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P&O Ferries Sacks 800 Staff, Threatening Union Standoff

Mar 17, 2022

Britain's P&O Ferries made 800 staff redundant with immediate effect and suspended crossings for the next few days, sparking a backlash from politicians and unions over reports it would hire cheaper agency workers instead.The shock move caused delays around Britain's busiest port, Dover, and drew threats of a standoff as trade unions urged their members to defy any instructions to leave P&O ships.Owned by Dubai ports firm DP World…

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…

StraitNZ Bluebridge Opts for Hogia Ferry Systems

Dec 14, 2022

New Zealand ferry operator StraitNZ Bluebridge reached an agreement with Hogia Ferry Systems for delivery and implementation of its standard reservation software BOOKIT.Bluebridge operates two ropax ferries between Wellington in the North Island and Picton in the South Island…

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…

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…

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)…

Stena Line Vessels to Be Fitted with Yara Shore Power Solutions

Apr 21, 2022

Stena Line and Yara Marine Technologies have signed a contract to install Yara Marine’s shore power solution on board four ferries as part of Stena Line’s efforts to minimize carbon emissions from their fleet. When connected to the local power grid at the port…

Interferry 2022 'Call for Papers'

Apr 12, 2022

Interferry has launched a call for papers addressing the ‘Power and People’ themes of its 46th annual conference taking place in Seattle, Washington, in October 2022.Under the Power theme, presentations are invited on any sustainable, future…

UK Starts Criminal and Civil Probes Into P&O Ferries Job Cuts

Apr 01, 2022

Britain’s insolvency service has started formal criminal and civil investigations into P&O Ferries to look into the company’s decision to fire hundreds of workers without notice last month, business minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on Friday.The…

ABB Technology Ensures Fast Charging for Amsterdam’s New Electric Ferries

Feb 01, 2022

ABB power conversion technology ensures a stable power supply for the fast-charging units serving five new electric ferries on the round-the-clock services crossing Amsterdam’s North Sea Canal. The new ferries have been ordered by the city’s public transport company…

Port Milwaukee Seeks Proposals for South Shore Cruise Dock

Nov 09, 2021

Port Milwaukee said it is seeking proposals from prospective tenants for development at its South Shore Cruise Dock.This waterfront five-acre site, located immediately east of the Lake Express High Speed Ferry terminal, is available for development of recreational…

CMA CGM Invests in Brittany Ferries

Sep 14, 2021

CMA CGM Group, a shipping and logistics giant, has agreed to make a €25 million investment, including €10 million in quasi-equity, in Brittany Ferries, the largest ferry company operating under the French flag, to support Brittany Ferries’ post-Covid-19 recovery…

Interferry Conference Greenlighted Following COVID Review

May 20, 2021

Trade group Interferry said its directors have given the green light for the global trade association’s 2021 annual conference to go ahead as planned in Santander, Spain, this October.The decision came at a virtual board meeting held May 20…

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