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FLINT – Willie Mack III is on his way to the second leg of the Korn Ferry Tour qualifying tournament.

The professional golfer from Flint shot 11 under par 71-69-66-67-273 on the first stop at Orange County National in Winter Garden, Fla., To tie for eighth and advance to a stage of play for a full hour of the Korn Ferry Tour.

The 21 best scores and ties advanced to the second round of qualifying.

The Korn Ferry Tour is a step below the PGA Tour.

It has been a one-to-one season for Mack, who has won over 60 mini-tours since turning pro after becoming the first African-American to win the Michigan Amateur Championship in 2011.

He has competed in four PGA Tour events, making the Rocket Mortgage Classic Cup in Detroit as well as the John Deere Classic.

Mack also earned his third Lexus Cup Player of the Year crown from the Advocates Professional Golfers Association after winning the APGA Championship, earning him an exemption for the Korn Ferry qualifying tournament.

Korn Ferry Q School’s second leg begins on October 12 at five locations across the country. The final stop will be November 4-7 at the Landings Club in Savannah, Georgia.


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Cross Sound Ferry Vessel wins “Ship of the Year” honor https://pccmph.com/cross-sound-ferry-vessel-wins-ship-of-the-year-honor/ https://pccmph.com/cross-sound-ferry-vessel-wins-ship-of-the-year-honor/#respond Sat, 25 Sep 2021 00:35:00 +0000 https://pccmph.com/cross-sound-ferry-vessel-wins-ship-of-the-year-honor/

ORIENT POINT, NY — A vessel in the Cross Sound Ferry fleet, the Cape Henlopen, was recently honored by the Steamship Historical Society of America, winning the “Ship of the Year” award.

The Ship of the Year award is given in recognition of a milestone or achievement that contributes to the historic significance of the motor ship, the Cross Sound Ferry explained.

“The Cape Henlopen has the honor of being one of the oldest operating ferries in the world and one of the few vessels that served during World War II still in active service,” said the Cross Sound Ferry.

One of the strengths of the ferry service was to participate in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day, dropping off 200 men and 70 vehicles of the 29th Infantry Division and taking care of the wounded for treatment, a said the Cross Sound Ferry.

The ship was used throughout the war, carrying troops and vehicles east and casualties west across the English Channel, “though bad luck saw it in need of repairs as a result. collisions with other ships and underwater obstructions. He was being prepared for the Pacific Theater when Japan surrendered, and earned a Battle Star for his service in World War II ” , said the Cross Sound Ferry.

After a period of inactivity, the Cape Henlopen was decommissioned and sold to the Chesapeake Bay Ferry District in Norfolk, Va., Where she began a second career.

“For the past several decades, it has operated between Lewes, Delaware and Cape May, New Jersey, for the Delaware River and Bay Authority, and currently between New London, Connecticut and Orient Point,” the Cross Sound Ferry said.

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Washington 764-HERO Rideshare and Railroad Education Program Ends https://pccmph.com/washington-764-hero-rideshare-and-railroad-education-program-ends/ https://pccmph.com/washington-764-hero-rideshare-and-railroad-education-program-ends/#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://pccmph.com/washington-764-hero-rideshare-and-railroad-education-program-ends/

Stay to the right except when passing is a major rule of the road, and the Washington State Patrol regularly goes out and writes tickets to people camping in the left lane.  It does not apply to the HOV lane.

Stay to the right except when passing is an important rule of the road, and the Washington State Patrol regularly goes out and writes tickets to people camping in the left lane. It does not apply to the HOV lane.


The signs were everywhere where HOV lanes were on Washington’s freeways. Call 764-HEROES to report violators to carpool lanes, they said.

The public outreach program launched in 1984 became so interwoven with Puget Sound’s road system that it spilled over into pop culture, giving its name to the Seattle-based indie rock group, 764-HEROES.

The group broke up in 2002, and the state Department of Transportation announced this week that it was ending the HOV violation reporting program.

“The program has served its purpose because most travelers are familiar with how HOV lanes and ferry queues work,” the WSDOT said on its website.

The program relied on drivers in Pierce, King and Snohomish counties to call the number when they spotted an offender and left the license plate number of the offending vehicle. WSDOT would then send educational materials, not tickets, to the registered owner.

