Ferry news

ABB technology to power Iceland’s first electric ferry

ABB technology to power Iceland’s first electric ferry
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, February 14, 2019

Vessel will run on a large battery pack and recharge when docked in a harbour

Reliability, punctuality, customer satisfaction and service

Reliability, punctuality, customer satisfaction and service
By Guest | Thursday, February 14, 2019

Condor Ferries is in its 71st year of operations but is already planning its centenary in 2047. CEO Paul Luxon tells Justin Merrigan about the forward-thinking company

Condor Ferries’ CEO Paul Luxon tells Justin Merrigan about the forward-thinking company  

Damen Shiprepair wins Waxholm II contract

Damen Shiprepair wins Waxholm II contract
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Waxholmsbolaget's 350-passenger ferry will undergo three-month upgrade in Sweden

A lower carbon future for the ferry industry

A lower carbon future for the ferry industry
By Guest | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Interferry regulatory affairs director Johan Roos discusses how the ferry industry can sustainably address climate change in a realistic timeframe

Interferry’s Johan Roos discusses how the industry can sustainably address climate change

Wight Shipyard Co hands over new Twin City Liner vessel

Wight Shipyard Co hands over new Twin City Liner vessel
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, February 11, 2019

River catamaran was designed by Incat Crowther and will operate between Austria and Slovakia

Interferry chooses hosts for 2021 and 2022 conferences

Interferry chooses hosts for 2021 and 2022 conferences
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, February 8, 2019

Brittany Ferries will hold the 2021 event in Spain, while FRS will manage the 2022 meeting in Morocco

Sanguine times for the future of the ferry industry

Sanguine times for the future of the ferry industry
By Jon Ingleton | Friday, February 8, 2019

Mike Grainger, managing director of Liferaft Systems Australia, chairman of TT-Line Spirit of Tasmania and former chairman of Interferry, chats to Jon Ingleton on the topic

Mike Grainger, MD of Liferaft Systems Australia and chairman of TT-Line Spirit of Tasmania, chats to ICFR

Stena Line launches new AI chatbot for UK market

Stena Line launches new AI chatbot for UK market
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, February 7, 2019

Virtual assistant named Stina can answer customers' questions and help them to book ferry trips

Freight and tourist ferry services are better together

Freight and tourist ferry services are better together
By Jacqui Griffiths | Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Henrik Pedersen from P&O Ferries says the company’s freight and passenger businesses positively impact each other

P&O Ferries’ Henrik Pedersen says both sides of the business positively impact each other

Ferries, a flexible alternative to bridges and tunnels

Ferries, a flexible alternative to bridges and tunnels
By Guest | Friday, February 1, 2019

Michael Grey outlines why ferry services are often a preferable alternative to fixed links between different countries or cities

Michael Grey outlines why ferries are often preferable to fixed links between countries or cities

Brittany Ferries: building on four decades of success

Brittany Ferries: building on four decades of success
By Guest | Thursday, January 31, 2019

Christophe Mathieu explains to Justin Merrigan how Brittany Ferries is building on its successes with a five-year fleet-renewal and modernisation programme

Christophe Mathieu discusses Brittany Ferries' fleet-renewal and modernisation programme

7,641 islands and 106 million people: crisis or opportunity?

7,641 islands and 106 million people: crisis or opportunity?
By Guest | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Charlie Bartlett asks Archipelago Philippines Ferry Corporation’s Mary Ann Pastrana how the Philippines’ ferry industry can overcome fuel, safety, regulation and operational challenges

Archipelago Philippines Ferry Corporation’s Mary Ann Pastrana on fuel, safety, regulation and more

Corvus Energy to help Fjord1 ferries to sail emission-free

Corvus Energy to help Fjord1 ferries to sail emission-free
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Five new all-electric vessels will be equipped with lithium ion battery-based energy storage systems

Condor Ferries pledges to reduce single use plastics

Condor Ferries pledges to reduce single use plastics
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, January 28, 2019

Guernsey-based ferry operator plans to replace the disposable products with compostable alternatives

A reliable ferry service for tourists and locals

A reliable ferry service for tourists and locals
By Guest | Thursday, January 24, 2019

Sandra Speares asks Susan Schrempf how Owen Sound Transportation Company ensures it can provide safe and exciting services

Susan Schrempf discusses how Owen Sound Transportation Company ensures safe services

Stena's first E-Flexer ferry floats out of her dry dock

Stena's first E-Flexer ferry floats out of her dry dock
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

China's Avic Weihai Shipyard will now outfit the vessel ahead of her delivery in 2021

Cemre Shipyard has the skills for success

Cemre Shipyard has the skills for success
By Jacqui Griffiths | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

With its first two passenger ferry projects completed to high acclaim, Sinan Kavala discusses how the company’s established itself as an innovative solution provider in this dynamic market

Sinan Kavala discusses the company’s position as an innovative solution provider in this dynamic market

La Méridionale saves fuel with the help of Eniram technology

La Méridionale saves fuel with the help of Eniram technology
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, January 17, 2019

French ferry operator trials energy management solutions on ro-pax ferry Piana

How to recycle passenger ferries safely and legally

How to recycle passenger ferries safely and legally
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, January 17, 2019

HFW’s William MacLachlan advises how ferry operators can stay on the right side of the law when they sell their older ferries for recycling

HFW’s William MacLachlan discusses what to do when vessels reach the end of their lifecycle 

Wightlink will bid farewell to St Cecilia in January 2019

Wightlink will bid farewell to St Cecilia in January 2019
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, January 17, 2019

Ferry will reposition to Sardinia and join sister ships in Italian ferry company Delcomar’s fleet