• 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 in her latest livery carrying the marketing name ‘Viking FSTR’. Viking Line. 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…

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  • Local (NI) ferry newsEuropean Highlander in Loch Ryan. © Steven Tarbox/niferrysite

    P&O Larne – Cairnryan and Dublin to Liverpool dry docking 2016.

    European Highlander, European Causeway, and European Endeavour to dry dock According to P&O’s latest timetable information leaflet here, European Causeway and European Highlander will dry dock from 30 Apr – 1 May and 28 – 29 May 2016. It is not yet clear whether any ship will be brought in to cover, though in previous years Norbay has made the trip North to operate the Cairnryan route in the absence of the either regular vessel. In other P&O dry docking news, the pure car and truck carrier Neptune Aegli has arrived in Dublin. It is expected that she will enter service on P&O’s Dublin to Liverpool service on Monday, releasing for European Endeavour for her dry docking.  Neptune Aegli can carry some 1.800…

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