Ferry Business

in association with

Spring/Summer 2021

Ferry Business Spring/Summer 2021

Executive Editor: Jon Ingleton
Editor: Rebecca Gibson

Published in association with Interferry, the Ferry Business section of the Spring/Summer 2021 issue of Cruise & Ferry Review is packed with executive interviews.

Ferry Business opens with a commentary from Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan who explains why the global ferry industry’s response to the pandemic fuels hopes for a bright future. Next up is a roundtable where Shipshape Consulting’s Simon Johnson asks executives from Brittany Ferries, DFDS and Stena Line about the origins and benefits of their new E-Flexer ferries.

Elsewhere, P&O Ferries’ Peter Hebblethwaite shares why he expects the ferry market to experience a boost when travel restrictions lift and Greg Bombard explains why Catalina Express has remained successful over the past 40 years. In addition, Abby Penlington discusses how Discover Ferries is working with ferry operators to promote safe ferry travel, while Interferry’s Johan Roos examines how virtual meetings have helped the International Maritime Organization to expedite decision-making.

Closing Ferry Business, industry expert Michael Grey highlights how ferry operators and ports in the UK and Europe are adapting to operational changes prompted by both Covid-19 and Brexit.

Enjoy the issue!

Magazine highlights

Testing times

Sandra Speares asks Abby Penlington about her new role as leader of Discover Ferries and how she is working with ferry operators and other partners to promote safe ferry travel

Men of vision

Greg Bombard explains to Sandra Speares why his US-based ferry service Catalina Express has continued to go from strength to strength over the past 40 years

Ferry flexible

Simon Johnson asks executives from Brittany Ferries, DFDS and Stena Line about the origins of their new E-Flexer ferries, as well as why they expect them to become so popular with guests

Fresh air and a better view

P&O Ferries’ Peter Hebblethwaite tells Jon Ingleton why he expects the ferry market to experience a boost once travel restrictions are lifted

Pandemic response fuels hopes for future

Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan suggests that the global trade association and its members can draw some comfort from the evolving reactions to unprecedented challenges

Virtual meetings offer silver lining to Covid cloud

The pandemic has forced the International Maritime Organization to change its processes, but this has bought vital time in the race to reduce greenhouse gas emissions