Finnlines News

05 Feb 2019

Team Lines Stops Operations

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Hamburg-based feeder operator Team Lines, which belongs to the Belgian Delphis Group,   will close down its business.The deteriorating market conditions in Northern Europe combined with the ongoing consolidation process in the maritime sector are said to be the reason why the Hamburg-based container feeder operator Team Lines Deutschland ceases its business operations from February 11, 2019.In a circular, the shipping company announced that In a circular, Team Lines Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG decided to discontinue all activities of Team Lines with effect from February 11th.

03 May 2018

Finnlines Orders Three Ro-ro Vessels

(File photo: Finnlines)

Finnlines, part of the Grimaldi Group, signed a 200 million euro ($240 million) order for three new ro-ro vessels to be delivered from China’s Jinling Shipyard from 2020-2021.The 17,400 DWT vessels will be 238 meters long and have a cargo capacity of 5,800 lane meters plus 5,600m2 of car decks and a capacity of about 300 TEU on the weather deck. The ships are designed to carry all types of ro-ro cargoes, with tank top and main deck areas are shaped with strengthened bulkheads and are free of pillar areas to accommodate paper and sto-ro.“We continue to modernize our fleet further…

30 Apr 2018

Grimaldi Group Orders New RoRo Vessels

Jiang Fuhai (Executive Director & General Manager of CSC NANJING JINLING SHIPYARD CO.,LTD), Emanuele Grimaldi (Managing Director of Grimaldi Group), Ge Biao (Senior Advisor of China Changjiang National Shipping Group (CSC)), Gianluca Grimaldi (President of Grimaldi Group), Jiang Qinghua (Vice General Manager of China Changjiang National Shipping Group (CSC)) and Ding Jianliang (Vice General Manager of CSC NANJING JINLING SHIPYARD CO.,LTD). Photo: Hafen Hamburg Marketing e.V.

In the framework of the expansion and modernisation programme of its owned fleet, as anticipated in the last months, the Grimaldi Group has signed yesterday an agreement for the construction of six ro/ro vessels, for a total investment worth over USD 400 million. The order has been awarded to the Chinese shipyard Jinling, thus consolidating an important partnership with the Neapolitan Group, the world's leading company in the ro-ro sector. The new vessels, whose delivery is expected as from 2020…

20 Mar 2018

Finnlines to Lengthen Two More Vessels

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Finnlines has opted to lengthen two additional vessels as part of its €70 million ($86 million) Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction Investment Program launched in 2017, the company said today. The first two vessels, MS Finntide and MS Finnwave, have already returned to operation after lengthening, and a further two vessels, MS Finnsky and MS Finnsun, will be lengthened by the end of May 2018. With the newly exercised option, work to lengthen MS Finnbreeze and MS Finnsea will be carried out from September to December 2018.

30 Jan 2018

Finnlines Continues to Add Capacity

(File photo: Finnlines)

Finnlines said it is continuing capacity expansion efforts in response to growing volumes. The Baltic Sea ro-ro and passenger vessels operator has purchased MS Europalink as reports further progress in its vessel lengthening program. Finnlines Plc’s fully owned Swedish subsidiary, Rederi Aktiebolaget Nordö-Link, has purchased a Star class passenger-freight vessel, MS Europalink, from the Grimaldi Group in accordance with an earlier signed purchase agreement. MS Europalink will be fitted with exhaust gas scrubbers in mid-March and will sail under Swedish flag…

04 Oct 2017

Finnlines Sells Ro-pax Vessel to Grimaldi Group

Finnlines Plc said it has sold a 1999-built ro-pax vessel MS Finneagle to the Grimaldi Group.   The 18-year-old MS Finneagle was chartered out to the Grimaldi Group from June 2017, and it will be delivered to the Grimaldi Group in October 2017.   The freight capacity of the vessel is 2,459 lane meters, and passenger capacity is 835 passengers.   Finnlines said the sale is part of its “strategy to optimize the use of [its] vessels and routes in order to improve its profitability.”   “The sale does not affect the provision of our cargo and passenger service level offered to the customers,” Finnlines said.

12 Apr 2017

Finnlines, Alfa Laval Ink Scrubber Performance Deal

Photo courtesy of Alfa Laval

Finnish shipping operator Finnlines, part of the Grimaldi Group, has placed a service order with Alfa Laval to optimize the performance of its existing Alfa Laval PureSOx scrubber systems. The performance agreement was tailored for Finnlines using the Alfa Laval 360° Service Portfolio, a structured selection of defined service offerings. The Alfa Laval performance agreement with Finnlines covers PureSOx systems installed on board seven RoRo vessels: Finnpulp, Finnmill, Finnhawk, Finnkraft, Finncarrier, Finnmaster and Finnmerchant.

