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

Geopolitical chaos and Capers’ volatility cannot guarantee positive expectations

Geopolitical chaos and Capers’ volatility cannot guarantee positive expectations
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 19 points at 1,064; the geopolitical chaos in all fronts creates more upheaval. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers’ BCI 2014 gained 100 points, 78 points plus from yesterday’s rise – 22 points, and now reads 1,678! Despite this, owners...
March 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Country Profiles, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, LNG, LPG, Markets, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

MAN Diesel & Turbo – “Stena Line Signs Up for Online Service”

MAN Diesel & Turbo – “Stena Line Signs Up for Online Service”
Stena CEO, Dan Sten Olsson (front, blue helmet) and Stena Line Technical Director, BjarneKoitrand (white helmet) pictured in Augsburg during a tour of the local MAN PrimeServ facility Agreement covers two superferries in Stena fleet MAN Diesel & Turbo recently signed a contract with Stena Line to...
February 28th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

UK ferry freight boosted by recovering economy – up by 3.5% in 2016

UK ferry freight boosted by recovering economy – up by 3.5% in 2016
Ferry freight boosted by recovering economy Traffic rises 3.5 per cent in 2016 and for fifth consecutive year Ferry freight carried on UK ferries rose by 3.5 per cent in 2016 as an indicator of a recovering economy in the UK and Ireland, according to annual figures published today by the ferry industry. Some...
February 20th, 2017 | Markets, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Damen books its last new build for 2016 on 31st December

Damen books its last new build for 2016 on 31st December
Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld New inland ferry ordered by Belgium’s DAB Vloot The last newbuild order of 2016 for the Damen Shipyards Group was signed on the 31st of December with DAB Vloot of Belgium. The vessel will be a 25-metre ferry especially designed to carry vehicles and passengers across the...
February 13th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

North P&I Club publishes new guidance on minimising risk from ro-ro fires

North P&I Club publishes new guidance on minimising risk from ro-ro fires
Colin Gillespie North P&I Club has published a new loss prevention briefing on how to prevent, detect and fight fires on roll-on-roll-off (ro-ro) vessels and car carriers.  Such vessels are twice as likely to catch fire as other ships and vehicle-deck fires are notoriously difficult to contain and...
February 10th, 2017 | Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

New IUMI position paper on fires on ro-ro passenger vehicle decks

New IUMI position paper on fires on ro-ro passenger vehicle decks
Position paper of the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI)  Fires on ro-ro passenger vehicle decks 8 February 2017   Background The deadly fires aboard the ferries “Norman Atlantic” just before New Year 2014 and the “Sorrento” in April 2015, prompted an international response...
February 8th, 2017 | Claims, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security | Read More

RMT welcomes review of Scottish Ferries procurement policy

RMT welcomes review of Scottish Ferries procurement policy
Mick Cash MARITIME UNION RMT today welcomed Transport Minister Humza Yousaf MSP’s review of ferries procurement policy in light of the European Commission’s view that lifeline Scottish ferry services can be exempted from re-tendering regulations under ‘Teckal’ case law. RMT and the Scottish Government...
February 2nd, 2017 | Associations, Cruise Ferry, Jobs, Politics and Government, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

RoPax passenger ferry hull launched at Niron Staal Amsterdam

RoPax passenger ferry hull launched at Niron Staal Amsterdam
Damen RoPax 31 January 2017: Marking the completion of the first new build contract between Niron Staal Amsterdam and Damen Shipyards Group, the hull of a RoPax 5212 passenger ferry hull has been launched from Niron Staal’s facilities in Amsterdam. Preparations for the launch started early on Tuesday...
February 2nd, 2017 | Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Baleària signs 200 million euro agreement with Cantiere Navale Visentini to build two dual fuel ferries

