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Gladding-Hearn starts construction of second cat for Rhode Island APRIL 20, 2018 — Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has begun construction of a second high-speed passenger ferry for Rhode Island Fast Ferry, Inc., which is to open a new seasonal route between Quonset Point, Rhode Island and Block Island. Delivery is scheduled for 2019. Ava Pearl, the operator's first high-speed…
MAY 24, 2018 —Ferry service is undergoing a renaissance in New York City and yesterday it crowned its queen when Seastreak, LLC, Atlantic Highlands, NJ, commissioned the 600-passenger M/V Seastreak Commodore, the largest U.S. Coast…
MAY 22, 2018 — Corvus Energy, Richmond, BC, Canada has been selected by Norwegian Electric System (NES) to supply lithium ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) for two new all-electric ferries being built by Norwegian…
MAY 18, 2018 — Rolls-Royce and Finnish ferry operator Finferries have signed an agreement to jointly develop strategies and solutions to optimize the safety and efficiency of marine operations through developing the technology for decision…
MAY 16, 2018 — As one of the largest ferry operators in the world, Washington State Ferries (WSF) has a high profile with the public and in the marine industry. So when WSF does something,…
MAY 16, 2018 — Norway's Havyard Group has christened its first battery-powered ferry to be equipped with an automatic fjord crossing solution. The vessel, the first of 13 ordered by operator Fjord1, was christened MF…
MAY 1, 2018 — Designer Incat Crowther has released some further details on the 33 m catamaran passenger ferry now under construction at Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding, Somerset, MA, for Rhode Island Fast Ferry (see earlier…
APRIL 27, 2018 — The former Westpac Express, an Austal high speed cat delivered in 2001 and chartered by the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift until January 2018, has now entered service with Irish Ferries as…
APRIL 26, 2018 — In a world first, Wärtsilä has successfully carried out testing of its innovative autodocking technology with the Folgefonn, an 83-m long ferry owned by leading Norwegian operator Norled. The vessel has…
APRIL 26, 2018 — Stena RoRo, Goteborg, Sweden, reports that it has signed a long-term bareboat charter agreement with DFDS for a 1,000-passenger, 3,100 lane meter capacity newbuild RoPAX for operation on the English Channel. StenaRoRo…
APRIL 21, 2018 — German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau Gesellschaft (FSG) has apparently encountered some problems with keeping to the construction schedule of its largest vessel to date, the 195 m cruise ferry W.B. Yeats, on…
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