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Gravesend Old West Street Pier to be Removed

Oct 09, 2019

Work to dismantle and remove the old West Street Pier in Gravesend is well underway. The pier was used for a number of years by passengers of the Gravesend-Tilbury ferry. But in 2012 the ferry service moved to the renovated Town Pier.The old…

Brittany Ferries in Brexit 'Dry Runs'

Sep 17, 2019

French shipping company has embarked on a series of 'dry runs' - mock voyages - between the UK and France to ensure it is ready for any “no-deal” Brexit mayhem.The Cross-Channel ferry operator has already staged one rehearsal, with lorries travelling…

DFDS, Moby in Ferry Swap Deal

Sep 10, 2019

Copenhagen headquartered ferry and logistics company DFDS has reached an agreement with the Italian ferry company Moby to acquire its the two combined freight and passenger ferries (RoPax).The Danish company decided to purchase the ships, the 2001-built Moby Wonder and the 2005-built Moby Aki…

Tallink Enters Singapore

Sep 08, 2019

Estonian shipping company Tallink Grupp has announced establishing a subsidiary in Singapore this week – Tallink Asia Pte Ltd – which is the group’s first subsidiary in Asia.  The operator of cruise ferries and ropax ships said that the purpose…

BC Ferries Endorses BC Safety Charter

Aug 29, 2019

British Columbia Ferry Services (BC Ferries) informed that its President & CEO Mark Collins is the latest executive to join the BC Safety Charter, a move that highlights the company’s commitment to improving and promoting workplace safety.The…

World’s Largest Electric Ferry Completes Maiden Voyage

Aug 16, 2019

E-ferry Ellen, the world's largest all-electric ferry,  made its first commercial trip connecting the ports of Søby and Fynshav (Denmark).Switzerland-based battery system provider Leclanché SA has powered the vessel, capable of carrying approximately 30 vehicles and 200 passengers…

DFDS Cuts 2019 Outlook on Brexit

Aug 14, 2019

Danish international shipping and logistics company DFDS announced that the exceptional uncertainty on the outcome of Brexit is currently reducing UK trade and visibility.Uncertainties surrounding Brexit made the world's leading ferry operator…

Balearia Launches Florida-Bahamas Fast Ferry

Aug 09, 2019

Baleària Caribbean has launches a new fast-transport service linking Fort Lauderdale (Florida) with the island of Bimini in the Bahamas.  The fast ferry connecting these two ports has a 650-person capacity and a maximum speed of 38 knots—35 for service—with the journey taking just under two hours…

Gulf Island Wins Ferry Contract

Jul 31, 2019

American manufacturer of marine vessels used in the energy sector, Gulf Island Fabrication Inc. (GIFI) has received an award for the construction of a (70) seventy vehicle ferry from the Texas Department of Transportation.The fabricator of complex steel structures…

India Plans to Start Low Cost Ferry Services

Jul 30, 2019

Indian shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has said that the government is keen to start the navigation in inland waterways and passenger transportation in the rivers in the North Eastern states of the country.The public sector company Water…

Interferry Charts a Course for Growth

Jul 26, 2019

Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan explains why the global trade association is poised to take its work to the next level.While I respect the mantra of cautious optimism, I can’t help feeling genuinely excited that 2019 could prove to be a milestone…

Marseille Fos Accelerates Air Emissions Cuts

Jul 24, 2019

Among a string of new eco-friendly initiatives, the Marseille Fos port authority is to spend $22 million over the next six years to extend shoreside electrical connections for berthed vessels to every ferry, cruiseship and repair quay within the Marseille eastern harbor…

Tallink Gets Finance for LNG Ferry

Jul 05, 2019

Estonian shipping company Tallink Tallink Grupp has borrowed  EUR 197.6 million to finance the new EUR 247 million LNG powered fast ferry currently under construction in Rauma Marine Constructions Oy.The loan agreement was concluded between AS Tallink Grupp subsidiary Tallink Superfast Ltd…

Tajikistan to Expand Multimodal Shipping

Jul 02, 2019

The 14th Meeting of the Railway Leaders of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and the 8th Meeting of the Railway Committee of the Transport Coordination Council of the ECO (TTCC) was held in Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan.The meeting…

Brittany Ferries Extends Contract with Portsmouth

May 29, 2019

U.K.'s Portsmouth International Port's relationship with major European ferry operator, Brittany Ferries, has been strengthened following the announcement of an additional five years to a joint long-term agreement.This means Brittany Ferries is committed to Portsmouth until the end of 2031…

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