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Liberty Lines Extends Hybrid Ferry Order to 12

Mar 24, 2023

Italy's Liberty Lines expanded its order from nine to 12 of the 38m hybrid monohull passenger ferries designed by Incat Crowther, built by Astilleros Armon’s shipyard in Spain.Each of the 12 new vessels will designed to have a flexible hybrid…

London to Trial Shipping Light Freight on the River Thames

Mar 13, 2023

A group of partners aiming to boost efficiency and sustainability for transporting goods in and around London has come together to trial shipping light freight on the River Thames.The non-profit Cross River Partnership (CRP) recently launched the London Light Freight River Trial…

Take a Hyke: Swarm Tech for Ferries

Feb 24, 2023

Apps, big data, tech, software and cutting-edge innovation were hallmarks at last year’s Sea Tech conference in Brest, France. During one session, for example, on electronic charting, the speakers made reference to “data as fuel.” For vessel operations…

Stena Line Inks Deal to Operate Birkenhead Terminal Until 2100

Feb 17, 2023

One of Europe’s largest ferry route and port operators, Stena Line, said it has signed a new deal with U.K. port operator Peel Ports to operate its 12 Quays port and ferry terminal in Birkenhead until the beginning of the 22nd Century. The Swedish…

Methanol Bunkering Carried Out in the Port of Gothenburg

Jan 25, 2023

A milestone for the use of methanol as a marine fuel was achieved in the Port of Gothenburg on Monday, as methanol propelled vessel Stena Germanica was the first non-tanker vessel in the world to be bunkered with methanol ship to ship.“This is a door-opening demonstration…

Interferry Conference Set to Focus on Power and People Priorities

Sep 06, 2022

Cutting-edge solutions to an unprecedented increase in human and technological challenges will be unveiled when global trade association Interferry stages its 46th annual conference in Seattle this October on the theme of ‘Power and People’…

US Announces $172 Million to Improve Ferry Service

Aug 05, 2022

The Biden-Harris Administration on Friday announced new funding aimed at improving ferry service across the U.S. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced $172.2 million in Fiscal Year 2022 formula funding…

As Airlines Struggle with Demand, 'Car-Cations' Boom, Stena Line says

Jul 28, 2022

Stena Line reports that its travel business bouncde back in Britain and Ireland in 2022, with figures for the first half of the year show that passenger numbers are back to pre-pandemic levels, while car numbers in particular are far higher than in 2019…

More Long Delays at UK's Port of Dover

Jul 25, 2022

Long queues of holidaymakers and lorries built up on Saturday outside the Port of Dover, Britain's main gateway to Europe, and officials said the disruption could be worse than the logjam seen on Friday.Travelers setting out at the start of the British school summer holidays…

DFDS Hires Girardin as Head of Ferry

Jul 06, 2022

Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS announced Mathieu Girardin has been named its new head of ferry, succeeding Peder Gellert Pedersen, who is retiring on August 1, 2022.Girardin will join DFDS as a member of the company's executive management team in October 2022…

Berlin's 1990s-vintage Tour Boat is 'Electrified' with Torqeedo

Jun 20, 2022

Oranje Nassau, a 20-m, 55-passenger sightseeing boat and water taxi operating on Berlin’s urban waterways was recently put back into service after replacing its diesel engine with a fully integrated all-electric propulsion system by Torqeedo…

Brendan Smith Takes the Helm as President, Seaward Services

Jun 01, 2022

Hornblower Group announced that Brendan Smith, formerly VP of Engineering, NYC Ferry, has been named President of Seaward Services, Inc. Smith replaces John Keever, who has retired after 50 years in the industry, and will report to Scott Thornton…

European Ports and Interferry Set Sustainability Priorities

May 24, 2022

A meeting between the European Sea Ports Organization (ESPO) and global trade association Interferry has agreed a common work programme to promote an environmentally sustainable future for the European ferry business through the provision and use of onshore power supply (OPS)…

Brittany Ferries Inks Bunkering Deal with Titan LNG

May 16, 2022

Brittany Ferries and Titan LNG have signed a long-term agreement for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquified bio methane (LBM) to two new LNG-fueled hybrid Ro-Pax vessels that Brittany Ferries will operate between England and France from 2025…

Shore Power Milestone Reached at Port of Kapellskär

Apr 22, 2022

A milestone has been reached at Port of Kapellskär for connection of Finnlines services to onshore power. In 2023, Finnlines will introduce two brand new Superstar-class vessels on the Kapellskär-Långnäs-Naantali route. These vessels will connect…

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