Ferries News


First New-Generation Parramatta River Ferry Enters Service

May 21, 2024

Australia’s NSW Government has put the first of seven new Parramatta Class ferries designed by Incat Crowther into service.The fleet of new ferries, which will service the busy Parramatta River commuter route, are being constructed in Tasmania, Australia by Richardson Devine Marine.Watch the latest video from Incat Crowther and Zero Emission FerriesA second vessel has begun sea trials and three more are already under construction…

Self-Driving Ferry Service Envisioned to Link the Fosen Peninsula

May 16, 2024

Torghatten, a Norwegian ferry operator, and Kongsberg Maritime have entered into a contract for the development of a system for self-driving ferries on the Flakk-Rørvik route.The car ferry service operation is part of the Norwegian highway network…

Acteon’s LDD Getsy Busy at Scottish Port's Infrastructure Upgrade

Apr 30, 2024

LDD, an Acteon company, has been awarded a contract by George Leslie to perform piling works on the Kennacraig Port's ferry terminal in Scotland.LDD, a marine foundations brand within Acteon, is supplying reverse circulation drilling (RCD) services…

Constucution Starts on 10 Incat Crowther Ferries for Majestic Fleet

Feb 27, 2024

Singapore’s Majestic Fast Ferry Pte Ltd has commissioned Incat Crowther to design a new second generation 39-m passenger ferry as the basis of its future fleet. Incat Crowther’s range with PT Cahaya Samudra covers four vessels lengths; 29-, 32-…

First of Four CMAL Ferry MV Isle to Launch Mid-March

Jan 12, 2024

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) announced the launch of MV Isle of Islay on March 16, 2024 at the Cemre Marin Endustri shipyard in Yalova, Turkey.It is the first of four ferries being built at the yard, and marks a major milestone…

Zinus Charging Solution Ordered for Zero-emissions RoPax Ferry

Dec 21, 2023

Zinus announced it has won a contract to supply its autonomous charging solution for a new zero-emissions, lightweight Ro-Pax ferry.The endeavor is led by shipbuilder Incat Tasmania, and commissioned by their South American customer Buquebús…

Brunvoll Mar-El to Deliver Charging System for Bergen Ferries

Dec 14, 2023

Brunvoll Mar-El will deliver the onshore charging system for the Bergen area fast ferries, more specifically on the Knarvik-Bergen and Kleppestø-Bergen routes. Brunvoll Mar-El has from earlier been contracted to deliver the electrical and hybrid system integration for the 3 ferries…

UK: King Puts Live Export Ban Back on Agenda

Nov 07, 2023

The King's Speech on November 7 set out the UK Government's agenda for the coming political year, and the animal welfare charity RSPCA is pleased that a live export ban - via an Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill - was amongst the issues raised in the supplementary notes…

DFDS Commits to Battery-electric Vessels on the English Channel

Nov 06, 2023

Danish shipping company DFDS announced it has committed to investing in battery-powered vessels to help decarbonize the maritime traffic across the English Channel.Following a meet between French Minister for Foreign Trade, Attractiveness and French Nationals Abroad…

Wasaline RoPax to Burn Biogas Fuel on Fridays

Oct 16, 2023

Finnish shipping company Wasaline announced it has started operating with certified biogas one day a week from October 13, in preparation for the EU emissions trading system that will come into force next year.The company, which operates the route connecting Vaasa…

"Made in Sicily": $126M RoPax Ferry Ordered

Oct 09, 2023

A new ferry, fully owned by the Sicilian Region and entirely 'Made in Sicily', will carry out the connection service with Lampedusa and Pantelleria. The President of the Sicilian Region Renato Schifani and the CEO and General Director of Fincantieri…

Rapid Charging Systems: Current Technology for the Future of Ferries

Aug 11, 2023

As the devotion to more sustainable shipping expands and regulations become more stringent, the demand for lower emissions operations continues to increase. As a result, the marine industry is confronted with the challenge of large-scale electrification as an alternative energy solution…

AG EMS selects Hogia Ferry Systems

May 15, 2023

German ferry operator Aktien-Gesellschaft EMS (“AG EMS”) has partnered with Hogia Ferry Systems to implement their standard reservation software BOOKIT.AG EMS operates a ferry service between Emden and the island Borkum, using both traditional and high-speed ferries…

Stena Line Acquires Ferry and RoRo Port Operations in Ventspils

May 09, 2023

Stena Line announced on Tuesday that it has acquired the operations of the ferry and RoRo terminals in the Port of Ventspils, Latvia, representing the latest in a range of investments in the Baltic region, including the addition of upgraded ferries and new ferry routes…

Zinus to Supply Shore Charging Systems for Seaspan Ferries

Apr 24, 2023

Norway-based Zinus announced it has secured a contract to supply shore power technology and autonomous solutions for Canada's Seaspan Ferries. Seaspan Ferries serves the Vancouver Island supply chain and with a commercial ferry service. The…

Logistics News

Höegh Autoliners Orders Customized Simulators from Kongsberg Digital

Höegh Autoliners Orders Customized Simulators from Kongsberg Digital

Houthis Claim Attack on Four Ships at Israel's Haifa Port

Houthis Claim Attack on Four Ships at Israel's Haifa Port

Fire Suspends Sugar Loading at Tiplam Terminal in Brazil's Santos Port

Fire Suspends Sugar Loading at Tiplam Terminal in Brazil's Santos Port

Houston Container Volumes Up 21% in May

Houston Container Volumes Up 21% in May

Subscribe for Maritime Logistics Professional E‑News