The ferry ‘Princess Anastasia’ was grounded off the Port of Stockholm, on November 6. According to initial information brief electric power interruptions were the cause of the incident. The ship has been refloated. The ferry has arrived at the port of Stockholm, and it will continue on its way after conducting the necessary technical inspections and obtaining an opinion from the port authorities of Sweden.
Scandinavian Coast Guard asked the UK MCA to board the Rix Emerald following allegations that the vessel departed Sweden without permission, and disappeared when the Swedish Transport Agency tried to detain the vessel, as the Courier reports.
The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (HaV) announced it will empty oil from the ‘Finnbirch’ shipwreck, which has been leaking oil for over a year, off Öland, posing an environmental risk for local ecosystems of the Baltic Sea.
With the UK set to leave the EU on Thursday, October 31, the Port of Gothenburg is getting ready to deal with the effects and consequences it will incur for ship freights between Sweden and the UK and the handling of non-UK bound freight at the port.
The Baltic Carrier, Gibraltar-flagged general cargo vessel gone ashore off the coast of Sweden in the evening of Tuesday, September 24, while transferring from the Russian port of Svetly to Sweden’s Lidkoeping. According to ESL Shipping, the Finland-based charterer, all members of the crew aboard are safe. Moreover, no environmental harm or any leakages were reported.
Finnish shipyard Rauma Marine Constructions has begun construction of the world’s most environmentally friendly RoPax vessel for the consortium Kvarken Link, to operate between Vaasa in Finland and Umeå in Sweden. A traditional steel cutting ceremony was held at the shipyard on 16 September.
The LNG bunker supply vessel Kairos, operated by Nauticor, carried out the first LNG bunkering operation in the port of Södertälje, Sweden, where it delivered 150 tons of LNG. The operation occurred on September 12 at Södertälje’s oil terminal.
Danfoss Editron informed that Sweden’s largest hybrid-electric ferry, Tellus, is soon to begin operations. The ferry will mainly operate on a fully-electric mode, bringing the government agency closer to achieving its target of becoming fossil-free by 2045. The ferry will service Sweden’s busiest maritime routes, along with more than 100,000 vehicles transported per month, the majority being heavy trucks.
The European Investment Bank has signed a EUR 70 million loan with Kvarken Link Oy, a special purpose vehicle jointly owned by the municipalities of Umeå in Sweden and Vaasa in Finland, to buy a new ferry to transport passengers and vehicles between their two ports.
The Port Esbjerg has adopted the construction of a new, 40,000-m2 multi-terminal in the eastern port area, responding to increased demand for areas for the storage and shipping-out of cargo. The new terminal is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
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