P&O Ferries moves ESTRADEN to Zeebrugge-Teesport service
Ro-roP&O Ferries has reshuffled its North Sea freight fleet to increase capacity on its Zeebrugge-Teesport and Europoort-Teesport services. As of the first week of June it has moved the Bore Line-chartered 2,270-lanemetre ESTRADEN from its Europoort-Teesport service to its Zeebrugge-Teesport run, replacing the Godby Shipping-owned 1,625 lanemetre MISTRAL.
Fuel-Saving Wind Propulsion System to Start Sea Trials
Norsepower Oy will test their system aboard Bore Ltd's M/V Estraden. Finnish marine engineering company Norsepower Oy said it has started sea trials for an auxiliary wind propulsion system that aims to help ships reduce fuel consumption, reports Maritime Executive. The company said that the aim of the pilot project is to prove the savings potential and how usable the technology is, which uses an 18-metre-high rotor sail. “The Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution, which is appropriate for retrofitting to over 20,000 vessels in the global merchant fleet, can be installed on any vessel without any off-hire costs," said Norsepower CEO Tuomas Riski.
Bore and P&O Ferries add RoRo vessel 'Estraden' to the partnership in the North Sea
Bore and P&O Ferries have agreed to add a further RoRo vessel to the long-standing partnership in the North Sea, the company said in its press release. M/V Estraden will be added to the vessel portfolio sailing for P&O alongside M/V Norsky, M/V Norstream and M/V Bore Song. She will move to her new route in January 2015. M/V Estraden is a similar vessel to M/V Norsky and M/V Norstream, which have proven suitable for the P&O cargo trade. Bore has actively progressed towards sustainable shipping, decreasing the environmental footprint of its RoRo shipping. This has been manifested by decisions like installing NAPA Optimization on the vessels for fuel savings, wet scrubber system on M/V Bore Song, wind rotor system on M/V Estraden. These efforts are in line with the P&O environmental thinking and forms an integral part of the long-standing partnership in shipping.Upload News