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Pilot project kicks off for new Tampa ferry NOVEMBER 21, 2016—A six-month pilot project connecting St. Petersburg and Tampa, FL, was recently launched by HMS Ferries, Inc. The new “Cross Bay Ferry,” which is designed to demonstrate water transportation technology and service options to the residents and businesses of the Tampa Bay region, will be in operation until…
DECEMBER 6, 2016 — ABB's electrification of two 238 m ferries for Sweden's HH Ferries Group is moving ahead. HH Ferries, which operates the ferry route between Helsingborg (Denmark)and Helsingör (Sweden), has selected Öresund Dry…
DECEMBER 5, 2016 – Lynne Griffith is to retire as Washington State Department of Transportation Assistant Secretary for the Washington State Ferries Division at the end of January. Ferries division Chief of Staff Elizabeth Kosa,…
DECEMBER 4, 2016 — Stavanger, Norway, headquartered shipowner Norled says it intends to start a regular day cruise connection between Key West, FL, and Havana, Cuba. "We understand there may be a significant interest for…
NOVEMBER 30, 2016 — Korean ferry operator Miraejet Co. Ltd. recently named its Damen Fast Ferry 4010 JET MV Nina in a ceremony at the Busan International Ferry Terminal. Nina was named after one of…
NOVEMBER 21, 2016—A six-month pilot project connecting St. Petersburg and Tampa, FL, was recently launched by HMS Ferries, Inc. The new “Cross Bay Ferry,” which is designed to demonstrate water transportation technology and service options…
NOVEMBER 20, 2016 —Construction of the first Incat Crowther designed vessels for New York City's new Citywide ferry service has marked another milestone with completion of the superstructure for the first ferry. Officials from Hornblower,…
NOVEMBER 15, 2016 — A Netherlands ferry operator is to increase the capacity of a freight catamaran with a conversion that includes inserting a new 20 m long mid section. Rederij Doeksen has contracted Damen…
NOVEMBER 10, 2016 — Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with China's Afai Southern Shipyard (Panyu Guangzhou) Ltd. to provide power and propulsion for a third Blue Sea Jet fast ferry for the Zhuhai High-Speed Passenger…
NOVEMBER 3, 2016—Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Panama City, FL, has been confirmed as the low bidder to build three 4,500-passenger ferries for the New York Department of Transportation’s Staten Island Ferry. New York City Mayor Bill…
OCTOBER 20, 2016 — The 600 passenger Incat Crowther designed catamaran passenger ferry on order at Gulf Craft LLC's Franklin, LA, shipyard for New York ferry operator Seastreak LLC (see earlier story) will have Rolls-Royce…
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