Rauma Marine Constructions gets LOI for hybrid car passenger ferry

JANUARY 11, 2019 — Finnish shipbuilder Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) has signed a letter of intent covering design and construction of a EUR 120 million (about $138 million) car passenger ferry that

De Blasio unveils plan to expand NYC Ferry service

JANUARY 10, 2019 — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his sixth State of the City Address on Thursday. Among the plans he unveiled: Ferry Expansion. “The City is keeping

Hybrid icegoing ferry enters service in Sweden

JANUARY 7, 2019 — Swedish shipping company Waxholmsbolaget has launched its first hybrid ice-going passenger ferry. Powered by an innovative hybrid electric propulsion by Danfoss Editron, the 27.5 m vessel, designed and

WFSA sees 2019 as a year of promise for ferry safety

JANUARY 7, 2019 — “2019 is a year of promise for ferry safety,” says Dr. Roberta Weisbrod, Executive Director of the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA). WFSA’s Fifth Annual Ferry Safety Conference

Washington State Ferries plan calls for 16 new vessels

JANUARY 3, 2019 — More than half of Washington State Ferries’ 23-vessel fleet is scheduled to be retired by 2040. The ferry system needs 16 new vessels in the next 20 years,

Incat launches 110 m high speed cat for Malta’s Virtu Ferries

DECEMBER 24, 2018 — Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania recently launched a 110 m vehicle / passenger ferry for Virtu Ferries at its Hobart, Tasmania, shipyard. The ship will commence sea trials in

Nichols Brothers wins order for two high speed passenger-only ferries

DECEMBER 20, 2018 — Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB), Freeland, WA, has won a contract to construct two 250-passenger high speed ferries for Kitsap Transit, Bremerton, WA. NBBB reports that the contract

TT-Line orders LNG dual fuel RoPax for Baltic

DECEMBER 17, 2018 – Lübeck, Germany, headquartered TT-Line has signed a contract with China’s Jiangsu Jinling shipyard covering construction of a 230 m x 31 LNG dual fueled RoPax ferry set for

VIDEO: WETA opens new ferry maintenance and operations hub

DECEMBER 14, 2018 — The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) has officially opened its new Ron Cowan Central Bay Maintenance and Operations Facility in Alameda. The $50 million

Irish Continental takes delivery of much delayed cruise ferry

DECEMBER 12, 2018 — Irish Ferries parent companyy Irish Continental Group plc today finally took delivery of the cruise ferry W.B.Yeats from German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesselschaft & Co.KG (FSG). It is the