Ferries

Rotterdam headquartered Imtech Marine is to supply the hybrid propulsion systems for the world's first diesel electric, hybrid seagoing ferries.Owned by Scottish company Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL), the two vehicle and passenger RO/RO ferries…
As widely predicted, the two AustalUSA  built former Hawaii Superferries, Huakai, and Alaka, are at last going to wind up under Navy control. Shipbuilding guru Tim Colton has found the following tucked away in the…
Vigor Industrial today released details of the "build in Washington team" that will build a 144 car ferry for the State of Washington under an agreement signed November 1 by Washington State Ferries with Vigor…
Germany's Flensburger Schiffbau Gesellschaft (FSG) reports that it has received an order from a Canadian customer for what, says the shipbuilder, will be one of the world's most environmentally friendly and innovative ConRo ferries.The 210…
In a ceremony at Fiskerstrand Shipyard in Ålesund, Western Norway, ferry operator Fjord1 yesterday named the world's largest gas-fueled ferry, MF Boknafjord, The new eco-friendly ferry, will serve the Arsvågen-Mortavika route on the Boknafjord in…
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…
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