Archive for the ‘Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries’ Category

RMT on the Scottish Government’s decision to charter MV Arrow from Seatruck

RMT on the Scottish Government’s decision to charter MV Arrow from Seatruck
Mick Cash Scottish ferry union RMT today expressed concern at the Scottish Government’s decision to charter MV Arrow from low-cost operator Seatruck to meet short term freight capacity demand on publicly subsidised Northern Isles ferry routes currently operated by Serco NorthLink. RMT General Secretary,...
September 17th, 2018 | HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Rail, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Stena Line introduces first AI-assisted vessel

Stena Line introduces first AI-assisted vessel
As a central part of Stena Line’s efforts to reduce fuel consumption and minimise environmental impact, the company is now running a pilot study where artificial intelligence technology is implemented on board vessels. In close collaboration with the technology company Hitachi, an AI-model is being...
September 10th, 2018 | Emissions, Energy, Environment, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Technical, Technology | Read More

Grimaldi Group chooses Silverstream air lubrication for new paradigm of green vessels

Grimaldi Group chooses Silverstream air lubrication for new paradigm of green vessels
Animation still of the Silverstream® System on the flat bottom of a vessel. Deal will see the Silverstream® System installed on 12 advanced Ro-Ro vessels as centrepiece of suite of emissions and fuel reduction technologies Silverstream Technologies, the pioneers of air lubrication technology for...
August 28th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

DFDS announces new freight ship order

DFDS announces new freight ship order
DFDS has today ordered an additional freight ferry (ro-ro) new build from the Chinese Jinling Shipyard. The new build is similar to the five previously ordered freight ferries and likewise designed to carry 6,700 lane metres of freight equivalent to around 450 trailers. The large capacity decreases...
August 16th, 2018 | Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Wärtsilä equipped Canadian ferry will have minimal environmental impact

Wärtsilä equipped Canadian ferry will have minimal environmental impact
The ferry MV Armand-Imbeau II built for the Canadian operator Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ), will operate on LNG fuel. Copyright: Davie Shipyards Wärtsilä Corporation,  16 August 2018 at 10 am EEST – A new 92 metre long ferry built for the Canadian operator Société des traversiers...
August 16th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Strong passenger numbers for Viking Line in July- Second highest volume ever – more than 951,010 passengers sailed on the company’s vessels

Strong passenger numbers for Viking Line in July- Second highest volume ever – more than 951,010 passengers sailed on the company’s vessels
The “Viking XPRS” Viking Line recorded total passenger volume of 951,010 passengers on its routes in July. That figure is better than the level reached during 2015, a record year for the company, with the corresponding capacity. Last year, volume surpassed the one-million passenger mark...
August 3rd, 2018 | Cruise Ferry, Markets, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Baleària to invest 60 million euros in switching to natural gas engines in five of its ferries

Baleària to invest 60 million euros in switching to natural gas engines in five of its ferries
The fery “Nápoles” This project is an addition to the two ‘smart ships’ propelled by LNG being built in Italy The shipping company is maintaining its strategic commitment to this clean energy due to its competitivity and commitment to the environment The company Baleària is taking...
July 31st, 2018 | Bunkering, LNG, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Crowley Takes Delivery of First LNG-Powered ConRo Ship Serving Puerto Rico

Crowley Takes Delivery of First LNG-Powered ConRo Ship Serving Puerto Rico
The “El Coqui” (PASCAGOULA, Miss.; July 20, 2018) ­– Crowley Maritime Corp. announced today that it has taken delivery of El Coquí, one of the world’s first combination container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), from shipbuilder VT Halter Marine...
July 20th, 2018 | Containers, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Damen supporting European shipbuilding with NAVAIS coordination

Damen supporting European shipbuilding with NAVAIS coordination
Damen Road Ferry 8117 Artist Impression EC-funded programme to improve sustainability in shipbuilding and maintain Europe’s leading role in complex vessel construction Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, in close cooperation with Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT), is to coordinate the NAVAIS programme....
July 12th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Taxation, Technical | Read More

Red Funnel Ferries celebrates the keel laying of its new UK built freight ship

Red Funnel Ferries celebrates the keel laying of its new UK built freight ship
Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, Karen George, Kevin George, John Syvret CBE New £10m ship scheduled to enter service in spring 2019, boosting local economies 31 May 2018 — At a keel laying ceremony held today, Red Funnel, the original Isle of Wight ferry operator announced that its new £10m freight ship will...
May 31st, 2018 | News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

“K” Line Global RORO Service Website Released

“K” Line Global RORO Service Website Released
… “K” Line car carrier department launches a new website for customers using our complete car and RORO cargo transport services. This new website provides a menu with three easily-accessible and convenient tools for customers using our transport services: cargo tracking, schedule viewing, rate...
May 11th, 2018 | Car trade, Communication, Company Profiles, IT and Communications, Logistics, Markets, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Viking Grace becomes first passenger ship in the world to use a rotor sail for wind-assisted propulsion

Viking Grace becomes first passenger ship in the world to use a rotor sail for wind-assisted propulsion
The “Viking Grace” with its new rotor sail installed 30 April 2018 – Viking Line has installed a rotor sail on the LNG-fuelled Viking Grace, making it the first passenger ship in the world equipped with a rotor sail for the utilisation of wind power. Lloyd’s Register (LR) approved...
April 30th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Technical, Technology | Read More

Moby Lines triples profits and increases EBITBA by 13.3%

Moby Lines triples profits and increases EBITBA by 13.3%
Revenues up 9%, with an Ebitda recording an increase of 13.3% and an operating result of 24 million compared to 7.7 of the previous year. Moby lines, that controls also Tirrenia, Toremar, the tugboats division, Moby St Peter line and the port terminals under concession, scored the 2017 financial year...
April 27th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Liner Shipping and Trade, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