Baleària signs 200 million euro agreement with Cantiere Navale Visentini to build two dual fuel ferries
The shipping line favors LNG fueled ships with these two “smart” sister ships that have a capacity for more than 800 passengers and more than 2000 LM for cargo. Baleària has reached an agreement with the Italian shipyard Cantiere Navale Visentini to build two, dual gas engine sister ferries,...
February 1st, 2017 | Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

The Nissos Samos maneuvering at the port of Chios

The Nissos Samos maneuvering at the port of Chios
the Nissos Samos One more excellent filming of seamanship by Constantinos Milt. Anagnostou of yet another maga ro-ro/ferry, that of Hellenic Seaways’ Nissos Samos at the main port of Chios, Greece in the Eastren Aegean. Excellent maneuverings by her master Captain Giorgos Arvantitis on Boxing Day. Viewers...
December 27th, 2016 | Film Industry, Maritime Education and Training, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Stena Line extends its trust in MacGregor’s planned maintenance agreements for 39 ferries

Stena Line extends its trust in MacGregor’s planned maintenance agreements for 39 ferries
In 2008 Stena Germanica (ex Stena Hollandica) was one of the first vessels to be covered by a MacGregor Onboard Care agreement CARGOTEC CORPORATION,  14 DECEMBER 2016 AT 10 AM EET – Swedish ferry operator Stena Line has renewed its planned maintenance agreement with MacGregor, part of Cargotec....
December 14th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Technical, Technology | Read More

Damen to build 16 ferries for the Ivory Coast

Damen to build 16 ferries for the Ivory Coast
Sustainable and cost effective: multiple vessel order will contribute to Abidjan’s urban transport infrastructure Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Société de Transport Lagunaire (STL) to build sixteen shallow-draft passenger ferries for the Ivory Coast. The contract represents part...
December 9th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Miraejet Co. Ltd. launches Damen Fast Ferry 4010 JET in Busan

Miraejet Co. Ltd. launches Damen Fast Ferry 4010 JET in Busan
Damen Fast Ferry 4010 Nina Six fast ferries delivered to the Republic of Korea in five years Miraejet Co. Ltd. named its Damen Fast Ferry 4010 JET MV Nina at an official launching ceremony held at the Busan International Ferry Terminal in the Republic of Korea on October 6th. Nina was named after one...
November 30th, 2016 | Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

GE Signs Multilateral MOU to Develop COGES LPG-Fueled Ferry Design

GE Signs Multilateral MOU to Develop COGES LPG-Fueled Ferry Design
GE LPG Ferry MOU signing on 9 November 2016 at Busan Diesel engines replaced by Liquid Propane Gas (LPG)-fueled GE gas turbine system Collaboration with Korean and global partners to develop eco-friendly LPG-fueled ferry design  Ferry design to satisfy stringent global environmental and safety regulations;...
November 15th, 2016 | Bunkering, Cruise Ferry, LPG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Passenger Cargo vessels for India

Passenger Cargo vessels for India
1200 Pax cum Cargo Vessel (Concept) KNUD E. HANSEN off to a flying start in India after collaborating with local marine consultancy Smart Engineering & Design Solutions (India) Private Limited. KNUD E. HANSEN and Smart Engineering & Design Solutions (India) team up to design new link to Islands. KNUD...
November 11th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology, Tourism | Read More

BC Ferries head Mike Corrigan named as new Interferry CEO

BC Ferries head Mike Corrigan named as new Interferry CEO
Mike Corrigan Manila, 18 October 2016 – Interferry chairman Mike Grainger today announced that the global trade association’s new CEO is to be Mike Corrigan, currently president and CEO of Canada’s BC Ferries, who will leave this role on March 31 next year and immediately take up his new post,...
October 18th, 2016 | Associations, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Wärtsilä to power Mediterranean’s first LNG fuelled passenger ferry

