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Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #645 on: April 11, 2015, 10:00:35 PM
In front of cost Coffee is terred seat cinema in semi circular shape behind the stairs.

Its a greet attraction for kids was they show kids movies or cartoons and Sky News when in port.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #646 on: April 12, 2015, 12:01:48 AM
Addition of podium for milk sugar etc opposite costa Bar with bin at base all in costa logo and colours behind cinema. This was specifically designed for Swift.

Shelf like table behind cinema so people can stand have a coffee and watch what is on screen.

I don't ever recall seeing a cinema on the Swift?

This investment suggests it's going to be around a while yet...

It's a pretty safe best that Swift will be around for quite some time to come.  Mechanically she's very good and always has been which is testament to the Irish Ferries engineers and crew.  Mr Davies from Stena recently described fast-ferry travel as a "niche business" and IF have that niche very nicely wrapped up since the departure of the HSS and truth be known have had it wrapped up for a while given the gradual slowdown and seasonal operation of Explorer. 

Swift is a lucrative part of Irish Ferries' business and complements big U and Epsilon very well and from what I hear from ICG, the only issue she faces is being replaced by a newer fastcraft on the route in 3 or 4 years time which would give IF Big U, a second high capacity Ropax and a fastcraft service.  To continue the SWOT analysis her only other main threat is a potential fastcraft competitor on one end of the corridor in 2016.

Pete



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #647 on: April 15, 2015, 12:32:05 AM
Passenger Ship Technology (subscription only) Q1 2015  has a report on Irish Ferries.  Part of this details the modifications undertaken to Oscar Wilde to comply with the SECA regulations.  They report she now switches from heavy fuel oil to marine gas oil mid-voyage.  This meant they had to fit a new fuel treatment plant to handle the higher quantites of MGO consumed, and convert tanks to MGO usage.  The article also discusses some of the other technical work done to the rest of the fleet, such as using a new process borrowed from the chemical industry to repair the stern thruster tunnel on Ulysses.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #648 on: April 22, 2015, 12:20:56 PM
Oscar Wilde running about 8 hours late on the return from Cherbourg Apparently the ramp was damaged and she did not depart until after 3.30 am.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #649 on: April 29, 2015, 07:31:16 PM
Any rumours on Superfast XI and XII or Olympic Champion or New Builds?
« Last Edit: April 29, 2015, 07:33:14 PM by IFPete »



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #650 on: April 29, 2015, 07:41:37 PM
Nothing



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #651 on: May 06, 2015, 01:40:16 PM
Irish Continental Group will issue an interim Management Statement on 14th May 2015.

Lets see if this throws any light on what they are planning to do.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Swift Reply #652 on: May 07, 2015, 04:38:41 PM
The Swift is berthed in Ulysses's berth at Holyhead.I have never seen it berthed anywhere except at the Salt Island berth. Does anyone know why it is there or have I just never noticed it there before?



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #653 on: May 07, 2015, 05:36:25 PM
Swift usually births at Terminal 3 Ulysses Berth on afternoon sailings from Holyhead.

Swift uses Terminal 2 at Salt Island on morning sailings because Terminal 3 is handling Ulysses



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #654 on: May 07, 2015, 11:07:54 PM
Always the Ulysses berth when I take the 17:15 from Holyhead.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2015, 11:10:33 PM by HSS »



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #655 on: May 07, 2015, 11:12:01 PM
Cheers for that I haven't taken the later Swift out of Dublin in years.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #656 on: May 07, 2015, 11:20:05 PM
Hey, no problem!



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #657 on: May 14, 2015, 08:13:18 PM
Irish Continental Group will issue an interim Management Statement on 14th May 2015.

Lets see if this throws any light on what they are planning to do.

Nope
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Released : 14 May 2015

INTERIM MANAGEMENT STATEMENT

Volumes (Year to date, 9 May 2015)

        Change
Passengers   418,600   +3%
Cars   94,800   +8%
RoRo Freight   91,800   +11%
Container Freight (teu)     100,000   -1%
Terminal Lifts   67,400   +3%
Irish Continental Group (ICG) issues this interim management statement which covers carryings from 1 January to 9 May 2015 and financial information for the first four months of the year, i.e. 1 January to 30 April. It should be noted that ICG's business is significantly weighted towards the second half of the year when normally a higher proportion of the Group's operating profit is generated than in the first six months.

In the period to 9 May 2015, Irish Ferries carried 94,800 cars, an increase of 8% on the previous year. Total passenger volumes increased by 3% compared to the previous year to 418,600.

In the Roll on Roll off freight market, Irish Ferries carried 91,800 units, an increase of 11% compared with the same period in 2014.

Container freight volumes shipped were down 1% on the previous year at 100,000 teu (twenty foot equivalent units), while units handled at our terminals in Dublin and Belfast increased 3% year on year, over the same period to 67,400 lifts.

In the first four months of the year, Group revenue rose 7.3% to 85.1 million, compared with 79.3 million in the same period last year. Operating costs (before depreciation & amortisation) were 1.6% lower at 74.8 million, versus 76.0 million the previous year, mainly reflecting the lower cost of fuel. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) was 10.3 million compared with 3.3 million in the same period in 2014. The operating profit (before interest) was 4.4 million compared with an operating loss of 2.3 million in 2014. Net debt at the end of April was 45.5 million compared with 61.3 million at 31 December 2014.

Following the completion of an extensive tender process by Belfast Harbour Commissioners, ICG announces that it has been awarded the Services Concession for the operation of a combined container terminal at Victoria Terminal 3 (VT3) in Belfast Harbour. The agreement is for a period of 5 years with a further 3 year option. This will involve the consolidation of the two existing container terminals in Belfast (one of which, BCT, is operated by ICG) into one location at VT3. The process of consolidating the volume of both terminals, which will involve some once off costs, will commence shortly.

Dublin
14 May 2015

Note - The comparative financial information has been restated to the 30 April 2014 which is on the same basis as the current year. In the previous year the financial information disclosed in the interim management statement for the first four months of the year was up to the 26 April 2014.

Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #658 on: May 14, 2015, 08:48:24 PM
Big news on the container front but nothing to report on Ferry Division.




Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #659 on: May 15, 2015, 06:58:34 AM
Surprised not to have heard about a replacement for the Epsilon who's charter finishes at the end of the year.