Ferries

JANUARY 30, 2017 — Scania engines will power the four 149 passenger water taxis that Louisiana shipbuilder Metal Shark is to build for Washington DC operator Potomac Riverboat Company (see earlier story). Potomac Riverboat Company,…
JANUARY 26, 2017: Continuing its recent success in commercial ferry construction, Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has been awarded two separate contracts to produce passenger vessels for the Potomac Riverboat Company division of Entertainment Cruises, and for…
JANUARY 25, 2017 — Norway's Color Line and Ulstein Verft have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the construction of the largest plug-in hybrid vessel in the world. Designed by Fosen Yard, it will…
JANUARY 25, 2017 — Australia's Richardson Devine Marine shipyard has delivered a pair of 12 m ferries, the Cockle Bay and Blackwattle Bay, to Captain Cook Cruises. Designed by Incat Crowther, they are the first…
JANUARY 24, 2017 — The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority has contracted Jeanerette, LA, shipbuilder Metal Shark to design and build two new Mississippi River ferries, reports nola.com. The website quotes Transdev, which operates the…
JANUARY 16, 2017 — Classification society Bureau Veritas says that Seaspan Ferries Corporation's (SFC) recently delivered ferry Seaspan Swift is the first hybrid LNG fueled and battery powered vessel in service and the first LNG…
JANUARY 13, 2017 — Hong Kong's Wang Tak Engineering and Shipbuilding Company Limited has delivered the 199 passenger catamaran ferry Shi Zi Yang 7 to ferry operator Sea's Young. Designed by Incat Crowther, with a…
JANUARY 12, 2017 —New York Cruise Lines, Inc. (NYCL), owner of Circle Line Sightseeing Yachts, has acquired New York Water Taxi (NYWT) and Circle Line Downtown from The Durst Organization. The Durst Organization is a…
JANUARY 12, 2017 — Salish Orca, the first of three new LNG-fueled Salish Class vessels built for BC Ferries, arrived in British Columbia yesterday after a 50-day 10,440 nautical mile journey from Remontowa Shipbuilding's Gdansk,…
JANUARY 11, 2017 — Nearing completion at Finland's Meyer Turku shipyard, Tallink's new liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled fast ferry M/S Megastar is scheduled to make her maiden voyage from Tallinn, Estonia, to Helsinki January…
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