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

Interferry to back Mercy Ships healthcare mission

Interferry to back Mercy Ships healthcare mission
Mike Corrigan Interferry to back Mercy Ships healthcare mission Global trade association Interferry and Mercy Ships today announced that Interferry will support Mercy Ships, an international charity with the mission to increase access to healthcare in developing nations through a fleet of hospital ships. ...
July 16th, 2019 | Associations, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

BMT signs new 43m contract for Kitsap Fast Ferry service

BMT signs new 43m contract for Kitsap Fast Ferry service
An artist’s impression of the ferry BMT signs new 43m contract for Kitsap Fast Ferry service Leading engineering design consultancy BMT announces new 43m High-Speed, Fast Ferry contract (U.K., SOUTHAMPTON at 1300 BST)  –  BMT has announced the signing of a contract for two new 43 metre...
July 10th, 2019 | Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

RMT on “shameful” news that Grayling blew £85 million on Brexit ferry shambles

RMT on “shameful” news that Grayling blew £85 million on Brexit ferry shambles
Mick CashXIT RMT on “shameful” news that Grayling blew £85 million on Brexit ferry shambles   MARITIME UNION RMT repeats demand this morning for Grayling’s resignation as Public Accounts Committee reveals he blew £85 million on the Brexit ferries shambles. General Secretary Mick...
July 10th, 2019 | Associations, Labour Disputes, Rail, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Warm ‘Welcome’ on NorthLink Ferries with accessibility app

Warm ‘Welcome’ on NorthLink Ferries with accessibility app
Welcome User booking a visit on the Welcome app Warm ‘Welcome’ on NorthLink Ferries with accessibility app Company is first Scottish transport operator to introduce pioneering support service Serco NorthLink Ferries has partnered with one of Scotland’s digital start-ups to improve journeys for...
July 2nd, 2019 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) team up with RINA

China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) team up with RINA
From the signing of the agreement China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) team up with RINA Genoa, Italy – 1st July 2019  – RINA and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) have signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement for some of the activities related to passenger ships building....
July 1st, 2019 | Classification Societies, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Chinese the two largest RO-Pax ships in the world signed the agreement between Onorato and GSI

Chinese the two largest RO-Pax ships in the world signed the agreement between Onorato and GSI
.. Chinese the two largest RO-Pax ships in the world signed the agreement between Onorato and GSI Milan, 27th June 2019 – Green light in Guangzhou for the first of the two units that will enter into service in 36 months on the routes to and from Sardinia. These new vessels score three records: they...
June 27th, 2019 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Interferry project identifies ‘paramount’ lessons from Philippines safety boost

Interferry project identifies ‘paramount’ lessons from Philippines safety boost
Johan Roos Interferry project identifies ‘paramount’ lessons from Philippines safety boost The FERRYSAFE project team formed by global trade association Interferry to study pronounced safety advances in Philippines ferry operations has completed the second of two visits to the country and is now...
June 6th, 2019 | Cruise Ferry, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Stena RoRo converts two vessels to SERTICA in only 5 weeks

Stena RoRo converts two vessels to SERTICA in only 5 weeks
Time is of the essence when Stena Roro decides to replace two existing systems onboard Stena Foreteller and Mont Ventoux with a new Fleet Management System. Stena RoRo converts two vessels to SERTICA in only 5 weeks Stena Roro initially signed up to SERTICA Maintenance and Procurement but decided to...
June 4th, 2019 | Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Ship Conversions, Technical, Technology | Read More

Red Kestrel enters service with first freight cargo

Red Kestrel enters service with first freight cargo
Red Kestrel first sailing Red Kestrel enters service with first freight cargo Following a triumphant naming ceremony last month, Red Funnel’s new freight ferry, Red Kestrel officially entered service today (Friday 24 May) following a successful few weeks of sea trials in the Solent. Red Kestrel marks...
May 24th, 2019 | Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

May the Fourth Be ‘Woof’ You

May the Fourth Be ‘Woof’ You
Red Funnel’s Captain Ned Tutton and Captain Alice Duncan with Princess Leia, Darth Vader and Obi-Wan-Kenobi May the Fourth Be ‘Woof’ You 04 May 2019 – Well-known fans of Star Wars, Red Funnel Ferries, has once again marked Star Wars Day on May the fourth by reminding its customers that they...
May 4th, 2019 | News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

New Green RoRo Vessels for Finnlines – designed by KNUD E. HANSEN

New Green RoRo Vessels for Finnlines – designed by KNUD E. HANSEN
Nanjing Jinling Shipyard, China, New Green RoRo Vessels for Finnlines – designed by KNUD E. HANSEN KNUD E. HANSEN has signed a contract with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard, China, for developing the Basic Design of three large RoRo vessels, based on the Finnlines / Grimaldi / KNUD E. HANSEN design. The...
April 26th, 2019 | News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Red Funnel’s new freight ferry has arrived in Southampton

Red Funnel’s new freight ferry has arrived in Southampton
Red Kestrel arrives into Southampton Red Funnel’s new freight ferry has arrived in Southampton Red Kestrel, the newest addition to Red Funnel’s fleet, has just arrived at her new home in Southampton early this morning (Thursday 18 April, Berth 48, 07:30am).  The new freight-only Ro-Ro (roll on-roll...
April 18th, 2019 | News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Interferry seeks step change innovation in call for conference papers

Interferry seeks step change innovation in call for conference papers
Mike Corrigan Interferry seeks step change innovation in call for conference papers A call for papers addressing transformational change has been launched by global trade association Interferry ahead of its 44th annual conference in London this October. The conference theme is Innovation – and CEO...
March 27th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Ferry, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipmanagement | Read More