RMT welcomes news that Scottish government is purchasing NorthLink vessels but…

RMT welcomes news that Scottish government is purchasing NorthLink vessels but…
Mick Cash RMT welcomes news that Scottish government is purchasing NorthLink vessels but demands services are now taken into public ownership  RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “The union welcomes the news that these three leased vessels are being brought into the NorthLink fleet on a permanent...
April 26th, 2018 | HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

UK Caribbean shipping agency receives prestigious Queen’s Award

UK Caribbean shipping agency receives prestigious Queen’s Award
Kestrel Liner Agencies Chief Executive, Andy Thorne Kestrel Liner Agencies, the Caribbean region’s go-to shipping agency and gateway to the rest of the world, has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award For International Trade 2018. The Award recognises Kestrel’s rapid growth over...
April 23rd, 2018 | Awards, Cruise Ferry, Liner Shipping and Trade, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Ship Agencies | Read More

Interferry welcomes immediate application of energy efficiency correction

Interferry welcomes immediate application of energy efficiency correction
Johan Roos Confirmation by the International Maritime Organization of a 20% correction in its Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) calculation formula for ro-ro and ro-pax vessels has been welcomed by trade association Interferry as an incentive to revive newbuild projects that have been inhibited by...
April 13th, 2018 | Associations, Cruise Ferry, Emissions, Environment, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Interferry highlights three key topics in call for conference papers

Interferry highlights three key topics in call for conference papers
Mike Corrigan Global trade association Interferry has launched a call for papers on safety, security and the environment ahead of its 43rd annual conference taking place in Cancun, Mexico, this October. CEO Mike Corrigan stresses: “The core themes of this year’s conference are issues of ever-increasing...
April 10th, 2018 | Cruise Ferry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Stena Line and Callenberg select Corvus Energy for Battery-Powered Ferry

Stena Line and Callenberg select Corvus Energy for Battery-Powered Ferry
.. 1 MWh Corvus energy storage enables emissions-free berthing of Stena Jutlandica—a first for a Swedish-operated ferry Richmond, British Columbia, Canada – April 3, 2018 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Stena Line and Callenberg Technology Group to supply...
April 3rd, 2018 | Cruise Ferry, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Ship Conversions, Technical, Technology | Read More

RMT protest in Portsmouth Friday over Channel Islands scandal

RMT protest in Portsmouth Friday over Channel Islands scandal
Mick Cash RMT PROTEST IN PORTSMOUTH FRIDAY CALLING FOR THE SACKING OF CONDOR AND FAIR EMPLOYMENT ON FERRIES TO THE CHANNEL ISLANDS Maritime union RMT will be holding a protest this Friday 16th March, from 1330 hrs at Portsmouth International Port, George Byng Way, Portsmouth PO2 8SP The protest will...
March 12th, 2018 | Communication, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

New passenger ship and ferry sector leadership at Bureau Veritas

New passenger ship and ferry sector leadership at Bureau Veritas
Newly appointed, Andreas Ullrich as Global Market Leader, Passenger Ships & Ferries at Bureau Veritas Paris-La Défense, France, March 6, 2018 – Bureau Veritas has appointed Andreas Ullrich as Global Market Leader, Passenger Ships & Ferries. This is a key role involved from the concept stages...
March 6th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Cruise Ferry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

New ro-pax design contract for Deltamarin

New ro-pax design contract for Deltamarin
Deltamarin Ltd has signed a contract with Chinese Guangzhou Shipyard International Co, Ltd (GSI) for consultancy and engineering services for the DFDS ro-pax ferries. Deltamarin earlier carried out contract design of the ship concept for GSI in close cooperation with the owner. Deltamarin will provide...
March 2nd, 2018 | Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Statement following ferry disaster in the Philippines this morning – 21 December.

Statement following ferry disaster in the Philippines this morning – 21 December.
… International maritime charity Sailors’ Society has three crisis response networks which help those affected by traumas at sea. The tragedy comes the day after the thirtieth anniversary of another Filipino ferry disaster. MV Doña Paz collided with an oil tanker on 20 December 1987, with the...
December 21st, 2017 | Anniversaries, Cruise Ferry, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Corvus Energy secures contract for new Norwegian all-electric, battery powered ferry

Corvus Energy secures contract for new Norwegian all-electric, battery powered ferry
… Corvus Energy’s next generation Orca Energy ESS has been selected to power a new Fjord1 all-electric ferry Richmond, B.C. – November 30, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by Norwegian Electric System (NES) to supply a lithium ion based energy storage...
November 30th, 2017 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Cruise Ferry, Energy, Environment, Markets, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2017: The Winners

Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2017: The Winners
All the Winners on stage! Marinakis, Ioannidis, Radziwill and Martinos win awards  in front of 1,200 at annual shipping gala – Maran Tankers, Carras (Hellas), Golden Star Ferries, Aspida and Naftika Chronika among others honoured SHIPOWNER Evangelos M. Marinakis was named Greek Shipping Personality...
November 27th, 2017 | Awards, Banking, Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Events, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, People and Places, Person Profiles, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipfinance, Tankers | Read More

RMT on Condor’s intention to bid for Jersey-Guernsey ferry service

RMT on Condor’s intention to bid for Jersey-Guernsey ferry service
Mick Cash MARITIME UNION RMT today issued a warning today that ferry company Condor’s intention to bid for the new inter-island service between Jersey and Guernsey would herald bad news for terms and conditions in the shipping industry were they to be successful. Condor, an exploitative employer that...
November 16th, 2017 | Cruise Ferry, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More