Ferries
The two former Hawaii Superferries recently acquired by the Navy are getting new names and some modifications, The Alakai is now USNS Puerto Rico and the Huakai is now USNS Guam. Secretary of the Navy…
File this under "how things change." Once upon a time Bangladesh imported ferries from Denmark. Now Chittagong shipbuilder Western Marine Shipyard Ltd. has launched a 50 m RO/RO ferry for Denmark's Hundested-Rørvig Færgefart A/S. Expected…
The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) reports that Alaska Ship and Drydock LLC (ASD) has officially signed on as a partner with the State of Alaska to design the Alaska Class Ferry. The Professional Services…
Vigor Industries' US Fab shipyard will start construction in December on a second 144-car ferry for Washington State Ferries. The Ferries Division of the Washington State Department of Transportation and shipbuilder Vigor Industrial signed papers…
Almost two years ago, the Staten Island ferry Andrew J. Barberi lost propulsion control in one of its two cycloidal propellers because of a failed solenoid valve in a control panel, causing the vessel to…
Australia's Sydney Ferries has completed what enterprise software provider Ventyx describes as a "significant" upgrade of Ventyx Ellipse for Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), on time and on budget. Sydney Ferries…
Finland’s STX Rauma Shipyard recently held the keel-laying of the double-ended ferry for Suomen Lauttaliikenne Oy (Finferries). The environmentally friendly next-generation ferry will be delivered to Finferries at the end of this year for service…
Aluminium Marine, Queensland, Australia, recently launched and delivered the 24m x 8.5m catamaran ferry Freedom Sovereign to Freedom Fast Cats, Queensland, Australia. Freedom Fast Cats has also operated the 1980-built Freedom Flyer and 2010-built Freedom…
The newly delivered 135m-long cruise ship River Discovery II  will be christened on March 18 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The River Discovery II is the first in a series of four cruise ships built by…
Liuzhou Yinliu Hotel Management Co. Ltd., China, has ordered a first-of-its kind luxury sightseeing ferry from Afai Southern Shipyard (China). To be built to Damen Ferry 3508 design, the 35 m aluminum-hulled ferry will be…
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