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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, including 13 ferries to replace vessels due for retirement and three additional vessels to fill in when other…
JANUARY 18, 2019 — Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania is to build a new vessel to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Incat Chairman Robert Clifford says the newbuild vessel will be delivered in 2020. The…
JANUARY 17, 2019 — Glosten and Bieker Boats have joined forces to bring modern composite hydrofoil technology to the passenger vessel market. The result: An ultra-efficient vessel that requires less than half the installed power…
JANUARY 14, 2019 — The race is on to build the world's first hydrogen powered ferry. Norwegian operator Norled has beaten out competitors Fjord 1 and Boreal to win a Norwegian Public Roads Administration contract…
JANUARY 14, 2019 — New Zealand is to have its first fully electric zero emission ferry. The East by West Wellington Harbour Ferry service, reports that the NZ$4 million (about US$2.7 million) 19 m long,…
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 will operate between…
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 its promise to…
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 built by the…
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 is being held…
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, including 13 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 mid-January prior to…
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