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Metal Shark launches water taxis for Potomac Riverboat Co. AUGUST 16, 2017—Ferry and water taxi services are playing an integral role in economic development, as metropolitan areas are “rediscovering” and redeveloping their waterfronts for businesses and residences. A good example of this are four new water taxis that are being built by shipbuilder Metal Shark for Potomac Riverboat Company, a…
AUGUST 21, 2017 — Austal Limited (ASX:ASB) said today that it is still in discussions with Fjord Line AS on the 1,200-passenger, 400-car catamaran that the Norwegian company last week announced as ordered (see story).…
AUGUST 18, 2017 — Norway's Fjord Line AS has ordered a 1,200-passenger, 400-car capacity, high speed catamaran from Australian shipbuilder Austal Ships for its route between Kristiansand, Norway and Hirtshals, Denmark. "This is a new…
AUGUST 16, 2017—Ferry and water taxi services are playing an integral role in economic development, as metropolitan areas are “rediscovering” and redeveloping their waterfronts for businesses and residences. A good example of this are four…
AUGUST 10, 2017 — St. Johns Ship Building (SJSB), Palatka, FL, launched a 190 ft landing craft vessel, the Grand Master II, for Bahamas Ferries in front of a crowd in excess of 300.  Designed for service among the Bahamian…
AUGUST 9, 2017 — New ferry landings have opened on the NYC Ferry South Brooklyn Route in Bay Ridge, Atlantic Basin, and Brooklyn Bridge Park (Pier 6), in New York Harbor. The NYC Ferry landings…
AUGUST 8, 2017 — The Maritime Museum of San Diego, has been awarded $200,000 in preservation project funding from the National Maritime Heritage Grant Program to preserve the 1898 steam ferry Berkeley. The grant program…
AUGUST 4, 2017—Last week, NYC Ferry carried its 1 millionth rider, capping a speedy three-month start for the new ferry service for New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio marked the milestone in Long Island…
JULY 31, 2017 — Danish consultancy OSK-ShipTech A/S has been retained by ferry operator Færgeselskabet Læsø K/S to lead a project to potentially purchase and construct a new ferry for operation on the company's route…
JULY 28, 2017 — Austal reports that the company has made its first ever delivery to a South Korean customer with the handover of a 50 m high speed passenger ferry to Seaspovill from the…
JULY 21, 2017 — Virginia's Hampton Roads Transit recently christened its newest passenger ferry, Elizabeth River IV. Designed by BMT and constructed by the Armstrong Marine shipyard in Swansboro, NC, the ferry is the first…
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