Moby Lines

  • Ferry NewsMARIELLA at Stockholm in April 2019. Image: Gary Andrews

    UPDATED 20/05/21: Covid-19 Passenger Ferry Route Suspensions

    Your in-depth guide to the Northern European ferry routes currently suspended due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

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  • Ferry NewsA render of the first of Moby Line's giant Ro-Pax's on order at Guangzhou Shipyard International, to be named MOBY FANTASY

    Steel cutting starts on the first of Moby’s next-generation ferries

    Moby Lines has confirmed that the first of its two Chinese new-builds will be named 'Moby Fantasy' as steel cutting begins.

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  • Ferry NewsAn artists impression of how the new DFDS Amsterdam - Newcastle ferries will look. DFDS

    New tonnage for DFDS’s Newcastle – Amsterdam Route on Hold

    DFDS will now not be acquiring two vessels from Moby Lines after the latter failed to meet the terms of delivery.

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  • Ferry NewsAn artists impression of how the new DFDS Amsterdam - Newcastle ferries will look. DFDS

    PR: New Amsterdam-Newcastle Ferries to Create More Value for Passengers and Freight Customers

    DFDS has entered into an agreement to acquire the two combined freight and passenger ferries Moby Wonder and Moby Aki for the Amsterdam-Newcastle route

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  • Ferry NewsFSG yard number 780, the Ro-Ro LEEVSTEN. Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft

    Siem sells minority stake in FSG as yard delivers Leevsten to them

    Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft has delivered a seventh Ro-Ro to Siem while the latter has sold its stake in the shipyard.

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  • Irish (ROI) ferry newsRendering of Irish Ferries currently unnamed second FSG new-build ferry. When ordered she was expected to enter service on the Dublin - Holyhead route in mid-2020. Irish Ferries

    Could Irish Ferries new Dublin – Holyhead ferry be built in China Instead of Germany?

    There has been a report that Irish Ferries are in talks with Chinese yards to potentially build their next new ferry in place of Germany’s FSG.

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  • Local (NI) ferry newsEUROPEAN STAR (ex STENA ANTRIM, etc) seen at Brindisi on June 11th, 2019. Copyright © Michael Livie.

    June (and early July) 2019 news roundup

    A brief roundup of news stories not already covered on NI Ferry Site including local news, news of vessels which have left our waters, plus industry and new building news.

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  • Ferry NewsMoby Lines MOBY ZAZA currently serves the Nice to Bastia route which Moby Lines are to close in early 2019. She is perhaps better known in the UK and Ireland as the former OLAU BRITANNIA (i) of Olau and JULIA of Swansea - Cork operator Fastnet Line. Moby Lines.

    November Ferry News Roundup

    A quick roundup of some recent stories featuring local, industry, and former local vessel news which haven't warranted their own separate post.

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  • Ferry NewsStena Galloway at sea in Stena Line colours. Copyright © Scott Mackey.

    In Waters New news, Easter 2017.

    A quick news roundup featuring some vessels which previously plied their trade in NI waters. LE RIF:  Could the former STENA GALLOWAY/GALLOWAY PRINCESS soon be back in service? The last purpose-built vessel for the Larne to Stranraer service could soon be back plying her trade in the Mediterranean.  Last month LE RIF (ex Stena Galloway, Galloway Princess) was moved from La Spezia to Napoli.  The vessel had previously been purchased at auction by the mysterious new Moroccan company DWLM who had intended to refit her at Malaga, however the vessel was moved to La Spezia amid reports of a dispute with the Malaga yard owners over costs.  Reports from Italy suggest that the vessel may now be under the control of the…

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  • Ferry NewsArtists impression of Vikings new cruiseferry which is expected to be delivered in 2020. Viking Line.

    Ferry industry news roundup (wk 2 Apr ’17)

    A roundup of some of the news from the ferry industry in recent weeks. Viking launches FSTR service with former Larne vessel HSC express, whilst competitor Linda Line sells one of their craft. HSC EXPRESS has started the latest chapter of her post-P&O career operating another service in the Baltic, this time for Viking Line as an additional vessel to their fast-conventional RoPax VIKING XPRS on the Helsinki – Tallinn route.  Marketed as Viking FSTR (though still officially named EXPRESS), the former P&O vessel is operating the popular route in competition with Tallink’s ‘Shuttle’ service for vehicles and passengers, Eckerö Line who also carry vehicles and passengers on FINLANDIA, and Linda Line, who only carry passengers.  The introduction of EXPRESS, which appears to be largely…

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  • Ferry NewsAerial view of MV Julia when in service for Swansea-Cork operator Fastnet line. Most recently in use as an accommodation ship, she has been sold to Moby Lines for use as a vehicle and passenger ferry. Fastnet Line.

    Former Swansea to Cork ferry ‘Julia’ re-sold

    Moby Lines buys C-beds large offshore wind-hotel ship to continue operating in the Mediterranean Offshore accommodation ship company C-bed has sold ‘Wind Perfection‘ (ex Julia, Christian IV, Bayard, Olau Britannia (I)) to Italian operator Moby Lines as part of their new strategic focus towards smaller and more advanced and flexible hotel vessels. The empty space in the fleet filled early in the new year.  It is understood that Moby Lines will reinstate the former Julia as a vehicle and passenger ferry.  It has been reported Wind Perfection will be handed over to her new owners as early as the 15th of December, with Moby Zaza speculated to be her new name. Moby Lines operate 13 routes to the Islands of Corsica, Sardinia,…

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