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

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

RMT to hold Irish Sea campaign Day Of Action on Irish Ferries on Monday

RMT to hold Irish Sea campaign Day Of Action on Irish Ferries on Monday
Mick Cash As part of maritime union RMT’s campaign for more jobs for domestic ratings on the Irish Sea the union is holding a Day of Action against Irish Ferries on Monday 26 November with a protest as follows: Irish Ferries: from midday, Holyhead Port, Anglesey LL65 1DR.  The union has obtained...
November 21st, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Baleària begins retrofitting the Nápoles, the first of six ferries it will switch to LNG

Baleària begins retrofitting the Nápoles, the first of six ferries it will switch to LNG
The ship will reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by more than 9,000 tons a year The shipping company Baleària has begun retrofitting its Nápoles ferry to be powered by liquified natural gas. The ferry arrived at the Gibraltar Gibdock shipyards yesterday where they will modify the engines and install...
November 19th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Ship Conversions | Read More

MethaShip Project: Renewable Methanol is ‘fuel with a future’

MethaShip Project: Renewable Methanol is ‘fuel with a future’
Much of the bunkering and transport infrastructure for Methanol already exists and can be extended further by adjustments to existing tanks and vessels Cross-industry research finds key advantages for use of methanol in medium speed marine engines for passenger shipping Papenburg and Brussels, 22 October...
October 22nd, 2018 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Pollution, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

WW Ocean joins the growing IFLN Global Projects network

WW Ocean joins the growing IFLN Global Projects network
Michel Vanlerberghe, IFLN president Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) has joined IFLN Global Projects, the expanding freight forwarder network that brings together project logistics specialists from around the world. WW Ocean forms part of the Wallenius Wilhelmsen group, a market leader in roll-on/roll-off...
September 28th, 2018 | Automobiles, Car trade, Logistics, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Trade and Commerce | Read More

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