In 2010, the program was expanded to include ferry track cutters.

The program was still getting results in February when it received 780 reports from the public via phone calls and emails. As of February 2020, that number was 2,167.

“It was never an enforcement tool,” WSDOT spokesman Bart Treece said. “It has exceeded its usefulness. VMO is nothing new.

764-HERO, the group, were formed in 1995 by John Atkins and Polly Johnson and took their name after being suggested by a friend, according to a biography on allmusic.com.

“At first, I was afraid we were in trouble”, Atkins told the Seattle Times in 2001. The group had modest success in the context of the Seattle music scene from the late 90s.

The group was not the only group in the Northwest to have their name prominently, but not intentionally, on highway signs in the region. Sleater-Kinney is both a successful rock band Olympia riot grrrl (founded by Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss) and exit 108 on I-5 in the Lacey area.

Over the next few months, WSDOT will be phasing out 764-HERO panels. Washington State Patrol HOV and ferry line enforcement remains in effect. Cutting the ferry line can result in a $ 139 ticket, according to the WSP.

Craig Sailor has worked for The News Tribune since 1998 as a writer, editor and photographer. He previously worked for The Olympian and for other newspapers in Nevada and California. He graduated in journalism from San Jose State University.

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Fassmer Designs Downtown Electric Ferry https://pccmph.com/fassmer-designs-downtown-electric-ferry/ https://pccmph.com/fassmer-designs-downtown-electric-ferry/#respond Thu, 23 Sep 2021 19:57:16 +0000 https://pccmph.com/fassmer-designs-downtown-electric-ferry/


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The maritime executive

German shipyard Fassmer Shipyard and integrated electric drive system developer Torqeedo have developed a fully electric ferry concept for public transport. This is the latest example of using battery power, which is gaining more and more attention for short sea shipping and port applications.

“Decades old marine diesel engines power most of the commercial fleets in European cities,” says Wolfgang Moewes, Sales Manager for Boats and Davits at Fassmer. “CO2 emissions are not in line with international targets for reducing global warming. The air quality of our cities suffers from emissions, especially from the ferries that dock frequently. Our electrically powered CIT-E Ferry design delivers the urban mobility of the future without any air or noise pollution.

The Fassmer CIT-E ferry powered by a Torqeedo integrated drive system is a scalable design that can be used in downtown waterways. According to the companies, it presents a cost effective option as the commuter ferries generally operate at efficient speeds and are used for 8 to 14 hours, leaving time for recharging overnight. This reduces infrastructure and battery costs and makes the overall investment more economically and environmentally beneficial.

The design of the electric ferry is modular to suit different routes and applications (Fassmer)

Fassmer’s CIT-E ferry is fully ES-TRIN 2021 compliant and can accommodate up to 100 passengers. The modular concept allows the customer to tailor the total length of the vessel from around 40 to 130 feet, depending on the route. The lightweight GRP construction outperforms any steel or aluminum hull design, says Fassmer, and is optimized for use of Torqeedo’s integrated Deep Blue drive system. The efficient, low-wash catamaran hull, designed by Judel / Vrolijk & Co., offers speeds of up to 25 km / h.

“When Fassmer and Torqeedo started discussing the CIT-E Ferry concept, we wanted to address several topics that urban centers are facing,” says Matthias Schubert, Commercial Sales Manager for Torqeedo. “By 2050, the world’s population will reach 10 billion, 75% of people residing in cities. Faced with this rapid population change and the resulting land transport congestion, city planners are turning to their waterways to reduce congestion on city streets. Many cities are creating intermodal public transport networks incorporating climate-friendly water taxis, ferries and other passenger ships.

Torqeedo’s highly efficient Deep Blue drive system is the heart of the Fassmer CIT-E ferry. The dual steerable thrusters would provide 100 kW continuous power (130 kW peak power) and rotate up to 360 degrees, making the CIT-E Ferry easy to maneuver even in the narrowest urban waterways.

Deep Blue lithium-ion batteries with a battery capacity of between 80 kWh and 1 MWh would power the integrated drive system. These high capacity batteries meet IEC 62619 and IEC 62620 requirements, making them suitable for use in CIT-E ferry in accordance with ES-TRIN requirements (European standard setting technical requirements for inland navigation vessels). A DNV-GL approved battery variant is also available.

