Ro-Ro Giant Expands
DFDS announced on 12th April that it has acquired 98.8% of U.N. Ro-Ro, the leading Turkish operator of freight shipping routes in the Mediterranean from Turkish private equity firms Actera Group and Esas Holdings. Connecting Turkey with Italy and France, the company is highly profitable and the leading operator with a market share twice that of the next competitor in Turkey.
Ferries Go Auto
Rolls Royce Marine has signed a deal to supply its innovative Autocrossing system to a total of 13 new environmentally friendly ferries for the Norwegian company Fjord1. The vessels are currently being built by three yards in Turkey and two yards in Norway. All contracts also include two azipull propellers for each vessel with accompanying propeller control system from Rolls Royce.
Color Line Hybrid Takes Shape
The world’s largest plug-in hybrid ship began to take form on 16th April as the assembly of the 14 large blocks commenced at the Crist Shipyard in Gdynia, Poland, with the keel laying ceremony. The environmental friendly ship will be the world’s largest battery-hybrid ship when she enters service between Sandefjord and Strømstad in June 2019.
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