes with an option for a second vessel. The innovative vessel will be 232.2 m long and 30.4 m wide, and has a capacity for 1.600 passengers (of which 70 percent can be accommodated in cabins). Freight capacity will comprise 3.300 lane meters for trucks as well as capacity for 350 other vehicles. The new ferries will operate between Balearic Islands and Spanish mainland and they are designed to cover the predict growth in transport for the next years. Baleària’s new eco ferries will be powered by dual-fuel engines capable of running on either LNG or diesel oil, allowing the company to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions by more than 30 percent according to LaNaval. It is calculated to reach a speed of 23 knots. The vessel will also be equipped with solar panels which providing extra energy . Cruise-style amenities aboard the vessel will include an outdoor and indoor theatre, two swimming pools, hot tubs, a gym, hairdressing salon and cinema. The construction of the first unit will start in 2016 and it is scheduled to be put into RoPax 6 / 03.2016 Foto: Balearia

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14 / MARKET REPORT / MARKTBERICHT Fast Ferry Llull will get LNG propulsion Foto: Balearia Foto: Balearia RoPax ferry Abel Matutes HSC Jaume III in port of Algeciras. operation during the first quarter of 2018. Another project to enter the LNG propulsion market is the rebuilding projects of three highspeed ferries. One contract with Rolls-Royce was signed in June for the design for HSC Ramon Lull, HSC Jaume II and HSC Jaume III – which currently run on diesel. Balearia will be prepared for new emission regulations, which could also come into the Mediterranean area and to have flexibility in its fleet to operate these vessels also in other areas where for example sulphur regulations existing today. Since 2012 the Spanish company operates also one fast ferry between Fort Lauderdale, USA and Freeport, Bahamas. Entering the US market is one important step in the strategy of the company. DFDS SEAWAYS UND DFDS LOGISTICS WERDEN ZU DFDS DFDS Seaways und DFDS Logistics verpassen sich ein neues Branding und werden zu „DFDS“. Die dänische Reederei geht damit den nächsten Schritt zur weiteren Verschmelzung seines Passage- und Logistikbereiches. Alle Schiffe werden sukzessive Princess Seaways Ficaria Seaways first DFDS vessel with scrubber installation. mit dem neuen dunkelblauen Anstrich versehen – aso hat die zwischen Kopenhagen und Oslo eingesetzte „Pearl Seaways“ bereits ihr neues Kleid erhalten. Die Linie zwischen Kiel und Klaipeda hat 2015 neue Transportrekorde aufgestellt und ist aktuell fast jeden Tag ausgebucht. Im Gespräch mit RoPax äußerte sich Christoph Knobloch, Chef von DFDS Seaways in Deutschland, zur Marktentwicklung. Laut Knobloch hat sich der positive Buchungstrend aus dem Vorjahr auch in 2015 fortgesetzt. Nach einem überaus starken 2014 übertrafen die Zahlen in 2015 erneut das Vorjahr. Insbesondere die Route Amsterdam-Newcastle unterstreicht, dass Großbritannien – speziell Schottland – weiter im Focus der Urlauber liegt. Sehr positiv habe man zur Kenntnis genommen, dass sowohl Nordengland als auch Wales durch eine Werbeoffensive die Nachfrage aus Deutschland ankurbeln. Das Ausbleiben eines konsequenten Markenauftritts der drei baltischen Staaten unter einer Dachmarke „Baltikum“ habe sich hingegen auch im abgelaufenen Jahr deutlich auf die touristische Nachfrage zwischen Kiel und Klaipeda ausgewirkt, so Knobloch. Darüber hinaus könne man einen Einfluss RoPax 6 / 03.2016 Foto: DFDS Foto: DFDS The cancellation of sanctions against Cuba opens the market for ferry operators. Balearia is prepared and already obtained a licence from the U.S authorities to operate to Cuba. The dynamic ferry operator will invest also in an own terminal at island of Cuba. So far the final consent from the Cuban side has not been confirmed. Foto: JPE

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MARKET REPORT / MARKTBERICHT / 15 der Ukraine-Krise auf die Reiselust der Deutschen gen Osteuropa – wenngleich unbegründet – nicht gänzlich ausschließen. Somit lag die Anzahl die Buchungen in 2015 nur knapp über denen aus dem Vorjahr. Laut DFDS werden aus Deutschland die reine Fährpassage nach Nordengland ab Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) sowie über den Ärmelkanal ab Dünkirchen und Calais als die nachfragestärksten Produkte des Routennetzwerks nachgefragt. Nachdem DFDS seit Jahren durchaus erfolgreich Rundreisepakete in Nordengland, Schottland, Norwegen sowie im Baltikum anbietet, wird ab 2016 erstmals eine Rundreise durch Wales das Angebot abrunden. Darüber hinaus werde das Angebotsspektrum um weitere Kurzreisen nach Schottland, Südengland sowie ins Baltikum ergänzt. Generell werden bei DFDS zwei Themen das Jahr 2016 dominieren: Zum einen feiert die dänische Reederei im Dezember ihr 150-jähriges Bestehen, zum anderen verschmelzen die beiden Marken DFDS Seaways und DFDS Logistics mit der einstigen Dachmarke zu einer klaren Kernmarke für das Passagier-, Fracht- und Logistikgeschäft: DFDS. Foto: DFDS Victoriy Seaways enters port of Klaipeda. WYKER DAMPFSCHIFFSREEDEREI BESTELLT NEUBAU Im Oktober 2015 haben die Wyker Dampfschiffs-Reederei und die Rostocker Neptunwerft einen Vertrag zum Bau einer weiteren Doppelendfähre für die Föhr-Amrum-Linie (FAL) unterzeichnet. Das neue Schiff wird ein modifizierter Nachbau der 2011 von Neptun abgelieferten „Schleswig- Holstein“ sein. „Die Neptunwerft konnte sich im intensiven Wettbewerb gegen andere deutsche und europäische Werften durchsetzen und legte ein attraktives Angebot vor“, sagte Axel Meynköhn, Geschäftsführer der Reederei, am Rande der Unterzeichnung. Die Ablieferung des Neubaus ist für Februar 2018 vereinbart. Das neue Schiff soll die 1992 gebaute „Rungholt“ RoPax 6 / 03.2016

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