Depending on the overall battery capacity, 14 hours of daily operation without recharging can be achieved. In addition, the customizable interior design allows the operator to take into account all the individual needs of customers and routes with a flexible number of seats compared to standing places, space for wheelchairs, bicycles and strollers, an LED lighting system, air conditioning, skylights, and an entertainment system. For longer trips or excursion boats, toilets, kiosks and snack vending machines can be incorporated into the design.

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The ferries have been redeployed to help support canceled services to and from Islay and Colonsay as the 36-year-old MV Hebridean Isles went out of service.

The vessel which suffered hull problems is expected, subject to successful repairs, to leave James Watt Wharf in Greenock today (Thursday) for overnight docking at Brodick on the Isle of Arran.

The ship then owes Brodick for Islay at 6 a.m. on Friday morning and it is hoped that it will be able to resume service at 12:45 p.m.

Until the vessel is returned to service, the MV Finlaggan will operate a single vessel schedule.

But the state-owned ferry operator has come under fire as it continues to ask users to restrict travel while warning of further disruption to services between Kennacraig in Argyll and Bute and Port Askaig and Port Ellen in Islay.

The ferry operator warned, “During this period of disruption and the associated reduced capacity it has created, in order to maintain lifeline and essential services, it may be necessary to cancel or modify some reservations at short term.

“We also ask customers to travel only when necessary. If you do not have a vehicle reservation yet, please do not attempt to travel.

“We recognize that cutting any service can be very difficult for our customers and the communities we serve and we apologize for the disruption this will cause.”

Scottish Conservative shadow transport minister Graham Simpson said: ‘Islanders who rely on these lifeline ferries will be amazed at this message from CalMac.

“The company’s aging fleet has let its customers down for too long.

“SNP ministers did not act quickly enough to replace these unsuitable ferries.

“Millions of public money have been wasted on ferries at Ferguson Shipyard which are years overdue and well over budget.

“Our island communities deserve better than CalMac and that the SNP-Green government not take responsibility for their ferry fiasco.

“It should never have gotten to a point where Islanders could think twice before going home.”

The twenty-three-year-old MV Clansman was to assist with the affected crossings on the Oban to Colonsay route as issues with the Hebridean hull prevented her from functioning.

After repairs and sea trials last Wednesday after the first repair attempts, it was discovered that the issue needed further investigation.

Customers traveling to Coll and Tiree on Wednesday were told of disruptions to their service due to the redeployment of Clansman, the regular ship that plies the route.

There were further cancellations of services to and from Colonsay and Islay yesterday.

The issues with the Outer Hebrides, which first surfaced early last week, came just nine days after it was put on hold over a separate technical issue with its main port engine.

CalMac confirmed last week that it had to redeploy the MV Isle of Mull from the Oban route to Craignure, one of Scotland’s busiest routes, on Monday last week to Islay – resulting in further cancellations.

Some artists and visitors who were scheduled to attend the Ceòl Cholasa music festival in Colonsay last week have raised concerns about the possibility of attending the traditional folklore event which was in its 13th year.

This is the last in a summer of outage issues and Covid issues involving Scotland’s aging ferry fleet.

Transport Minister Graeme Dey said attempts were being made to ease the ferry crisis by purchasing another ferry.

The failure in April of Scotland’s largest public ferry, the MV Loch Seaforth, which operates on the Stornoway-Ullapool route, disrupted the islands network for seven weeks.

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Islanders from Arran to Islay have lodged complaints with ministers over disruptions and service cancellations as Scotland’s aging ferry fleet falters.

While industry experts agree that the lifespan of ferries is 25 years, 14 of the 33 ferry fleets in operation are older than that, eight, including the Outer Hebrides, are past their 30th anniversary.

The delivery of the new MV Glen Sannox and Hull 802 island ferries, still overdue at the Ferguson Marine shipyard, which were due to go online in the first half of 2018, turned out to be more than four years behind schedule and costs have doubled to over £ 200million.

