Ferry news

Wightlink prepares to welcome first hybrid battery ferry

Wightlink prepares to welcome first hybrid battery ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Victoria of Wight has left Cemre shipyard in Turley and will arrive in her new UK home early this August

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to christen Red Jet 7

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to christen Red Jet 7
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Red Funnel's new high-speed ferry will be inaugurated on the Isle of Wight on 24 July 2018

How Finnlines is making its ferries fit for the future

How Finnlines is making its ferries fit for the future
By Guest | Monday, July 16, 2018

Emanuele Grimaldi discusses Finnlines’ vessel upgrades, environmental efforts and recent successes with Sandra Speares

Emanuele Grimaldi discusses vessel upgrades, environmental efforts and recent successes

WETA debuts new aluminium passenger ferry in California

WETA debuts new aluminium passenger ferry in California
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, July 13, 2018

Eco-friendly vessel is part of a series of vessels designed by Incat Crowther and built by Vigor

Providing ferry services to cruise passengers in Mexico

Providing ferry services to cruise passengers in Mexico
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, July 13, 2018

German Orozco talks to Rebecca Gibson about how Ultramar ferries play an important role in helping cruise guests to make the most of their time in Mexico

German Orozco explains how Ultramar is helping cruise guests enjoy their time in Mexico

P&O Ferries debuts new menu with ingredients from British suppliers

P&O Ferries debuts new menu with ingredients from British suppliers
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, July 13, 2018

Sandwiches and salads will be available on the line's ferries on the English Channel and North Sea

WSF becomes first US ferry line to join Green Marine

WSF becomes first US ferry line to join Green Marine
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Operator will use sustainability programme to reduce its environmental impact

Damen to build five all-electric passenger ferries for Arriva Danmark

Damen to build five all-electric passenger ferries for Arriva Danmark
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, July 6, 2018

Zero-emission vessels will operate daily services in Copenhagen, Denmark's capital city

IMO launches video to improve domestic ferry safety in Asia-Pacific

IMO launches video to improve domestic ferry safety in Asia-Pacific
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, July 5, 2018

Free video to be shown at ferry terminals to encourage passengers to listen to crew 

BMT and BAE Systems design concept hybrid eco ferry

BMT and BAE Systems design concept hybrid eco ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Ferry has a catamaran hull, an energy storage system and a rooftop solar panel

Servowatch installs alarm and monitoring system on Condor Rapide

Servowatch installs alarm and monitoring system on Condor Rapide
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, July 3, 2018

New solution will help to improve operational safety onboard the UK-based fast-ferry

Hurtigruten celebrates 125 years of exploration travel

Hurtigruten celebrates 125 years of exploration travel
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Norwegian operator looks forward to a positive future with plastic ban and hybrid battery-powered vessels

Creating grand designs for grand passenger ships

Creating grand designs for grand passenger ships
By Guest | Monday, July 2, 2018

Anthony Pearce speaks to experts from Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Stena Line to understand how orchestrating the design of a ship is akin to planning a small city

Experts from Carnival, RCL and Stena explain how designing a ship is akin to planning a small city 

SMS completes first high-speed ferry refit in France

SMS completes first high-speed ferry refit in France
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

UK-based firm refurbished Condor Ferries' Condor Rapide on a syncrolift at Port of Cherbourg

AVIC Shipyard lays keel for Stena's Belfast-bound E-Flexer ro-pax ferry

AVIC Shipyard lays keel for Stena's Belfast-bound E-Flexer ro-pax ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Ferry is the first of two newbuilds that will sail between Northern Ireland and the UK from 2020

Why it’s important to go high tech in the ferry industry

Why it’s important to go high tech in the ferry industry
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, June 22, 2018

Ferry operators are using new technologies to make their operations more sustainable and profitable. Rederij Doeksen and Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corporation share their strategies with Rebecca Gibson

Ferry operators are using new technologies to make their operations more sustainable and profitable

Ferguson Marine to build world's first hydrogen-fuelled ocean-going ferry

Ferguson Marine to build world's first hydrogen-fuelled ocean-going ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Project involves Ballard, Kongsberg Maritime, McPhy, DLR, Interferry, Orkney Ferries and a university

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 

Brittany Ferries to name two new ferries Galica and Salamanca

Brittany Ferries to name two new ferries Galica and Salamanca
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, June 14, 2018

Newbuilds will operate long-haul services from UK to Spain from 2021 and 2022

Irish Ferries postpones W.B Yeats' debut until September 2018

Irish Ferries postpones W.B Yeats' debut until September 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, June 14, 2018

Delays with the delivery of the ferry's interior components push back original July launch date