Wärtsilä to power Mediterranean’s first LNG fuelled passenger ferry
Wärtsilä has been contracted to design and deliver the LNG power and propulsion installation for Baleària’s new RoRo passenger ferry. Wärtsilä Corporation, 14 October 2016 at 2.00 pm EET – Wärtsilä has signed a contract with Construcciones Navales del Norte SL (LaNaval) shipyard in...
October 14th, 2016 | Bunkering, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Mediterranean Shipping, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

“K” Line Enhances Northern Vietnam RORO Services

“K” Line Enhances Northern Vietnam RORO Services
October 14, 2016 – KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. (“K” Line) is pleased to announce our latest enhancement of our Asia/Vietnam RORO services which have been established and continued since 2012. In order to accommodate increased demand for RORO transportation to Vietnam, we have enhanced...
October 14th, 2016 | Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

New generation of RoRo vessels to raise the bar in environmental friendly transport.

New generation of RoRo vessels to raise the bar in environmental friendly transport.
CSC Jinling Shipyard. DFDS. RoRo design by KNUD E. HANSEN Recently the Danish operator DFDS signed a contract with CSC Jinling Shipyard, China, for two large RoRo vessels. KNUD E. HANSEN has worked closely with DFDS and CSC Jinling Shipyard over the past 4 months in order to refine and optimise the concept....
October 12th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Gibdock delivers for Seatruck with Clipper service

Gibdock delivers for Seatruck with Clipper service
Clipper Point at GIB Gibdock has extended its extensive track record in the passenger and freight ferry market by redelivering the Seatruck Ferries container/ro-ro vessel Clipper Point on-time, after a fast turnaround 11-day renewal project for the Clipper Group-owned operator. The ship has subsequently...
October 11th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Wärtsilä 31 engine’s high efficiency makes it the choice for new Danish ferry

Wärtsilä 31 engine’s high efficiency makes it the choice for new Danish ferry
The new car and passenger ferry being built for Danish operator Mols-Linien, will be powered by two 8-cylinder Wärtsilä 31 main engines. Wärtsilä Corporation, 28 September 2016 at 10 am EET – A new 158 metre long car and passenger ferry being built for Danish operator Mols-Linien, will be powered...
September 28th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Damen unveils next generation Water Bus

Damen unveils next generation Water Bus
First composite vessel set to launch First composite vessel set to launch Damen is set to launch its first composite Water Bus as the prototype undergoes sea trials in the next few weeks. Customers benefit from reduced fuel consumption, less maintenance, no corrosion or fatigue problems, and at the same...
September 27th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Corvus Energy selected to power new environmentally friendly UK hybrid ferry

Corvus Energy selected to power new environmentally friendly UK hybrid ferry
Corvus Energy’s next generation Orca ESS has been selected by Wärtsilä for a new hybrid ferry being built for Wightlink Ferries of the UK Richmond, B.C. – September 26, 2016 – Corvus Energy Inc. is pleased to announce that Wärtsilä, the world’s leading provider of ship machinery, propulsion...
September 26th, 2016 | Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Stena Line to add extra North Sea freight capacity on Rotterdam to Killingholme route

Stena Line to add extra North Sea freight capacity on Rotterdam to Killingholme route
Thew “Caroline Russ” London, 23 September 2016 – In response to demand on the routes from Rotterdam (Europoort and Hoek van Holland) to Killingholme, Stena Line is to add additional capacity by introducing a second ship from Europoort to Killingholme The RoRo ship Caroline Russ, has...
September 23rd, 2016 | Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Caterpillar Marine to Power World’s Most Efficient Ferries for Stena Line

Caterpillar Marine to Power World’s Most Efficient Ferries for Stena Line
Stena Line NB Ropax Hamburg, Germany – Caterpillar Marine is pleased to announce Cat® power solutions have been selected to power four 3100 LM RoPax Ferries for Stena Line. Each ferry will be equipped with two MaK™ 12 M 43 C propulsion engines. “By combining a set of proven technologies Caterpillar’s...
September 2nd, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More