A spokesperson for Transport Scotland said: “Scottish ministers fully recognize the key role ferry services play in supporting the economic, social and cultural development of the continent’s island and remote communities. We continue to work to do everything possible to ensure that new vessels enter service as quickly as possible. We are actively exploring the possibilities of securing additional tonnage and examining other credible, affordable and viable options to improve resilience.

“We are currently working with CMAL [Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited, which owns the nation’s ageing ferry fleet], CalMac and many others to develop potential investment programs that will bring further improvements, building on the substantial investments in routes, services, ships, ports and tariffs that have been made in these services in recent years.

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Brittany Ferries calls for clarification on when travelers can abandon PCR testing https://pccmph.com/brittany-ferries-calls-for-clarification-on-when-travelers-can-abandon-pcr-testing/ https://pccmph.com/brittany-ferries-calls-for-clarification-on-when-travelers-can-abandon-pcr-testing/#respond Wed, 22 Sep 2021 10:07:12 +0000 https://pccmph.com/brittany-ferries-calls-for-clarification-on-when-travelers-can-abandon-pcr-testing/

Cross-Channel carrier Brittany Ferries is calling for clarity on Covid testing for travelers to give holiday businesses a mid-term boost.

The company, which sails to France and Spain from Plymouth and Portsmouth, said the travel industry needs urgent clarification on when returning vacationers can take expensive PCR tests to lateral flow tests cheaper.

The measure, announced by Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps and accompanied by the end of pre-departure tests from October 4, will make international vacations more attractive and cheaper for travelers. PCR tests, which can cost anywhere from £ 43 to over £ 90 per person, will be replaced later in October, but no specific date has been given.

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The government has said the goal is to get it in place when people return for a vacation halfway through, but Brittany Ferries has said without a clear deadline travelers will remain cautious.

Brittany Ferries saw a 71% increase in bookings for the October semester period and a 25% increase in forward bookings for 2022.

But many customers say they’re waiting for absolute clarity on side flow testing arrangements before booking their next trip to France or Spain. The company said that the “woolly aspiration” that the change will take effect from the end of October is not helpful.

Holidaymakers and travel agencies need urgent clarification to release a barrage of pent-up demand, said the company, which is headquartered in the UK in Plymouth.

“We welcome the changes to the travel framework for the Fully Stung Brits and have seen a significant increase in bookings as a result,” said Paul Acheson, Director of Sales and Marketing, Brittany Ferries.

“However, many families looking for a last-minute break are understandably still wary. We need the government to announce a specific date on which PCR testing will revert to lateral flow.

“This will release a barrage of demand, support those working in the travel industry and give vacationers the complete confidence they need to book a last minute getaway.”

This fall, Brittany Ferries are offering a wide range of crossings from Portsmouth to Caen, Cherbourg, St Malo, Bilbao and Santander, as well as from Plymouth to Roscoff and Santander.

Brittany Ferries also offers a wide choice of sailing and overnight stays in France and Spain, with a choice of lodges and cottages, hotels, apartments and campsites.

Earlier in September 2021, global shipping leader CMA CGM Group announced that it had made a € 25 million investment in Brittany Ferries to help it bounce back from the Covid pandemic by carrying more freight.

The agreement establishes a commercial partnership between the CMA CGM Group, which operates a fleet of 542 container ships worldwide, and Brittany Ferries through the use of the cargo space available on board ferry services to the Kingdom. United, Ireland and the Iberian Peninsula.

This means Brittany Ferries will carry more cargo on board its roll-on roll-off (roro) vessels, thereby gaining more expertise in freight and logistics and adapting to the post-Covid-19 trend in the haulage.

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French company Brittany Ferries was launched in 1972 and began operations in January 1973. Today it employs 2,474 people and operates 12 vessels between France, UK, Spain and Ireland. But it saw its revenue drop to 202.4 million euros in 2020, from 469 million euros the previous year, as the Covid pandemic cut services, reducing the number of passengers to 752,102 in 2020 compared to 2,498,354 in 2019.

Cargo was less affected during the pandemic with 160,377 vehicles carried in 2020, up from 201,554 in 2019. In October 2020, the company predicted that an increase in freight could occur as trade continued and even expanded. post-Covid blockages.

