Thorco Navigia Feederlines Join Forces in Ship Management

first_imgzoom Copenhagen-based firm Thorco Shipping Holland has reached an agreement with two Dutch shipping companies Navigia and Feederlines to join forces in respect of technical ship management.The new company will have a total of 65 vessels in ship management and will represent four brands including Thorco Projects, Navigia, Feederlines and Peak.“We believe that with this new joint venture we have created the right setup to attack the current and coming challenges in the market for the upcoming period,” Otto Torenbosch, MD Thorco Shipping Holland BV, said.Earlier this year, Feederlines was separated from the former shareholder, Reederei Hartmann, and is now 100% owned by Jan van der Laan, while Navigia is controlled by Jan van Breden and Eric Bos. Both companies merged their management activities earlier in 2016.Navigia/Feederlines received confirmation at the beginning of December 2016 that the technical management of six Abis B-type 3,800 dwt open top vessels has been awarded to them by new owners, Peak Norway.last_img read more

CLdN Books Two More at Hyundai

first_imgzoom European short sea shipping specialist Compagnie Luxembourgeoise d’Navigation (CLdN) RoRo SA has exercised options for construction of two more 5, 400 lane meter vessels at the Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).The latest options will make up the seventh and eighth ship from the company’s 12 planned newbuildings, with additional options for a further four.According to CLdN, the order complements the previously announced firm orders for six vessels, of which the initial two 8,000 lane meter vessels will be delivered within 2017. The first one, to be named Celine, is due to arrive in Northern Europe during September.The previously announced strategy to prepare for expansion in the Port of Zeebrugge, with the development of a new 36 hectare Port facility at Albert II Dock, will be delivered prior to the new vessels entering service, CLdN added.In line with the previous orders, these vessels will be LNG ready, allowing for adaption to dual fuel propulsion.The lifting of options comes three months after CLdN raised its orderbook to six ships from the series.CLdN RoRo SA operates 24 RoRo vessels and its core services have traditionally been the Continent / UK, but it has steadily expanded its geographical presence into new markets, including Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Spain and Portugal in recent years.“We are half way through our 5 year plan and already have 8 of the 12 vessels planned as firm orders, keeping us well ahead of target,” a spokesperson for CLdN commented.last_img read more