01 Feb 2017

Kapellskär Port adds two quay-berths

Photo Port of Kapellskär

An important milestone has been reached at the Port of Kapellskär, now that all five quay-berths are in operation at this state-of-the-art port. The Port of Kapellskär has been expanded and now has two piers and a total of five modern quay-berths. The new 245 metre-long pier has been in operation since summer 2016. The original pier has been extensively renovated and is now ready for traffic. “An important milestone has been reached now that we have all of our five modern quay-berths in operation,” says Peter Lundman, Technical Operations Manager at the Port of Kapellskär.

22 Dec 2016

Alfa Laval's 100th U-design Scrubber for Grimaldi

Grimaldi Group has placed orders for seven hybrid Alfa Laval PureSOx systems with U-design scrubbers. Photo Alph Laval

The Grimaldi Group has placed orders for seven hybrid Alfa Laval PureSOx systems with U-design scrubbers. The orders are an important milestone, as the second of these systems is also the 100th U-design scrubber to be sold by Alfa Laval. The Grimaldi Group, which is the parent company of Atlantic Container Line, Finnlines and others, is a multinational logistics group based on maritime transport. Specialized in the operation of RoRo vessels, car carriers and ferries, the group has been using Alfa Laval PureSOx systems to meetSOx emission limits since 2014.

08 Nov 2016

Finnlines Improves Profit despite Lower Revenues

File photo: Finnlines

Despite a dip in revenues during the third quarter and first nine months of 2016, Finland-based shipper Finnlines Group was able to improve profits for both bother periods by cutting expenses. The group’s €60.9 million result for January-September was about €20 million better than in the corresponding period last year. “Regardless of the sluggish growth in Europe, the company exceeded last year’s record breaking result by an outstanding 48.1 percent,” said Emanuele Grimaldi, Finnlines President and CEO.

28 Aug 2015

Wärtsilä Scrubbers for Finnlines Vessels

A total of nine Finnlines vessels have now been contracted to be fitted with Wärtsilä scrubber systems (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Finnlines, a Ro-Ro and passenger vessel operator with services in the North and Baltic Seas, has contracted Wärtsilä to supply three vessels with exhaust cleaning scrubber systems. The deal marks a repeat order for Wärtsilä, following a similar contract from Finnlines in 2014 to have six of its ships fitted with exhaust gas cleaning systems. Part of the Grimaldi Group, Finnlines' passenger-freight vessels offer services from Germany to Finland and Sweden, as well as from Sweden via the Åland Islands to Finland.

03 Jun 2015

Grimaldi Places 10th PureSOx Scrubber Order

Image: Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval reports its scrubber solution PureSOx has been the subject of many repeat orders. One of the major returning customers is the Grimaldi Group, which has now ordered its 10th installation of Alfa Laval’s exhaust gas cleaning system. The Grimaldi Group is a multinational logistics group specialized in the operation of RoRo vessels, car carriers and ferries. Through the maritime services of Atlantic Container Line, Finnlines and its other companies, the Naples-based group transports passengers, nearly any type of rolling cargo as well as containers and general cargo.

24 Mar 2015

Finland: A Maritime Powerhouse

Innovation, superior technology and competitiveness are the characteristics that have brought the Finnish maritime industry world repute. Its well-knit maritime cluster responsible for achieving a high level of production has propelled it into prominence in the global market. Extreme conditions during winter have set technological and quality demands on Finnish shipping which, in turn has contributed towards the emergence of a competitive maritime industry in Finland. The Finnish Maritime and Offshore Cluster (incl.

11 Sep 2014

Rolls-Royce Propulsion Systems for New Finnlines Ferries

Finnlines ferry: Image courtesy of Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce says it has won a contract to install its efficient Promas Lite propulsion system on two vessels for ferry operator Finnlines. Promas Lite is an integrated propeller and rudder system that increases efficiency and is designed specifically for retrofitting to existing ships. These will be the fifth and sixth Finnlines vessels to feature Promas Lite, following a contract for four shipsets earlier this year. Finnlines, part of the Grimaldi Group, has worked with Rolls-Royce on a number of re-blading projects in recent years…

02 Jun 2014

Alfa Laval Scrubbers to Equip Finnlines Vessels

PureSOx

The order intake for the Alfa Laval PureSOx scrubber system continues to intensify as January 2015 approaches. Four PureSOx systems have now been ordered by Finnlines, a leading provider of RoRo and Ropax services, whose Baltic Sea and North Sea operations will soon fall within an Emission Control Area (ECA). RoRo and Ropax vessels from Finnlines offer services from Finland to Germany, North Sea Ports, Spain and via the Åland Islands to Sweden, as well as from Germany to Russia.