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Largest fare increase ever approved for Coronado ferry, 40% increase from $ 5 to $ 7 https://pccmph.com/largest-fare-increase-ever-approved-for-coronado-ferry-40-increase-from-5-to-7/ https://pccmph.com/largest-fare-increase-ever-approved-for-coronado-ferry-40-increase-from-5-to-7/#respond Wed, 22 Sep 2021 00:19:00 +0000 https://pccmph.com/largest-fare-increase-ever-approved-for-coronado-ferry-40-increase-from-5-to-7/

The one-way fare for the San Diego-Coronado ferry has increased 40% from $ 5 to $ 7.

The increase, which drops the cost of a round trip from $ 10 to $ 14, is by far the largest since the ferry service resumed in 1987. It came into effect on Saturday.

The last one-way fare increase was a 25-cent jump from $ 4.75 to $ 5 in October 2018. Previous increases approved in 1988, 1991, 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2014 were all much smaller than the last peak.

The California Public Utilities Commission approved the increase in August based on complaints from ferry operator Flagship Cruises & Events that its revenues fell during the pandemic.

But the commission did not make the increase a temporary change that will be reversed once the effect of COVID-19 wears off. Because the commission declared the rate increase request unchallenged, it removed the normal 30-day period for public review and comment after the rate increase was approved on August 19.

Flagship told the commission it had lost more than half of its ferry ridership during the pandemic, with passenger numbers dropping from 742,000 in 2018 to 355,000 in 2020.

Ferry ridership is generally highest during the summer due to tourism, so the difference was particularly marked at the time. The company said the number of riders had increased from 112,000 in July 2019 to 38,000 in July 2020.

This decrease in ridership increased ferry revenues from $ 3,453,969 in 2019 to $ 1,903,700 in 2020. Spending also declined during the pandemic, from $ 2,929,927 in 2019 to $ 2,813,753. in 2020, but that’s a much smaller drop.

The company told the commission it suffered an operating loss of $ 910,053 in 2020.

The ferry service includes two routes: one from the Coronado Ferry Landing to Broadway Pier and one from the Ferry Landing to the San Diego Convention Center on Fifth Avenue.

Children 3 and under will continue to travel for free, and Flagship will continue to waive the 50 cent fee that is permitted to be charged to passengers who bring a bicycle on board.

The fare increase will not affect the ferry’s free shuttle service, which includes six trips each morning from Coronado to Broadway Pier and six trips each morning from Broadway Pier to Coronado.

Commuters using the service receive a voucher to pick up a return boat later in the day at no cost.

The town of Coronado pays Flagship more than $ 150,000 per year to operate the commuter service, which served about 75,000 passengers per year before the pandemic.

The city receives the money from the State Transportation Development Act funds that it is to spend on improving access to transportation options other than single occupant vehicles.

The commuter service, which began in 1993, was funded by tolls collected on the Coronado Bridge until 2000.

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Work begins on £ 8.5million Bilbao bunker that will power Brittany Ferries’ huge new gas ships https://pccmph.com/work-begins-on-8-5million-bilbao-bunker-that-will-power-brittany-ferries-huge-new-gas-ships/ https://pccmph.com/work-begins-on-8-5million-bilbao-bunker-that-will-power-brittany-ferries-huge-new-gas-ships/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 09:48:47 +0000 https://pccmph.com/work-begins-on-8-5million-bilbao-bunker-that-will-power-brittany-ferries-huge-new-gas-ships/

Construction of an £ 8.5million bunker in a Spanish port has started, which will allow Brittany Ferries to refuel its new liquid gas super ship.

Fuel giant Repsol has started work on the LNG (liquefied natural gas) facilities in Bilbao, which will pave the way for the arrival of Brittany Ferries Salamanca’s first LNG-powered vessel.

Work on the bunkering terminal will be completed in the first half of 2022, coinciding with the arrival of the ship. Salamanca will serve the UK-Spain routes from Plymouth and Portsmouth, and will be joined by a second LNG-powered vessel called Santoña, arriving in 2023.

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Salamanca will weigh over 42,000 gross tons. This means that she will be one of the largest ships ever in the service of the company and that at 215 meters in length, she will be the longest. A separate LNG bunker will be built by Repsol in Santander and preparatory work is already underway.

