Ferry news

BMT to design new passenger ferry for CMAL

BMT to design new passenger ferry for CMAL

BMT

By Alex Smith | 13 January 2021

The vessel will sail on routes between the Scottish towns of Gourock, Dunoon and Kilcreggan

Stena Line’s newest ship arrives in Belfast

Stena Line’s newest ship arrives in Belfast

Stena Line

By Alex Smith | 05 January 2021

Stena Embla is the third E-Flexer ferry to be added to Irish Sea routes

Is the UK's proposed Irish Sea bridge a bridge too far?

Is the UK's proposed Irish Sea bridge a bridge too far?

Google Maps

By Michael Grey | 23 December 2020

Michael Grey outlines why ferry services offer a more flexible and cost-effective option for transporting people between Northern Ireland and Scotland than UK Government’s proposed bridge across the Irish Sea

Why ferry services offer a better option for travel between Northern Ireland and Scotland

Time for the ferry industry to build on good intentions

Time for the ferry industry to build on good intentions
By Johan Roos | 07 December 2020

With fast-approaching International Maritime Organization deadlines on greenhouse gas reductions, the ferry industry needs to act now

Operators needs to act now to meet fast-approaching International Maritime Organization deadlines

Stena Line takes delivery of Stena Embla

Stena Line takes delivery of Stena Embla

Stena Line

By Alex Smith | 03 December 2020

The third E-Flexer ferry was handed over at a ceremony at CMI Jinling Weihai shipyard

Washington State Ferries is up for a challenge

Washington State Ferries is up for a challenge
By Sandra Speares | 02 December 2020

Sandra Speares asks Amy Scarton how Washington State Ferries is continuing to pursue its long-term goals despite the challenging times

Amy Scarton explains how the ferry operator is continuing to pursue its long-term goals

Brittany Ferries christens Galicia in virtual ceremony

Brittany Ferries christens Galicia in virtual ceremony

Brittany Ferries

By Rebecca Gibson | 30 November 2020

New ferry will make her first commerical journey between Spain and England on 2 December 

Wightlink to carry out upgrade work on two FastCat ferries

Wightlink to carry out upgrade work on two FastCat ferries

Wightlink Ferries

By Rebecca Gibson | 30 November 2020

The two vessels will undergo dry dock work at Trafalgar Shipyard before resuming service in 2021

Sailing is a family affair with Pentland Ferries

Sailing is a family affair with Pentland Ferries
By Sandra Speares | 27 November 2020

Sandra Speares asks Kathryn Scollie about Pentland Ferries’ essential service, which links St Margaret’s Hope in Orkney with Gills Bay in Caithness, Scotland

Kathryn Scollie discusses the ferry operator’s essential service linking Orkney and Caithness

DFDS to develop pioneering hydrogen-powered ferry

DFDS to develop pioneering hydrogen-powered ferry

Knud E. Hansen

 

By Rebecca Gibson | 27 November 2020

Operator has joined forces with several other partners to design and build the vessel

Interferry to conduct energy efficiency data survey

Interferry to conduct energy efficiency data survey

Interferry

By Alex Smith | 25 November 2020

The research is intended to ensure that ferries can comply with new IMO regulations

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

Damen launches BC Ferries' third hybrid-powered ferry

Damen launches BC Ferries' third hybrid-powered ferry

BC Ferries

By Rebecca Gibson | 04 November 2020

New Island Class vessel is on track to undergo sea trials in Romania next February

Damen to build nine green ferries for Aqualiner-Swets

Damen to build nine green ferries for Aqualiner-Swets

Damen Shipyards

By Rebecca Gibson | 03 November 2020

The passenger vessels will provide a public transport service in the Netherlands from 2022

Stena Line to expand operations in Baltic Sea region

Stena Line to expand operations in Baltic Sea region

Stena Line

By Alex Smith | 19 October 2020

Existing vessels will be replaced by the lengthened ro-pax ferries Stena Lagan and Stena Mersey

Incat launches Trinidad and Tobago’s Buccoo Reef

Incat launches Trinidad and Tobago’s Buccoo Reef

Ben Grainger/Incat Tasmania

By Alex Smith | 14 October 2020

The vessel was floated out by the Australian shipbuilder on Hobart’s Derwent River

Ferries seen as the safest form of public transport, according to survey

Ferries seen as the safest form of public transport, according to survey
Unsplash/Anastasia Taioglou
By Alex Smith | 28 September 2020

UK consumers would rather travel by ferry than plane, train or coach, says Direct Ferries

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