Ferries
The Port of Los Angeles has gotten U.S. Coast Guard approval to retrofit its 42-year-old harbor tour boat, the Angelena II, with hybrid propulsion. When the work is done, later this spring, the Angelena II…
The Navy has just gotten $210 million worth of high speed cats for $35 million. The U.S. Maritime Administration reports that it has now transferred the former Hawaii super ferries Huakai and Alakai to the…
ABB is to provide an energy management system for an environmentally-friendly cruise ferry. The LNG-fueled vessel is to be delivered to Viking Line in 2013. It is being built at STX Finland's Turku shipyard.The new…
STX Finland's Rauma shipyard has delivered the car-passenger ferry NB 1368, the Spirit of France,  to P&O ferries. Her sister ship, the Spirit of Britain was delivered from Rauma Shipyard one year ago.The ship will…
A 2,200-passenger/1,100-lane-meter Ropax ferry ordered by China's Weihai Haida Ferry Co., is to have a MAN Diesel & Turbo propulsion package.Weihai Haida is the exclusive operator on the route between the major cities of Weihai…
In a recently released video, CubaKat CEO Pedro Baez talks about the company's plans to begin operating high-speed ferry service  between Marathon, FL, to Havana, Cuba, in 13 months. As we reported on January 4,…
Foss Maritime Company is joining with Washington State and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to build a replacement for a 63-year-old cross-Columbia River ferry.The partnership between Foss and the Washington State Department of…
Survitec Zodiac escape slides have been selected for two 47 m fast ferries, Perle Express and Liberty, recently completed at Austal's Henderson, Western Australia, shipyard. The ferries entered service in October with L'Express des Iles…
Kona Catamaran, LLC, Fort Lauderdale, FL, has reportedly signed a deal with CubaKat, Inc. to build three high speed catamarans that will operate between Marathon, Florida and Havana, Cuba. The ferries will be designed to…
The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command has awarded an $8.23 million fixed-price contract to Austal Hull 130 Chartering, L.L.C., Mobile, Ala., to charter the 101-meter Westpac Express to support the Marine Corps Third Marine Expeditionary…
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