The construction of the LNG bunkering terminal in Bilbao represents an important step in Brittany Ferries’ journey towards fleet renewal and energy transition, the company said. It also reaffirms the long-term partnership between the French ferry company, which is headquartered in the UK in Plymouth, and fuel supplier Repsol.

“This is good news and I applaud Repsol and our port partners in Bilbao for moving this project forward,” said Christophe Mathieu, Managing Director of Brittany Ferries. “The shift to cleaner, greener fuels relies on an integrated approach that connects vehicles with fuel suppliers and other important partners like ports. We look forward to the end of the work in the coming months and the arrival of our first LNG-powered vessel.

Bilbao ferry terminal, Spain

Construction underway of the LNG bunkering facility in Bilbao, Spain, which will power Brittany Ferries’ new vessels

Salamanca, Brittany Ferries’ last ship

The Bilbao terminal will have a cryogenic tank with a storage capacity of 1,000 cubic meters, which will keep natural gas in liquid state at -160C.

The flexible design of the terminal will allow it to serve different ships in the future, which represents a significant decarbonization opportunity for port operations.

This project involves an investment of more than 10 million euros (8.5 million pounds sterling) by Repsol. The Santander Port Authority has already started work on the second installation, on the quay where the bunkering station will be located. The two Spanish terminals will be co-financed by the European Commission as part of the CEF-Connecting Europe Facilities program.

LNG is a fuel that nearly eliminates emissions of air quality pollutants such as SOx and soot particles. It also dramatically reduces NOx emissions while providing clear reductions in carbon dioxide emissions compared to standard marine fuels.

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Brittany Ferries said she sees LNG as the best interim energy solution, on the path to future zero-emission fuels such as ammonia, hydrogen and biofuels. Ships such as the Salamanca and Santoña will help Brittany Ferries reduce its carbon footprint as the 2050 deadline set by the International Maritime Organization approaches.

In addition to Salamanca and Santoña, the company has just announced the order for two other ships. These will be hybrid LNG vessels, replacing two of the oldest vessels in Brittany Ferries’ fleet. They will operate on the English Channel connecting France to the United Kingdom and will arrive in 2024 and 2025. In addition to operating in battery-only mode when maneuvering in port, the LNG hybrids will be configured to connect to shore power – when this solution will be offered in ports.

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Stena Line commits to two 100% electric ferries for Gothenburg – Frederikshavn https://pccmph.com/stena-line-commits-to-two-100-electric-ferries-for-gothenburg-frederikshavn/ https://pccmph.com/stena-line-commits-to-two-100-electric-ferries-for-gothenburg-frederikshavn/#respond Mon, 20 Sep 2021 21:56:15 +0000 https://pccmph.com/stena-line-commits-to-two-100-electric-ferries-for-gothenburg-frederikshavn/

Two Stena Elektra ships to be delivered by 2030

Stena Line Ferry Company, Frederikshavn Port and Frederikshavn Municipality signed an agreement earlier today committing each party to make the necessary investments for Stena Line to introduce two Stena Elektra class ferries on the Gothenburg-Frederikshavn route by 2030. The agreement means that land infrastructure such as sustainable charging facilities will be developed in parallel with the ships.

Stena’s Elektra ferries will be the world’s first fossil-free Ro-Pax ships of their size. Approximately 200 meters long, the ships will have a capacity of 1,000 to 1,500 passengers and 3,000 meters of vehicle tracks. This is a similar amount to the current generation of diesel powered Stena E-Flexer ferries from Stena Line.

Niclas Mårtensson, CEO of Stena Line, signs an agreement for two fossil fuel-free ferries for Frederikshavn. Image: Stena Line.

The arrival of the Elektra ferries, which Stena has previously announced plans to order by 2025, will probably see off the current ships on the route – STENA DANICA and STENA JUTLANDICA. The latter already works partially on batteries, reducing emissions by around 1,500 tonnes of CO2 per year, or the equivalent of the annual emissions of 600 passenger cars.

STENA JUTLANDICA arrives at Fayard for her 2019 dry docking. Image © Peter Therkildsen.
STENA JUTLANDICA arrives at Fayard for her 2019 dry docking. Image © Peter Therkildsen.

