Ferry news

BC Ferries christens Island-class ferries

BC Ferries christens Island-class ferries
By Alex Smith | 21 February 2020

Island Discovery and Island Aurora will enter service in mid-2020

DFDS reveals new features in Dunkerque Seaways refit

DFDS reveals new features in Dunkerque Seaways refit
By Alex Smith | 18 February 2020

Ferry is the first of three to be refurbished in a £3.9 million (US$5.07 million) investment

Austal launches 109-metre catamaran ferry

Austal launches 109-metre catamaran ferry
By Alex Smith | 14 February 2020

New Fjord Line vessel is the largest by volume ever constructed by the shipbuilder

Damen to build five coastal ferries for Zanzibar Government

Damen to build five coastal ferries for Zanzibar Government
By Alex Smith | 14 February 2020

Vessels will carry tourists visiting Pemba Island in the Zanzibar Archipelago from July 2020

Irish Ferries signs agreement with Hogia Ferry Systems

Irish Ferries signs agreement with Hogia Ferry Systems
By Alex Smith | 11 February 2020

Software developer will deliver its BOOKIT system for the line’s passenger and freight vessels

Austal Australia launches Bajamar Express

Austal Australia launches Bajamar Express
By Alex Smith | 06 February 2020

Trimaran ferry will operate for Fred. Olsen Express in the Canary Islands

Stena Line opens new ferry route between Denmark and Sweden

Stena Line opens new ferry route between Denmark and Sweden
By Rebecca Gibson | 06 February 2020

Stena Nautica began providing two daily departures between Grenaa and Halmstad this February

BC Ferries awards contract for new Salish-class vessel

BC Ferries awards contract for new Salish-class vessel
By Alex Smith | 03 February 2020

Remontowa Shipbuilding will build an additional LNG-fuelled ferry to enter service in 2022

Austal to construct catamaran for STGM Mauritius

Austal to construct catamaran for STGM Mauritius
By Alex Smith | 30 January 2020

Contract for 41-metre high-speed vessel is worth US$10.7 million

P&O Ferries reveals renders of new super ferries

P&O Ferries reveals renders of new super ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | 28 January 2020

Images show double-ended design, panoramic windows and a revolutionary hull shape

Turku Repair Yard starts renovation on Tallink Grupp cruise ferry

Turku Repair Yard starts renovation on Tallink Grupp cruise ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | 27 January 2020

Team will revitalise several passenger areas and perform technical upgrades on Silja Europe

Schottel to provide propulsion units for BC Ferries’ Island Class vessels

Schottel to provide propulsion units for BC Ferries’ Island Class vessels
By Richard Humphreys | 24 January 2020

Road ferries will be equipped with two Schottel Twin Propellers and a pair of electric motors

Ferry Safety and Technology Conference returns to New York

Ferry Safety and Technology Conference returns to New York
By Alex Smith | 23 January 2020

Sixth annual conference will cover developments in the local ferry market alongside global events

Tallink Grupp to stop automatically issuing plastic loyalty cards

Tallink Grupp to stop automatically issuing plastic loyalty cards
By Rebecca Gibson | 22 January 2020

Move will enable ferry operator to stop distributing five tons of plastic per year

What are the four key ingredients to P&O Ferries’ success?

What are the four key ingredients to P&O Ferries’ success?
By Jon Ingleton | 16 January 2020

Good food tastes better with attentive service, while a cheerful restaurant ambience is enhanced by thoughtful interior design. Jon Ingleton reports on how P&O Ferries provides all four

Jon Ingleton reports on how P&O Ferries provides delivers good food in a cheerful ambience

Stena Estrid enters service on Holyhead to Dublin route

Stena Estrid enters service on Holyhead to Dublin route
By Alex Smith | 13 January 2020

Stena Line’s newest ferry made her maiden voyage from Wales to Ireland 

Tallink Grupp to refit passenger ferry Romantika

Tallink Grupp to refit passenger ferry Romantika
By Rebecca Gibson | 13 January 2020

Vessel will spend two weeks at Nauta Shipyard in Poland before resuming service on 25 January  

Finnlines orders two eco-friendly Superstar ro-pax ferries

Finnlines orders two eco-friendly Superstar ro-pax ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 January 2020

Vessels will be delivered by China Merchants Jinling Shipyard by 2023

Nominate your Ship of the Year before 31 December!

Nominate your Ship of the Year before 31 December!
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 23 December 2019

Help ICFR celebrate the innovative cruise ships and passenger ferries that started service in 2019

A runway of opportunity for Clipper Navigation

A runway of opportunity for Clipper Navigation
By Sandra Speares | 17 December 2019

David Gudgel tells Sandra Speares about the firm’s latest developments

David Gudgel tells Sandra Speares about the firm’s latest developments

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