Ferries News

 

Interferry Names New Chair and Board Member

Oct 29, 2020

Ferry industry trade group Interferry announced Brittany Ferries CEO Christophe Mathieu as the new Chair of its board of directors.  He was elected at the association’s annual general meeting on October 27 - held virtually due to COVID-19 travel restrictions - in succession to John Steen-Mikkelsen…

Kitsap Transit Gets Fed Funds for High-Speed, Low-Emission Ferry Project

Aug 28, 2020

As the global maritime community collectively is slowly pushed toward decarbonization, it is generally agreed that there is no ‘silver bullet’ technical solution and that progress will come in steps, led by public/private collaboration and funding…

Stena Rederi Opens New Baltic Route

Aug 04, 2020

From August 13, 2020, Stena Line will start a new freight focused connection between Latvia, Sweden and Germany by adding a port-call in Karlskrona on the existing ferry route between Liepaja and Travemünde.Stena Line today offers seven routes…

Ferry Operators Start to See the Light at the End of the Tunnel

Jun 25, 2020

Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan reflects on the crushing impact of COVID-19…but suggests that the gradual easing of travel restrictions offers a turning point on the road to recovery.Last year the ferry industry was riding the crest of a wave. In an end-of-year review…

New Zealand's KiwiRail to Order RoPax Pair

Jun 03, 2020

New Zealand's state-owned KiwiRail has issued a request for proposal to find a preferred shipyard to build two new RoPax ferries for operator Interislander.The international tender follows a NZ$400 Million (US$256.1 million) contribution to…

Stena Line is 10 Years Ahead of IMO Emissions Goals

Jun 02, 2020

Ferry shipping company Stena Line reports it is 10 years ahead of international shipping's emissions reduction targets thanks to measures such as new, larger and more energy efficient vessels, AI assisted captains and an increased punctuality…

Interview: John Waterhouse, EBDG - “Be Bold in Thinking but Cautious in Application”

May 19, 2020

John Waterhouse is a ubiquitous character in the U.S. maritime industry, a deep-thinker, a signature bow tie and more than three decades of naval architecture and marine engineering experience and success as co-owner of the Seattle-based Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG)…

Rabbitt to Join Hornblower as CEO

May 15, 2020

U.S.-based passenger vessel operator Hornblower Group announced it has appointed Kevin Rabbitt has CEO. Rabbitt is expected to take up the role in July, while founder, Chairman and current CEO Terry MacRae will continue as Executive Chairman…

Damen Hosts Digital Steel-Cutting Ceremony

May 08, 2020

Damen Yichang Shipyard in China recently hosted a different kind of steel cutting ceremony for a RoPax Ferry 6716 being built for the Government of Timor-Leste.Ordinarily, Damen would invite its clients and guests to attend the celebratory event…

UK Provides Aid for Ferry Operators

Apr 27, 2020

Ferry routes between Great Britain and Northern Ireland have been safeguarded, thanks to a multimillion-pound government scheme to help ensure critical freight can continue to move into and across the union.The package, worth up to £17 million ($21 million)…

Stena Line To Close Trelleborg-Sassnitz Route

Apr 08, 2020

Stena Line will permanently suspend operations on its ferry route between Trelleborg, Sweden and Sassnitz, Germany due to the coronavirus pandemic, the European operator announced on Wednesday.The cancellation comes after Stena Line announced…

Stena Line Announces More Job Cuts Due to COVID-19

Apr 06, 2020

Swedish ferry company Stena Line said Monday it will furlough 600 employees and make 150 redundant in UK and Ireland due to the COVID-19 pandemic's damaging effect on travel and transport across Europe.The announcement comes several weeks after…

Viking Continues Operations on Main Freight Lines

Mar 23, 2020

Finnish cruise ferry operator Viking Line announced Monday it will continue service on its 'most important' routes despite concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.'Taking the security of supply for Finland and Åland as well as the cargo transport demands into consideration…

No April Fool; Brexit Ready

Mar 23, 2020

Charles Hammond, chief executive of Forth Ports, owner of the Port of Tilbury, writes about a new British port coming to market.Coronavirus has slowed down world trade and interfered with the EU-UK trade talks, and the ripples continue to be felt through the world economy…

Eye on Maritime Design: Better Ferries by (EBDG) Design

Mar 20, 2020

Elliott Bay Design Group is a well-known, long tenured Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm.We checked in with John Waterhouse, Chief Concept Engineer at EBDG, for insights on some of the design elements on the new Staten Island Ferries…

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