Lessons from Manila set to steer Interferry safety bid in developing nations

Lessons from Manila set to steer Interferry safety bid in developing nations
Johan Roos Lessons from Manila set to steer Interferry safety bid in developing nations A four-man team from global trade association Interferry will be in Manila from March 18-22 in the first stage of a project to study significant safety improvements in Philippines ferry operations and produce a ‘lessons...
March 15th, 2019 | Associations, Cruise Ferry, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Maritime union RMT on the sale of P&O Ferries to Dubai Ports World

Maritime union RMT on the sale of P&O Ferries to Dubai Ports World
Mick Cash Maritime union RMT on the sale of P&O Ferries to Dubai Ports World  Maritime Union RMT today said that the sale of P&O Ferries for £322m from Dubai World to Dubai Ports World raised fresh concerns over the future direction of shipping and ports policy in the UK, including the Port...
February 20th, 2019 | HR, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

ABB to power Iceland’s first electric ferry

ABB to power Iceland’s first electric ferry
Iceland’s first electric ferry. Image by Polarkonsult New electric ferry to operate on an Icelandic route known for its harsh weather conditions will benefit from efficiency and sustainability enabled by ABB’s technology. ABB will supply integrated power and electric storage solutions to the Icelandic...
February 13th, 2019 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

Grimaldi Orders MAN B&W Two-Stroke Propulsion Engines/Turbocharger Package as Part of New Hybrid Generation

Grimaldi Orders MAN B&W Two-Stroke Propulsion Engines/Turbocharger Package as Part of New Hybrid Generation
Copenhagen, 2019-02-11 − MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to supply 18 × MAN B&W 9S50ME-C9.6 TIER II-compliant main engines for 9 × 7,800 lane-metre RoRo vessels intended for operation in the Mediterranean Sea. The customer is the Grimaldi Group, the Naples, Italy-based shipping company...
February 11th, 2019 | Emissions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

Shipping union RMT on cancellation of Seaborne Freight government Brexit ferry contract

Shipping union RMT on cancellation of Seaborne Freight government Brexit ferry contract
Mick Cash Shipping union RMT on cancellation of Seaborne Freight government Brexit ferry contract.   General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT has taken a number of protests over the fiasco of the Government’s Brexit ferry contracts to both the Department for Transport and the ports and...
February 9th, 2019 | Cruise Ferry, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

New conference venues for 2021 and 2022 underline Interferry’s global vision

New conference venues for 2021 and 2022 underline Interferry’s global vision
Mike Corrigan Interferry has confirmed locations for the 2021 and 2022 editions of its industry-leading annual conference – held every October – in the latest initiative to extend its reach as the only organisation representing the worldwide ferry industry. The global trade association’s 46th annual...
February 6th, 2019 | Associations, Cruise Ferry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

RMT demands answers as scandal deepens over award of Government Brexit ferry contracts

RMT demands answers as scandal deepens over award of Government Brexit ferry contracts
Mick Cash MARITIME UNION RMT today demanded answers from the Government over the terms and conditions of workers on their Brexit ferry contracts, and the publication of their legal advice on the procurement process, as the Chair of the Transport Select Committee released correspondence that raises serious...
January 30th, 2019 | HR, Jobs, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Foreship ensures Wasaline ferry is designed for lean, green and flexible performance

Foreship ensures Wasaline ferry is designed for lean, green and flexible performance
Energy efficiency, flexibility and optimised space availability will be built into the new Wasaline ferry that will transform freight and passenger connections between Umeå in Sweden and Vaasa in Finland, according to naval architect and design engineering consultant Foreship. Last week, Kvarken Link...
January 29th, 2019 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Norwegian Electric Systems selects Corvus Energy storage system for five new Fjord1 ferries

Norwegian Electric Systems selects Corvus Energy storage system for five new Fjord1 ferries
The five ferries are a Havyard design and will be built in Havyard Shipyard in Leirvik, Sogn. Each ferry will be equipped with air-cooled Corvus Orca Energy ESS that will supply electrical power to the ferry’s NES all-electric power and propulsion system. Bergen, Norway and Richmond, British Columbia,...
January 28th, 2019 | Energy, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Strong year confirms Marseille Fos growth trend

Strong year confirms Marseille Fos growth trend
Marseille Volumes last year in key areas of activity confirmed Marseille Fos as the leading French cargo and cruise port – a result matched by dynamic progress at its logistics and industrial sites.     Total cargo throughput improved 1% on 2017 to 81 million tonnes.  Standout performances included...
January 24th, 2019 | Markets, News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shiprepair, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

RMT welcomes transfer of Argyll Ferries to publicly owned CalMac from today

RMT welcomes transfer of Argyll Ferries to publicly owned CalMac from today
Mick Cash Maritime union RMT today welcomed the transfer of the Argyll Ferries contract to the publicly owned CalMac and heralded it as a victory for union members and the on-going campaign to end profiteering and uncertainty on Scottish Ferry services.  Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands,...
January 21st, 2019 | Jobs, Labour Disputes, Mergers and Acquisitions, Rail, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

RMT to take demands for a fair deal for workers on BREXIT Ferry contracts direct to Chris Grayling

RMT to take demands for a fair deal for workers on BREXIT Ferry contracts direct to Chris Grayling
Mick Cash Maritime union RMT will be taking the demands for a fair deal for British workers on Government Brexit ferry contracts direct to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling on Friday morning. RMT will be holding a protest outside the DfT at 10am on Friday 11th January (Department for Transport, Great...
January 8th, 2019 | Claims, Cruise Ferry, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More