Ferries
One of the most successful federal programs for upgrading and improving the U.S. marine transportation  has been the Ferry Boat Discretionary Grant Program. Administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Ferry Boat Discretionary Program…
With Hurricane Irene approaching New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced during his press conference today that Staten Island Ferry service by 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 27. There was a possibility of the ferry…
Johan Roos, director of sustainability at Sweden's Stena group since 2006, will join ferry industry trade association Interferry as executive director of EU and IMO affairs in September, working from an office within the Brussels…
Southampton, U.K., based BMT Nigel Gee Ltd. has won an order to design a 25 m, all-electric, 150 passenger ferry in China.A new green ship design is being developed to demonstrate the practical use of…
The Board of Directors of the Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) has unanimously voted to oppose enactment of a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would allow foreign-flagged passenger vessels to directly compete with…
SkipperLiner, LaCrosse, Wis., recently delivered the vehicle ferry Pride of Cassville to the city of Cassville, Wi. The ferry comprises a passenger/vehicle barge and a towboat.The ferry will transport vehicles and passengers across the Mississippi…
The first two of a new class of vessels designed by Seattle-based Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG) and built for the Port Aransas Ferry Service by Southwest Shipyard LP went into operation July 1.…
Small ship cruise specialist American Cruise Lines reports that it has been awarded a contract by the Glacier Bay National Park to operate in the famed Alaskan park, making the line one of only several…
In partnership with Fleetway, Inc., Denmark's Knud E. Hansen A/S  recently signed a contract with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada for the basic design of a series of six ferries for operation…
Austal has handed over the largest catamaran it has thus far built, the 113 m "Leonora Christina," to Danish company Faergen (formerly Nordic Ferry Services) and is due to depart Austal's Henderson, Australia, shipyard for…
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