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.

A dedicated team effort for sustainable operation

A dedicated team effort for sustainable operation
By Justin Merrigan | 20 September 2022

Justin Merrigan asks Carsten Nørland how Scandlines is progressing on the path to normality and delivering improved environmental performance even with the challenging marketplace

Carsten Nørland explains how Scandlines is delivering improved environmental performance

Exciting times ahead for ferry shipbuilding

Exciting times ahead for ferry shipbuilding
By Justin Merrigan | 07 September 2022

Justin Merrigan shares the latest updates about some of the notable newbuild projects shipyards are carrying out for ferry operators around the world

Justin Merrigan shares the latest updates about some of the notable ferry newbuild projects

Fair and balanced ferry services between Dover and Calais

Fair and balanced ferry services between Dover and Calais
By Justin Merrigan | 09 May 2022

In a plausible pandemic endgame Justin Merrigan asks Andrew Sheen what challenges lie ahead for Irish Ferries and why he believes in equitable regulations across the travel sector

Andrew Sheen talks with Justin Merrigan about the challenges that lie ahead for Irish Ferries

Keeping a lifeline service safe and sustainable

Keeping a lifeline service safe and sustainable
By Justin Merrigan | 29 April 2022

Corrine Storey tells Justin Merrigan how BC Ferries is employing best practices to manage a pandemic response while meeting the obligations of operating in a pristine environment

Corrine Storey explains how BC Ferries managed the pandemic while operating in a fragile environment

Embarking on the quest for sustainable hybrid ferries

Embarking on the quest for sustainable hybrid ferries
By Justin Merrigan | 30 March 2022

Ferry operators are moving beyond LNG in their search for new and greener fuels. Justin Merrigan reports

Ferry operators are moving beyond LNG in their search for new and greener fuels

Leading the Balearics market with over 14,000 ferry crossings per year

Leading the Balearics market with over 14,000 ferry crossings per year
By Justin Merrigan | 04 January 2022

Marcos Marí Washbourne tells Justin Merrigan how Trasmapi is improving the customer experience in the massively competitive market that is the Balearic Islands

Marcos Marí Washbourne tells how Trasmapi is improving customer experience in the Balearics

Ferry order book: The continuing march of the E-Flexers

Ferry order book: The continuing march of the E-Flexers
By Justin Merrigan | 03 November 2021

Global interest in Stena RoRo’s adaptable ro-pax ferry concept shows no sign of abating as Justin Merrigan reports

Global interest in Stena RoRo’s adaptable ro-pax ferry concept shows no sign of abating

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’

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