Contributor: Justin Merrigan

Justin has worked for Stena Sealink Line and in port agency services at Dublin Port. His ferry industry experience includes 10 years in PR for Incat in Tasmania.

Providing a symbol of close cooperation in a crisis

Providing a symbol of close cooperation in a crisis
By Justin Merrigan | 21 April 2021

Justin Merrigan asks Michael Guldmann Petersen how Scandlines is continuing to provide vital transport between Scandinavia and Continental Europe despite the Covid-19 crisis

Michael Guldmann Petersen explains how Scandlines continues to provide vital transport  

Ferry order book: Building towards a greener ferry fleet

Ferry order book: Building towards a greener ferry fleet
By Justin Merrigan | 12 April 2021

Ferry operators move forward with plans for environmentally friendly ferries as shipyards continue to make progress on building projects despite the pandemic. Justin Merrigan reports

Justin Merrigan reports as ferry operators move forward with plans for environmentally friendly ferries

How Jadrolinija is looking to the future

How Jadrolinija is looking to the future
By Justin Merrigan | 20 November 2020

Jadrolinija’s David Sopta tells Justin Merrigan how Croatia’s national ferry line is steering a steady course

David Sopta tells Justin Merrigan how Croatia’s national ferry line is steering a steady course

Maintaining lifeline services during a pandemic

Maintaining lifeline services during a pandemic
By Justin Merrigan | 16 November 2020

Robbie Drummond tells Justin Merrigan about CalMac’s Covid-19 response and how it has continued to provide vital services to the island communities on Scotland’s west coast

Robbie Drummond tells Justin Merrigan about CalMac’s Covid-19 response

Leading the way in safeguarding passengers

Leading the way in safeguarding passengers
By Justin Merrigan | 10 November 2020

Red Funnel CEO Fran Collins tells Justin Merrigan about the operator’s response to Covid-19 and its new measures to safeguard passengers and staff

Red Funnel CEO Fran Collins tells Justin Merrigan about the operator’s response to Covid-19

A remarkable anniversary for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

A remarkable anniversary for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
By Justin Merrigan | 05 November 2020

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s Mark Woodward tells Justin Merrigan about how the world’s oldest passenger shipping company is responding in remarkable times

Mark Woodward explains how the oldest passenger shipping company is responding in remarkable times

Making new orders in challenging times

Making new orders in challenging times
By Justin Merrigan | 06 October 2020

Shipyards continue with construction projects and ferry operators place new orders despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Justin Merrigan reports

Justin Merrigan reports on the recent orders and construction projects for ferry operators

Majestic Fast Ferry: A Singaporean trailblazer

Majestic Fast Ferry: A Singaporean trailblazer
By Justin Merrigan | 08 May 2020

Max Tan explains how the operator is changing the face of ferry travel on the Singapore Strait

Flying the flag for Tasmania's ferry industry

Flying the flag for Tasmania's ferry industry
By Justin Merrigan | 08 April 2020

Spirit of Tasmania CEO Bernard Dwyer talks with Justin Merrigan about hosting the 45th Annual Interferry conference in Hobart in October 2020

Bernard Dwyer discusses hosting the 45th Annual Interferry conference in Hobart in October 2020

Helping faith flourish in a New Zealand icon

Helping faith flourish in a New Zealand icon
By Justin Merrigan | 27 November 2019

Speaking to Justin Merrigan, Mark Thompson reflects on his role in helping Interislander’s brand to recover after some challenging years

Mark Thompson reflects on his role helping Interislander to recover after some challenging years

Succeeding through the Virtu of hard work

Succeeding through the Virtu of hard work
By Justin Merrigan | 13 November 2019

Francis Portelli tells Justin Merrigan about the key factors that have led to Malta-based operator Virtu Ferries’ long-term success

Francis Portelli tells Justin Merrigan the key factors that have led to Virtu Ferries’ long-term success

How Serco NorthLink is providing a Northern Isles lifeline

How Serco NorthLink is providing a Northern Isles lifeline
By Justin Merrigan | 05 November 2019

Justin Merrigan asks Stuart Garrett about the growth of Serco NorthLink and how its ferries provide community support on services from mainland Scotland to Orkney and Shetland

Stuart Garret discusses the growth of Serco NorthLink and the community support its ferries provide

How Loch Ness by Jacobite is showcasing Loch Ness at its best

How Loch Ness by Jacobite is showcasing Loch Ness at its best
By Justin Merrigan | 25 October 2019

There’s a great deal more to Scotland’s Loch Ness than dear old ‘Nessie’, as Loch Ness by Jacobite’s owner Freda Newton explains to Justin Merrigan

Ferry company's owner Freda Newton explains why there's more to Loch Ness than ‘Nessie’

Increasing ferry capacity on the Irish Sea

Increasing ferry capacity on the Irish Sea
By Justin Merrigan | 29 April 2019

Andrew Sheen talks with Justin Merrigan about Irish Ferries’ investment in new ships, as well as its improved services and routes to Britain and France

Andrew Sheen speaks about Irish Ferries’ investment in new ships, services and routes 

Irish Ferries is ready for continued success post-Brexit

Irish Ferries is ready for continued success post-Brexit
By Justin Merrigan | 07 November 2017

Andrew Sheen tells Justin Merrigan that Ireland’s Irish Ferries is well prepared to meet whatever challenges may emerge for Britain’s closest trading neighbour

Andrew Sheen explains how Ireland’s Irish Ferries is prepared to meet future challenges for Britain

The importance of considering sustainability first

The importance of considering sustainability first
By Justin Merrigan | 27 October 2017

Justin Merrigan delves into some of the key newbuilds featuring in the current ferry industry order book

Justin Merrigan explores the key newbuilds featuring in the current ferry industry order book

Setting high ferry standards in Scandinavia

Setting high ferry standards in Scandinavia
By Justin Merrigan | 16 October 2017

Rikard Ternblom explains to Justin Merrigan how Fjord Line is building on its recent successes to remain a serious player in Scandinavia’s cruise ferry sector

Rikard Ternblom explains how Fjord Line is building on its recent successes 

Building on 165 years of success

Building on 165 years of success
By Justin Merrigan | 01 August 2017

Speaking to Justin Merrigan, Martin Dorchester reflects on CalMac’s plans for improving services after securing an operating contract on Scotland’s west coast

Speaking to Justin Merrigan, Martin Dorchester reflects on CalMac’s plans for improving services 


Capturing the Tasmanian Spirit

Capturing the Tasmanian Spirit
By Justin Merrigan | 29 May 2017

Bernard Dwyer tells Justin Merrigan how Spirit of Tasmania is helping the economy of Australia’s island state to grow

Bernard Dwyer shares how Spirit of Tasmania is helping Australia’s island state to grow

A successful past, a positive future for DFDS

A successful past, a positive future for DFDS
By Justin Merrigan | 18 May 2017

Max Foster tells Justin Merrigan how service investments, new ferries and hard work are helping DFDS to grow despite a challenging market

Max Foster explains how service investments, new ferries and hard work are helping DFDS to grow

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