Ferries
AUGUST 17, 2012 — Rolls-Royce has won contracts to supply thrusters for two Scottish operators, Western Ferries and Orkney Ferries. Western Ferries recently announced the construction of two new ferries. They are being built by…
AUGUST 16, 2012—Are hydrogen fuel cells practical for use in zero-emission ferries? That question will be addressed in a new feasibility study being carried out by Scottish ferry owner Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd. (CMAL). CMAL…
AUGUST 10, 2012 — The LNG-fueled 218 m cruise ferry M/S Viking Grace is a step nearer to entering service with Viking Line. Designed to be the most environmentally friendly large cruise ferry of all…
AUGUST 6, 2012 — Linde Group, which has a contract to deliver LNG fuel for the natural gas fueled ferry newbuild Viking Grace (pictured at left), is setting up a 50/50 joint venture with bunker…
AUGUST 1, 2012 — An $80 million multipurpose ferry designed to operate in three modes has thus had only one role: white elephant. Built at Alaska Ship & Drydock with the aid of funding from…
JULY 30, 2012—Fincantieri has been awarded a contract to build a latest generation ferry by Canada's Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ). The 130 m ferry will have a capacity of 800 passengers and 180…
JULY 30, 2012—Maine Senator Susan Collins, Ranking Member of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, today said that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will award $2.4 million in federal funding to the Maine Department of…
JULY 30, 2012 — Designer Incat Crowther has released some more details of the 34 m catamaran passenger ferry Ava Pearl, now in service  with Rhode Island Fast Ferry. Built by Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding, Somerset,…
JULY 24, 2012 —Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with shipowner Fjord Line A/S to install Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) based power and propulsion systems in two cruise ferries being built at the Bergen Group Fosen…
JULY 23, 2012 — Norway's Fjord Line has decided that two new cruise ferries will be fully LNG fueled rather than "dual fuel." The 170 m, 1,500 passenger, 600 vehicle ferries are being built in…
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