22 May 2014

Rolls-Royce secures award for four Finnlines Ships

Rolls Royce image

Rolls-Royce has been contracted to install its innovative Promas Lite propulsion system on four Finnlines ships, all to be delivered later this year. Promas Lite is an integrated propeller and rudder system that increases efficiency and is designed specifically for retrofitting to existing ships. Finnlines is part of the Grimaldi Group, which has over three years of experience with Rolls-Royce on a series of projects to re-blade propellers to improve efficiency. The efficiency…

22 May 2014

Promas Lite System Contracted on 4 Finnlines Ships

Rolls-Royce has been contracted to install its Promas Lite propulsion system on four Finnlines ships, all to be delivered later this year. Promas Lite is an integrated propeller and rudder system designed to increase efficiency, specifically for retrofitting to existing ships. Finnlines is part of the Grimaldi Group, which has over three years of experience with Rolls-Royce on a series of projects to re-blade propellers to improve efficiency. The efficiency gains and fuel saving benefits created by these projects has led to this latest contract to equip four Finnlines vessels.

15 May 2014

Wärtsilä Scrubbers for 6 Finnlines Vessels

Wärtsilä scrubber systems are selected for six modern Ro-Ro vessels of Finnlines.

With new, more stringent sulphur oxide (SOx) emission regulations due to take effect January 2015, Finnlines has ordered Wärtsilä Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems for six of its Baltic and North Sea fleet of vessels, Wärtsilä said. By selecting the scrubber systems, Wärtsilä said the vessels will be able to operate in compliance with the new environmental regulations while continuing to operate on heavy fuel oil. The systems will also operate in compliance with the water discharge criteria set by regulators.

02 Sep 2013

Grimaldi Restarts Regular HAROPA/Baltic Sea Service

Photo credit Grimaldi Group

The Italian shipping group Grimaldi is expanding its presence on the HAROPA terminals with a new liner shipping service covering the Iberian Peninsula, Scandinavia / Baltic and the UK. Finnlines – a subsidiary of the Italian group since 2006 – offers from the Radicatel Terminal a weekly shipping service direct to Santander - El Ferrol (1/ 2) - Radicatel (HAROPA-Port of Rouen) - Hull (UK ) - Helsinki - Saint Petersburg - Kotka (Finland) - Rauma (Finland). Four conventional ro-ro ships (CONRO) provide the service on fixed days (Friday / Saturday)…

09 Nov 2012

Finnlines Charters Out RoPax Ship

Finnlines cuts excess capacity by 5-year bareboat charter of 'MS Europalink' to mother-group Grimaldi. The RoPax vessel MS Europalink will sail under Italian flag in the Mediterranean Sea after carrying out some technical improvements which will be financed by Grimaldi Group. She was built at the Castellammare di Stabia shipyard, and was delivered in March 2007 to be used on Finnlines Nordö-Link service between Malmö and Travemünde. The Europalink is presently registered in Malmö, Sweden.

08 Jan 2009

STX Europe Signed Three Contracts

STX Europe signed three lifecycle services contracts for modernizing a cruise vessel for Carnival Cruise Lines and two tankers for Neste Shipping. MS Sensation of CCL will get 98 additional passenger cabin balconies as well as new black and grey water piping during the retrofit. MT Palva and Stena Poseidon of Neste will get crew accommodation refurbishing. The work onboard the oil tankers will be done while the vessels are in operation. The cruise vessel retrofit will be performed at Grand Bahama Shipyard during January and February 2009. In addition to ship building STX Europe provides lifecycle services. the vessels we have built and also offer upgrading and maintenance service to other customers.

17 Nov 2008

Updates on the Shipdex™ Protocol

On October 7th 2008, Digital Ship held its 2nd conference for Shipdex™, a new protocol to provide ship technical information electronically, rather than on paper. Shipdex™ was founded in 2007 by two senior managers of shipping companies, Grimaldi Naples and Intership Navigation, who thought that the industry should move beyond supplying all technical paperwork (including maintenance and repair manuals, lists of spare parts and drawings) as paper documents, which then have to be typed into company maintenance and purchasing systems.

28 Mar 2008

Wärtsilä Wins Retrofit Order for Oily Water Separators

Wärtsilä has received a major order from Swedish shipowner Laurin The contract, signed in March 2008, calls for six Wärtsilä Senitec M1000 oily water separation units to be delivered in mid April 2008. The units will be retrofitted to six of the company's vessels and will replace existing systems, thus upgrading their oily water treatment performance to market-leading standards. The order also includes six SolidPac units to handle solid residues. Wärtsilä earned this order on the basis of the separators' discharge performance, the sustainability of this performance over time, their simplicity of operation, and the very short payback time of less than one year. Approval of the separators by the US Coast Guard was a prerequisite, as most of the ships to be retrofitted are based in the .

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