Stena has been developing the Elektra concept for a few years now, in collaboration with partners such as the RISE research institutes in Sweden and the Chalmers University of Technology. A recent report compiled with the help of Stena and others involved in the project for the Swedish Transport Administration concluded that a fully electric Ro-Pax ferry operating on the Gothenburg – Frederikshavn route “is a technically and commercially realistic alternative”. He also concludes that a fully electric vessel will likely cost 20% more to purchase than a similar conventional vessel.

A rendering of STENA ELEKTRA.  Image: Stena Line / Peter Mild.
A rendering of STENA ELEKTRA. Image: Stena Line / Peter Mild.

Largest marine battery installation ever

Although the exact specifications of the Stena Elektra ferries have not yet been finalized, it is expected that they will come with a battery capacity of 60 to 70 MW. It is at least 10 times the largest current marine battery installation. About half of this capacity should be enough for the three hour crossing, which helps optimize battery life and charge time. It also means that there should always be enough battery capacity to return to the original port in case of problems at the destination. The charge will be via a high voltage shore cable and will take place over one hour during the turnaround.

STENA ELEKTRA.  Stena Line aims to launch this fully battery powered vessel before 2030. Stena Elektra is a light battery powered vessel with a capacity of approximately 50 nautical miles on battery only, ie between Gothenburg or Fredrikshaven.  Image: Stena Line / Peter Mild.
STENA ELEKTRA. Stena Line aims to launch this fully battery powered vessel before 2030. Stena Elektra is a light battery powered vessel with a capacity of approximately 50 nautical miles on battery only, ie between Gothenburg or Fredrikshaven. Image: Stena Line / Peter Mild.

The vessel will be constructed of high strength steel and designed to be light in order to maximize efficiency and minimize energy consumption. A new hull shape has also been developed specifically for the project which is optimized for the Gothenburg – Frederikshavn route. Propulsion is expected to be provided by Azipods which take up less space than a conventional drive chain and eliminate the need for bow thrusters to maneuver the vessel.

Stena Line CEO Niclas Mårtensson, who is also a member of the Swedish Government’s Commission for Electrification, said:

“Our ambition is to drive development towards fossil fuel-free navigation and sustainable maritime transport. That is why we are investing in new technologies and various alternative fuels. We are already ten years ahead of the international shipping industry’s goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions, but with Stena Elektra we are taking another important step forward in Stena Line’s sustainable journey on the way of a completely fossil fuel-free operation ”,

Niclas Mårtensson, CEO of Stena Line, Birgit Hansen, President of the City Council (S) of the Municipality of Fredrikshamn and Mikkel Seedorff Sørensen, CEO of the Port of Fredrikshamn.  Image: Stena Line.
Niclas Mårtensson, CEO of Stena Line, Birgit Hansen, President of the City Council (S) of the Municipality of Frederikshavn and Mikkel Seedorff Sørensen, CEO of the Port of Frederikshavn. Image: Stena Line.

The Municipality of Frederikshavn is also committed to helping to create a lasting connection between Sweden and Denmark with the two Stena Elektra vessels.

“Stena Elektra is a fantastic project for Frederikshavn. We know from experience that when the municipality leads the way, the business world as well as individuals follow in our green footsteps. Our city and Stena Line have enjoyed a close relationship for a long time, but this ambitious agreement is not only important to us – it also has ripple effects throughout Denmark, ”said Birgit Hansen, President of the City Council (S ) of the Municipality of Frederikshavn. .

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Here are the headlines across the North Fork for Monday, September 20:


Hampton Jitney plans to relaunch shuttle ferry between Greenport and Sag Harbor

Calling Attention to Veteran Suicide, Group Walks 22 Miles For “The Worth”

Representative Zeldin says he’s in remission from chronic myelogenous leukemia


Popular Latin program returns to Riverhead School District

Video: Longtime Riverhead officers honored as they begin to retire


Duck Truck Brings Family Tradition to Long Island

The map: all our favorite places to find apple cider donuts on the North Fork

Blue Water Fish Market surfs in downtown Wading River


Expect sunny skies today with a high temperature of around 75 degrees, according to the National Meteorological Service. The low tonight will be around 62.

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