Author: Guest

Thought leaders from across the passenger shipping industry contribute articles to CruiseandFerry.net, as well as to our International Cruise & Ferry Review and Cruise & Ferry Interiors publications. Guest authors include executives from cruise, ferry and port associations across the world.

Why do aluminium ferries have to go fast?

Why do aluminium ferries have to go fast?
By Guest | Thursday, January 3, 2019

Mike Wake, Austal’s sales representative for Europe, outlines how less powerful lightweight aluminium ferries could significantly reduce fuel consumption and pollution

Austal’s Mike Wake discusses the reduced fuel consumption and pollution of aluminium ferries


How cruise lines can manage scheduling and resources

How cruise lines can manage scheduling and resources
By Guest | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Managing large crews and keeping passengers safe in today’s cruise industry is complex. Lee Clarke from Dynama recommends using workforce optimisation technology in six focus areas to improve customer service and business performance

Dynama's Lee Clarke explains how workforce optimisation technology can help

Winning the war on corrosion onboard passenger ships

Winning the war on corrosion onboard passenger ships
By Guest | Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Frank Goodwin, director of Technology and Market Development at International Zinc Association, explains how zinc thermal spray and paint duplex systems keep ships rust-free

International Zinc Association on how zinc thermal spray and paint duplex systems keep ships rust-free

Unity is the key to strength for the global ferry industry

Unity is the key to strength for the global ferry industry
By Guest | Monday, October 1, 2018

Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan assesses the trade association’s growing role in building the ferry sector’s future ahead of its 43rd annual conference this October

Mike Corrigan assesses Interferry's growing role in building the ferry sector’s future

Smooth sailing towards a low-carbon future

Smooth sailing towards a low-carbon future
By Guest | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Norsepower CEO Tuomas Riski outlines why wind-assisted rotor sails provide a cost-effective solution for cruise and ferry lines who want to reduce fuel consumption and environmental impact

Norsepower's Tuomas Riski on why wind-assisted rotor sails are ideal for cruise ships and ferries

How cruise lines can become total vacation providers

How cruise lines can become total vacation providers
By Guest | Thursday, September 6, 2018

Asish Koshy, head of Travel and Cruise Business at IBS Software, explains the considerations for cruise lines as they attempt to transform into total vacation providers and the role technology plays in enabling this vision

IBS Software's Asish Koshy explains what factors cruise companies should consider

Can building information modelling work for cruise ships?

Can building information modelling work for cruise ships?
By Guest | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Matthew Jensen, architectural consultant for Fraiserline, takes a look at the challenges and opportunities of using a new type of software during the design and build process

Fraserline's Matthew Jensen explores the use of new software during the design and build process

The rise of the expedition cruise market

The rise of the expedition cruise market
By Guest | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Since 2004, SunStone Ships has focused on the expedition market. Niels-Erik Lund, the company’s president and CEO, explains why this has proven to be a winning approach

SunStone Ships' Niels-Erik Lund explains why the expedition market has been so successful

How to make passenger shipping more popular

How to make passenger shipping more popular
By Guest | Friday, June 15, 2018

Ferry lines, cruise companies and ports must work together to quell public concerns about the environmental, health and tourism impact of large vessels

Cruise companies must work together to reduce concerns about the environmental impact of cruising 

How MedCruise helps cruise lines make the most of the Med

How MedCruise helps cruise lines make the most of the Med
By Guest | Friday, June 1, 2018

MedCruise president Airam Díaz Pastor outlines how the organisation plans to improve relationships with cruise lines and attract more passengers to the region

Airam Díaz Pastor shares plans for attract more passengers to the region

Ammonia: a new way of fuelling the marine industry

Ammonia: a new way of fuelling the marine industry
By Guest | Monday, April 23, 2018

Niels de Vries from C-Job Naval Architects outlines why ammonia has a lot of potential as renewable fuel that will help ship operators eliminate harmful emissions

Niels de Vries from C-Job Naval Architects outlines why ammonia has potential as renewable fuel 

Why the cruise industry is aiming high in Australia

Why the cruise industry is aiming high in Australia
By Guest | Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Australian Cruise Association is helping ports and destinations to develop their infrastructure, services and cruise guest offerings to meet growing demand, says Jill Abel, CEO of the Australian Cruise Association

Australian Cruise Association is helping destinations to develop their infrastructures and cruise offerings

Why Interferry is joining forces with ferry lines

Why Interferry is joining forces with ferry lines
By Guest | Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan says strength from unity is key to the trade association’s mounting influence

Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan says strength from unity is key to the trade association’s mounting influence

How to create the next generation of expedition cruise ships

How to create the next generation of expedition cruise ships
By Guest | Friday, March 16, 2018

Trond Sigurdsen, chairman of YSA Design, explains how the company is helping cruise operators to get guests closer to wildlife and nature with retractable marinas, infinity pools and onboard research laboratories

Trond Sigurdsen explains why YSA Design is designing retractable marinas, infinity pools and more

How Cruise Europe will drive cruise growth in 2018

How Cruise Europe will drive cruise growth in 2018
By Guest | Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Cruise Europe and its members will head to key events in 2018 to capitalise on Europe’s position as a year-round cruise destination, says managing director Jens Skrede

Cruise association will promote its ports at various events this year, says Jens Skrede 

How Survitec helps ship operators put safety first

How Survitec helps ship operators put safety first
By Guest | Thursday, January 18, 2018

Rob Wallace explores the benefits of working with a multi-brand service operator when it comes to keeping onboard safety equipment and lifeboats up to date and working well

A look at how a multi-brand service operator can help operators keep safety equipment working well

What are the top five steps to interior refit success?

What are the top five steps to interior refit success?
By Guest | Friday, December 22, 2017

Trimline co-chairman Mike Oliver shares the top five factors cruise and ferry operators should consider when choosing an interior contractor for vessel refits

Trimline's Mike Oliver shares what operators should consider when choosing a contractor 

Keeping customers happy in the ferry business

Keeping customers happy in the ferry business
By Guest | Friday, October 27, 2017

Michael Grey explores how well-trained, knowledgeable and friendly staff can help ferry lines to drive customer loyalty

Michael Grey explores how well-trained and friendly staff can help ferry lines drive customer loyalty

Interferry works together with its members for growth

Interferry works together with its members for growth
By Guest | Thursday, October 5, 2017

Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan explains the motivation driving the trade association’s far-reaching strategy

Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan explains the motivation driving the trade association’s far-reaching strategy  

Are mobile payments safe for ferry operators?

Are mobile payments safe for ferry operators?
By Guest | Monday, September 11, 2017

Corethree CEO Ashley Murdoch highlights how mobile ticketing can improve ferry lines’ business

Corethree CEO Ashley Murdoch highlights how mobile ticketing can improve ferry lines’ business