Ferry News

 

Presentation of "The 3-D Printed Vessel" at WFSA event

May 16, 2022

Vessels fashioned in a 3D printer, rather than a shipyard, will be the subject of a presentation at a Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) event. The virtual gathering, Innovations in Ferry Design and Vessel Construction, will be held in conjunction with the presentation of awards inWFSA’s Annual Student Design Competition, now in its ninth year, to be held on May 18, 2022.The keynote speaker…

RoRo ferry MV Tennor Ocean sets off for Test Voyage

Jan 23, 2023

MV Tennor Ocean, newbuilding 782, from Germany's shipyard Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft recently set off on test voyage on the North Sea and Baltic Sea. The 210-m RoRo ferry is on the move to Dock 3 at Lloyd Werft. During its week-long stay there…

Seafarer Training, Well-Being at center of Inmarsat Ferry Open Challenge

Jan 31, 2022

Inmarsat, Attica Group and Thetius have teamed to jointly launched the ‘Inmarsat Ferry Open Innovation Challenge: Crew Training and Entertainment,' a competition which inspired start-ups and SMEs to deliver digital solutions to enhance the training or enrich the leisure hours of seafarers…

Eying Ease of COVID Travel Restrictions, Stena Line Repositions Ship

May 19, 2021

With the expectation that travel restrictions between Ireland and Britain will be removed soon, ferry company Stena Line is bringing its new vessel Stena Estrid back to its key Holyhead – Dublin route.It will replace the Stena Horizon, which…

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Launches Hybrid-Propulsion Ferry Kyoto

May 13, 2021

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding held a christening and launch ceremony May 13, 2021 for the first of two large ferries being built for Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency (JRTT) and Meimon Taiyo Ferry Co., Ltd. The ceremony took…

Stena Livia Joins the Baltic Sea Fleet

Apr 09, 2021

The 186-meter Visentini RoPax vessel Stena Livia will initially join sister vessel Stena Flavia on the Nynäshamn-Ventspils route from mid-April, Stena Line announced. Later this year the pair will replace the existing tonnage on the ferry route between Travemünde and Liepaja…

New Kitsap Transit Ferry Completes Sea Trials

Jan 20, 2021

A new BMT design 140-ft. catamaran passenger ferry has  reportedly passed its sea trial and is due to enter the Kitsap Transit fleet in the next few weeks. Dubbed Enetai, the boat was built by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB) in Seattle…

Trelleborg's Parallel Motion Fenders for Danish Port

Apr 28, 2020

Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation has completed the supply of its twin parallel motion fenders to Ferry Berth 4 at the Port of Hirtshals, Denmark, helping the port to enhance berthing operations.The project required a fender solution…

Marine Tech: Marine Evacuation Systems from Survitec

Mar 13, 2020

As the cruise industry continues to prosper, so too does Survitec, a specialist in marine evacuation systems (MES). Survitec has a history of more than 160 years, with 2020 marking the centenary since RFD, now part of Survitec, was founded.The…

Gibdock Momentum Builds On Variety

Mar 11, 2020

High levels of occupancy during the first two months of 2020 and strong forward bookings are sustaining momentum for Gibdock, following a surge in demand for the Gibraltar repair yard in the last quarter of 2019.One standout project involving…

Johan Röstin Resigns as CEO of ForSea

Feb 16, 2020

ForSea (formerly HH Ferries Group),  the operator linking Denmark and Sweden via Helsingør and Helsingborg, announced that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Johan Röstinwill be stepping down from his position.“It has been a privilege to lead ForSea for almost three years…

Knud E. Hansen Intros New Ferry Design

Feb 09, 2020

Danish-based consultancy Knud E. Hansen has designed a 212-metre RoPax ferry with a large battery bank to power it while dockside, allowing for zero emissions in port.RoPax ferry can transport up to 700 passengers and 390 cars. The vessel also boasts 2955 lane metres for trucks and trailers…

Austal Australia Launches Bajamar Express

Feb 06, 2020

Australian-based global ship building company Austal Limited announced that its Henderson, Western Australia, shipyard has successfully launched Bajamar Express, the first of two 118-meter, high-speed trimaran ferries under construction for Fred…

Stena Line Opens New Ferry Route

Feb 06, 2020

On Friday January 31, 2020 Stena Line closed the Varberg-Grenaa route. The day after, on Saturday, February 1st Stena Line’s new ferry route between Halmstad in Sweden and Grenaa in Denmark was officially opened. The inauguration started early…

Driverless Trucks to Dominate UK Ferry Traffic

Jan 29, 2020

Driver-less heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) will be to ship freight between the UK and continental Europe in the future, according to a new white paper published by the British Ports Association (BPA) and the specialist freight transport consultancy MDS Transmodal…

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